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STAY IN TOUCH WITH YAHOO! PAGER
Yahoo! Pager Allows Instant Communication with Online Friends
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 9, 1998 --
Looking for a quick
way to reach friends online? Send them an instant message
with Yahoo! Pager. Today, Yahoo! Inc. announced the launch
of Yahoo! Pager, the latest offering in Yahoo!'s family of
communication services, which includes e-mail, chat, message
boards, people search and classifieds. Yahoo!'s pager
service offers members an instant link to online friends and
colleagues - alerting individuals when their buddies or
associates have come online and allowing them to chat in
real-time with each other. The pager is integrated
throughout the Yahoo!® network of properties and is also
available for free at http://pager.yahoo.com.
"We are continuing to develop new ways to help our
millions of users find and communicate with each other,"
said Brian Park, producer of Yahoo! Pager. "Yahoo! Pager
combines instant messaging and notification in one service.
With the pager, our members can now see when friends come
online, send instant messages to each other and know
instantly when they have new Yahoo! Mail messages."
Yahoo! Pager uses the same, free registration process,
user identification and password as the rest of Yahoo!'s
communication and personalization services. This allows
friends made in Yahoo!'s chat rooms, message boards and
online classic games areas to be immediately added to the
Yahoo! Pager friend list.
Quickly Find Friends Online
Yahoo! Pager combines the real-time messaging of chat with
the one-on-one of e-mail to give users a fast and easy way
to have a personal conversation with an online friend,
family member or business associate. Individuals can "page"
their friends on the Internet and quickly and easily engage
them in real-time conversation.
Yahoo! Pager feature highlights include:
- Instant Messages -- Faster than email and more
convenient than a phone call, instant messages can be
sent to friends, family and co-workers for quick and
private conversations. Yahoo! Pager alerts users when
their buddies come online so they always know who's
available to chat. It also allows users to change their
status so that online friends know when that person is
"available" or "busy" or "on vacation."
- Alerts -- Yahoo! Pager notifies users both
when friends come online and when they have new Yahoo!
- Blocking/Privacy -- For added privacy, Yahoo!
Pager notifies users when somebody has added them as a
friend. In addition, Yahoo! Pager allows users to block
instant messages from others. With the blocking feature,
individuals have complete control over who has instant
messaging access to them.
- Single Registration Process -- Individuals who
register for Yahoo! Pager have access to Yahoo!'s full
family of personalized and communications services,
including chat, classifieds, e-mail, message boards,
games, stock portfolios and My Yahoo! - all free of
- Expanded Viewing Profiles -- Yahoo! Pager
allows individuals to create in-depth profiles for their
Yahoo! Pager user names to share information about
themselves with others online.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is a global Internet media company
that offers a network of branded Web programming that serves
millions of users daily. As the first online navigational
guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is the single largest guide
in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business
user reach, and is one of the most recognized brands
associated with the Internet. Yahoo! Inc. provides targeted
Internet resources and communications services for a broad
range of audiences, based on demographic, key-subject and
geographic interests. Yahoo! is headquartered in Santa
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