In an effort to better monetize the nearly 700 million people using Yahoo, the Company has announced the launch of a new search engine called Axis. Yahoo’s objective is to eliminate the “middle step” in the usual search process by taking the searcher directly to a web page. Web page thumbnails are presented to the searcher in a horizontal display.
A complete overview can be found on CNET in an article entitled:Here comes Yahoo’s own Web browser — Axis by Rafe Needleman. The article also contains an excellent video covering all of the most significant features and functions.