Yahoo! India gets more local with vernacular mail and IM. John Kremer, Yahoo! Mail VP, paid tribute to India’s product and engineering teams who were imperative in his localization.
Techtree informs that, “Yahoo! India has also announced a Web-based version of its instant messaging service, Yahoo! Messenger, named “Yahoo! Messenger for the Web” at http://in.webmessenger.yahoo.com. “Yahoo! Messenger for the Web” does not require any downloads, and gives people the freedom to instant message from anywhere from an Internet-enabled computer.”
Fore more news, Yahoo! Will be rolling out a new version of Yahoo! Messenger i.e. Yahoo! Messenger 9.0.
Apparently, this new design will have a ‘redesigned interface with new ‘skin’ background designs, and new emoticons for expressions like ‘thumbs up’, ‘thumbs down’, and ‘rock on’. Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 has more apparent communication features. With this version, users can forward offline IM’s to mobile devices as also forward incoming phone calls to phone numbers. Videos can be sent from YouTube, Yahoo! Video, etc, and contacts can watch synchronized video through a sharing window. Similarly for photographs from Flickr or users ‘desktops.’
So far, the languages are Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu & Punjabi.