The top news for the day comes from TechCrunch as they report on the Yahoo layoffs and financial report. This is a damn shame to watch as one of the original internet powers goes through its slow and painful demise. Google Online Security talks about protecting us from false downloads. Check Point gives us some… Read More Geek Reading February 4, 2016 #1035
VentureBeat had several good articles yesterday. First, they reported on Yahoo planning to lay off more than 1000 employees, which equates to about 10% of the company. That is a fairly big number but it makes sense as they continue to try to streamline their business. Amazon is now selling its own brand of ARM… Read More Geek Reading January 8, 2016
As is typical in the blogosphere, people will latch onto whatever topic is popular or controversial. Today, I read an interesting post from Michael Arrington regarding the responses to his investment policy. In his “Screw Them All” post, he says something very interesting, and possibly obvious to some people: the really important thing to remember,… Read More Acknowledge Your Bias And Succeed
Yesterday, a slide from a presentation at Yahoo was leaked. The information spread like wildfire. Below you can see a copy of this slide image: As you can see, Yahoo is planning to shutdown, or “Sunset” in corporate speak, AltaVista, Delicious, MyBlogLog, Yahoo Buzz and a few others. Of course, the blogosphere had its typical… Read More Yahoo Is Totally Missing The Point
Louis Gray wrote two posts this weekend that were related, but were not planned to be so intertwined. The first post was regarding the lack of interoperability of applications using the same basic data. As an example, if you look at the basic address book program, you likely cannot export the data in order to… Read More On The Future Of Applications, Data And Personal Clouds
Last year I attempted to describe what I would be doing with this blog. I am not going to do that this year as I prefer a more fluid approach. Planning what I want to write for this blog is hard because it is a commentary on current tech news in many cases. So I… Read More What To Expect in 2010
The battle for control of your digital identity has begun. Yesterday, Yahoo announced that they will be integrating Facebook Connect throughout their sites. Some people may say that this is Yahoo hoping to maintain relevance, but Yahoo is still one of the most trafficked sites in the world, and it still maintains the largest online… Read More Google And Facebook Find Allies In Digital Identity Battle
Yesterday we saw some news that Yahoo is discontinuing Yahoo Go. In case you did not know, Go is a mobile application for mail, news and other assorted Yahoo services. This is a logical move, and Yahoo admitted as much: The reasoning behind shutting down Go is simple, says Yahoo. As Yahoo unrolls individual apps… Read More Yahoo Slowly Slimming Its Services
By now you have heard that Microsoft and Yahoo have entered into a partnership for their search functionality. People are obviously making a big deal about this, but it is not as big as it seems. First, Yahoo is still a separate company, and did not completely sell to Microsoft. An outright acquisition was what… Read More Was The Search Battle Already Over?
A few days ago, Business Insider had a post on what they thought Yahoo should buy. They mention 5 different possibilities, most of which I disagree with: Twitter – If the Twitter team is having problems with stability again, and they need to start worrying about monetization, it is not a good idea for Yahoo… Read More What Should Yahoo Buy?