Yahoo Releases A New ToolBar Designed For Quick Access To Weather, Email & Social Networks

Yahoo released a new toolbar today for Firefox, IE and Chrome users in the US. According to the announcement this is the first Yahoo toolbar designed for Chrome. With an updated look and feel, the new toolbar allows users to access search, bookmarks, email, local weather, news and social networks with one click. Users already taking advantage of Yahoo's toolbar only need to do an update. Anyone not currently using a Yahoo toolbar will need to download the new one and customize it by adding preferred feeds, sites and networks. [...]

Yahoo Toolbar Serving Up Questionable Affiliate Links As Coupons

yahoo-logo Yahoo's partnership with a toolbar provider has led to questionable affiliate links showing up in the latest version of the Yahoo Toolbar for both Firefox and IE. How questionable? In one case, an affiliate was redirecting traffic from to a competing online ticket seller. In other cases, it's unclear if the websites that a user visits are aware that Yahoo is showing affiliate coupons when the page loads. The coupons are visible to all U.S. users of the Yahoo toolbar that have installed or upgraded to the current toolbar version. The Coupons app is currently turned on by [...]

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