From TechCrunch we learn RSS is Now Integrated into Yahoo Mail and Alerts
This is a great addition to the service and something I'll definitely
be trying out in my Yahoo! Mail account once it is available. I wonder
if they'll provide an API to allow desktop RSS readers to synchronize
their state like Bloglines
and Newsgator Online
The following is an excerpt from Michael Arrington's post on the announcement
Yahoo gathered a small group of bloggers, press and others at Sauce in San
Francisco tonight to announce the launch of two new RSS products. They have
integrated an RSS reader directly into Yahoo
Mail Beta, and are expanding Alerts to
include RSS feeds.
These are significant new products, aimed squarely at new and mainstream RSS
users. The service is not live as of the time I am posting this. I’ve added a
screen shot picture from the live demo.
Yahoo has deeply
integrated RSS into the Yahoo Mail beta experience. Directly below the email
folders are “RSS folders”. Clicking on the top folder show all posts in a “river
of news” format, meaning all posts for all subscribed feeds are listed in the
order they have appeared in feeds.
Each feed also has its own folder, allowing the user to read feeds
individually (more like bloglines).
A post from any feed is treated exactly like an email - any post can be
forwarded as an email or dragged into a folder and saved. All of the great AJAX
functionality already working in Yahoo’s Mail beta works with the new RSS
functionality as well.
Adding feeds is straightforward - include the feed URL or choose from a
number of popular feeds.