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Yahoo Kills Their Public Chat
2012-12-04 12:08:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, Yahoo announced they´d be killing off their public chat rooms, a feature that very few have recently used but was once an incredibly popular service. In a move to streamline their products and do their own rendition of “more wood behind fewer arrows,” Yahoo also announced a few other slashes and changes, allowing the team to create “experiences that make Yahoo! the most fun way to spend your...

2009-04-08 12:45:00

David Filo, like nearly 200 million other people across the planet, has a Facebook account.  But as co-founder of Yahoo, Mr. Filo is looking to revolutionize and expand the way people communicate online. In a strategy to invigorate company growth and increase the interconnectivity Yahoo's numerous online properties, Filo and new CEO Carol Bartz want to make many of the social networking capabilities pioneered by Facebook and MySpace available to users of their various websites.  If...

2009-04-06 15:55:00

Yahoo is executing a new strategy to better position itself in the evolving digital music business, partnering with other online music providers to aggregate paid and free Internet music services.  The company unveiled the latest version of its Yahoo Music on Monday, which allows Yahoo users to gain access and interact with partner services directly from Yahoo's site. The company said it has secured commercial relationships with some digital music retailers, such as Apple Inc., and...

2006-07-12 00:10:00

NEW YORK -- Online hangout MySpace.com has overtaken Yahoo Inc.'s e-mail gateway as the single most-visited U.S. Web site, although Yahoo's network of sites retains a broader audience, according to a report issued on Tuesday. According to Internet traffic measurement firm Hitwise, News Corp.'s MySpace.com accounted for 4.46 percent of all U.S. Internet visits for the week ending July 8, pushing it past Yahoo Mail for the first time and outpacing the home pages for Yahoo, Google and...

2005-04-18 19:32:48

NEW YORK (AP) -- Welcome to the blogging craze, Microsoft and Yahoo. They have plenty of company: Google Inc. (GOOG), America Online Inc. and Six Apart Ltd., among others, already offer free and for-pay tools for users to create their own Web journals, known as blogs. How do they hold up? Quite well, according to my tests. But there's still plenty to fault. Blogs are Web sites where individuals can muse about politics, hobbies or everyday life. A November survey from the Pew Internet and...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.