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Yahoo's (YHOO -1%) search page is the latest product to be given a facelift by the Web giant:...
Yahoo's (YHOO -1%) search page is the latest product to be given a facelift by the Web giant: faster page loads and a more streamlined navigation bar are part of the package. Though Yahoo depends on Bing for search results, Marissa Mayer has argued "most of the innovation on search" will occur at the UI level, where Yahoo can differentiate. comScore estimates Yahoo had 12% of the U.S. search market in April, but its global share is much lower, and a tiny mobile share isn't helping. Meanwhile, a BI survey of 1,200 readers finds 57% saying they're "unhappy" with the revamped Yahoo Mail: users complain about performance, disappearing e-mails, and message-loading errors.