8 Products That Might Be On Yahoo’s Chopping Block

yahoo-chopping-block-featured Yahoo's product teams are officially on notice. Shortly after announcing Q1 earnings yesterday, new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson dropped a bomb during the analysts' call when he said the company will be "shutting down or transitioning roughly 50 properties that don't contribute meaningfully to engagement or revenue." He went on to say that Yahoo's focus will be on its "core media connections and commerce businesses," such as Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Mail and a few other successful Yahoo properties. But what about the 50 properties that are destined to be shut down or transitioned [...]

Yahoo Pipes: Letting Non-Programmers Make Mashups & More

Yahoo launched Yahoo Pipes, "an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator" enabling you to "create feeds that are more powerful, useful and relevant." It took me a deep read of Tim O'Reilly's post to get an idea of what that actually meant. But since I can't play with it myself at the time, because Yahoo Pipes seems to be slow or down right now, I want to quote Tim's explanation. Using the Pipes editor, you can fetch any data source via its RSS, Atom or other XML feed, extract the data you want, combine it with data from another source, apply various built-in filters (sort, unique (with t [...]

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