Yahoo Turns 20

We take the Internet for granted. But Google is younger than Yahoo and Yahoo is celebrating 20 years on the stock market when the opening bell will be a yodel. Below is a graphic of 20 words that didn’t exist when the company launched. Here are my favorites. What are yours?

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20 words

Yahoo Tech just launched Yahoo Tech. Lots of thought went into developing this site. I think the UI (User Interface) is well done. But, the best part of the site is that Yahoo hired David Pogue, one of my favorite tech journalists from the New York Times to be the lead. His videos are well placed throughout the site.  This is a run, don’t walk to site.


News 360

Attention all News Junkies – News 360 is Information Nirvana.  If you are unsatisfied with the news searching results of Google, Yahoo, and Bing then this is a “run, don’t walk to site.

News 360 allows you to customize, save and share all your news interestes. It works great on either your computer Ipad, IPhone or IPod.

The screenflow video below show how easy it is to customize your news inquiries.

Cloud Services

According to Wikipedia “Cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage resources without requiring cloud users to know the location and other details of the computing infrastructure.”

All of us use the cloud everyday when we send or read an email using Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail. Cloud services have been around for more than a decade but are now coming into the mainstream because many of us are using Smartphones, IPads and notebooks as our sources of computing and we want to see our files, photos, music, videos on each device with no regard to geographic location.

I am presently living in Cuenca, Ecuador but my gmail may be stored anyplace in the world where Google has their server farms. I recently traveled to Oregon without my computer.  I could read my email, edit my photos and upadate my blog on several of my friend’s computers simply by signing into to my google account and accessing my stored data on the cloud.

I own a MacBook Air and an IPad.  Both of these great devices have limited solid state drives for storage.  I’m limited on the MBA to 256 GB and 32 GB on the IPad. I rely on Cloud Services to store my photos, videos and documents.

Listed below are free Cloud Services. I will review many of them in detail on future posts.

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • ICloud
  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • Pogoplug
  • SkyDrive
  • Amazon