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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.

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