Yahoo! Inc, the American search engine company based in California, is responsible for services such as Yahoo!Search, Yahoo!News, Yahoo!Maps and so on have now announced their updated mail service including a new different colour face page. The service already incorporated Facebook but now users can enjoy updates from Twitter at a new faster speed, instant messaging and texting tools from their in-boxes, improved searches, spam protection and the accessibility of Yahoo turning Picasa and Flickr albums into video slideshows.
CEO for Yahoo!News “Carol Bartz” has commented on the latest update by saying that it is hoped that the new features such as video chats to Gmail will deter users from logging onto search engine Google. Brian at Bloomberg Business Week stated that current statistical figures show that the amount of Yahoo mail users in America fell 10% to 94.6 million just in the month of September from the year-earlier period. Compared to Google’s Gmail, this rose 25% to 49 million in the same period, Microsoft Corporation’s e-mail service fell 5% to 46.3 million.
Although users sign up to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and find these a good tool for communication purposes, good old-fashioned e-mail is still an important way of talking to friends, family and business associates. Vice president of Yahoo Kakul Srivastava has commented by saying, “It’s a fundamental transformation of the platform. This is probably the biggest core re-architecture of the product in about five years.”
What do you think about Yahoo! Mail’s new features? Let us know. Check out Bloomberg Business Week for more details.
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