Jun 17, 2005

Yahoo! Follows Google ... Again

Motley Fool writer Kelvin Taylor has a report on Yahoo!'s recent upgrade to their email service for us photo junkies.

By Kelvin Taylor Tue May 31, 3:07 PM ET

"In the continuing race for the hearts and minds of email users, Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO - News) has announced a new service called PhotoMail, which allows users to send a few hundred digital photographs in a single message. The user-friendly interface is a huge improvement compared to sending images as individual attachments. That routine took forever, and not everyone who received the emails could see the attachments.

Why is Yahoo! introducing the new feature now? I think it has much to do with a company whose name starts with "G". In recent years Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - News) and Yahoo! have fired new-product volleys back and forth, from search engines to email to news portals. The two giants' habit of nipping at each other's heels provides users with fresh new technologies."

Read the full report here.