Report: Yahoo Strengthens Facebook Ties

Continuing its forays into the social-networking realm, and its announced partnership with Facebook, Yahoo is set to introduce features that will further integrate its services with Facebook, according to a news report.

Users of both Yahoo and Facebook will soon be able to view their stream of Facebook updates from friends--their Facebook "news feed"--on Yahoo Mail and, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

The Journal also said the soon-to-be-introduced changes mean users of Yahoo sites will be able to more easily see the actions they take on those sites reflected on Facebook as well--for instance, posting pictures on Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site Flickr and seeing those shots appear on Facebook.

In addition, the Journal said, Yahoo will tweak its Yahoo Profiles service. Profiles is a social-networking-like service designed to let users post information about themselves and connect with other users. The new incarnation will be named Yahoo Pulse and will incorporate tabs for different social networks, enabling people to, for example, click from Pulse to Facebook and back again for the latest updates from friends.

The new features should be made available "In coming days," the Journal said.

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