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Jump directly to a Yahoo product or service, search on the product name followed by an exclamation point (e.g., "Finance!" or "Sports!")
Commerce and Shipping
- Exchange Rates: Enter "convert [currency type and amount]" to find the exchange rate for a unit of currency or to convert one currency to another (e.g., "Convert $100 US Dollars to Mexican Pesos").
- Package Tracking: Check the status of packages shipped via:
- UPS: Enter the tracking code
- FedEx: Enter "fedex [tracking code]"
- USPS: Enter "usps [tracking code]"
- Shopping Results: Enter "[brand name] [product type/number"] to find specifications, reviews, prices, and retailers for your product (e.g., "Nalgene Water Bottle").
- UPC Codes: Enter the UPC number on the bar code of any product to find manufacturer information.
- Music Artists: Enter an artist or band's name for links to albums, lyrics, photos, and videos.
- Movie Showtimes: Enter "showtimes [location]" to find out what's playing at theaters near you (e.g. "showtimes Phoenix AZ").
- Movie Trailers: Enter "[movie title] trailers" to see movie trailers (e.g., "Night of the Living Dead trailers").
Health and Lifestyle
- Health Results: Yahoo gives you a quick list of articles and other resources when you enter a health term such as alzheimers or acne.
- Recipes: Enter "recipe [ingredient]" to find a new recipe including a certain ingredient (e.g., "recipe avocado").
Local and News
- Gas Prices: Enter "gas [location]" to find the best price on gas in your area (e.g., "gas Dallas TX").
- News: Enter "[topic] news" for current headlines (e.g., "California wildfire news").
- Local Search: Enter "[location]" and "[business category]" or "[business name]" to find business names, numbers, and addresses in any U.S. location (e.g., "New York restaurants").
- Stock Quotes: Enter "quote [stock symbol]" for the latest price, intra-day charts, and news headlines for any company traded on the New York, American, or NASDAQ stock exchanges (e.g. "quote YHOO").
- Sports Scores: Enter "[team]" or "[league]" and "scores" for real time scores and stats for recently played games (e.g. "Men's college basketball scores" or "Seattle Seahawks scores").
- Traffic Reports: Enter "[location] traffic" for current traffic conditions (e.g. "Los Angeles traffic").
- Weather: Enter "[location] [weather]" for current weather conditions and forecasts (e.g., "Miami weather").
- Calculator: Use Yahoo Search to do basic mathematical calculations. You can add +, subtract -, multiply *, and divide / (e.g., "678+323/5").
- Convert Weights, Measures, and Temperatures: Enter "convert [units]" to convert any number of metric or Imperial/English units in whole or decimal form (e.g., "convert 12 inches to meters").
- Dictionary Definitions: Enter "define [word]" to find the primary definition of any word in the Houghton Mifflin Dictionary (e.g., "define hootenanny").
- Encyclopedia Lookup: Enter "[topic] facts" to find an encyclopedia entry about a particular subject (e.g., "Elephant facts").
- Holidays: Enter the name of a holiday to learn the day and date.
- ISBN Numbers: Enter an International Standard Book Number to find the best price on any book.
- Synonym Finder: Enter "[word] synonym" to find synonyms from Roget's Thesaurus (e.g., "Internet synonym").
- Airport Info: Enter "[airport name/code] [airport]" for the latest airport conditions, maps, directions, and local weather (e.g., "SFO Airport").
- Hotel Comparison: Enter "[city name] [accommodation type]" for popular hotels, including ratings and lowest prices per night (e.g., "Boston Hotels").
- Flight Info: Enter "[airline name] [flight number]" for departure, arrival, and status information (e.g., "delta flight 123").
- Local Time/Time Zones: Enter "[time]" or "[timezone]" and "[location]" for a location's current time or to determine its time zone (e.g., "time Dubai" or "timezone London").
- Maps: Enter "map [location]" or any street address (including city, and state) to map any U.S. location (e.g., "map portland oregon").