Product Pulse – October 12, 2007

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  • Plugged in locally: Yahoo! Messenger users can now get real-time local news updates while chatting online with friends. Just think — while you’re finalizing party plans with your buddies, you can check the weather and traffic reports to avoid being late and then get the latest headlines to educate your cocktail chatter – all from Yahoo! Messenger. Here’s how. Click on “actions” in the menu bar, select “choose a plugin,” select “Yahoo! Local News,” and you’re set!
  • My trick and treat: Whether its candy, goblins, or spooky tales that get you in the mood for Hallow’s eve, My Yahoo! has the treats and tricks to make it all your own. Try out the Halloween-themed layout for your page or add on creepy modules like Ghost Droppings for a guide to all things creepy. Add the Candy Blog to find out what treats you should hand out to the kiddies. Read more here.
  • Liam gets ghostly: Don’t have a clue what you’ll be for Halloween? We’ll give you a $3,000 (first place prize) reason to dress up as one of the eight costumed Liams here. Make sure to submit a photo of yourself in costume then tell your ghoulish pals to vote for your pirate or mummy Liam (they have until Nov. 14) to win the bragging rights and the moolah. More details here

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