This has been in the works for a while and it's finally up for for real. Visit for details.

RSS is alive and well at Yahoo. Watch for more in the future. :-)

Congrats and thanks to Jeff and team for making it happen!

Posted by jzawodn at August 26, 2003 02:01 PM

Reader Comments
# Aaron Brady said:

I hate to nit-pick (because this is really cool) - but all the feeds have the same names.

Of course, I realise it would be good if effnews let me change feeds' names without editting the .ini - but just a niggle.

Someone complained about the O'Reilly blogs because of this too ...

on August 26, 2003 02:38 PM
# Jeff Boulter said:

The feeds names all start with Yahoo! News, but they're different, like "Yahoo! News - Technology" or "Yahoo! News - Entertainment".

on August 26, 2003 02:44 PM
# Dave Winer said:

Jeremy please send my thanks to the people who made this happen! It's a great day for news junkies. I just subscribed to all the feeds. I can't believe all the new publications I get this way. Wowowowowow. Dave is happy. ;->

on August 26, 2003 03:03 PM
# Justin said:

Holy crap this is awesome! God work… now you can tell all those people who where crawling your site to just use the rss feeds :P

on August 26, 2003 03:22 PM
# Mark said:

Very cool. One small nitpick: the feeds do not validate because the specified image width is too large. The maximum value is 144, and the spec is very clear on this:

on August 26, 2003 04:25 PM
# Jeff Boulter said:

The image has been resized. :-)

on August 26, 2003 05:41 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

Nice job guys, Nice job. Of course I rushed over to the public add page (

and added them.

on August 26, 2003 06:03 PM
# ResearchBuzz said:

Yippee! I found this myself without having to read Jeremy's blog! Hurray!

:-> Seriously Jeremy, congrats. Yahoo's the first major engine to "get" and give RSS feeds. Who's next?

on August 26, 2003 06:40 PM
# ud said:

Nice job! Thanks again

on August 27, 2003 07:17 AM
# Alex said:

The grail of news feeds !! Much appreciated...

on August 27, 2003 08:06 AM
# KevinR said:

So, when do we get RSS feeds for individual Y!Finance Message boards? I'd love to subscribe to the messages for specific companies!

- Kevin

on August 27, 2003 09:16 AM
# Seth Finkelstein said:

Great stuff. Thanks for doing this.

By the way, lawyers want to know what's the exact license - the information on the page seems to be only a summary.


on August 27, 2003 09:27 AM
# Joel Abrams said:

Don't know if the folks here are responsible for the words on the RSS page as well, but thanks for the mention of the CS Monitor RSS feeds. It's nice when the big guys take note of what the little guys are doing (and I've noticed a small surge of referrals from Yahoo searches on "Christian Science Monitor RSS").

on August 27, 2003 01:57 PM
# Mark Mascolino said:

Fab work! Can't wait to see more of the Yahoo! properties RSS enabled. A Yahoo! Bill Payer e-bill arrivals notification feed would be cool.

on August 27, 2003 02:21 PM
# Michael Hanscom said:

My only nitpick: for once, I'm in agreement with Dave Winer. Yahoo's news links rot fairly quickly (one week? two?), so I won't link to them. Anytime I find or get sent a Yahoo! News item that I want to link to, I head to Google News and search for the title of the story to find an organization that doesn't drop the story off their servers.

Other than that little tidbit, it's a great deal, and it'll still come in handy for finding stories, if not for linking to them.

on August 28, 2003 11:58 AM
# Carl Garland said:

Hey Jeremy just curious I tried to trackback this article and it didn't seem to go thru. The link to the article was
here discussing multiple Yahoo items. Just curious where the problem may lay and thought maybe it might be an issue on your end. Thanks and I've enjoyed your blog and look forward to pointing to it more in the future.

on August 28, 2003 09:39 PM
# cancel said:

This is definitely great!!

on September 27, 2003 08:04 PM
# cancel said:

This is definitely great!!

on September 27, 2003 08:04 PM
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