Over on SiliconBeat, Mike Bazeley writes about Yahoo! PhotoMail:

We do have a big gripe, though. The service requires users to download a small application to upload the photos, and Yahoo is relying on the ActiveX functionality of Internet Explorer for its upload software. That means the feature is limited to Windows IE users. Many of us stopped using IE in favor of Firefox long ago, and I doubt many will turn back to IE just to email photos to friends and family. Andy Spillane, VP of Yahoo Mail, says the company is exploring using XUL to build a Firefox version of the software.

I'll be over in the corner, gently smacking my head against a wall...

In related news, Spread Firefox shows the latest download number just below 60,000,000.

Posted by jzawodn at May 26, 2005 10:33 AM

Reader Comments
# dano said:

For some reason, Yahoo! just doesn't "get it" sometimes. I mean, you have a Firefox version of the Yahoo! Toolbar. What does it take for someone in charge of things at Yahoo! to say, "We're supporting Firefox in *all* of our products"?

Having a direct competitor control 90%+ of the technology used to view Yahoo! is not a good idea.

on May 26, 2005 08:20 PM
# Security advosr for Yahoo said:

The whole Firefox download numbers is a big scam. The way they manage it is by making users who currently have Firefox to update the version number by downloading a full installtion, from the same server that counts the number of downloads. Forefox does not subtract the number of users who are just downloading to update Firefox, than unique new Firefox users. Have a nice day Mozilla, the people in the know, know your figures are one big scam.

on May 30, 2005 03:52 PM
# Pooya Karimian said:

The comment about the number of downloads is not true. The counter does not count the firefox downloads from a firefox browser and it does only count the direct downloads from mozilla's website. Not from download.com, not those included in linux distributions. Go check the number of downloads only in download.com to find out what's going on and that's why microsoft restarted working on IE. Even they know that the Firefox is growing fast.

on June 1, 2005 12:36 AM
# Susan Averre said:

you mention readers.
This is a concept I only recently discovered- getting feeds instead of operating off of a long list of links.
I am now set up on bloglines, and it offers weblog capability as well, but without comments.
Is there one that works pretty much like bloglines but allows for comments?
I am thinking of using something like this for classroom purposes- a weblog where transparent lesson planning can take place- rubrics, instructions and the like. I'd want to let the kids comment but I'd want to be able to get IP addresses, or mabe even ban some kids if need be- approving every comment might be daunting.. but if that's the best option, I'm game.
Any thoughts?

on June 7, 2005 07:33 AM
# Paul Gray said:

The Firefox numbers are bogus.
The fail to include people who have downloaded firefox from other sources, beople who install copies on more than one computer after a single download, and people who get firefox from CD distributed by educationa institutions and corperations.

The numbers for Firefox are much higher than the counter indicates.

on January 29, 2006 08:55 AM
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