Yahoo Launches New Homepage

The new Yahoo homepage has recently launched for public beta! It can be viewed now to anyone using IE or Firefox (up to version 1.5) at There are a number of changes too the looks, including a bigger search bar, and intelligent use of Ajax to make the page more interactive (mouse over “mail” in the right sidebar, for example).Key changes include a “personal assistant”, which is a preview area to see recent emails, your online friends list from Yahoo Instant Messenger and other information (traffic, weather, etc.).

Check it out at:

3 Responses to Yahoo Launches New Homepage
  1. panphage
    May 16, 2006 | 4:50 pm

    Yeah, they seem to be doing some archaic user agent string sniffing or something, because they told me and my camino to piss off as well. Very very stupid. Maybe they’re using XUL…or something.

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  3. Mauricio Diaz
    May 16, 2006 | 11:31 am

    Wow! Great homepage, but I was amazed to find it doesn’t support IE 7!

    They won’t let you look at the page with IE 7, instead they ask you to try again later… Weird…