the new My Yahoo!
It’s cool. RSS. app-like dhtml-y UI w/o roundtrip to the database. dhtml-y stuff can be extended to do more desktop RSS aggregator like features. Content search. The major change as I see it is the dissolve of the barrier between “modules” and “content”. This was always a confusing concept. Editing by search is a lot more natural.
However in the search results it’s not immediately evident what type of content has turned up, and can require a lot of text scanning. Some small visual clues as to the type of content could clear up these results pages.
It’s a great revision, though there’s of course ways to go. My Yahoo is definitely focused on the user. Yahoo as a whole hasn’t cultivated developers .. will that change?. The Google API has got a bit of hype, but really it’s been a let down .. functionality and queries are extremely limited. There’s no business model. Amazon API roles it all out, cause the bottom line is getting a purchase. Yahoo has a chance to break out here.
Bloglines is pushing some awesome and essential services: rss caching, subscription sync-ing. Business model? Suppose that comes through its partnerships with aggregator software. Yahoo can do this technically. But it is the business relationships which start to make bloglines an attractive acquisition.