Yahoo Livetext For A Personal Touch

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Looks like a great application (Photo: Yahoo)

Check out your friends’ real reactions to what you’re writing to them – Yahoo Livetext will help you with it.

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Download this app!(Photo: Yahoo)

Imagine this: you are sitting at home, bored out of your mind. You text one of your friends, asking what he’s up to. Next thing you know, you get a Yahoo Livetext from him, with the caption: “WSOP, man… and it’s awesome!” and a silent video showing the players in deep contemplation. You can almost make out the figure of Phil Hellmuth. How incredibly awesome is that? Much better than receiving a plain old text, isn’t it?

Yahoo’s invention could lead to a lot of gambling industry developments… a friend sharing great experiences with another from a Las Vegas casino would mean that the gambling joint gets free advertisement. Similarly, poker tournaments and other, related events would get more coverage thanks to this new service.


Yahoo Livetext: you’re reaction is obvious!


So, what does Yahoo say about their innovative application? In his statement on Yahoo’s website, ArjunSethi, the Senior Director of Product Management wrote the following: “Connecting with your friends should be spontaneous, convenient and memorable – but also fleeting, just like a real-life conversation.[…]Yahoo Livetext – a new way to communicate that blends the immediacy, simplicity and ease of texting with the expressiveness of video, without the audio. We see video as a way to make your conversations more authentic, and we see text as a way to connect that’s quick and non-intrusive.”

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Interesting feautres, surely (Photo: Yahoo)

There you have it – a something new in the digital era of communication. But not only is Yahoo Livetext a more precise way to convey information; it’ll also boost social gaming and gambling, because it simplifies the sharing of even a simple experience. Doesn’t it sound better to get a text-video with your friend’s happy face playing some cards at a beautiful casino, than just a text saying “At casino, playing cards. Having the time of my life.”? Not awfully enthusiastic, is it? Yahoo is on the right track. Now, all they have to do is advertise it properly.

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