Yahoo announced upgrades to three of the companies major products and services. Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Search and Yahoo Messenger were all updated on the same day. Social integration was the key phrase during development as most improvements to the three products fall into that category.
Yahoo Mail now comes with a redesigned mobile version that is available at
http://m.yahoo.com/ that now offers one click access to important functions, attachment downloads for file types such as PDF or Microsoft Word documents, and access to personal folders.
The attachment size was raised from 10 Megabytes to 25 which is the exact same size that Google's Gmail is offering it's users. The inbox of Yahoo Mail is expanded with an application box that is brings third party apps like Picnik, ZumoDrive or PayPal to the inbox with more (Evite was mentioned) to come in future updates.
Yahoo Mail Contacts are improved as well as they can now be automatically updated whenever a contact changes their name, e-mail address or phone number.
Update: Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta is no longer available. The most recent versions of Yahoo Messenger can be downloaded from the official website.
Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta is now available for download. It introduces HD video calling and social improvements that keep users informed about their contacts including status updates. Other additions include Flickr uploads, Yahoo! Buzz stories, Tweets and more that are all available from the messenger's interface.
Yahoo Search was upgraded as well. It does however seem that only search engine users from the United States will be able to access the new functionality that allows them to explore related concepts, filter results by popular websites only or narrow down search results by type.
Yahoo is adding more social elements to their products. They also started to add features that were introduced by Google and Microsoft services like the email attachment size of 25 Megabytes.
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