today's Yahoo! Go 3.0 announcement, Yahoo! unveiled Yahoo! onePlace - a
revolutionary mobile content management solution. Yahoo! onePlace is designed to
be an essential tool to enable consumers to better manage the wide selection of
content available across the Internet.
Yahoo! onePlace will bring together a consumer's interests, passions and
important information into a single location - creating a rich and highly
personalized experience. Everything is instantly organized, dynamically kept
current, and served to them the way they want.
Yahoo! onePlace is designed to include the following features, which will
allow consumers to:
- Centralized and Open Content Management - Centralize and manage all the
content they care about, from anywhere on the Internet, accessible from a single
location and arranged to best meet their preferences. The product is also
designed to allow consumers to link to any favorite content they've already
personalized on the Yahoo! network (e.g., MyYahoo!, flickr, del.icio.us) or at
other popular websites (e.g., Digg, Last.FM, reddit, Yelp).
- Personalized Views - Enjoy their content based on their specific needs:
- Collections - Group content in a way that makes sense. For example, create a
collection related to an upcoming trip or of favorite 80s bands.
- Categories - Organize content according to commonly-used subjects (e.g.,
celebrities, local businesses, sports), making it easy to access and retrieve.
- Pulse - Stream updates relevant to users' content, such as flight status
changes, new songs by a favorite music artist or a restaurant review.
- Favorites - Surface the content a consumer uses most frequently.
- Dynamic updates - See previews for selected sources that are kept fresh
throughout the day - giving users a single location for a view of what's going
on across their world.
- Mobile RSS reader - Use a mobile RSS reader integrated into Yahoo! onePlace
- providing a simple way to read and subscribe to their favorite feeds.
- Smart organization - Create a rich experience around a specific topic by
grouping whatever content they find most useful.
Yahoo! onePlace will be simple-to-use because it will be based on a familiar
process of using bookmarks to instantly link to practically any piece of content
(news feeds, web sites, videos, images, emails, search queries, etc.) from
anywhere across the Internet. Once in Yahoo! onePlace, everything will be kept
automatically updated (with the latest game score, stock price, etc.) as well as
assigned categories and tags - or placed into customized "collections" that
consumers create - making it extremely intuitive for consumers to find and
combine their content in the ways most useful to them.
Yahoo! onePlace will allow consumers to stay better informed on the topics
they care about, with less work - for their daily interests (e.g., favorite
sports teams or stocks), as well as those they only care about on a selective
basis. For example, if a user is planning a holiday to Paris in June, he could
create a "Paris" collection, and begin linking it to any information he thinks
will be useful to him on his trip: weather conditions, city guides, restaurant
reviews, hotel reservations, walking maps, songs of Edith Piaf, English-French
dictionaries, winery recommendations, etc. Yahoo! onePlace will give consumers a
single location to consume all of their information contextually, keeping it
updated (so they know, for example, if their flight times have changed) and
instantly accessible whenever and however they want it. The product will be
configured to allow consumers to do the same for literally hundreds of different
Yahoo! onePlace is expected to launch, along with Yahoo! oneConnect, in Q2
2008, joining Yahoo!'s award-winning mobile product portfolio, which includes
Yahoo! Go 3.0, Yahoo!'s new mobile homepage and Yahoo! oneSearch. After its
release, Yahoo! onePlace is expected to become available across hundreds of
devices and mobile browsers around the world.
Cheers ~ Arne