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Facebook and Google login credentials will not be allowed

If you want to use Yahoo's services, you're going to need to play by Yahoo's rules. 

According to Reuters, Yahoo is going to eventually remove all sign-in buttons for Facebook and Google on its Web services. For access, you'll have to sign up for a Yahoo ID. 

This means that users can no longer sign in to Yahoo's online services with Facebook or Google credentials. The first Yahoo service to boot Facebook and Google is Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'Em, which is geared toward the NCAA college basketball tournament. The use of Yahoo IDs began Monday for this service. 

Others, such as  Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, are expected to follow until a Yahoo ID is required for all Yahoo services. There is currently no known timeframe for the rollout. 

"Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience," said Yahoo. "[The Yahoo IDs] will allow us to offer the best personalized experience to everyone."

Yahoo likely wants more users to sign up for Yahoo IDs, and for those who use certain services like Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'Em, this could be a good way to grab those extra sign-ups. 

Source: Reuters

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By bug77 on 3/5/2014 5:43:09 PM , Rating: 3
My primary email is Yahoo and I still use Yahoo Messenger. But the first service to require Yahoo credentials is what?

RE: Wow
By AMDftw on 3/5/2014 5:53:33 PM , Rating: 2
I still use it for all my trash mail.

RE: Wow
By Omega215D on 3/5/2014 7:32:22 PM , Rating: 2
Same here except I also use Flickr from time to time since they upped the storage limit.

RE: Wow
By Kefner on 3/6/2014 12:33:37 AM , Rating: 2
Haha, same as me! Whenever I have to enter my email for something I don't want spam going to my main email address, I use my yahoo email. My yahoo name even has a "98" in it, as in the year I created the account! This whole internet thingy really took off, huh! lol

RE: Wow
By HostileEffect on 3/6/2014 1:34:25 PM , Rating: 2
Yep, yahoo gets my spam mail, thats why I use them for my work address. Uncle sam loves to spam me with junk mail and pointless surveys.

Who cares?
By coburn_c on 3/5/2014 5:17:22 PM , Rating: 4
A giant, red, flashing who cares. Once again proving all you need is a press release and a trademark to get free, worldwide advertising.

RE: Who cares?
By inperfectdarkness on 3/6/2014 5:27:25 AM , Rating: 3
Melissa Mayer still cares. And if your statement is correct, then she's taken several pages from Google's operating manual.

RE: Who cares?
By woody1 on 3/6/14, Rating: 0
RE: Who cares?
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/6/2014 2:26:24 PM , Rating: 2
She left Google to run Yahoo....

Yahoo is still in business??
By woody1 on 3/5/2014 5:26:34 PM , Rating: 1
Who knew that Yahoo was still in business? I haven't used it since sometime in the 90's.

RE: Yahoo is still in business??
By retrospooty on 3/5/2014 6:12:07 PM , Rating: 1
What is a Yahoo ? :/

By HoosierEngineer5 on 3/6/2014 8:21:10 AM , Rating: 4
Isn't it a chocolate flavored beverage?

By espaghetti on 3/6/2014 12:36:48 PM , Rating: 2
Goodbye Yahoo
By romulusnr on 3/5/2014 6:38:03 PM , Rating: 2
Why go there anyway...? I only ever go there anymore to correct all the dead-wrong "best answers" on tween-heavy Yahoo Answers.

RE: Goodbye Yahoo
By HaywoodJaBlome on 3/5/14, Rating: 0
RE: Goodbye Yahoo
By Piiman on 3/8/2014 9:10:28 AM , Rating: 2
You do know there was nothing stopping you from signing in with a Yahoo account before, right?

By agent2099 on 3/5/2014 7:28:34 PM , Rating: 3
Funny, I primary email is yahoo but I don't use ANY of their services. On the contrary I use google play music, and services from apple etc.

So in short, this will not affect me one bit.

By imaheadcase on 3/6/2014 5:50:16 AM , Rating: 1
They still around? I've not visited a yahoo page since the early 2000s.

"Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience," said Yahoo. "[The Yahoo IDs] will allow us to offer the best personalized experience to everyone."

RIGHT....I guess that is why no one has heard of them with saying nonsense like that.

RE: Yahoo?
By HoosierEngineer5 on 3/6/2014 8:26:37 AM , Rating: 2
You need to use the Yahoo dictionary. Offering the best personalized experience means we are collecting all your personal information to pummel you with ads. Trust us, it's in your best interest. By 'your' we mean 'our'.

Yahoo WHAT
By SDBud on 3/6/2014 2:34:36 PM , Rating: 2
I've had SO MUCH crap from compromised Yahoo accounts that I refuse to accept ANY email from them, AT ALL.

And I don't use anything Yahoo, so won't be affected, and don't even care.

RE: Yahoo WHAT
By Piiman on 3/8/2014 9:12:46 AM , Rating: 1
Then why even post about it? :-)

Yahoo Boycotts WHO?
By MachoBunny on 3/5/2014 7:07:43 PM , Rating: 2
For the most invasive and unfriendly service on the web to not join the leaders is suicide. And, damn, so well deserved and so long coming.

By shanen0 on 3/5/2014 8:03:20 PM , Rating: 2
My own take on the situation is that Yahoo still has a chance to survive, but I can't see that they are moving in any direction but bankruptcy, and this is a pretty good step in that direction. Yahoo needs MORE users and FEWER deterrents.

However, I'd prefer to focus on the biggest step that Yahoo could take in favor of survival: Fix the #1 problem of email, which is SPAM. Yahoo could integrate some effective anti-spammer tools into their email system. Not naive or even sophisticated filtering, which the spammers can obviously live with, NOT anti-spam bandaids, but anti-spammer countermeasures targeting the spammers' business models. I'm not saying we can eliminate all spam or convert any spammers into decent human beings. I'm saying that we (if Yahoo cared to help) could reduce the spammers' profits and they would move under less visible rocks.

As things now stand, the primary residual value of Yahoo is email, but only for registrations because it is too polluted with spam. At this point, it would cause me a moderate inconvenience if Yahoo disappeared, but I think it would bother the spammers even more, so it looks like a net gain.

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