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riffin
May 24, 2012

How good is the new Axis browser from Yahoo?

Yahoo just launched a new browser for iOS devices. I have to confess that I didn't see that one coming, as I had no clue that Yahoo was in the browser business. So after getting over the Germany/Italy/Japan in WWII name choice, has anyone actually tried it? Does it bring anything new to the game?

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ablake
05/25/2012

I don't know about the iOS browser, but the desktop version it is a joke.  It is a "browser" that is essentially a browser plug-in.  Whaaaaat?  That's right, if you are using it on your laptop/desktop, you have to run it through another browser.  Back in the day we used to call browsers like that "plug-ins".  And by back in the day, I mean about 2 seconds ago.  Yahoo is always trying to get you to install its lame tool bar, and essentially they are doing it again.  In fact want to know what it looks like?  A freakin' tool bar with a yahoo search box.  Wow.  Yahoo better do better than this if it wants to be around for much longer.  Maybe the iOS "browser" is the cat's meow, I don't know.  But the desktop "browser" = meh. 

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sandeepseeram
05/25/2012

Yahoo Inc.  is aiming to bring a new trend in the web search business. Yahoo aims to change the way we search and browse the web on our iPhone and iPad. Its a Visual Search app. browser very easy to navigate among pages and offcourse with a "Yahoo Search Button"

Robust Security and Terms of Service are said to be missing...

Anyway, it's worth giving it a go – and you'll be pleased to hear that those security issues have been addressed soon... 

 

Sandeep Seeram

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sandeepseeram
05/25/2012

Yahoo Inc.  is aiming to bring a new trend in the web search business. Yahoo aims to change the way we search and browse the web on our iPhone and iPad. Its a Visual Search app. browser very easy to navigate among pages and offcourse with a "Yahoo Search Button"

Robust Security and Terms of Service are said to be missing...

Anyway, it's worth giving it a go – and you'll be pleased to hear that those security issues have been addressed soon... 

 

Sandeep Seeram

jimlynch
05/24/2012
I haven't tried yet, but thanks for the heads up. I'm skeptical it will matter much though, there are plenty of browsers available already on that platform. So they'll have to come up with something special to stand out. I suspect they are trying to copy Google and have their own browser.
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