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These excerpts taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.

Communications

Our Communications offerings include Yahoo! Mail, Zimbra Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger and provide a wide range of communication services to users and small businesses across a variety of devices and through our broadband Internet access partners. We offer some services free of charge to our users and also provide some of our services on a fee or subscription basis. We generate display advertising revenues from these offerings.

 

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Yahoo! Mail provides users with a full-featured e-mail functionality and experience. In addition to our free e-mail service, for a subscription fee, we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a premium mail service providing features such as a display-ad-free interface.

Zimbra Mail is a messaging and collaboration application for educational institutions, small to large businesses, internet service providers, and government agencies.

Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging (“IM”) service provides an interactive and personalized way for people to connect and share experiences on a real-time basis.

Communications

STYLE="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:0px">Our Communications offerings include Yahoo! Mail, Zimbra Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger and provide a wide range of communication services to users and small businesses
across a variety of devices and through our broadband Internet access partners. We offer some services free of charge to our users and also provide some of our services on a fee or subscription basis. We generate display advertising revenues from
these offerings.

 


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Yahoo! Mail provides users with a full-featured e-mail functionality and experience. In addition to our free
e-mail service, for a subscription fee, we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a premium mail service providing features such as a display-ad-free interface.

SIZE="2">Zimbra Mail is a messaging and collaboration application for educational institutions, small to large businesses, internet service providers, and government agencies.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging (“IM”) service provides an interactive and personalized way for people to connect and share experiences on a real-time basis.

STYLE="margin-top:18px;margin-bottom:0px">Audience

Our Audience offerings include some of the most visited
destinations on the Web, such as Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, and Yahoo! Sports, along with many additional category leading properties. We generate revenues from our audience offerings from display advertising and fee-based services.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px">Yahoo! News aggregates stories from major news agencies. Users receive free up-to-the-minute news coverage with video, text, photos, and audio content.

Yahoo! Finance provides a comprehensive set of financial data, information, and tools that help users make informed financial decisions. The
content is mainly provided through relationships with a number of third party providers. Some of these providers pay a fee when a user is referred from Yahoo! Finance to their websites. Some financial content, such as analyst research reports, is
also available to users for a fee.

Yahoo! Sports offers free and fee-based fantasy games, up-to-the-minute news, real-time statistics, scores and
game updates, broadcast programming, integrated shopping, and an online sports community.

In addition, we offer Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Food, Yahoo! Games,
Yahoo! Health, Yahoo! Kids, Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! Personals, Yahoo! Real Estate, Shine, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Tech, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! TV, and omg!.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">Connected Life

Our Connected Life business includes Yahoo! Mobile and Yahoo! Connected TV. Connected Life offers
services designed to provide users with easy access to the open Internet and their Yahoo! content and communities across a variety of Internet-enabled devices including mobile devices and television.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px">Yahoo! Mobile is focused on creating experiences specifically built for the mobile environment, building open mobile platforms, and driving mobile advertising
opportunities. We offer advertising solutions in 23 territories across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. We generate revenues from Yahoo! Mobile by selling traditional display and search advertising on the mobile phone. Additionally,
Yahoo! Mobile also generates fees revenues by distributing its services through mobile operators and device manufacturers.

These excerpts taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Feb 27, 2008.
Communications
 
Yahoo! Mail is a free service available in over 20 languages that provides users with a full-featured e-mail functionality and experience including industry-leading spam and virus protection, unlimited free storage, significant attachment size capacity, advanced search capabilities, and robust address book functionality. In addition to our basic e-mail service, for a subscription fee, we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a premium mail service providing a number of premium features, including access via e-mail applications such as Outlook, enhanced spam protection, additional attachment size capacity, and a display ad-free interface. In 2007, we released for general availability a new version of Yahoo! Mail that provides a faster experience with enhanced functionality, such as drag and drop e-mail organization and message previews. Yahoo! Mail generates revenues primarily from display advertising and premium user fees.


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Zimbra Mail is a messaging and collaboration application for enterprise, service provider, education, and government environments. The powerful Web application integrates e-mail, contacts, shared calendar, and online documents into a single interface. In addition, the service offers seamless compatibility with other clients like Microsoft Outlook, Apple desktop suite, and Mozilla Thunderbird, and a mobility solution that works across a range of devices from the Blackberry to the iPhone. Zimbra Mail generates revenues by selling technology license fees for the application.
 
Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging service provides a free, interactive, and personalized way for people to connect and share experiences with their friends, family, and colleagues on a real-time basis. Yahoo! Messenger’s communications suite integrates leading Yahoo! services including Games, Music, Flickr, and Search. Yahoo! Messenger allows users to stay connected to each other through text IM, e-mail, voice, video, or mobile messaging. Yahoo! Messenger generates revenues primarily from display advertising.
 
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Yahoo! Mail is a free service available in over
20 languages that provides users with a full-featured
e-mail
functionality and experience including industry-leading spam and
virus protection, unlimited free storage, significant attachment
size capacity, advanced search capabilities, and robust address
book functionality. In addition to our basic
e-mail
service, for a subscription fee, we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a
premium mail service providing a number of premium features,
including access via
e-mail
applications such as Outlook, enhanced spam protection,
additional attachment size capacity, and a display ad-free
interface. In 2007, we released for general availability a new
version of Yahoo! Mail that provides a faster experience with
enhanced functionality, such as drag and drop
e-mail
organization and message previews. Yahoo! Mail generates
revenues primarily from display advertising and premium user
fees.





