Yahoo and Oddpost

Tuesday 13 July 2004

Yahoo is buying Oddpost. This is clearly a response to Gmail. Yahoo’s web mail interface pales next to Google’s, so they bought the best web mail provider out there.

I first mentioned Oddpost over two years ago, but at the time they and Yahoo were competitors:

I know that Yahoo has a much better chance of being around a year from now than Oddpost does. But still...

Congratulations, guys. Nice exit strategy.

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tom 10:22 AM on 13 Jul 2004

As a user of Oddpost for over a year... I decided that it was too slow for someone with my advanced state of N.A.D.D. After one week of using my gmail account, I completely switched and gave up my $30 purchase.

Gmail + bloglines is much better than Oddpost's design.

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Steve Williams 12:46 PM on 12 Aug 2004

Ethan Diamond demo'd Oddpost running on Firefox at last Tuesday's BayCHI. Neat!

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