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Yahoo recently debuted Yahoo Answers Now, a native app version of its popular Q&A site. The app has secretly been in the App Store for months under a different name, according to TechCrunch.

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The app allows Yahoo Answers users to post and answer questions on the go. They'll also be able to more easily craft rich media responses to questions and get matched up with questions they might be able to answer. Like the website, users can build followings based on their answers.

Answers Now secretly made its way onto the App Store as "Yahoo Hive" in June, giving the company a way to tweak the app in relative quiet. The app is part of Yahoo's larger goal to translate its popular websites, like Yahoo Finance, Fantasy Football, and Yahoo Weather, into apps.

Yahoo also updated the app yesterday with new features, adding the ability to search for questions and answers, search the web for links to source answers, edit questions, answers and profile information, and click on hyperlinks.

Yahoo Answers Now currently requires an invite code to use. Those interested in using the app can request an invite code by emailing yan-invites@yahoo-inc.com.

Yahoo Answers Now is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Yahoo Answers Comes to iOS With New App
 

now i see it

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Q: Why did you willingly give all the content of all your users email's to the govt?

A: Because we don't respect our users at all.

Q: So is it true that the whole game plan for Yahoo mail from the very beginning was to fork over all users email to the govt?

A: Of course fool. Our email service was "free" for a reason.
 
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hsotnicam8002

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Yeah, can't say I'll ever be using my Yahoo account for anything again. Security over there is a bit of a joke.
I have similar views on the security, especially after a conversation with BT Yahoo. I was unable to access webmail through the BT website (in order to be able to block a spam email address) and I contacted BT, who said that I should use Yahoo webmail. When I said that I didn't trust Yahoo after the recent revelations, they said that they new nothing about this. I provided a link to an article about it and they said that they always ensure that security is taken care of. So that's my confidence in Yahoo and BT down to minus figures.
 
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okboy

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Yahoo! installs backdoors for the government to access your account. Also, they'll soon be owned by Verizon, which is opposed to net neutrality.

And one more thing, it's not 2010 anymore, no one uses Yahoo! or Yahoo! Answers.
 
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Yahoo Answers is the best place when you feel blue...lots of stupid answers and guaranteed to make you laugh!!!
 

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Q: Why did you willingly give all the content of all your users email's to the govt?

A: Because we don't respect our users at all.

Q: So is it true that the whole game plan for Yahoo mail from the very beginning was to fork over all users email to the govt?

A: Of course fool. Our email service was "free" for a reason.

Yaaah-Foooooooooooool! (Sung to the TV commercial version.)
 

Cloudkicker

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I just found a bunch of abandoned Yahoo Groups I made when I forgot about them in 2010. Apparently, people still use them today for various topics. Since this is the case, I suppose there's people who want answers from unveted sources whose intellect requires their ability to sign up for a Yahoo email account.
 
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TonyC28

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I used to enjoy commenting on Yahoo articles but they've screwed that up now. I'm not sure there is any real reason for Yahoo anymore unless you want free email and don't care about security.
 

MacBH928

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Yahoo today is like BlockBuster in 2007, a relic of old times. I must say though, Yahoo answers was beneficial to me many times and still.
 
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