Yahoo Mail Outage: Is This Thing On?

Yahoo Mail is down for a sizable chunk of users and the company is working to fix the outage. This is another black mark against the company, which has seen its revenue slide, is selling off beloved web properties and is generally struggling to remain relevant.…

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Is Hotmail Yesterday's Baby at Microsoft? No Way

Hotmail, known as Windows Live Hotmail these days, has a long history as a free, web-based email service. Many people have abandoned Hotmail for Gmail and Yahoo Mail, but it's still more of a focal point at Microsoft than you may think.…

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Yahoo Plans to Launch a Mail App Platform

Yahoo, I've learned, is planning to launch a new program that essentially turns its email offering into a platform on which to run applications -- much in the same way Facebook does. Users’ address books would act as a social graph, essentially turning Yahoo Mail into the basis of a whole new social networking experience. Leveraging email infrastructure, as I've noted before, is the best hope a company like Yahoo has to challenge the social networking incumbents.…

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