Yahoo's newest design, released Tuesday, is much more graphical and less cluttered. The top search button resembles that of Google, with search tabs for images, video, news and more. A left column has buttons with icons for general "services" ranging from Autos to Maps to Horoscopes to Real Estate.
Next to that, users can click through tabs as they would sections of a newspaper to browse everything from News to Video. On the right side of the page, local and personal services such as Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Movies get their own icon-laden buttons.
Finally, new feature Yahoo Pulse sits on the bottom-right corner, soliciting answers to questions such as, "Would a parakeet be a good pet?"
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