Yahoo! Search: Stay in the know with Yahoo! Search Alerts →http://yahoosearch.tumblr.com/post/54105592328/stay-in-the-know-with-yahoo-search-alerts
By Bhawana Katiyar, Product Manager, Yahoo! Search
To help you find hot-off-the-press information on the things that are important to you, like breaking news about a specific topic or the latest images of your favorite celebrity, we’re launching a brand-new Yahoo! Search Alerts experience….
Ever wonder how people keep up with the news? Try Yahoo! Search Alerts to get emails when something big happens.
I know Yahoo is rebooting its products, Mail especially, but I have to wonder if this was a missed opportunity.
Our inboxes are overflowing with spam and work and family photos and unsolicited newsletters and social notifications nobody asked for and who knows what else.
Yet, people are clamoring for better ways to stay on top of news that matters.
This could’ve been an app, or down the road should evolve into one. Sure, some apps and email services like this already exist, most notably Google Alerts and Boxcar. But those aren’t from Yahoo, which means they aren’t tied into all the other services and topics and activity Yahoo offers.
I’m thinking a specific inbox-like, Boxcar-like tool, but one that is separate from our other inboxes and sheds many of their negative aspects—unread counts off by default, Push Notifications opt-in, plugged into social media, and drawing from all the interests and topics Yahoo already and increasingly understands about its users.
A customizable breaking news tool that breaks both the news and activity we care about, from the myriad of sources we care about.