nelson + yahoo   73

Yahoo Mail trap
Yahoo turns off ability to forward mail just as users are trying to flee
yahoo  business  badtech  email 
october 2016 by nelson
Yahoo user database breach?
rumor. "The data allegedly included user names, easily decrypted passwords and personal information"
yahoo  hack  badtech  passwords 
september 2016 by nelson
Yahoo failed tax dodge
IRS actually challenges an obvious tax scam
taxes  yahoo  alibaba 
may 2015 by nelson
RIP Yahoo Directory
Yahoo's first product, one of the first Web commercial products ever, at end of life
yahoo  history  internet  web 
september 2014 by nelson
Yahoo worth -$500M
Market cap of Yahoo is below the value of the property it owns
yahoo  alibaba  marissa  marissameyer 
september 2014 by nelson
Andy Baio on Upcoming
Great essay about selling his website to Yahoo, it failing, and now starting over
yahoo  upcoming  startups  waxy 
may 2014 by nelson
Yahoo ignores Do Not Track
Clear user preference being ignored
ads  yahoo  privacy  badtech 
may 2014 by nelson
Flickr and Creative Commons
Apparently the geniuses at Yahoo broke one of Flickr's best features
flickr  yahoo  creativecommons  copyright 
april 2014 by nelson
Marissa Meyer profile
Interesting mix of femininity and hard core tech leadership
feminism  women  yahoo  google 
august 2013 by nelson
Yahoo and FISA
Details of how Yahoo got forced in to PRISM
yahoo  fisa  prism  privacy  badtech  nsa  surveillance 
june 2013 by nelson
Marco Arment on Tumblr
Really sweet take on Tumblr from its first employee
tumblr  yahoo  marco 
may 2013 by nelson
How Yahoo killed Flickr
Amazingly sourced, insidery analysis of Yahoo's failed acquisition
yahoo  flickr  acquisition  mathonan 
may 2013 by nelson
Death of Upcoming.org
Another web product killed
waxy  upcoming  yahoo 
april 2013 by nelson
Yahoo plaintext passwords
There needs to be financial liability for this egregiously bad security
security  yahoo  badtech  passwords 
july 2012 by nelson
Yahoo's Flickr fiasco
How an acquisition of an innovative startup can go so wrong.
business  yahoo  flickr  startup  acquisition 
may 2012 by nelson
Patent lie
greatliege eat editorial about Yahoo
yahoo  Facebook  patents 
march 2012 by nelson
Yahoo crosses the line
Strongly worded but on point.
yahoo  Facebook  patents 
march 2012 by nelson
Why Flickr failed at mobile
Kellan gives much insider detail on Yahoo's miasma of failure
yahoo  flickr  innovation  mobile 
january 2012 by nelson
Flickr Xmas faux pas
Thoughtful explanation of why Flickr's Christmas graphics are unwelcome
christmas  religion  flickr  yahoo  culture 
december 2011 by nelson
MapBlast LineDrive
A forgotten, beautiful visualization of driving directions
driving  directions  maps  mapblast  linedrive  yahoo 
march 2011 by nelson
Pinboard Crushing
Post-mortem of what happened to PinBoard the day they doubled their user count
yahoo  delicious  scalability  pinboard  database 
march 2011 by nelson
Yahoo acquisition failures
Great writeup of a bunch of startups screwed by being bought by Yahoo. To be fair, Google has a similar body count, albeit with some successes too
google  yahoo  startups  acquisition  flickr  delicious  mybloglog  upcoming 
february 2011 by nelson
Google siphons from Yahoo
Interesting use of OpenID: making it easy for Yahoo users to create Google accounts
google  yahoo  openid 
september 2010 by nelson
Yahoo's subpoena policy
Yahoo has a specific legal compliance document detailing what data they can turn over to law enforcement, at what cost. Flickr account? About $40
yahoo  flickr  privacy  subpoena  leak 
december 2009 by nelson
Doug Cutting to Cloudera
Doug's one of the smartest systems engineers out there
hadoop  lucene  nutch  yahoo  cloudera  cloud 
august 2009 by nelson
RIP Overture, Inktomi
Sounds like the new deal basically replaces Yahoo's technology with Microsoft's
yahoo  search  inktomi  overture  microsoft  google  ads  business 
july 2009 by nelson
Hadoop petabyte sort
Hadoop sorts a petabyte in 16 hours. Compare Google's 6 hour petabyte sort, but then that's not open source
hadoop  benchmark  mapreduce  yahoo  google 
may 2009 by nelson
Yahoo API pricing
$1 / 10,000 spell corrections, $1 / 3000 search results, off peak is cheaper
yahoo  search  api  charging  price 
february 2009 by nelson
Zawodny to Craigslist
Congratulations, Jeremy! Good luck with the sucky commute though
craigslist  yahoo 
june 2008 by nelson
No, really, no anti-trust issues!
