Yahoo Is Gearing Up To Challenge Google Now And Cortana With Index
Yahoo is gearing up to challenge personalized search tools, like Siri, Google Now, and Cortana, with its Index, multiple sources report. Index will presumably be an ad-supported app which will work in the fashion similar to Google Now. That is to say it will mine relevant information from inboxes of Yahoo account holders.
According to the sources, former Xobni employees Bonforte and Peter Monaco are in-charge of the Index project. Both the supervisors, are said to, have firm believe in Yahoo’s potential to outclass Google and Microsoft, because they think Yahoo has been in the email services longer than any of the competitors. This can also mean that Yahoo should have gathered more email accounts than ten-year younger Gmail and so on.
The recent report by Business Insider seems a more thorough information about Yahoo’s move which was hinted by CEO (and former Google executive) Marissa Mayer, earlier on an earnings call.
Mayer had said her company was “particularly interested in search in the mobile sector, what happens when you involve context.” She gave a fair clue about Yahoo’s possible course of action for Index, the app which is likely to focus on “what happens when you involve personal information, from things like email.”
If the reports are believed to be true, Yahoo may have pilot Index version of the app ready by the second quarter of 2015.
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