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Yahoo Unveils Mobile Organizer For Web Content

Yahoo's onePlace creates bookmarks to Web pages and then lets users organize those bookmarks into categories.

Yahoo on Tuesday introduced onePlace, a service that lets people organize Web content so it can be quickly accessed through a mobile browser on a phone or other Internet-connected device.

Unveiled at the CeBit technology show in Hannover, Germany, onePlace creates bookmarks to Web pages and then lets users organize those bookmarks into categories. The service includes a search engine for finding bookmarks.

As Yahoo envisions it, a person planning a trip to Paris could create a collection of bookmarks, or links, to information such as a weather site, city guides, restaurant reviews, hotels, walking maps, etc. OnePlace includes a mobile RSS reader, so people can subscribe to content feeds to stay on top of the latest information.

Users also can create links to personalized content on the Yahoo network, including MyYahoo, Flickr, and Del.iciou.us. "With the introduction of Yahoo OnePlace, we are announcing the next essential component to our mobile product line up," Marco Boerries, executive VP of connected life at Yahoo, said in a statement.

Yahoo last month introduced oneConnect, which will combine e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, and social networking on one mobile platform. The company plans to roll out oneConnect, along with onePlace, in the second quarter as part of Yahoo Go 3.0, an all-in-one mobile offering. In addition, Yahoo is planning to release at the same time a new mobile home page.

One of the more impressive features of oneConnect is a socially connected address book, which will allow users to transfer activities from social networks, professional networks, and communities to their address book. For example, users will be able to stay on top of when a contact updates their status or uploads a photo to their profile.

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