Yahoo Inc is shutting down Yahoo Photos, its first-generation photo storage site, and asking users to move instead to Yahoo’s Web 2.0 photo sharing site, Flickr, a Yahoo official said on Thursday.
In June, tens of milllions of registered users of Yahoo Photos will be notified of various options including upgrading to Yahoo’s Flickr service or various outside-photo storage sites, according to Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield.
Yahoo also will offer consumers the option of loading their photos on competing sites when users are notified next month.
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There is so much information circulating throughout the web in the form of XML feeds that it’s hard to keep track of it all. However, Yahoo wants to make it easy for ordinary web surfers to pick the eyes out of it all and organize it into a custom made useful format with tools from a website called Yahoo Pipes.
As Yahoo says on its website, Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment.
According to Yahoo, the usefulness of the huge volume of XML feeds available to web users has been limited because users are restricted to feed readers which can access the information from one feed. However, Pipes allows users to take the data from one or more feeds and use it to build new applications
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A sign-in seal is a secret message or image that you select to help protect your account from phishing — a scam that tries to steal your password or personal information by spoofing a legitimate web site.
When you create a sign-in seal for your computer, you can be sure you’re on a legitimate Yahoo! site each time you use this computer to sign in to Yahoo!. Just look for the custom text or image you set up on this computer. If it’s not there, you might have landed on a “spoofed” site.
Your sign-in seal is saved on the computer you created it on. If you use more than one computer or browser, you may want to create a sign-in seal for each one.
Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp. said on 12 July they have begun a limited public test to allow users of the companies’ respective instant messaging programs to trade messages with one another.
The agreement to work together, first announced last October, marks a long-awaited breakthrough among major instant messaging services, which include AOL’s pioneering AIM service, Microsoft and Yahoo, along with more recent upstarts including eBay Inc.’s Skype and Google’s Google Talk.
Specifically, users of an upgraded version of MSN Messenger, recently rebranded “Windows Live,” can trade messages with Yahoo Messenger, creating the world’s largest instant messaging community, with 350 million accounts.
Yahoo Inc., the world’s largest provider of e-mail services, said on Monday that a software virus aimed at Yahoo Mail users had infected “a very small fraction” of its base of more than 200 million accounts.
The e-mail virus, or worm, has been dubbed Yamanner and landed in Yahoo mailboxes bearing the headline `New Graphic Site’. Once opened, the message infects the computer and spreads to other users listed in address books, security experts said.
The e-mail containing the virus need only be opened – in contrast to most worms that are hidden in attachments and require users to take an additional step — to release the virus, according to computer security site Symantec Corp. The Sunnyvale, California-based company advised users to update virus and firewall software on their computers and to block any e-mail sent from the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have taken steps to resolve the issue and protect our users from further attacks of this worm,” Yahoo spokeswoman Kelley Podboy said in a statement. The worm cannot run on the newest version of Yahoo Mail Beta,” Symantec”s site said.
Speculation is rife on Wall Street that a big Internet deal or alliance is in the works, with Google, Yahoo, eBay or Microsoft as possible partners — and a Yahoo-eBay partnership seen as most likely.
“A partnership or merger between eBay and Yahoo! is the most strategically feasible,” a report authored by analyst Imran Khan and the JP Morgan Internet team said on Monday.
“A combined company would have the leading position in auctions, communications, payments, graphical advertising, audience reach, and geographic breadth,” the report said.
Yahoo! simplifies its home page in a redesign that showcases an array of offerings and a more customized and intuitive approach
Compared with Google’s (GOOG) sparse, minimalist look, Yahoo!’s (YHOO) style is more tchochkes and patterned wallpaper. So it’s hard not to view the redesign of Yahoo’s home page — a noticeably sleeker version unveiled in preview form on May 16 — as the search engine’s attempt to Google-ize its identity. And given that Google’s stripped-down offering counted 27% more unique users in April than in the same period last year, while Yahoo’s uniques only rose by 11%, imitation would seem a sound strategy.
Yahoo Mail is getting a dramatic makeover that promises faster, sleeker e-mailing
Yahoo Mail Beta reveals an extreme makeover, with a new interface that mimics popular desktop e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook. The welcome changes are more than skin-deep; reading, sending, and organizing e-mail messages are faster and more intuitive in this redesign. The new AJAX-driven service uses the core technologies of Oddpost, an e-mail client swallowed by Yahoo last year. Right now, the Yahoo Mail Beta service is available to a limited number of testers. Visit this page to add your Yahoo e-mail address to the waiting list.
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