According to TechCrunch.com, Yahoo has countered Google’s Instant Search Product with it’s own named “Search Direct”
“It looks a lot like Google Instant: as you start typing a query into Yahoo Search, the site will begin populating results with each new character entered (in other words, you don’t have to hit the ‘return’ key). The feature is now live at search.yahoo.com.”
“Yahoo says that Search Direct is looking to help match users with “answers, not links”. As you start typing, a small rectangular widget will slide down from the search bar and show rich results whenever available”
“Asked about how this compares to Google Instant, Yahoo SVP of Search Products Shashi Seth says “They’re very different products. We’re focused on providing answers, not links. Google Instant is focused on providing more links, faster. Not answers.”
On the domain front, I’m sure you no one inside the domain industry will be shocked to learn that our good friend Frank Schilling’s Name Administration owns the domain name SearchDirect.com.