Omid takes great pains to frame the Yahoo/Google deal to avoid anti-trust issues
google  yahoo  advertising  cpc  ads 
june 2008 by nelson
Free geocoding
Yahoo makes their geodatabase available for free, 50,000 queries / day
api  yahoo  geocoding  maps 
may 2008 by nelson
sitemaps robots.txt
I had no idea there was a simple way to tell search engines about your sitemaps
sitemaps  robots.txt  seo  yahoo  google 
may 2008 by nelson
Google/Yahoo analysis
Insightful reading of Google's strategy with advertising
ads  adwords  google  yahoo  microsoft  analysis 
may 2008 by nelson
Hadoop success
Yahoo talks about how they do web indexing. Google considers their equivalent system highly proprietary; neat that Hadoop is open source.
yahoo  google  search  opensource  hadoop  dougcutting  code  systems 
february 2008 by nelson
Tech employee campaign contributions
Goldman breaks down the numbers for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc employees. Amazon sure loves their Libertarian nutjob.
politics  tech  google  yahoo  amazon  campaign 
february 2008 by nelson
OpenID, the big day
All the big players join. Congratulations!
via:waxy  openid  google  microsoft  verisign  yahoo  ibm 
february 2008 by nelson
Fred on Yicrosoft
"Web services don't get better under the ownership of big companies. They get worse."
yahoo  google  microsoft  business  acquisition 
february 2008 by nelson
Google fights back
David Drummond raises anti-trust issues with IM and email
microsoft  yahoo  google  acquisition  business  antitrust 
february 2008 by nelson
China subverts DNS
Rumours that all search engine DNS requests now end at Baidu
dns  baidu  google  yahoo  search  badtech  china 
october 2007 by nelson
Hadoop interview
Doug Cutting is one of the smartest programmers I know
cutting  hadoop  lucene  mapreduce  distributed  cluster  via:zawodny  opensource  code  yahoo  scalability  grid 
september 2007 by nelson
Yahoo Pig and Google Sawzall
massively parallel data crunching platforms
yahoo  google  mapreduce  api  programming  sawzall  pig  grid 
april 2007 by nelson
Upcoming changes
Andy's baby gets integrated into yahoo. Congratulations!
via:waxy  waxy  upcoming  yahoo  events 
april 2007 by nelson
Yahoo! Mail API
Interesting openness from Yahoo
yahoo  mail  api  json  soap  pop  imap  gmail 
march 2007 by nelson
Inevitable gunk creep
Frustration that the Yahoo search page now has a bunch of crud on it.
via:zawodny  yahoo  search  design 
march 2007 by nelson
mixd shutdown?
Yahoo's twitter like service is being disabled Feb 25. Is it coming back?
web2.0  socialsoftware  sharing  mobile  sms  yahoo  community  photos  mixd  social  tools  nelson:autotagged 
february 2007 by nelson
Yahoo login / OpenID
Interesting idea of authentication by proxy (via Waxy)
web2.0  openid  web  bbauth  privacy  yahoo  simonwillison  authentication  api  internet  identity  nelson:autotagged 
january 2007 by nelson
Yahoo search API
Since Google no longer offers the service, try Yahoo instead
ydn  search  google  apis  provide  webos  yahoo  platforms  api  webservices  fill  nelson:autotagged 
december 2006 by nelson
Google ad plagiarism?
Maybe there's a simple explanation, but this looks pretty bad
funny  google  copyright  web  marketing  yahoo  ie7  webdesign  plagiarism  design  searchengine  nelson:autotagged 
december 2006 by nelson
RIP Google Answers
Unusual for Google to shut down an old service
google  business  money  yahoo  library  research  blog  products  answers  internet  news  nelson:autotagged 
november 2006 by nelson
Search log editorial
Eloquent call for search engines to not retain user search history
search  google  privacy  government  aol  storage  yahoo  msn  opa  data  retention  nelson:autotagged 
september 2006 by nelson
Search spider test
If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here
visualization  search  statistics  web  yahoo  searchengine  research  msn  google  seo  bots  nelson:autotagged 
may 2006 by nelson
Poor MSN showing
Surprising that MSN has had such a hard time accelerating (via Zawodny)
web  search  google  money  yahoo  strategy  msn  advertising  internet  microsoft  msft  nelson:autotagged 
april 2006 by nelson
Buying search traffic?
Yahoo considering offering incentives to its search users
deals  search  google  offer  yahoo  free  imported_from_blue_dot  searchengine  seo  news  reward  nelson:autotagged 
february 2006 by nelson
meebo AJAX IM
Been waiting for someone to do this (via Waxy)
web2.0  web  yahoo  aim  msn  ajax  im  chat  messenger  tools  software  nelson:autotagged 
september 2005 by nelson
Bush potty break
President writes a note to Secy of State (via Dibona)
funny  bathroom  humor  photo  yahoo  photos  bush  news  images  politics  president  nelson:autotagged 
september 2005 by nelson
Konfabulator Komic
All startups should do an illustrated history of themselves
art  apple  comics  konfabulator  yahoo  widgets  comic  software  tools  drawing  history  nelson:autotagged 
july 2005 by nelson
"Click Here"
Clever insight into the value of anchor text to search engines
search  google  *clippings*  accessibility  writing  webdesign  yahoo  internet  seo  f1omerida  webdevelopment  nelson:autotagged 
may 2005 by nelson
Yahoo popular graph
Time series of evolution of yahoo's most popular (via Anil Dash)
visualization  media  web  photo  photography  yahoo  photos  internet  images  news  tools  nelson:autotagged 
june 2004 by nelson

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