Yahoo revamps email to compete with Gmail
Yahoo is spiffing up and expanding its email service in an attempt to regain ground lost to a Google alternative that lured millions of users.
The changes unveiled Tuesday are meant to make Yahoo’s email faster and easier to use on the Web. To cater to the growing audience checking their email on smartphones and tablet computers, Yahoo also introduced mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and devices powered by Microsoft’s recently released Windows 8 system.
The company also updated its email app designed for Google’s Android operating system.
The email overhaul is part of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s crusade to give people more reasons to visit the company’s online services and stick around longer.