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Zimbra Mail is a messaging and collaboration application
for enterprise, service provider, education, and government
environments. The powerful Web application integrates
e-mail,
contacts, shared calendar, and online documents into a single
interface. In addition, the service offers seamless
compatibility with other clients like Microsoft Outlook, Apple
desktop suite, and Mozilla Thunderbird, and a mobility solution
that works across a range of devices from the Blackberry to the
iPhone. Zimbra Mail generates revenues by selling technology
license fees for the application.


 



Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging service provides a
free, interactive, and personalized way for people to connect
and share experiences with their friends, family, and colleagues
on a real-time basis. Yahoo! Messenger’s communications
suite integrates leading Yahoo! services including Games, Music,
Flickr, and Search. Yahoo! Messenger allows users to stay
connected to each other through text IM,
e-mail,
voice, video, or mobile messaging. Yahoo! Messenger generates
revenues primarily from display advertising.


 




This excerpt taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Feb 23, 2007.
Communications
 
Yahoo! Mail is a free global service available in over 20 languages that provides users with a full-featured e-mail experience including industry-leading spam and virus protection, significant free storage and attachment size capacity, advanced search capabilities, and robust address book functionality. In addition to our basic e-mail service, for a subscription fee we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a premium mail service providing a number of premium features, including personalized spam filter, additional storage capacity, graphical ad blocker, and personalized stationery. In 2006, we extended the reach of the beta version of Yahoo! Mail which provides a faster experience with enhanced functionality, such as drag and drop e-mail organization and message previews in addition to other enhanced features to a wider audience of Yahoo! users around the world.


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The Yahoo! Messenger with Voice instant messaging (“IM”) service provides a free, interactive and personalized way for people to connect and share experiences with their friends, family and colleagues in real time. Yahoo! Messenger’s communications suite integrates leading Yahoo! services including Games, Music, Photos, and Search. Yahoo! Messenger allows users to stay connected to each other through text IM, e-mail, video or mobile messaging. In 2006, we launched the next generation version of IM, which connects users of Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger to create the largest IM community in the world. In addition, the new version of Yahoo! Messenger offers enhanced voice calling capabilities, allowing calls to and from traditional and mobile phones. Additionally, in 2006, we introduced custom plug-ins, which are free mini applications that users can add to their IM to make it more personalized and interactive.
 
This excerpt taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Mar 3, 2006.

Communications

Yahoo! Mail is a free global service available in over 20 languages that provides users with a full-featured e-mail experience including industry-leading spam and virus protection, significant free storage and attachment size capacity, advanced search capabilities, and robust address book functionality.  In addition to our basic e-mail service, for a subscription fee we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a premium mail service providing a combination of these features plus a number of other premium features, including personalized spam filter, additional storage capacity, graphical ad blocker, and personalized stationery.  In 2005, we launched a beta version of Yahoo! Mail, which provides a faster experience with enhanced functionality, such as drag and drop e-mail organization and message previews in addition to other enhanced features.

The Yahoo! Messenger with Voice instant messaging (“IM”) service provides a free, interactive and personalized way for people to connect and share experiences with their friends, family and colleagues in real time.  Yahoo! Messenger’s communications suite integrates leading Yahoo! services including Games, Music, Photos, and Search.  Yahoo! Messenger allows users to stay connected to one another through text IM, e-mail, video or mobile messaging.  In 2005, we launched the next generation version of IM, which provides free PC-to-PC calling, photo sharing and enhanced tools to expand online communities.  In addition, in 2005 we signed an agreement with Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) to globally connect users of Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger to create what we expect to be among the largest IM communities in the world when released in 2006.

Yahoo! Photos makes it easy for people to upload, store and share their photos for free.  For example, Yahoo! users can now share their pictures with a friend instantly using e-mail or Yahoo! Messenger.  Users can also order high-quality prints and photo gifts as a premium service and pick-up their prints in one hour from their local Target store.

Yahoo! Communities help users build and manage identity and relationships and include properties such as Groups, Avatars, Chat, and Message Boards.  In 2005, we launched a beta version of Yahoo! 360°, an innovative new service providing users with an integrated experience, seamlessly bringing together popular communications, content and community services such as Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Photos, Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Groups with sharing tools for recommending favorite movies, restaurants, music and more.  Yahoo! Communities provide users with the opportunity to discover, connect and interact with other users who share similar interests and ideas.

This excerpt taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Mar 11, 2005.

Communications

Yahoo! Mail is a free service that provides users with a full-featured email experience including industry-leading spam and virus protection, significant storage and attachment size capacity, advanced search capabilities, and robust address book functionality. In addition to our basic email service, for a fee we offer Yahoo! Mail Plus, a premium mail service providing a combination of these features plus a personalized spam filter, additional storage capacity, graphical ad blocker, and personalized stationery, among other features.

The Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging service ("IM") provides a free, interactive and personalized way for people to connect to their friends, family and colleagues instantaneously. Yahoo! Messenger has introduced unique features and deeper integration with Yahoo! services including Yahoo! Games, Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Photos. Yahoo! Messenger also offers features that heighten self expression including Avatars – graphical and customizable character representations – and Audibles – expressive verbal animations.

Yahoo! Photos makes it easy for people to upload, store and share their photos for free. For example, Yahoo! users can now view their pictures with a friend instantly using a specially designed Yahoo! Photos IMVironment in Yahoo! Messenger. Users can also order high-quality prints and photo gifts as a premium service.

Yahoo! Communities helps users build and manage relationships and includes properties such as Yahoo! Groups, Chat, Member Directory, and Message Boards. Yahoo! Groups gives users a convenient way to connect with others who share the same interests and ideas, through a Website and email group.

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