• Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

    Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

    This week, Yahoo continued with its prolific acquisition strategy with a one-two punch picking up companies working on video — a sign that, while some of its acquisitions have been basic talent grabs, at least a few of them have a very specific focus to them, concentrating on fixing its long-neglected video business. The move taps not just into how Yahoo hopes to build up its audience… Read More

  • Launch Execs Leave Yahoo, Rumor of Sale

    Yahoo! Music heads Dave Goldberg and Bob Roback, who came to Yahoo! when their seven year old startup Launch was acquired in 2001, have resigned from the company. ValleyWag had it first. We’re hearing rumors that Launch may now be up for sale. Yahoo! Music has seen good traffic but download sales are believed to be disappointing.  Shedding the property could fit well with a larger… Read More

  • Yahoo! Music To Be DRM-Free For Xmas?

    Yahoo!’s Dave Goldman has predicted that Yahoo!’s music store will be selling DRM-free MP3s by Christmas 2007, acknowledging the burgeoning movement amongst the digital download world to abandon rights protection on music sold on the Internet. “The labels understand that DRM has to go,” Goldman said to USA Today, “It’s nothing but a tax on digital consumers. Read More

  • Subscription Music Services Compared: Part 2

    We’ve analyzed the services that sell digital music and are presenting the results in a two part post. This Part 2 compares the subcription music services that let you access an entire music library of up to 2 million songs for a single monthly fee. Part 1, posted last Thursday, focused on the pay-per-download services (such as iTunes). While the pay per download market is dominated by… Read More

  • Yahoo Music – From the Desktop

    One of the key new features of Windows Vista and IE7 is something called Sidebar, which is a gadget platform. This will allow gadgets to be used right on the Windows desktop.I wrote a little bit about this after attending a Microsoft event called Search Champs in January. Yahoo Music has very quietly released an Ajax gadget for Sidebar that will allow user to play Yahoo Music right from… Read More