Many of you know about Yahoo.com.
A portal which provides
and many other services
There are other portals like rediff.com and msn.com which offer similar services, but yahoo beats these things in unity,cohesion and usefulness.
Gmail may be the best free email, but yahoo provides 1GB free and a lot more services. MsN is very strict about mailbox space and its services are limited. You have Astrology in MN and Rediff. Rediff is quite Indian and has an american version. Comparatively yahoo is localized in 25 or so countries.
I have been using yahoo for so many years that i find it intresting to write about. Goodle has come up with mygooglesearchpage with dynamic AJAX based UI, but still is a long way from Yahoo.
On the minuses, Yahoos integration of services is not very good. You can not launch every thing on a single click. You may need to come to yahoo/myyahoo to get a particular service.
You really do not get a folder for every yahoo group, you need to create those settings. Yahoo is not as user friendly as google is. You need to enter password every 24 hours. Yahoo is one of the first portals to introduce subject based message opening, MsN still needs you to click on the sender, rather than the message. MsN is miles away from Googles services.