Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Flickr Co-Founders are leaving Yahoo

I have never been in favor of the Microsoft buyout of Yahoo, primarily for the likely impact on my favorite photo site: Flickr. However, it appears that the slow disintegration of Yahoo in the face of the stockholder rebellion has impacted me anyway. The two people who founded Flickr have left Yahoo and in fact have done so without any job to jump to. They apparently simply wanted to get out while the getting was good.

This is a VERY bad sign. Here is hoping the once-giant of Web 1.0 can staunch the bleeding before they completely disintegrate.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Personally I think that Yahoo needs to sell off some properties and focus on one or two things. This way Yahoo could consolidate their resources for better service.