Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Yahoo announces unlimited email storage

Yahoo has decided that they can give you unlimited storage for your email -- for free!
I guess this will raise some questions as to why some of us pay for the Yahoo premium services. I have a Yahoo premium email account I pay for as well as I have them host a couple of domains for me. In my own estimation the email works ok. The worst part for them is the part they seem to be best at is the part you don't see. That is, they seem to have very strong spam filtering so what I like is not seeing all of that mess show up in my inbox. They have released a beta version of the email which has a much snappier interface, but I really haven't been won over yet. The new interface is still pretty busy, it certainly requires a lot of your browser and processing power, and it's simply incomplete. A number of buttons in the new layout switch you back to the old interface for the purpose of making adjustments to things like your contacts or settings.

qv: Yahoo! Mail goes to infinity and beyond
via: [TechCrunch]

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Podcast - Last minute advice on buying Tech

Linksys CIT310 for Yahoo Messenger
Phil Yanov and Eric Rodgers with a (nearly) full hour of technology buying advice.

Join us as we
  • Get advice on how to get the best deals on electronics when we talk to the Editor at large of Consumer Reports.
  • We get a lesson in HD-TV from Chris Hyder at Jeff Lynch Appliance
  • Play with some cool phones --
  • Get some advice from Leo Laporte, Chief Twit at Twit.TV, and KFI Tech Guy on how to choose between the Wii, PS3, and X-Box 360.
This show first aired December 20, 2006 on Your Day which is carried statewide on South Carolina's public radio network.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Yahoo swallows Bix -- Indigestion to follow?

Online contest and social networking website Bix has announced their intention to be gobbled up by Yahoo. Bix allows members to post contests and then have the community vote on the winners. Contests range from karaoke to poetry, from photography to stand-up comedy. As can be imagined, the range of quality of the submissions is dramatic. While the best stuff seems to be lifted from the usual suspects like YouTube and MySpace where they were previously lifted from the actual copyright holder, there are original photos, poems,and even stand-up comedy routines on the site. In August, when Bix came on as a sponsor to GigaOM, Om Malik ran a $100 contest where the lucky winner was able to post an entry on his GigaOM blog.

Bix has captured one very identifiable slice of Web 2.0 and user generated content and Yahoo decided they would like to own that slice.

Apparently the sale has brought them a boost to traffic, take a look at the Alexa traffic report:

qv: Bix

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Google, Yahoo, Micrsoft Agree on sitemaps -- Hmm....

The Press Release starts:

In the first joint and open initiative to improve the Web crawl process for search engines, Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft today announced support for Sitemaps 0.90 (www.sitemaps.org), a free and easy way for webmasters to notify search engines about their websites and be indexed more comprehensively and efficiently, resulting in better representation in search indices. For users, Sitemaps enables higher quality, fresher search results. An initiative initially driven by Yahoo! and Google, Sitemaps builds upon the pioneering Sitemaps 0.84, released by Google in June of 2005, which is now being adopted by Yahoo! and Microsoft to offer a single protocol to enhance Web crawling efforts.
Now added to The Infinite List Of ToDos --create sitemaps for my websites.

qv: Sitemaps

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