Well, I suspected this would happen sooner or later.

The funny thing is that I used to work with a guy named James. He was in Yahoo Finance when I was. He got laid off and went to Inktomi. Now I guess he'll be back at Yahoo.

Funny how life works.

Posted by jzawodn at December 23, 2002 08:46 AM

Reader Comments
# Derek said:

He'll be back at Yahoo

... that is, of course, unless he's smart and uses the transition period to look for a new job. ;-)

on December 23, 2002 09:05 AM
# Derek said:

By the way, I should clarify that. It's partly my cynicism about "working for Yahoo", but also the reality of knowing how really really crappy Yahoo is towards "employees of purchased companies"...

For anyone who doubts me, guess how many eGroups engineers remained as Yahoo employees on the 1 year anniversary of the purchase? I won't say definitively the answer is "zero", but it was approached it.

on December 23, 2002 09:07 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

Wait, I'm confused ...

Didn't Yahoo drop Inktomi a while back, in favor of Google, for powering their searches?

Now they want Inktomi back?

on December 23, 2002 09:40 AM
# Brian Buck said:

One difference between egroups and inktomi is that egroups was a traffic/audience buy while inktomi is a technology buy. Obviously I could be wrong, but I would think that would mean inktomi's engineers are better off than, say, the accounting staff...

on December 23, 2002 10:07 AM
# john said:

Names changed to protect the guilty - this should never have happened.

Almost two years ago we hired an inside sales rep by the name of Bill. Bill came from Company X, where by all accounts he was a good employee, he was just sick of Company X. On his first day of work with us it was announced that we had been acquired.

By Company X.

on December 23, 2002 02:38 PM
# Jeff said:

For a long while, it seemed inevitable that Google was going to completely dominate web search. This acquisition is great news - search is starting to look interesting again.

on December 23, 2002 08:04 PM
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