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Yahoo Mail update to bring cleaner look, better performance

It's easy to forget about Yahoo! Mail. Despite having millions of users, it doesn't receive quite the same level of attention as Gmail or Hotmail. However, Yahoo's somewhat-recently released version, which is tailored for the iPad, is pretty darn snazzy -- and it appears as though that type of look is headed to Yahoo! mailboxes everywhere in the near future.

Cnet is reporting that a "Minty" (the project's codename) upgrade is coming and will include not only a cleaner, sexier interface but also greatly improved performance. Yahoo! hopes the changes will help stem the tide of users that are migrating to other services; they have lost 7% of their total base since this time last year. In that same period, Gmail grew 22%, and Hotmail grew a modest 3%.

Yahoo! has already lost the number one spot in India to Gmail. Does anyone want to bet on whether or not they can hold on to the top spot elsewhere around the globe?

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