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A Look-See at Yahoo's New Open and Social Launch!

Yesterday, Yahoo held a San Francisco event where it finally launched a lot of the new open and social elements that it has long said it was injecting into its most popular products.

(BoomTown interviewed top Yahoo execs Tapan Bhat and Ash Patel about the moves here.)

For a look-see, here is a Yahoo (YHOO) video about the launch and some screenshots of the changes (click on the images to make them larger):

Yahoo’s Official Video on Open and Social Launches

Yahoo Mail Main Page

Yahoo Mail Inbox

Xoopit in Yahoo Mail

Toolbar Notifications

Media Integration in Yahoo TV site

Open Applications


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work