Peter Kafka

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Yahoo Overhauls “My Yahoo” Personalized Home Page, Courts iGoogle Users

Marissa Mayer’s ongoing face-lift for Yahoo products continues with a new look for the company’s “My Yahoo” personalized home page. As part of the overhaul, Yahoo pointedly includes an importing tool to help iGoogle users bring their content over; Google is set to shut down its version of the same product in November.


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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