Yahoo’s New CPO Loves His Mac

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  1. Agree with your post, but another effect of switching to osx is that you replace the time you would of spent troubleshooting your Windows machine with the time you spend exploring all the cool little osx applications that are available.

    Although there may be fewer apps, they generally seem to be of higher quality. Apps like TextMate, Quicksilver and NetNewsWire put me in computing Nirvana.

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  2. If you can get them to create a Music Launchcast client that supports Mac users then you’ll have moved the beast. $30 a year for a subscription and I really like the “Ole Radio” I’ve created but I can’t listen to it on my Mac system, forcing me back to my XP system. Go get ’em Om!

  3. forget search, because Yahoo has something better

    It’s the 64 Billion Dollar Question. Yahoo’s leading the charge in providing a rich personalized experience. My money, literally and figuratively, is with the company that figures out how to compensate users for their online and purchasing activity with significant revenue sharing.

  4. “But back to Yahoo…. I also over heard that Yahoo2Go will soon be supporting SyncML, which means more phones are likely to come into the fold than current five or so.”

    Do you mean different support than what they already offer with their Yahoo Mobile Contacts-Back-up (which uses SyncML)?

    I’ve been trying their Go service on a Nokia 6630 and found it to have lots of potential, but doesn’t quite work as well as it should.

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  6. Here’s hoping the new Y! IM for Mac will have a “Launchcast” tab as provided in the Windows version.

    As a (Mac-using) paying customer of AT&T Yahoo DSL, I am frustrated that I’ve paid for Launchcast for years, and yet am rarely able to use it (only at school on Windows).

    I definitely count Y!’s purchase of Konfabulator, to create Y! Widgets, as a very good sign of their commitment to the Mac community. I hope they can continue it.

  7. Actually, where Ash Patel works, they do get cappuccino machines after serving for ten years! Since the company’s barely ten years old, only a handful of employees have qualified.

    If you walk around Yahoo!, you see a growing number of engineers who use company-issued Mac laptops. In my observation it’s about 25%, and growing rapidly as people replace their older work laptops.

    This can only lead to good things for the future of Yahoo’s Mac support.

  8. For all its exciting widgets and Web 2.0 acquisitions, dontcha wish sometimes that Yahoo would resist throwing software and services at us until making sure it actually worked? While a big fan of all the free stuff Yahoo is offering, I think it takes the crown from Microsoft when it comes to buggy releases that can cause endless hours of frustration. Om is praising My Yahoo but I can’t count the times I access it to be told my mail or briefcase or calendar or some other service is not available. I use Yahoo Calendar all the time but have given up trying to get Intellisync to work properly with it. It also has the most unreliable instant messaging program – I have them all on my desktop but find getting webcams to work with Yahoo’s extremely problematic or impossible. Worst of all is Yahoo Music, which seemed like the bargain of the century at the time at $60 for a year’s subscription. I’ve faced countless bugs with this one and am not alone. There are scripting errors, licensing errors, login errors, syncing errors and frustrating licence expirations that lock you out of your music every month. It’s put me off the subscription model entirely. So before Yahoo gets going with Go, could it please fix all the previous stuff first?

  9. “Still, as we talked geek, Ash pointed out that he had five computers, all PCs and he found that he was spending an increasing amount of time just making them work.”

    Oh give me a fucking break! That was thrown in there to please the mac fanboys and probably wasnt even true.

  10. New YIM Client? I guess I wouldn’t be very keen to use it. Back in the good ol’ Windows days I used Gaim as I couldn’t handle the YIM Interface. Now, I use Adium which is a LOT better than anything else. It is sleek, light and organized. Voice and Video support are two factors which keep GAIM and libgaim based Adium a bit short of perfection.

  11. I’d love a new Version of YIM for OSX!

    It’s been soooo long since the last update. I’d assume the new version would be a Universal Binary for Intel Mac support.

    Is there a place I can score Ash’s email address. I’d love to let him know that many people in the Mac community are waiting on this release.

  12. Quote:
    Posted by totoro on Jan 26th, 2006 at 8:29 AM
    -yes, that’s what i mean – a new yahoo messenger

    um…
    ya that was like what 4months ago now and this is still the only (semi)cedible mention of a new YIM for us OSX users. I love my Mac and only have 1 complaint, WHY does noone care when they go and make the A/V chat for only “that other company.” They won’t even play nice and let othe companies have the code they need to make it themselves …wake up Yahoo! there are other people out there and if you don’t want to do it yourself there are atleast 3 I know of that want to but hit the brick wall without your help.
    Rant over… sorry, Yahoo! frustration… it crashed and now no video chat.

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