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OS X-compatible Yahoo! Music video player released as beta

Yahoo!'s corporate blog, Yodel Anecdotal, announced the availability of a new Yahoo! Music video player. This is a beta release and they have put up a slick user feedback mechanism for you to use in telling them how to make it better and what features rock (pardon the pun). From the well-prepared...

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What's a troll to do now? Yahoo! News Message Boards taken offline

One aspect of the Yahoo! experience that always left me shaking my head is the News Message Boards. Easily accessible from a "Discuss" link at the bottom of news stories, it was the stomping grounds of trolls and other hate mongers with little to no social value, unless of course you are a troll....

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Yahoo! Mail Beta shortcuts revealed

Today, Ryan Kennedy demonstrated why he's the right guy to be the Yahoo! Mail Beta evangelist. One of the best-kept secrets within the new Yahoo! Mail Beta have been the search shortcuts. We've learned a little about them from Josh here and in Ryan's post today at the Y! Mail Updates blog. But the...

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New Yahoo Go TV Upgrade Released

Yahoo! Go is the next generation of Yahoo! properties. It includes Y! Go Mobile for cell phone users, Y! Go Desktop for PC users (yet to be released) and Y! Go TV for television and multimedia PC users. Y! Go TV (beta) was released a few months ago shortly following Y!'s acquisition of Meedio. The...

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Free Streaming Quotes On Yahoo Finance

Free streaming stock quotes have made an appearance on Yahoo! Finance with little to no fanfare. Above the charts on the individual stock pages and on Yahoo Finance's front page you will see . Click the "On" button provides a drop down display of streaming stock price information. Click on the "?"...

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Blogs missing from Yahoo! News search results

It was almost a year ago when Yahoo! began including blogs as a subset of it's Y! News search results pages. Tonight I have notice that they are missing. There was a struggle as whether to include them within the News Search results or segregate them as was finally decided. I wonder if the battle...

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Richard Bangs Adventure Ends for Yahoo!

After a year's presence on Yahoo!, the Richard Bangs Adventures travelogue couldn't locate the minimum million followers it needed to continue. As a result, Yahoo! is pulling the plug on it. Bangs and Kevin Sites were the poster children for Yahoo!'s exclusive content campaign last year. The Kevin...

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New Yahoo! Photos now open to US users

The new Yahoo! Photos user interface is being made available to US users. The migration of accounts began tonight and is expected to take a while. It become available in a limited beta back in June and has now completed that phase. The new version boasts of drag-and-drop features, tagging, dynamic...

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Rating the Questions on Yahoo! Answers

Something new has appeared at Yahoo! Answers. A rating toolbar for each question and for each answer. These provide the ability to quickly click on a "thumbs up/down" to rate each question/answer. There's a button to "report" the question/answer for abuse, another to email the question to a friend...

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Yahoo! Answers is a disaster

According to James Derk in his Scripps Howard syndicated column, Yahoo! Answers is now a disaster. He says it was once useful but now is overrun with spam, chat-happy posters and others who simply disregard the guidelines knowing there will be little to no retribution. I have to agree, sort of. It...

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