Yahoo! follows in Google’s footsteps?

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 the blog aggregation service.

We’re proud to announce that 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!)

Source: Slashdot

Seems like the war is heating up.

Skype is crying along with their new owners eBay as Yahoo! aswell have just entered the VoIP market, adding good voice capabilities to Yahoo Messenger[/url].

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.

Source: PCPro

I like Google Talk[/url] though, the voice quality is very good.

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

Source: Slashdot

I also found VoIPbuster[/url] by chance, which has some very nice rates for international calls, some destinations are free as long as you have $10 credit.

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3 Responses to Yahoo! follows in Google’s footsteps?

  1. Kenny Lee December 9, 2005 at 10:14 pm #

    after all these blog, voice, voip shits…yahoo and google will slowly move on to document processing and anti-virus, i think.

  2. victor December 10, 2005 at 1:25 am #

    yahoo is boring. I’ve never even Yahoo for something on yahoo. I always google. Yahoo sucks. the mail sucks. Gmail is the best.

  3. Sashi December 10, 2005 at 5:02 am #

    Competition keeps things interesting for us consumers. Just as long as neither side use underhanded tactics ala Microsoft against Netscape.

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