|In Brief: New Yahoo service to feature blogging tool|
|Posted by: Infoworld on Mar 18th, 2005 5:25 AM|
|News from Infoworld|
Yahoo is developing a free service designed to let users stay in touch with friends, family, and co-workers via new and existing Yahoo services. The service will include the company's first blogging tool, according to a company executive. Called Yahoo 360, the service will enter a restricted beta period on March 29, when it will be available to select users invited by Yahoo to try it out. Yahoo will expand the beta testing in coming weeks, and has set up a waiting list for interested users at http://360.yahoo.com/reg/beta_list.html. Like similar offerings recently introduced by competitors Microsoft and Lycos, Yahoo 360 provides blogging within a broader service whose main aim is to serve as a communications tool between users and acquaintances. Similar to Microsoft's Space and Lycos' Circles, Yahoo 360 lets users do things such as publish blogs, share content, and post pictures, while keeping a tight grip on who is allowed to visit the Web site.