Eight smart Yahoo Web 2.0 acquisitions – update
Emre Sokullu at Read/WriteWeb comments on a Yahoo‘s recent acquisitions – and in hindsight it looks like they picked up some real bargains (although most of the prices aren’t public). What’s surprising is that 2006 saw just three purchases – they were ahead of the curve and the spree was really in 2005.
Their two point oh round-up looks like this:
- Blo.gs – blog pinging service
- Flickr – photo sharing
- Upcoming – price unknown
- del.icio.us – social bookmarking
- Konfabulator – desktop search
- Jumpcut – online video
- Bix – online karaoke
- MyBlogLog – social networking
Update: Pete Abilla has put together a neat timeline of acquisitions by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft using Ajax.