Last week Yahoo announced an update to their search functionality. This new update is being called Yahoo! Search Direct and has been in testing for the last year. Yahoo’s CTO Blake Irving described Search Direct as “Yahoo’s version of Google’s Instant Search but with richer content.” Irving also reminded everyone at the press event that Yahoo had developed a version of Google’s Instant Search years before – though they dropped the project rather abruptly. Check Out Yahoo’s Promotional video below! [youtube][/youtube] We will follow up on this release with a Yahoo vs Google blog post next week.