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Yahoo to discontinue access to its services using Facebook, Google IDs

By Shawn Knight
Mar 6, 2014
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  1. Change continues under Marissa Mayer's watch as Yahoo will soon prohibit users from logging into the company's various web services with their Facebook and Google user IDs. Instead, Yahoo visitors will need to sign up for a Yahoo ID to...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    Interesting. I only use Yahoo! for email secondary. Everything else they offer I don't use at all. In the past it was all Yahoo! until Google started up. Things changed when Google came along. Search engine was always Yahoo! then I made the switch to Google haven't use Yahoo! Search for anything.
     
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    I can certainly understand why Yahoo would want their independence. But at the same time, I feel this will only alienate them further.
     
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  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,480   +2,035

    In other words they want to bombard users with more irritating and annoying ad's. I'm surprised not everyone on the planet uses AdBlock, I wouldn't dream of leaving home without it.
     
  5. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 706   +181

    Yahoo is not rel·e·vant
     
  6. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Nah, it's still pretty relevant. Apps still install the toolbar and change the homepage, the articles there usually get hundreds to 1000s of comments depending on the subject, and it still remains in top 5 most visited sites.
     
  7. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I only use Yahoo email. it's my third in line account where I send junk stuff. Nothing else that Yahoo offer interests me in the slightest.
     
  8. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 706   +181

    I won't tell anyone you go there. Don't worry
     
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  9. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    And I won't tell anyone you don't use common sense. We both win. Thanks
     
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