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The Verge on Pinboard’s Acquisition of Delicious

Apparently Maciej acquired it for $35,000. Former Delicious community manager (and fellow waferbaby alumni) Britta Gustafson is running the twitter account.

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Yahoo Files Suit Demanding Greater Accountability from the U.S. Government

I doubt it’ll do much good, but I’m really glad to see Yahoo! trying something.

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Archive Team Needs Your Help Saving Yahoo! Video

Jason Scott:

Yahoo! are about to delete all user-generated content on Yahoo! Video and that is really busting my crank, as well as the crank of a lot of people that have joined Archive Team to rescue it. We’re now to the point that the whole process is pretty smooth, and we’re getting in the end-time amount of stuff left to do, but we need your help, UNIX-knowing person with a server having more than 500gb free. Oh, you know who you are.

The Archive Team do important work that is worthy of your money and time.

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Goodnight, Sweet GeoCities

You were responsible or many of the most retch-inducing websites on the internet, and you only got worse with time. We’ll miss you.

xkcd is GeoCities-ified (saved image).

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Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Microsoft and Yahoo!’s Joint “Choice. Value. Innovation.” Announcement About Sharing Search Engine and Advertisement Technology

Jesper answers my call. Makes sense, now.

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Yahoo Gives Up On Search, Bets on Bing

Earlier today Yahoo and Microsoft signed a 10 year deal which sees Yahoo not developing any new search technologies, and using Bing for it’s algorithms. Like most of you, I fail to see how reducing the main Search players from 3 to 2 creates “more innovation”, but does anyone even read these press releases anymore? The official site for the deal is begging for a PR-Speak-To-English translation.

Also important: What happens to BOSS, Delicious, Search Monkey and Yahoo’s other search products? (via Andy Baio)

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INSERT INTO internet

The Yahoo! Query Language is strange.