You may just think of Yahoo as a crumbling facade vomiting money and talent and resources that's ruined or is ruining all of its most prestigious assets. (See: Flickr, Delicious, etc.) But worse, it's now trying to murder-suicide the Web.
Yahoo and Facebook used to be BFFs, with the social network driving a significant amount of traffic to both Yahoo's Flickr and email client. So why is Yahoo suddenly accusing Facebook of as many as twenty patent infringements just ahead of its IPO?
Flickr has been bleeding users like a hemophiliac since around the time Google+ launched and Yahoo's finally doing something about it. Flickr senior product lead Markus Spiering has hinted that big changes are in store for the photo-sharing site come month's end.
Yahoo thinks it’s a bit a chore searching for apps for your pocket pal, and maybe it’s right. Now you can use Yahoo App Search in the UK to search for apps on both iPhone and Android (you do own both right?).
Yahoo board-member Jerry Yang has apparently been forced out of the company he founded. In a statement released today, Yahoo announced he had resigned from its board of directors, and all other positions at the company.
Seems like only a few years ago Microsoft was courting Yahoo. Yeah, that didn't work out so hot. Well, Microsoft is back to kicking Yahoo's tires. And this time Yahoo isn't yelling at Redmond to get off its lawn.
Facebook started out as a fun distraction, then it became something integral. And while it's currently trending towards being an essential part of our lives, will it someday become inescapable? If these graphs are any indicator, then it's very well possible.