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Axis, Yahoo's New Browser 194

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-kid-on-the-block dept.
markjhood2003 writes "Fresh on the heels of Slashdot's discussion of the lack of browser choice on mobile devices comes the announcement of Yahoo's new web browser Axis. According to VentureBeat, the browser runs on iPad and iPhone as a separate standalone browser and as an extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, with support for Android and Windows Phone coming soon. It actually appears to bring some innovation to mobile search, displaying results and queries on the same page for more productive navigation between the two."
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Axis, Yahoo's New Browser

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  • by ThunderBird89 (1293256) <zalanmeggyesi@@@yahoo...com> on Thursday May 24, 2012 @01:10AM (#40096957)

    I wouldn't say Yahoo Mail is behind others. I have a Yahoo address, and I'm very pleased with the interface and the service, more so than with Gmail. They offer 500 fully functional disposable email addresses for SPAM decoys, unlimited storage space (not just very large and increasing, like in Gmail), keyboard shortcuts (something Gmail doesn't support at all) and tabs on the interface, so I can have several messages composing at once (again, no such thing in Gmail), and folders (very important for me, very useful, and not present at all in Gmail).
    And, for some reason, maybe because I've had my address since ~1995, I've received a free upgrade to Mail Plus, so I have very few reasons to complain. :)

    Certainly, there are some quirks, such as only counting unread messages in the root folder in the unread total, but I've reported that, and will report it again. Plus, it's not such a bad thing that I can't live without it...

    If anything, Yahoo is still the best web-based email service out there, outshining Gmail, which has Android integration on its side to make up for its shortcomings in the mail section.

  • Re:Huh... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Richard_at_work (517087) <richardprice.gmail@com> on Thursday May 24, 2012 @02:52AM (#40097317)

    What's worse is that Yahoo have accidentally included their private signing key inside the Chrome extension, meaning anyone can now sign Chrome extensions as Yahoo....

  • by hairyfeet (841228) <{bassbeast1968} {at} {gmail.com}> on Thursday May 24, 2012 @03:06AM (#40097401) Journal

    Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe...yahoo mail users LIKE the current UI? The damned "everything is a chat" crap in Gmail is why i only use it for places like this (where the most I will be talking to someone is a single reply and i don't care about spam) while i use my yahoo for family and friends precisely BECAUSE of the UI. Thanks to its classic folders design i can have my mail nicely sorted just the way I like with a minimum of hassle and the same can be said of my customers.

    BTW here is something that will bake the noodles of the geeks here, you know what from working on PCs 6 days a week i've found to be the most popular home page by a loooong shot? Yahoo.com, that's right, the web portal page that so many of us hate. The reason why is it has replaced the traditional paper for most folks, hell I even installed a separate browser just for my GF so when she is staying the weekend she can have everything just like at home, with all her bookmarks and her Yahoo portal. She has her little morning ritual where she opens the portal, glances through the headlines, checks her mail before moving on to her FB games.

    So frankly I'd say the problem is NOT the mail or the portal at Yahoo and if I were in charge, hell if anybody that had a brain were in charge they could turn it around. How? Advertise. Playing around with the portal i found there is a ton of neat stuff there that frankly most don't know anything about. anybody try yahoo games? they have a ton of time wasters. they have got sports, comedy, a ton of really nice stuff, its just hidden way down on the far left bar in small print. That is STUPID. they should be highlighting a different one on the portal each week and making them easy to see and showing people how to get to them.

    They have all the right pieces there, they just need someone to show them how to market all this stuff to the masses and build some buzz. Like I said my GF starts with the portal every morning and even she didn't know they offered a ton of free games, but now that i have showed her where they are she and her GFs all have a blast playing all the little flash games. just advertise Yahoo, show folks what you have.

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