• Yahoo Messenger Is Now A Mobile Messenger Like The 18 You’re Already Using

    Yahoo Messenger Is Now A Mobile Messenger Like The 18 You’re Already Using

    Yahoo Messenger might be the best messaging app no one will use. The company just released a completely revamped version of its messaging platform, focused on mobile, group messaging and image sharing. In other words, Yahoo Messenger looks like Facebook Messenger, or WeChat, or WhatsApp, or Viber, or Line… You get the point, do we need yet another messaging app? Read More

  • Yahoo’s Shopping Spree Continues With Conference Calling Startup Rondee

    Yahoo’s Shopping Spree Continues With Conference Calling Startup Rondee

    Thought Yahoo’s acquisition spree would culminate with its $1.1 billion Tumblr purchase? Well, not so much. In fact, the buy-happy company just quietly made its second acquisition in 24 hours — in two completely different verticals, no less. Yes, Yahoo followed this morning’s purchase of iOS photo app maker, GhostBird Software, by making a play into the enterprise… Read More

  • Yahoo's Head Of Engineering For Communication Products, An 11 Year Vet, Latest To Sign Off

    At the risk of sounding like we’re kicking a dead horse — then lighting it on fire — we’ve been able to confirm another significant departure from Yahoo this evening. Raj Vemulapalli, Yahoo’s Head of Engineering for Real Time Communications, is leaving, the company has confirmed to us. Vemulapalli, amazingly, has been with Yahoo for over 11 years. Over that span… Read More

  • Yahoo! moves to Android: Mail, Messenger, and Search now available

    Arguably a little late to the party, Yahoo! today announced the release of their very first Android apps for Messenger and Mail, a Yahoo! search widget for your home screen and some HTML5-optimized sites for the iPhone. The Messenger app does pretty much what you’d expect: it allows you to chat with your Yahoo!/MSN friends, and can run in the background (with push notifications) for… Read More

  • Ages After Yahoo And Google, Microsoft Finally Enables Web-Based IM In Hotmail

    We’ll say it right off the bat: what the hell took Microsoft so long? Years after Yahoo and Google integrated web IM features into their free webmail services (Yahoo Messenger in Yahoo Mail and Gtalk in Gmail, respectively), Redmond is finally enabling users to log into their Hotmail accounts and converse with their contacts over instant messaging directly without the need to log on… Read More

  • Yahoo Messenger Brings Free Text Messaging To The iPhone

    Yahoo Messenger now has an iPhone app (iTunes link). It lets you IM your friends, see their status, share photos, share links, choose emoticons, and see recent conversations. It also lets you send free text messages by choosing a contact’s mobile phone number if they are not online. Replies come back to the app, which could save you a dime each time. When you leave the app to answer… Read More

  • iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and running and logged in on my iPod Touch in under a minute. Very, very simple stuff here. You’re able to be logged in to more than one service at a time and you can make your own status… Read More

  • Yahoo! Messenger releases Mac IM 3.0

    The Yahoo! IM team just released the 3.0 version of Yahoo! IM for Mac. Yahoo! Messenger for Mac was last updated in September, 2003. Its feature set is interesting, but it appears to lack two of the PC version’s most compelling qualities: VOIP and the growing library of plugins built on the recently released software development kit. It’s hard for me to imagine using any single… Read More

  • Yahoo Testing Free Wifi Product

    Yahoo isn’t just testing a new home page layout – they are also testing a new wifi service with selected users. The survey (screen shot below) suggests that Yahoo’s new messenger product will be able to access certain wifi networks and allow IMing and VOIP calls (this is assuming those networks are restricted in some way). They do not name the networks the may be partnering… Read More

  • VOIP Yahoo Messenger Launches Tomorrow

    This has been coming for a long time, but starting tomorrow (March 22) you can download (if you have a Windows machine, that is) the new Yahoo IM client with full inbound and outbound VOIP capabilities. That means that, like Skype, users will be able to receive call from, and make calls to, any normal telephone (standard telephone service is often referred to as “POTS”). Screen shot… Read More