Danny reported yesterday on the internal Yahoo memo that called for Yahoo to make cut backs due to them spreading out the Yahoo resources like peanut butter. In reaction to that Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo wrote Yahoo’s Peanut Butter APIs which is strongly supported by News.com’s Yahoo seeks geek credibility. Jeremy argues that APIs are part of the solution to the problem of being “everything to everyone.” The News.com article explains that this is part of Yahoo’s appeal. I tend to agree with Jeremy’s argument, but as he said, “Brad is very right about some things and terribly wrong about others.” It is also important to note, as Danny IMed me, “Hey Yahoo! Microsoft Is Jelly To Your Peanut Butter. Make A Sandwich!” More details on that here.
February 6, 2016