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Monday, January 09, 2006

Yahoo Go Gets Going

Not willing to be left in the dust by Google and MSN, Yahoo has launched a new virtual application called Yahoo Go. As with recent offerings from Google, data can be accessed through multiple devices, namely a PC/laptop, mobile device, and TV. Yahoo Go is a one-stop application that provides access to music, photos, movie listings, your address book, e-mail, blogs, communities and instant messaging.

Yahoo Go is still in its infancy, however. Many of the more advanced offerings are not yet available, and the mobile portion only works on Nokia Series 60 phones. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see what the early adopters are able to do with the existing offerings over the next few months... and how Yahoo's competitors will respond.