Faster Forward: Yahoo redesigns its Web mail
At midnight, Yahoo introduced a redesigned version of its Web-mail site, Yahoo Mail. And then a funny thing happened: Nothing. No Twitter chatter, no Facebook comments by friends, no late-night posts on the usual tech blogs.
The Internet can be so cruel sometimes.
But it can also be perceptive: Yahoo's relaunched Web mail--available at features.mail.yahoo.com--probably won't have veterans of its older interface feeling terribly lost.
Posts on its corporate and e-mail blogs point to such changes as faster performance, integrated social networking, photo slideshows and video playback.
But if you ask a randomly-chosen Yahoo Mail user what's new about the site, you're more likely to hear "it's purple"--the new design echoes the eggplant hue of mobile versions of Yahoo's service.