Yahoo Desktop Search and Yahoo financial columns launched

An article in the Information week reported that Yahoo plans on making the finished version of its free desktop search software available soon.

"The updated release includes a contextual word search function called "LiveWords," which allows users to use selected text in applications like Microsoft Word as a search query. By clicking on the LiveWords button provided by the Yahoo software, users will be presented with a "search snack," which is to say search results based on highlighted text. The software can index content from over 300 different file types, including Microsoft Office applications, Adobe PDF, and assorted music and video formats."

Read the complete article at: Yahoo Desktop Search Released.
Yahoo has also launched "a series of exclusive financial columns from authors, economists and financial advisers, as the entertainment portal expanded use of its own content."