Google Courts Yahoo Users With One-click Account Creation

The folks over at Yahoo won’t be too happy to hear about this, but Google is looking to poach some Yahoo users with its new OpenID feature that makes signing up for a Google account a one-click process for anyone with a Yahoo account. It allows users to grant Google access to the user’s Yahoo email address and authenticates the user’s identity, allowing the user access to Google’s web-based applications and services. Of course, that’s not saying that Google’s account sign-up process required a Master’s degree, but making things easier is always a good way to encourage users to come your way.

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