Yahoo tests new Windows 8-like home page
The new page utilizes larger tiles and appears geared toward touch-screen devices.
Yahoo may be drawing some inspiration from Microsoft in its latest home page redesign.
The redesign seems better suited for touch-screen devices, a smart move with the increasing proliferation of tablets and other touch-friendly "hybrid" devices coming from the launch of Windows 8, alongside iPads and smartphones with increasingly larger displays.
The approach uses large photos stacked at the top of the page, similar to both Windows 8's live tiles, but also the feel of apps such as Flipboard. The redesign is an initiative codenamed "Project Homerun," according to AllThingsD.
Because of the huge traffic Yahoo's home page generates, any change could have a significant impact on the company and its financial state.
CNET has contacted Yahoo to confirm the project is under way, and we'll update the story when we get a response.