Yahoo Adds New Member to Technology Development Group

Yahoo, like their competitors, continues adding new members (it's a recruiting war out there folks) to their staff. Just this evening, JZ himself (Jeremy Zawodny) posts on the addition of Tom Coates to the Yahoo Technology Development Group led by Bradley Horowitz. He comes to Yahoo via the BBC and a long list of well-known employers including UpMyStreet.com, emap, Time Out, and has also written for The Guardian.

So, what will Mr.Coates be doing at Yahoo?

From his blog:

My particular special skill - I gather - is going to be the power of my social media mojo, undercut with my feral design instincts. I'll be based in London but out in the States pretty regularly - and here's the best bit - playing with the Flickr team and the Upcoming crew and all the folks over at Yahoo Research Berkeley (among others).

This is the second recruitment item I blogged today The other post was about Google recruiting the lead developer of GAIM, an open-source IM client to work at their Seattle facility.