For the past nine months, people have been asking me what I’ve been doing at Yahoo! since I joined. They’ve asked me to talk about it, to blog about it, to let everyone know what was the draw that got me to go to Yahoo! over Google so long ago. It was the opportunity to help redefine one of the most important web sites on the Internet: My Yahoo!.

Today, I’m proud to announce that we’ve launched a brand new version of My Yahoo! in the United States as a limited beta. This is what I, and a number of incredibly smart engineers, have been working on all this time. We’ve been quietly keeping our mouths shut as NetVibes and PageFlakes have made announcements and people have said that My Yahoo! wasn’t keeping up. We kept quiet so as not to ruin the surprise.

I was so happy that we had no leaks, and that this came as a huge surprise to everyone. This product is the result of the tireless efforts of a bunch of people who truly have passion for this product and believe in its future. I’m just happy to be able to say that I was involved with this group of people and that I was able to lend a hand in developing the vision that first convinced me that Yahoo! was the place I wanted to be.

When can you see it? If you’ve been a My Yahoo! user, you may notice a little something that shows you how to see the new version. If you’re not a user…well shame on you. What have you been doing all this time? ;-)

Disclaimer: Any viewpoints and opinions expressed in this article are those of Nicholas C. Zakas and do not, in any way, reflect those of my employer, my colleagues, Wrox Publishing, O'Reilly Publishing, or anyone else. I speak only for myself, not for them.

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