Vanity Fair’s portrait of Marissa Mayer

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will be its savior or its next big problem. A year and a half in, the results are mixed.

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will be its savior or its next big problem. […]

GeoPlanet Data at the Internet Archive

Good news everybody! You can now download the GeoPlanet Data at the Internet Archive

Yahoo! used to have these wonderful location datasets called GeoPlanet Data / WoEID for download. At some point last year they decided to remove them from their page:

Yahoo! GeoPlanet helps bridge the gap between the real and virtual worlds by providing an open, permanent, and intelligent infrastructure for geo-referencing data on the Internet. The Geoplanet API provides a powerful tool to access WOEID’s and use them in your application. We are currently making the data non-downloadable while we determine a better way to surface the data as a part of the service. If you have a strong need for the data, please reach out to Yahoo! Geo Team . Make sure to pick Geoplanet as your area of interest.

Now they’re back, over at the Internet Archive. Gary Gale explains how that’s possible.

Good news everybody! You can now download the GeoPlanet Data at the Internet Archive Yahoo! used to have these wonderful location datasets called GeoPlanet Data / WoEID for download. At some point last year they decided to remove them from their page: Yahoo! GeoPlanet helps bridge the gap between the real and virtual worlds by […]

Delicious

Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond.

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Well, bummer.

Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond. [Source] Well, bummer.

Yahoo! Style Guide

Yahoo! Style Guide

"Writing, editing and creating content for the digital world." Looks useful.

Yahoo! Style Guide "Writing, editing and creating content for the digital world." Looks useful.

Coming Soon: Yahoo! Messenger IM API

Coming Soon: Yahoo! Messenger IM API

IM is a field that could gain a lot of usefulness from simple APIs.

Coming Soon: Yahoo! Messenger IM API IM is a field that could gain a lot of usefulness from simple APIs.

Flickr + Facebook!

Flickr + Facebook!

"Yahoo! Updates platform" just sounds nasty.

Flickr + Facebook! "Yahoo! Updates platform" just sounds nasty.

A Brief Comparison of Google Maps, Bing Maps, & Yahoo! Maps

A Brief Comparison of Google Maps, Bing Maps, & Yahoo! Maps

The Yahoo Maps look the most like old paper road maps.

A Brief Comparison of Google Maps, Bing Maps, & Yahoo! Maps The Yahoo Maps look the most like old paper road maps.

MyBlogLog and Duke Nukem get killed.

These are my links for December 22nd through January 1st: 0x1fff: 35 Google open-source projects that you probably don’t know – Yahoo! Will Kill MyBlogLog Next Month – Precision Blogging: Another Leak, the worst so far – atebits – Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem | Magazine –

Bookmarks for October 31st through November 2nd

These are my links for October 31st through November 2nd: Angry people in local newspapers – Beim Catering wird genetworkt: Der Stehtisch – How GeoCities Invented the Internet – Prandtl–Glauert singularity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Schwarz-Gelb: Helden wie wir | Politik | ZEIT ONLINE –

Flickr, Xing and the Hack Day

These are my links for October 19th through October 22nd: Flickr! Its made of people! « Flickr Blog – Casual Gameplay Design Competition #6 "Explore" – persistent.info: Exporting likes from Google Reader – Blog Age: Datenklau: So geht es bei Xing – This shouldn’t be the image of Hack Day –

Hack Girls

Popcorn! Yahoo hat beim Yahoo Hack Day in Taiwan “Hack Girls” engagiert – um Lapdances zu geben. Während sie das 2008 noch so kommentiert haben:

The evening entertainment (Hack Girls) was an interesting contrast to Girltalk at Sunnyvale Open Hack Day the weekend before.

klingt das 2009 etwas anders – nachdem es doch die eine oder andere Stimme gab, die das nicht so toll fanden.

Popcorn! Yahoo hat beim Yahoo Hack Day in Taiwan “Hack Girls” engagiert – um Lapdances zu geben. Während sie das 2008 noch so kommentiert haben: The evening entertainment (Hack Girls) was an interesting contrast to Girltalk at Sunnyvale Open Hack Day the weekend before. klingt das 2009 etwas anders – nachdem es doch die eine […]

Bookmarks for October 6th through October 7th

These are my links for October 6th through October 7th: Facebook makes it official: We hate Mondays | Royal Pingdom – High Scalability – High Scalability – 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users by Kevin Rose   – Lufthansa MySkyStatus™ – Yahoo Meme now with an own API – […]

Vor zwei Jahren

Vor zwei Jahren wurden bei Flickr die Safe Search-Einstellungen für Deutschland, Singapur, Hong Kong und Korea geändert. Trotz großem Protest damals und einer ewig langen Diskussion im Forum hat sich seitdem nichts daran geändert.

Vor zwei Jahren wurden bei Flickr die Safe Search-Einstellungen für Deutschland, Singapur, Hong Kong und Korea geändert. Trotz großem Protest damals und einer ewig langen Diskussion im Forum hat sich seitdem nichts daran geändert.

Bookmarks for May 14th through May 22nd

These are my links for May 14th through May 22nd:

These are my links for May 14th through May 22nd: Making of Süsse Stuten 7 – Folge 2 – Tag 2 – Oh noez. [mobile] Ozone – Looks great! Spoiler Alert! Solving the Hidden Metapuzzle in Wired’s May Issue – Holy crap. I found a lot of the hints but didn't manage to solve one […]

Bookmarks for April 24th through April 30th

These are my links for April 24th through April 30th:

These are my links for April 24th through April 30th: Flickr Hit Hard by Yahoo Layoffs – Sad to hear. Mapping the world’s photos – Accidental mapping through geotagging. Free Mobile Testing Tool Trial for Keynote MITE – Mobile Interactive Testing Environment – Prezi – The zooming presentation editor – Everybody seems to love it. […]