Yahoo has just launched a new search from their labs: intent driven search – called Yahoo Mindset. You can fine tune the results you get by moving a slider on a horizontal axis between „research“ and „shopping“ – admittingly the two most common intents people might have on the net.
Typing in the words „Mobile phone“ I got the following top two results (after the sponsored results!):
So that proves it works well. But how will they expand this tool, when they take other intents into consideration, that users might want on the internet, like communicate or play?