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Sneak Peek at New Yahoo News

Posted on Apr 4th, 2005
Written by Lee Odden
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    Mark Glaser of the Online Journalism Review reports on his visit to Yahoo to sit in on a production meeting related to the redesign of Yahoo News which is due to launch in public beta later this month. (screenshot)

    New features include:

    • “Toggle” feature lets you see news headlines from a particular news source at a glance.
    • “My Sources” tab on each section lets you see your RSS headlines — and you can add feeds to the page.
    • Tabbed navigation on top of each page, with more weight and space given to the top story package.
    • Y!Q technology embedded into key words in stories brings pop-up box with links to relevant Yahoo and Web pages. (this is cool)
    • Story pages will have one square ad within story instead of a top and side banner.
    • “IM story” option lets you send a news story via Yahoo Messenger instant messaging service.

    Yahoo News already has over 25 million daily readers. Features like this are sure to attract even more.