Update: About a month after this was posted, Yahoo shut down the teen chat-rooms and have signaled that they will be bringing back the User-created rooms.
Recently Yahoo, due to pressure from advertisers, shut down their "user-created rooms." For the uninitiated, a "User-created room" is one a regular member creates, not Yahoo.
We've pulled out over 600 Yahoo users who attempted to entice and prey upon a 10-15 year old kid.
We have 17 convictions in 15 different states in the last year.
Zero of these users were found in user-created chat-rooms. It is because our organization doesn't bother working user-created chat-rooms. It's a complicated answer that you won't find in your average story about Yahoo closing user-created rooms.
Yahoo has a new mobile messaging app that it thinks will fix the biggest problem with video chat.
But it might actually address one of the bigger shortcomings with text messaging.
The company unveiled the app during an event in New York City on Wednesday.
It has been testing the app in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Ireland and will roll out Livetext to Apple's and Google's mobile app stores on July 30 in the U. "We created a product where we wanted to bridge the gap between the simplicity and ease of texting with the live connection, the synchronous connection of calling, the expressiveness of that," said Adam Cahan, Yahoo's senior VP of video, design and emerging products, at the launch event.