A casual mention in a presentation by Yahoo’s “Senior Vice President for Bad Decisions” helped Maciej Cegłowski build Pinboard.in into a sustainable business. https://www.economist.com/babbage/2011/04/04/stick-a-pin-in-it. Since this article ran in 2011, Pinboard.in acquired Delicious.
Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo? (New York Magazine)
Much as I loved del.icio.us – and I continue to use del.icio.us clone Pinboard.in – del.icio.us was never going to be Facebook- Google- or even Twitter-big. People like images and design; a bare-bones text-only site was always going to be a niche.
(Oh, yeah, is that so, respond Reddit and Craigslist, sarcastically.)
Verizon’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Play To Take On Netflix, Amazon, Google & Facebook – Ainsley O’Connell – Fast Company
As the access market nears saturation, Verizon is looking for growth in new areas, including content creation, led by its AOL acquisition – vying with Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc. – as well as smart cars, which Verizon calls “telematics.” Verizon may also acquire Yahoo.
She’s only taken a couple of weeks’ maternity leave, and Internet busybodies think their opinions about this matter.
Has a man ever ever in the history of the universe been criticized for taking too little parental leave, even once?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer led illegal purge of male employees, lawsuit charges Yahoo denies it. (Ethan Baron, San Jose Mercury News)
Yahoo is a company with Apple’s arrogance but without Apple’s genius.