Yahoo to Give Away Email Code (Maybe)

By Deane Barker on October 1, 2006

Yahoo allows outsiders to innovate on Yahoo e-mail: This sounds big.

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.

Update: The title of this post may have been wrong. See the first comment.

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