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They’re Baaaack. Tabs Return to Yahoo Mail.

Today, Yahoo announced that it is bringing back the popular Tabs feature to Yahoo Mail. Tabs, which allow you to multitask between reading and writing emails, will begin rolling out globally over the next few days, and can be enabled by going to View > Multitasking > Tabs. In addition, there’s a new Preview All feature that will allow you to see all open tabs in a grid view. The absence of Tabs was just one of many complaints users voiced about the new Yahoo Mail, which launched in October.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Yahoo Says Mail Functionality Is Returning, but Some Users Might Be Missing Up to Two Weeks of Email

Return to sender, address unknown. No such number, no such zone.
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Kick the Can — Yahoo Mail Is a Consumer Disaster, but Company’s Response Is Even Worse

Memo to Yahoo Mail users: Protect your flanks.
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Clinging to Outlook, Only 25 Percent of Yahoo Employees Willing to Eat Mail “Dogfood” (Best Memo Ever!)

According to Yahoo Comms head, for those circling the hippocampian wagons of amygdalian resistance: Hold on a sec, pilgrim. No, really.
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Xobni’s Jeff Bonforte Officially Running Yahoo’s Communications Products

According to his LinkedIn profile, Jeff Bonforte has been named SVP of communication products at Yahoo. An insider tipped me to the new title for the former CEO of Xobni, the maker of address-book apps and plugins which Yahoo bought in July. “I have responsibility for Yahoo Mail, Messenger, Groups, Contacts, Calendar and some other stuff,” wrote Bonforte on his profile helpfully (to me!). AllThingsD had previously reported that the well-regarded former Yahoo was likely to get just this key portfolio at Yahoo, which could certainly use his expertise.

In New Challenge to Dropbox and Box, YouSendIt Morphs Into Hightail

Cloud since before the cloud was a thing.
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Update: Xobni Price Paid by Yahoo Was $48 Million in Cash, Plus Possible Earn-Outs

Still not a big win, but not a total loss.
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Yahoo Acquires Xobni for Upward of $30 Million

Yep.
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Yahoo Shareholders Meeting Astoundingly Boring

Edge-of-your-seat entertainment!
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