Yahoo shuttering GeoCities today. RIP GeoCities

In another step towards the future, a page on the past is closed: GeoCities is being shuttered today by Yahoo, which purchased the free website host in 1999. GeoCities circa 1996: In a move that puts more emphasis on the bottom line, Yahoo is nudging new customers to its paid hosting service. Of course, there’s… Continue reading Yahoo shuttering GeoCities today. RIP GeoCities

Yahoo! Mail still #1, but for how much longer?

Image via CrunchBase ComScore shows Yahoo Mail is still the world’s leader in e-mail services, but the bad news (for Yahoo) is that Google’s Gmail is the fastest growing service. Hotmail is still #2, and AOL just slipped to #4 after Gmail who leapfrogged them to go to #3. Four years ago when we sized… Continue reading Yahoo! Mail still #1, but for how much longer?

Gmail’s 2 latest features: Translation and Import from other accounts

Gmail has 2 cool new features. The first can be really useful for those of us who frequently get e-mail from all over the world – language translation. Just head into your Gmail Labs section, look for Message Translation and enable. Messages in foreign languages will now have a link to translate. I was surprised… Continue reading Gmail’s 2 latest features: Translation and Import from other accounts