Yahoo Debuts 'Smart' Mobile Bookmarking Tool

Firm is attempting to stake a claim in mobile internet software before Google
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 3:25 PM CST
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(Newser) – Yahoo, keeping up its relentless pace of product launches, announced the debut of a Web bookmarking service for cell phones intended to help users organize their mobile Internet experience, Reuters reports. Called OnePlace, the tool allows users to mark not just individual sites but a collection of 'smart' content feeds providing updates tailored to the nature of a user’s favorite topics.

"It's not Web links you can click on, but it's smart bookmarks that are alive and will give you current information," said Yahoo’s mobile Internet chief. "There are 52 content types that OnePlace understands," he continued, citing sports teams, music groups, online videos, weather and flight information as some examples. The company announced the service at the CeBit tech trade show in Germany.