Yahoo Mobile Web Platform

After losing some of its luster on the personal computer, embattled Internet icon Yahoo Inc. is hoping to outshine Google and other rivals on the mobile phone.In a move to be announced Monday, Yahoo will open up its mobile platform so outside programmers can develop new applications that can be planted on Yahoo pages accessed […]

After losing some of its luster on the personal computer, embattled Internet icon Yahoo Inc. is hoping to outshine Google and other rivals on the mobile phone.

In a move to be announced Monday, Yahoo will open up its mobile platform so outside programmers can develop new applications that can be planted on Yahoo pages accessed on mobile handsets. Yahoo hopes the mini-applications, known as "widgets," will help attract more on-the-go users so it can make more money from advertising.

The Sunnyvale-based company also will unveil a redesigned home page for mobile phones that will include more content and enable visitors to designate the material that they want highlighted. To top it off, Yahoo is releasing an upgrade to its "Go" software that is supposed to make it easier to surf the Web on mobile phones.

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