Kara Swisher

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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus