Competition in Action

So for the last few years, Yahoo mail has been basically unchanged. In fact, the only change was that they were shrinking the storage allocations of new accounts in order to encourage users to upgrade to paid accounts (a perfectly reasonable objective.) Enter competition from Google and things change direction. This is what I now see when I log into my Yahoo account, which I’ve abandoned in favor of Google’s Gmail:

In my case, this is too little, too late. But it should serve Yahoo well when Gmail becomes open to the public.


P.S. I still have an invite or two left if any readers want one.

UPDATE: All gone. I’ll let you know if I get more.