Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Yahoo goes punk with a Zen twist

CNET "Google made a huge splash with its $1.65 billion acquisition of viral video site YouTube last week, but rival Yahoo is quietly shaking things up from the inside out.
Search pioneer Yahoo has assembled a plethora of its own Web 2.0 acquisitions, from photo sharing Web site Flickr to bookmark site Delicious, into a veritable Web-hosted media empire.
The company also has its own Web 2.0 guru whose mission is to hack Yahoo 'for its own good.' Bradley Horowitz, vice president of Yahoo's product strategy group, told CNET that he is drawing on his background in yoga, meditation and even punk rock to embark on a spiritual effort to improve the company and its products, one Web-based software application at a time. "

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