Mayer, a former Google executive who inspired hopes of a Yahoo
revival, has failed to deliver any meaningful improvement in its business.
The change to the Tourney Pick'Em sign-in process began on Monday, the Yahoo
spokeswoman said, noting that users could still access other services with Google or Facebook IDs.
already knows a lot about people who have been coming to its website for years, particularly if they logged in while visiting.
In large part, however, Yahoo
was looking for a way to put the lawsuit behind it, said Karsten Weide, an analyst with IDC.
Three different CEOs have tried to turn around Yahoo
with little success.
Japan said that since Yahoo
and Microsoft struck their search and online advertising partnership in July last year, it has been considering adopting other companies' technologies.
This does give Yahoo
a period of time and some money to develop the organisation into its vision of being the world's "largest online media company".
The new Yahoo
home page features a tab on the left hand column of the page with sophisticated links to the user's 10 or 20 favorite sites.
Industry analysts said Mr Icahn now had more credibility with Yahoo
shareholders because he had been arguing that a purge of Yahoo
's board was the only way to salvage a deal with Microsoft.
The problem with Yahoo
is that it can't seem to innovate.
was founded in 1994 by Stanford University graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, and it was Yang who just took over the reins from outgoing CEO Terry Semel, a move reminiscent of Apple bringing back cofounder Steve Jobs as CEO ten years ago after the company floundered.
HP will also make Yahoo
the default search service in the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser from software company Microsoft, on HP consumer desktop and notebook computers.