Yahoo’s New Home Page is More Personalized, Interactive

Yahoo!Yahoo plans to start rolling out a new front page at Yahoo.com starting right now, with the goal of making the new experience available to everyone in the United States within two days. I’m familiar with the front page but not a regular visitor, so when I saw the new design, I spotted a few changes from the old one — nothing too dramatic. Vice President of Product and Media Mike Kerns said Yahoo.com has a large audience (tens of millions of daily visitors) that’s used to the existing experience, so the team had a strike a balance between pushing things forward and making sure the page still feels familiar. “We couldn’t go too radical, but we have introduced some meaningful new changes,” Kerns said. The biggest overall change is an increased emphasis on personalization.

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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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