CES: Yahoo launches Go service
Yahoo chairman and CEO Terry Semel launched a new service on Friday that connects users to Yahoo Internet-based services through multiple devices.
The service – Yahoo Go – comprises the Yahoo Go Desktop, Yahoo Go Mobile and Yahoo Go TV interfaces, serves up Yahoo content such as photos, email and address books, no matter what device a consumer is using as long as it is connected to the Internet, Semel said.
The three interfaces are designed for the screen of the specific device, and Yahoo Go automatically knows which device is being used to access the service and will bring up the appropriate interface, he said.
Internet is a network shocker
Semel observed: “We think the Internet is not a web page or desktop, [but] an infrastructure and delivery vehicle for communication, experiences, entertainment and any kind of data you use on the Internet,” he said.
“The next generation is about ease of use and open platforms that connect the Internet to any device that you all will be manufacturing. Yahoo is in the perfect position to be a great partner to all of you who are working on devices in the future.”
Semel unveiled several new partnerships with mobile phone manufacturers and service providers to help deliver Yahoo Go to consumers. Both Nokia and Motorola are making Yahoo Go available on some of their mobile phones.