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Yahoo Opens Yahoo Mail to Open Source Developers

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The largest Internet media company in the world, Yahoo, announced recently that it will open its e-mail program for outside developers, a move that marks the beginning of a new era for the Sunnyvale-based giant.

The largest Internet media company in the world, Yahoo, announced recently that it will open its e-mail program for outside developers, a move that marks the beginning of a new era for the Sunnyvale-based giant.

Officials of the world's largest Internet media company said on Friday it planned to give away the underlying code to Yahoo Mail, one of the crown jewels of its business, in a bid to encourage software developers to build new applications based on e-mail.

Opening the doors for all open sources programmers out there will probably give Yahoo an advantage in the sense of making the company more appealing for users. A suite of thousands new applications is expected to emerge from independent developers, which should enrich Yahoo Mail’s content and transform the usual mail-experience we all have almost daily.

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