Google and Yahoo – Together at Last?

Thursday, December 15th 2005

Gmail added a feature recently where “web clips” show up along the top of your Inbox. Really, these are headlines pulled from various RSS feeds.

As I was checking my mail tonight, I noticed something odd. Take a look at this screenshot.

Notice where the web clip comes from? The new Ask Yahoo service. Apparently Google selected this Yahoo feed as one of their defaults.

I wonder what the thought process was behind the decision to promote their rival’s new service.

Speaking of Gmail, I’ve been meaning for a while now to update my contact info for, well, pretty much everyone I know. If there’s any info you’d like me to have (e-mail, phone, mailing address, IM name, etc), send me an e-mail to the address you can see in the top right area of the screenshot.
I’m so sneaky.

15. December 2005 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Ramblings, Tech | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. I don’t get what’s so new about this RSS service. It’s been there for months.

  2. Really? Hmm, it just appeared for me a week or two ago.

  3. That’s odd. How long have you had a Gmail account?

  4. Not sure exactly, close to a year probably. Guess I was just at the end of the line for this feature.

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