Yahoo! Messenger 10 beta (windows download) was released yesterday. It is a major milestone for the instant messaging team, and for me in particular because it means the new insider page is now live! This is the project I have been working on for the past few months. It is essentially a mini version of the Yahoo! homepage built with YQL cloud technology, complete with mail, news, weather, search assist, a high-revenue ad position, alternate stylesheets (skins!), a location picker, and there’s even an easter egg or two. Go find them if you can.
The page is intended to run “inside the IM client” but it works just fine in any modern browser window, too. Check it out here (you will need a Yahoo! id).