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8:02 am on Jul 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo To Roll Out New Front Page [news.cnet.com]

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."

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...create a personally relevant experience," Bhat said. "In a world like this, Yahoo needs to make the user experience come first."

How do you interpret "In a world like this"?

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How do you interpret "In a world like this"?

in a world where yahoo has always thought of themself first.

they are starting to think that mabey we have to think of others first. (i know, amazing eh? who would-of-thunk)

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Sounds to me like they're going to be piling more crap onto the front page, and that's just the wrong direction.

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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Looks pretty nice to me. Has some options I didn't meddle with. If anything, the page seems a bit cleaner.
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There was someone here who posted a thread awhile back with this very idea. That is, a web page that brought together all these services and informed you when there was, for example, a message on a social site, tweet or other things you could access without logging into each service.

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.

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retro design of the nineties ...
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From what I have seen of searches in Yahoo for my product they are more shopping orientated that other search engines, which might be a reason to value them more !
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The changes are about money.

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.

 

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