Seems like Yahoo! is trying to take over the world just like Google is (Gmail, Google Maps, Froogle, Google Base, Google Images, Google Groups, Google Video etc..)
Then Google bought blogger and got into the blogging scene.
Now Yahoo! is trying to catch up, first they bought flickr, now it’s just been disclosed they have purchased del.icio.us the blog aggregation service.
We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We’re excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team – they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We’re also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)
Seems like the war is heating up.
The Yahoo! Internet portal is extending the use of its VoIP capacity built into its Instant Messenger product to take on Skype. The company says that within the next few days it will be debuting a new service ‘Phone Out’, with cheap call charges from computers to phones, and ‘Phone In’, a budget priced subscription service for phone callers to call computer users.
Google is also piloting it’s click to call service.
Gmail has got RSS support finally, but it’s only one line at the top, pretty neat still.
Google’s Gmail email service now sports a new feature for displaying RSS feeds, dubbed Web Clips. You might remember this name, as it is the same name Google Desktop refers to RSS feeds. Web Clips for Gmail were announced a long time ago sometime during the summer but they were finally stable enough to release to the general public. You can check out the what’s new page for Gmail here. Essentially, you subscribe to a bunch of feeds and everytime you log into Gmail it loads the lastest title from each feed which you can scroll through with left/right arrows. Don’t forget to check the actual post about Web Clips for Gmail on the Google Blog
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