Friday, December 19, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million To Settle Case With FCC
New Trojan Targetted Banks Wordlwide
FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
Apple Responds To BBC's Allegations Over Working Conditions In Chinese Factory
BlackBerry Returns To Cash Flow
Comparison: Quantum Dot Vs. OLED Displays
Toshiba and SK Hynix Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Ahead Of CES
Google Concerned About MPAA's Actions To Revive SOPA
Active Discussions
Digital Audio Extraction and Plextools
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
 Home > News > General Computing > Yahoo t...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Yahoo to Start Testing Mash Social Network Site


Yahoo is testing an experimental social network service called Mash that makes it easy for Yahoo users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family online, the company said on Sunday.

Mash, to which a limited number of public users began being invited as testers on Friday, was described by a spokeswoman as a new, next-generation service that is independent from the company's 2-1/2 year-old Yahoo 360 degree profile service.

While Yahoo was early among Internet companies to embrace the trend toward sharing media with friends by purchasing start-ups like photo site Flickr.com, it has struggled to take part in the Web's biggest new trend: Social networking.

Mash amounts to a new stab at competing with the likes of MySpace, Facebook, Bebo or Google's Orkut, which have attracted tens of millions of users worldwide.

The Silicon Valley company emphasized it is in the early stages of testing the new service. One aspect of the service is the power it gives users to edit their friends profiles and add personal blurbs, subject to approval by the profile owner.

Eventually, Mash could connect to a variety of existing Yahoo services and mini-applications known as Widgets, acting as a personal profile both on the public Internet or among a private group of friends, depending on individual preference. Yahoo has upward of 500 million monthly users of its various services including a quarter billion Yahoo Mail e-mail users.

Separately, Yahoo said on Friday it had acquired for undisclosed terms a company called BuzzTracker.com.

The two-year-old start-up is an online news service that monitors 110,000 different sources -- both traditional media and blogs -- to identify hot topics.

On its site, BuzzTracker promises to offer users a way to create customized news feeds around a limitless number of topics of their own choosing. It gives Yahoo an alternative to rival Google News, which aggregates together news on various topics from a variety of conventional media sources.

The company's Chief Executive Alan Warms will run Yahoo News as its general manager, according to Warms blog.


Previous
Next
Traxdata Doubles the Storage Capacity of a Standard DVD        All News        New RealPlayer Offers CD/DVD Burning Functionality
AOL to Test Pictures, Video, Music Site     General Computing News      Symantec: Cyber Criminals Are Becoming Increasingly Professional

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Ebola, Frozen and Ariana Grande Top Yahoo's Most-Searched
Yahoo to Buy BrightRoll
Yahoo Reports High Revenue and Profit
Will Revamped Tumblr Compete With Youtube?
Yahoo To Shutter More Products, Responds To Proxy Battle
Yahoo, Google To Encrypt Web Mail
Yahoo, ComScore To Jointly Offer Online ad Measurements
Yahoo to Buy Flurry to Strengthen Mobile Products
Yahoo 2Q Revenue Fall
Yahoo To Stream Concerts For Free
Yahoo Offers Workforce Diversity Data
Yahoo Buys Mobile Messaging App Blink

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .