Yahoo's eBay ad trips up Yahoo Mail

Summary:I'm all for monetization and even flashy ads--until they derail my email.Yahoo Mail (the new fancy one) has been a pain all day.

I'm all for monetization and even flashy ads--until they derail my email.

Yahoo Mail (the new fancy one) has been a pain all day. It's slow. It's clunky and it gets that way every time this stupid eBay ad appears. The ad, a rollover highlights thing, tries to entice me to go to eBay. The problem: It's an annoyance since I can't get my email.

I've gone back to Yahoo Mail Classic twice because of the ad. Here's what I get:

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The eBay ad apparently is calling Yahoo servers repeatedly slowing down the response time (and Yahoo can be slow to begin with). Anyone else seeing this?

Topics: E-Commerce, Browser, Collaboration, Social Enterprise

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