Verizon Internet Service Teams Up With Yahoo

In a recent press release, Verizon Internet Service announced they renewed their deal to utilize Yahoo’s internet portal as one of the starting pages for their wired service. In fact Verizon will offer their portal as the first choice, even above MSN and their own interfaces. I’ve never been a fan of these interfaces and prefer a customized Google start page, but if you are used to everything Yahoo, then you will feel right at home.

Where the real battle is taking place is on the mobile front. Verizon has not finalized a deal to date and is in talks Google. When talking about a mobile portal, functionality is the most important factor to consider. Patience runs thin when you have problems navigating through a mobile browser and the quicker you can reach the places you want the more people will stick with that particular service.