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NewsPoster Jun 12, 2013 06:19 PM
Yahoo cleaning house: idle user names to be purged this summer
In a first-of-its-kind purge for the search engine, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287606==http://www.yahoo.com" rel='nofollow'>Yahoo</a> is freeing up old IDs that have been inactive for at least 12 months. In mid-July, users can stake a claim on what Yahoo IDs they want to claim that have been in use. Yahoo will award the credentials in mid-August.<br />
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Existing Yahoo users who want to maintain IDs need only log into any Yahoo service before July 15. <em>Electronista</em> has learned that the company is expecting to be able to free nearly a billion user IDs, including some common names. Requests for user IDs also requested by others will be handled by lottery.
 
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