A Glimpse of the New Yahoo Homepage

Yahoo! is having a new face and the first to see this new face are selected users in the USA , France, India and UK. The rest of the 314 million users from around the world will see it later. Yahoo! says that to help users get more out of the Internet, make more of their precious time, and make sense of all the things going on in the world, a change in its homepage's look is necessary. So what are the changes in Yahoo's homepage? The first thing that you'll notice (see the image above) is that it is more streamlined. A customizable menu that gives quick access to what we commonly look into first has replaced the link list on the left side of the page. The email section is no longer just for Yahoo! mail only, users can now link their Gmail account. Other services will be added in the future.

The new face of Yahoo! is meant to "simplify your life" through one easy check-in point and enhancing the "Featured" area with more and more fresh and timely content. But there is a buzz that says that simplifying the users' life is not the only reason for the renovation of Yahoo's homepage. One reason is to make Yahoo's homepage look less like the AOL homepage. AOL has the habit of copying Yahoo.

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