Yahoo Messenger 10 beta: A Skype rival? (ZDNet)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The changes may not please everyone uniformly, nor should they incite ire. The features build off Yahoo Messenger 9, emphasize social networking, and improved video calling. Credit: Jessica Dolcourt It seems as if it were just yesterday that Yahoo’s Messenger team rolled out version 9 (it…

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Could new Google Docs be interface for GDrive? (ZDNet)

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Google recently announced a couple smaller changes to their new Google Docs product that will begin showing up right away — including the removal of the “shared with” area on the Docs console page. They say that feature is redundant anyway — due to the powerful search capabilities already…

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Bing passes Yahoo, steals share from Google? (ZDNet)

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

There are reports saying that Bing had an extremely successful launch — both stealing share from Google, and “leapfrogging” Yahoo at the same time. Can this actually be happening? We will know more once we see details from sources like ComScore in the near future. It’s hard to argue with statistics — so I guess we should look for an explanation for what may have happened. When a company like …

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Google triggers annoying DoS CAPTCHA prompt? (ZDNet)

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Twice today during work — from the confines of Google Chrome, no less — I’ve been prompted, while logged into Google, with a denial-of-service notice stating the following: We’re sorry, but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users,…

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Stand-alone Yahoo Messenger for Vista: R.I.P. (ZDNet)

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Yahoo said Friday that it will discontinue stand-alone downloads of Yahoo Messenger for Vista. The official reasoning: We have discontinued stand-alone releases of the Yahoo! Messenger for Vista application in order to focus on delivering one Windows experience that is optimized for all Windows users. …

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