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) search page is
the latest product
to be given a facelift by the Web giant: faster page loads and a more streamlined navigation bar are part of the package. Though Yahoo depends on Bing for search results,
Marissa Mayer has argued
"most of the innovation on search" will occur at the UI level, where Yahoo can differentiate.
Yahoo had 12% of the U.S. search market in April, but its
is much lower, and a tiny mobile share isn't helping. Meanwhile,
a BI survey
of 1,200 readers finds 57% saying they're "unhappy" with the
revamped Yahoo Mail
: users complain about performance, disappearing e-mails, and message-loading errors.
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Wow! I have been using email ever since the birth of Netscape Mail. When Netscape was driven out of the market by Microsoft, I switched to Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird, both of which I was very happy with. When I became aware of the advantage of web-based email (I traveled a lot and have several computers, I took a hard look at gmail, hotmail, and ymail. I picked ymail, helped along by Walter Mossberg of the WSJ who evaluated the same three providers I was looking considering -- Walt recommended Yahoo Mail. I've never looked back.
So, it came as a great surprise when I learned that "57% say they are unhappy with the revamped Yahoo Mail...". I've had absolutely none of the supposed problems listed in the above article. I use Ymail every day and am now intrigued that Yahoo Mail now has an 'app' with Dropbox (another favorite of mine). I have a gmail account which I only use for 'testing' so I know pretty much what Gmail is about -- I still prefer Ymail.
Disclosure: I have a BSEE (electrical engineering), an MBA from Stanford and have been 'into' computers ever since I bought an Apple II+ in 1980.
Jun 5 01:41 PM
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