AOL, Seeking to Revitalize Its Internet Role, Turns to a Candid Ex-Yahoo Executive (New York Times)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Brad Garlinghouse, author of the ?peanut butter manifesto? on Yahoo?s problems, will join AOL?s efforts to expand its popular e-mail and instant-messaging services.

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Concerns raised as LA looks to Google Web services (USA Today)

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Security and privacy concerns have been raised over a multimillion-dollar proposal by Los Angeles to tap Google Inc.’s Internet-based services for government e-mail, police records and other confidential data.

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Yahoo Beefs Up E-Mail with Widget Utilities (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Yahoo added over a dozen widgets to its Webmail service today, including integration with PayPal, eBay, YouTube, and Mint.com. These apps will let users do more while within Yahoo Mail, reducing the need to shuffle between Websites and services.

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Is Google Wave a Twitter Killer? (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

While the world has focused on Google Wave as a mash-up of chat, e-mail, and document sharing, it’s really something else: Google Wave could be the Twitter that everyone really wants. Maybe it’s the Facebook, too.

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Yahoo Abandons Other Smartphone Apps To Focus On iPhone (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Yahoo has stopped the development on its mobile applications for smartphones . People applying to beta-test the smartphone app received an e-mail beginning: “Yahoo! has decided to cease development of the Yahoo!

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Yahoo Abandons Smartphone Apps To Focus On Web And IPhone (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Yahoo has stopped the development on its mobile applications for smartphones . People applying to beta-test the smartphone app recieved an e-mail beginning: “Yahoo! has decided to cease development of the Yahoo!

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Google Adds Gmail Feature Undo Send (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Google added a new experimental feature to Gmail yesterday, allowing users to recall e-mail they have sent by mistake. The feature can grab messages before they are delivered and is being rolled out to users worldwide.

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Yahoo to streamline redesigned home page (CNET)

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

It’s adapting to gripes about difficulties checking e-mail with new front page, but changes are arriving slowly. Also, My Yahoo to be aimed at Net power users.

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Tip of the Week: A Faster Way to Update Google Calendar (New York Times)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

People using both Google Calendar and Gmail can add a small window into Google Calendar right in the main Gmail screen, which makes planning activities by e-mail even easier.

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Microsoft Beats Yahoo and Google to Social Inbox 2.0 (New York Times)

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Exactly one year ago, I wrote about the race between Yahoo and Google to turn their e-mail and instant message systems into something closer to social networks. Both companies figured it was futile to take on Facebook and MySpace directly.

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