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!):

Research intent:
Cellular Phone Antennas and Human Health
Mobile Phone Virus >> News, Reviews and Alerts

Shopping intent Cell Phones & Service
Mobile Fun Limited

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?