The $10,000,000 Dollar Widget

David Utter, a staff writer for Web Pro News, looks at another Web 2.0 acquisition by Yahoo.

Bix. Flickr. Delicious. Upcoming.org. Webjay. Konfabulator. Jumpcut. SearchFox. They all have something in common with MyBlogLog: a big check from Yahoo in exchange for the companies.
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MyBlogLog is a social network that lives on blogs, mostly. Many sites, like Scott Karp’s Publishing 2.0, display a MyBlogLog widget that shows the names and pictures of recent member visitors.
For Yahoo, the question that will need to be answered is what to do with MyBlogLog and all of their other little purchases. Will Yahoo emerge from 2007 as a mobile powerhouse with tons of tightly integrated social media technology?

About David Burn

Fired up to write it down. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Chief storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands.