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By visiting the newly created site Yahoorezinr.com, current Yahoo employees can expedite their resignation to Yahoo Chief Jerry Yang with a host of Mad Libs-style pull-down menus.

For example, the site reads: "It is with great ‘sadness/glee/self-interest’ that I ask you to accept this letter as my official resignation from Yahoo!

"As you know, for some time now I have been desiring ‘more time with my family/a more challenging position/you guys quit destroying all my net worth’ and thus I feel the time has finally arrived for me to ‘move on/take a new direction/tell you to go f*** yourself.’"

Though it seems like the site could have easily been created by a disgruntled Yahoo employee, Network Solutions Whois registration data points to a Mathew Honan, who could be a contributing editor at Wired. An e-mail to Honan was not immediately returned, so it’s unclear if it’s his creation.

Still, some points in the letter are obvious hyperbole. In one of the menu options, the letter suggests that Yahoo doesn’t understand how to run a taco truck, much less a $30 billion business. The company’s not worth quite that much.

The rants may reach Yang himself, but that’s unclear, too. The form letter is addressed to Jerry Yang @ Yahoo (without the typical "inc" at the end of the address) with the subject line "Get bent."

[from CNET]

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Yahoo is trying to lure users with Ymail and rocketmail. According to them about 266 million people use Yahoo! Mail, which means the odds of getting an address like john@yahoo.com are pretty poor at this point. Today Yahoo! made things a bit easier by opening up two new domains, @ymail.com and @rocketmail.com. But seriously ymail (are they trying to copy gmail?) and rocketmail (would you like to have xyz@rocketmail.com as your id?). It is better if you register a domain and use Google Apps to link it with an email account for free.

But if you are a die hard Yahoo! mail fan you can sign up here.

You might have already known that this would be coming as Yahoo! entered into a partnership with Google. And as Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger so this gives Yahoo! users the best of both worlds – they can talk with friends on Google Talk as well as those who on are MSN Messenger.


At first Google was the default search enging for yahoo before it started it’s search engine and realised that money could be made from adds. But by then Google had become the search leader and nothing could beat them. After the Microsoft buying Yahoo [thing!!].. Yahoo agreed to display Google adds in their search results.. rather than being acquired by Microsoft. After testing the adds for 2 weeks Yahoo is extermily satisfied with the results and have gone into partnership with google .. Here are the details —

  • The deal is non-exclusive. Yahoo will be able to run Google ads alongside Yahoo ads or other ad providers.
  • The deal is expected to add $800 million a year in revenues and $250 million to $450 million in operating cash flow.
  • The deal only applies to paid search and contextual ads, not to algorithmic search.

You can read more about this at Google.



This site’s Google page rank now is 5. THANK YOU ALL.

Microsoft has finally given up Yahoo after pursuing it for three months. Yahoo put up such a good fight that Microsoft had to accept defeat.


“We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole. Our goal in pursuing a combination with Yahoo! was to provide greater choice and innovation in the marketplace and create real value for our respective stockholders and employees,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

“Despite our best efforts, including raising our bid by roughly $5 billion, Yahoo! has not moved toward accepting our offer. After careful consideration, we believe the economics demanded by Yahoo! do not make sense for us, and it is in the best interests of Microsoft stockholders, employees and other stakeholders to withdraw our proposal,” said Ballmer.

“We have a talented team in place and a compelling plan to grow our business through innovative new services and strategic transactions with other business partners. While Yahoo! would have accelerated our strategy, I am confident that we can continue to move forward toward our goals,” Ballmer said.

“We are investing heavily in new tools and Web experiences, we have dramatically improved our search performance and advertiser satisfaction, and we will continue to build our scale through organic growth and partnerships,” said Kevin Johnson, Microsoft president for platforms and services.

Read the letter sent br Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang here.


When I said -“Good news huh ?” at this Post I didn’t think it won’t be so for everyone. ome existing Flickr members aren’t feeling too happy. They argue that video will turn this photo sharing website into another MySpace or YouTube. Below is the petition. If you too don’t want videos in flickr you can sign the petition here.

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-Sunshine- is a group administrator -Sunshine- Pro User says:

This is # 2 petition, because I can imagine how time consuming it is to get to the end just to be able to sign it. Our first Petition has
2,998 signatures. Thank you my Friends.


“We the undersigned members of Flickr, free and pro, agree that video has no place on Flickr. Other sites on the web accept video already, but do not accept photos. We all joined Flickr because of it’s dedication to photography and photographers, and we want Flickr to remain true to this dedication. It is our request that this feature and addition to Flickr be removed.”

If you agree with this statement, type /signed followed by your username/full name in a reply to this thread.

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With Microsoft after them Yahoo seems to be very desperate. Yesterday it acquired analytics Indextools and today they said that it’s going to give AdSense a shot.


Seems funny Yahoo! will host Google ads on its own site. Yahoo will only support AdSense in up to 3% of all search results for now and for three week only. If AdSense makes more money than Yahoo’s advertising services, then Yahoo might abandon its advertising service and fully support/use Google AdSense.

Microsoft reacted saying that this is bad for the Internet as Yahoo+Google then would have an unprecedented market share of nearly 90% in online advertising. (More bad for Microsoft than the Internet).

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