I picked this up in another story about Verisign fucking the Internet:

Two companies with ties to Yahoo Inc. are providing the technology and advertising know-how to drive the new VeriSign service. Inktomi Corp., a search technology company acquired by Yahoo in March, is one partner, while Pasadena, Calif.-based Overture Services Inc., a major provider of paid placement services, is the other. Yahoo announced its intent to acquire Overture in July.

Oh, great.

I wonder who we're supposed to slap around here...

Where's that "Proud to be a Yahoo!" t-shirt when you want to burn it, anyway?

In related news, run this search on Verisign's SiteFinder. Heh.

Posted by jzawodn at September 17, 2003 12:08 PM

Reader Comments
# Peter said:

(Gets to work trying to rank high for "Fuck Yahoo")


on September 17, 2003 12:39 PM
# alan taylor said:

Add one more company - Omniture.com - they provide the image-bug javascript-based tracking code on every versign search page - collects all sorts of lovely info like Browser/OS, Browser/Screen dimensions, referring page, attempted domain, number of suggested domains, etc. Passes it thru to 2o7.net (registered by omniture), for collection of aggregated data. That makes four companies now with direct benefit from this grabby move. (blogged more about the script here, if interested)

on September 17, 2003 12:57 PM
# jr said:

Hey look, just because Yahoo!'s built things that someone else is misusing, doesn't make Yahoo! evil. They're innocent, hapless victims of society.

Just like Phillip Morris, Smith and Wesson and American Home Products.

on September 17, 2003 01:28 PM
# yahoo sucks said:

Personally I think Yahoo sucks way more and is sleazier. 300 fucking dollars just to *look* at directory submissions?? Yahoo should die.

on September 17, 2003 03:45 PM
# free icecream said:

Why do you geeks take business so personal? Go ahead and get mad at the re-direct...as long as it makes them money, that's all they care about.
What a bunch of school kids.

on September 17, 2003 05:00 PM
# oh yeah said:

AND it's ANOTHER 300 fucking dollars EVERY YEAR to stay in yahoo's dir!

Yahoo - WAY more crooked and greedy than Verisign.

on September 17, 2003 09:52 PM
# Derek said:

An people wonder why I set up the ybl.megacity.org DNSBL? :-) drop all of Yahoo into an e-mail blackhole in one easy config-line in your mail server. ;-)

on September 18, 2003 08:21 PM
# PaulR said:

Geez. This is fuggin' scuzzy. Yahoo paid cash on the barrel head for Overture, the same scumballs who bankroll Gator and other scumware companies. And now Verisign. The karmic writing is on the wall--laundering money for scum. Fuckers.

on September 26, 2003 10:21 PM
# Dave said:

Yahoo is the source of adware / scumware. This is how they survive.

on August 8, 2005 05:55 PM
# Rob Adcox said:

So here we all sit, meals for the corporate vultures. What to do, what to do?

on October 19, 2005 01:00 PM
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