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Yahoo plans to let people in the United States start selecting a new, more personalized version of the home page beginning Tuesday afternoon. The revamp lets people select basic applications to use not just Yahoo sites, but also others' such as eBay, Facebook, and Twitter, said Tapan Bhat, Yahoo's senior vice president for consumer experiences.
These applications are available on the left side of the page under a customizable section called My Favorites; hovering over them with the mouse pointer makes each application and its accompanying advertising pop up.
"We're pulling together everything about the user they care about, be it on Yahoo or off, to create a personally relevant experience," Bhat said. "In a world like this, Yahoo needs to make the user experience come first."
Yahoo's front page is already a train wreck of too many links "pulling together" more links will make it worse, not better.
IMHO, of course.
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Maybe Yahoo saw his thread and copied the idea. If we could prove Yang's ip had been on this board looking a the particular thread we could begin to build a case against him.
example: the new ebay link in the left column leads to a page that offers to "Track your eBay activity on Yahoo!" along with a few "Most Watched Items".
You guessed it, Yahoo! became an eBay Partner Network affiliate. Subtle huh? I guess they ignored concerns that their ebay link is on the same page as the email link (where people get outbid notices) so it's not exactly fair to other affiliates. In fact, it's against the terms to "round trip" a visitor back to ebay with affiliate links but because of the email setup that might happen too.