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Yahoo Goes Social With A 'Smarter Inbox'

 2:14 pm on Dec 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Goes Social With A 'Smarter Inbox' [ymailblog.com]
As you may have heard, we’ve been working on a new smarter inbox to help make your life easier. We’re happy to announce that today, some of you will begin to experience the smarter inbox, and we wanted to give everyone a chance to see what it looks like and what it can do.

The smarter inbox experience features a new Yahoo! Mail Welcome Page which surfaces messages, information and activity updates you care about most, as well as an updated inbox and folder view that filters messages from your personal connections.

The smarter Yahoo! Mail inbox also gives you immediate access to relevant third-party applications like Flickr, Flixster and Xoopit allowing you to do much more, and be more efficient, all from within your inbox. Take a look now and let us know what you think!

Yahoo Goes Social With A 'Smarter Inbox' [developer.yahoo.net] Developers
Today, we’re extending these technologies to Mail, providing developers with access to our documentation and guidelines for building apps that run on this new canvas. With a highly engaged and active audience of hundreds of millions of users around the world, the opportunity to create innovative applications that drive traffic back to your site and increase user engagement with your services is huge. Because of the sensitivity of the information in people’s inboxes, we’re adding developers gradually while we refine the application security and privacy protections our Yahoo! Mail users demand.

To create applications for Yahoo! Mail, developers will be using the Yahoo! Application Platform to build, test, and submit their apps. Developers will be able to embed a JavaScript application inside an iframe running in the all-new Yahoo! Mail. These apps can then interact with the Mail container—and do things like register a callback when a message is dragged-and-dropped onto your app, pop open a new Compose tab with app-generated content, or fetch social data from around the Yahoo! network through YQL—using the JS APIs we provide. They can also call out to your own or a third party’s web services, optionally using OAuth or a Flickr-style signed-call-home for authentication.



 8:34 pm on Dec 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

To create applications for Yahoo! Mail, developers will be using the Yahoo! Application Platform to build, test, and submit their apps.

My email is sacred, no smarter features required, security is all I want.

That being said I'm sure other feel differently, the entire internet is becoming quite the open source playground isn't it. As each playing piece tries to position for a wider appeal they are all becoming one.


 11:12 pm on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Very smart. And if AT&T/Yahoo is your ISP, your surfing triggers "behavioral" advertising forever. And ever. And ever.

I looked at some coats online in the middle of December, and I'm still being shown ads with photos of those coats from a retailer via a "comparison shopping" (read: PPC advertising) site who pays them. I bought the coat for 1/3 the price someplace else close to a month ago, but I'm still seeing those same ads.

You would have to knock me unconscious and tie me up to ever get me on a motorcycle; but last month I was on a motorcycle-related site through clicking on a news link - and got motorcycle related ads several times for the rest of the day. In my inbox.

Very smart. ;)

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