The new service didn't come as a surprise to analysts, who have watched the Web's other major portals -- Google, Microsoft and America Online -- rush to offer voice chatting through their instant messenger programs over the past year. Yahoo is the first to add computer-to-phone calling.
Internet phone-calling has been around for years, but the race to take it mainstream heated up in recent months when the big portals realized Skype was gaining in popularity.
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