I have IE8 and when it starts up Verizon-Yahoo is the home page.
This is by no means promoting Yahoo because when you use things for a while you also learn the warts but . . .
Yahoo has some of the most interesting stories from the news and elsewhere that I am getting into trouble because I enjoy reading a lot of it.
I suppose I could ask them to tone down the interest level so I can get to my emails and blogs sooner but I dunno.