Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 00:22 UTC
Legal "Yahoo has made good on its threat of last month and filed a patent infringement suit against Facebook." Yup, another patent battle. Great for innovation, this. Destroying the technology industry, one patent at a time.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 14th Mar 2012 11:49 UTC
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I didn't even know Yahoo! had a social network.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:10 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I didn't know Yahoo was still in business.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:44 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I didn't even know Yahoo! had a social network.

To be fair, back in the day Yahoo used to have some pretty nifty portals.

Back then, many search engines were web hosts, chat forums, offered free webmail - essentially the whole "cloud" stack - and Yahoo was (then) the best. Then came Google who changed the entire paradigm of search by providing a minimal, search-focused interface.

Ironically now things have come full circle and Google are now offering the entire stack while many rivals are predominantly focusing on search.

I guess in some ways, search providers like Yahoo and Lycos lead the way for Google and the numerous social networks we have today. Not that I think there's any merit to this patent law suit.

Edited 2012-03-14 12:52 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, I liked Yahoo! back in the days where you jumped from search engine to search engine when you didn't find what you were looking for and you were too lazy to install a tool that searched 4 or more search engines at once.

I have no idea what they do now. It seems they are still pretty popular in Asia.

In my address book I have 720 entries, 17 contain a Yahoo! address, 97 a Gmail one.

But I do wish them well. They are certainly part of Internet history and I'd hate to seen them become history themselves.

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