Daily Archives: 2005-12-12

Yahoo! Messenger Adds PSTN Support

Tonight we launched Yahoo! Messenger 7.5 Beta, delivering phone-in and phone-out support to PSTN (public switched telephone network, or “regular phones”). For rates that are quite low (inside the US, 1ยข per minute), you can call from Yahoo! Messenger to any phone in the world (“phone out”). You can also buy a live phone number (from anywhere in the world) that will ring on your Messenger client (“phone in”). There is also free voice mail.

In an unusual twist, we are actually only launching the international clients today. For now, users inside the United States will not be able to get this client. Elsewhere in the world, users can sign up from any of our international sites that we launched this evening: Germany Spain France Italy Hong Kong Singapore.

Yahoo! Messenger

Update 2006-03-21: An updated Beta was just launched, including service for the US market (English & Spanish)!

Movable Type on Yahoo! Web Hosting

Today Yahoo! and SixApart announced that Yahoo! small business web hosting customers can now run Movable Type:

Now you can get the power of Movable Type for blogging from a web host you trust: Yahoo! Small Business web hosting. All the features you need, with no installation required.

It looks like you can get web hosting for as little as $9/month, so this might be a good solution for those who don’t want to fiddle with the details of installing Movable Type. Users in that group should probably also check out TypePad which at the cheapest level is about $5/month. Check the specs carefully because Yahoo hosting offers much higher disk space and bandwidth by comparison.

Movable Type on Yahoo! Web Hosting