Yahoo Inbox Gets Social, Opens Up to Third-Party Apps (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Yahoo announced a new set of social media features for its e-mail service yesterday that will incorporate a set of friends (Yahoo calls them “connections”), third-party applications and e-mail filtering.

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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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