Archive for the ‘Yahoo’ Category

Microsoft To Buy Yahoo?

May 4, 2007

“NEW YORK — U.S. stock futures rose on Friday, boosted by takeover news, including a report Microsoft is intensifying its pursuit of a deal to buy Yahoo Inc. and before April jobs data. The U.S. payrolls report, due at 8:30 a.m (1230 GMT), will be scrutinized for further clues about the outlook for interest rates. It is forecast to show employers created 100,000 jobs in April, compared with 180,000 in March.

Yahoo’s shares rose 17.7 percent to $33.20 in electronic trading after the New York Post reported Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company, has asked the Web media company to return to formal talks. Microsoft shares fell 1.4 percent to $30.53.”

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Yahoo To Announce Closure of Yahoo Photos Tomorrow

May 3, 2007

“Users will be encouraged to move their photos to Flickr, but will also be able to choose from other services unaffiliated with Yahoo. Snapfish, Photobucket, Shutterfly, and Kodak will all be offered as alternatives.”

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Web Based Messenger From Yahoo Now Available

May 3, 2007

Microsoft has had their available for a long time, but Yahoo just came out with theirs.  Interestingly, they both use the same subdomain.

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Yahoo: Unlimited Email For Everybody!

March 28, 2007

Does anyone actually use Yahoo Mail anymore?

“Yahoo Mail will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary shortly, and they REALLY want to celebrate. Everyone that has a Yahoo mail account will be offered unlimited email storage starting May 2007, rolling out to all users over a couple of months.”

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Yahoo Pipes – create more powerful RSS feeds

February 8, 2007

Given my involvement in an MyOwnSite.us – an online RSS feed reader similar to Netvibes that I develop, anything relating to RSS feeds tends to interest me, especially the ability to bundle feeds or portions thereof to create new, more specific feeds.  Hopefully, Yahoo Pipes will be no exception.

They describe the service as:

“Pipes is an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator. Using Pipes, you can create feeds that are more powerful, useful and relevant.”

Go check it out.