Thanks in part to a deal with Getty Images, Yahoo this week unveiled visual improvements to its image and video search services. Thanks to an extended partnership with the stock photo agency, Yahoo plans to give searchers access to more than 20,000 new photos, daily, while dishing up news-related images. Reading into the initiative, VentureBeat writes: The Sunnyvale company, still reeling from the ouster of discredited CEO Scott Thompson, is putting on a sunnier disposition in search with high-quality digital images.”
Part of a larger rebranding effort or not, Getty photos will be pulled into the Yahoo search experience within minutes of being taken, the partner companies promise Yahoo. “The spruced up image and video search experience also provides searchers with a full screen viewing option (pictured above) that is supported across web and mobile devices thanks to HTML5 technology,” VB notes.
The search results pages feature a new tiled thumbnail viewing experience, which displays larger content upon roll-over. Per the new video search, a preview of the video will start playing when users hover over it.