Brickhouse is based in San Francisco and shares office space with Chad Dickerson’s Advanced Products Group, which creates new products based on market research (the distinction between the two groups has always been a little hazy to me). Both groups fall under Bradley Horowitz, who runs Yahoo’s Advanced Technology Division. Ismail says Dickerson will be taking over Brickhouse.
Ismail, who previously cofounded PubSub, says he is considering a number of startup opportunities. He also says he reviewed over 3,000 ideas at Yahoo, and has some thoughts on his own startup as well.