Yahoo has just launched a new feature called Search Direct, in attempts to compete with Google Instant. Prior to this they had Search Assist, which tried to complete your query and guess your search; however, you still had to hit “Search” to see results. Yahoo is catching up with other search engines with their new Search Direct, which provides answers to queries directly on the search engine page.
There are two parts to this feature: the “universal” search, where relevant data is instantly provided for things like movie times, sports, or weather; and “instant” search which not only guesses your query but shows the results of the assumed search. Of course, by typing in a query and clicking “Search,” you will still be able to see a regular list of links just like everyone’s used to doing.