Yahoo Refreshes Its Home Page

Portal takes a page or two from Facebook, Twitter


The plan to redesign Yahoo’s home page has been the worstkept secret of Marissa Mayer’s seven-month tenure as CEO. The portal finally took the wraps off its redesign on Thursday with a new layout that echoes Facebook’s News Feed and Twitter’s stream.

Yahoo has replaced the previous patchwork of content modules packed with article links. At the top of the home page resides a traditional, curated slideshow of 55 top stories, but below that box things get interesting.

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