Yahoo oneConnect and Yahoo onePlace
Yahoo Go is evolving constantly in response to user needs and interests. Two new features, oneConnect and onePlace, expand the Yahoo Mobile Internet suite to make it easier for users to keep in touch with their contacts and to organize Web content for fast access.
Staying in touch should be easier with this open architecture system, which will integrate all communications methods -- instant messaging, text messaging, e-mail and social networks -- into a single system, together with a Yahoo address book that also brings together all contact information -- phone numbers, plus e-mail, text and IM addresses.
The oneConnect hub will allow IMing and text messaging, as well as the ability to start, track and archive conversations while mobile. Alerts will be provided whenever a new e-mail arrives, even if the user is in the middle of a conversation. And users will be able to access a wide range of messenging services such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger.
With oneConnect, users will be able to see extensive real-time information about their contacts, such as avatars, profiles, online availability, recent messages and latest activity. Yahoo plans to support a variety of communities and social networks through oneConnect, including Bebo, Dopplr, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, hi5, last.fm, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter.
This service brings organization to Web contact for easy access from mobile devices. After onePlace creates bookmarks to Web pages, users can organize the bookmarks into categories and then use a search engine to find needed information in them.
A traveler to Paris, for example, could create a collection of bookmarks for the trip including a weather site, city guides, restaurant reviews, flight schedules, walking maps, a French-English dictionary, and public transportation routes and schedules. Using onePlace, the traveler could access any of this information when needed during the trip. And the traveler also could subscribe to related RSS feeds and use onePlace's mobile RSS reader to stay up to date on information like flight changes.
There's plenty more to Yahoo Go -- Yahoo continues to add features. For more than we've provided here, the Yahoo Go help section provides information about specific features, answers to frequently asked questions and other advice to make Yahoo Go easier to use.
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