History Repeats Itself – Yahoo Style

I read this article today about how Yahoo lost its way by “coddling” Google.

You could take the article, roll the clock back by 10 years, change the quotes, and replace Yahoo/Google with Netscape/Yahoo.

Yahoo, like Google, was founded by a couple of Stanford computer science geeks.  They got their start not only via a business deal with the then-giant Netscape, but by having Netscape actually host Yahoo’s servers… 

Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Yellow Journalism

What some writers will do to make a headline!  Well, it works, which is all too sad.  Today, InformationWeek’s Thomas Claburn writes yet another piece of trash.  His article, Thieving Third-Party Gmail App Highlights Google Security Worries, speaks for itself.

Claburn’s ridiculous argument is that some guy wrote the combination to his MasterLock on the lock itself, and Claburn think’s it’s MasterLock’s fault!

Ok – well now I remember why InformationWeek is free.