This is the first time the Yahoo Mail app is fully functional using an email address from Gmail, Outlook or AOL.
Now that the Yahoo Mail app can be used with other email addresses, Yahoo still needs to convince users it has taken extra care in protecting user data.
"Separating our Alibaba stake from Yahoo's operating business is essential to maximizing value for our shareholders," CEO Marissa Mayer said (https://info.yahoo.com/press-center/article/yahoo-board-directors-forms-independent-130000822.html) in a statement .
Yahoo revealed Friday that it has formed a special committee of independent directors that will explore strategic alternatives and develop a process to reach out to interested parties for a possible sale.
Verizon will acquire digital advertising, email and media assets from Yahoo
, a beleaguered internet company that has faced setback after setback that has led to it lagging behind its competition for the better half of the last decade.
A (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/02/21/yahoos-sale-verizon-cut-350m-cyber-attacks/) price cut of Yahoo's internet business early this year by $350 million kept Verizon on track to go ahead the purchase.
Telecom giant Verizon Communications will create a new company called Oath after it completes its $4.5 billion acquisition of the troubled internet firm Yahoo and merges it with its AOL operations.
But in the process, Yahoo
secured a piece of the social pie that Facebook dominates.
Since Mayer took the reins in 2012, the company has rolled out new versions of many of its key products, including Yahoo
Mail and Yahoo
As for David Karp, he will remain CEO, having earned $250 million in the deal plus a small portion of Yahoo
That was Yahoo
's initial plan for its Alibaba holdings.
Other than the investments in Alibaba and Yahoo
Japan, the value of the remaining company is (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/business/dealbook/yahoos-board-is-said-to-weigh-selling-off-core-business.html) said to be less than zero.