Ah, satire. If you ever wonder whether you company is getting a reputation, just wait for the blogosphere to make fun of you. Case in point: Yahoo! Announces Acquisition of Company Before Its Foundation:

SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 11, 2006 (YARDLEYPRESS) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YAHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced the acquisition of an unnamed Web 2.0 company three days before it was to be founded. “Yahoo! is committed to generating mass quantities of free public relations by acquiring more pre-revenue, pre-business plan companies than any other global Internet company,” said Chris P. Bacon, Director of Hype Production.


Director of Hype Production. For all I know, we may actually have one of those somewhere.

Thanks to Kevin Burton for passing this one along.

Posted by jzawodn at January 12, 2006 05:03 PM

Reader Comments
# pmp said:

"senior" director of hype productions.
No one worth their salt would settle for a meager title of director.

on January 12, 2006 05:13 PM
# Justin Cao said:

does it really news?

on January 12, 2006 06:02 PM
# Justin Cao's Grammar Teacher said:

English write goodly

on January 12, 2006 08:22 PM
# Patrick Mullen said:

I have a deal for you!! My company even has a name: NoCashFlow.com.

Get in now on the ground floor!

on January 12, 2006 11:14 PM
# DEkart said:

I also have a pre-revenue extremly Web 2.0 company with AJAX, Ruby on Rails, social-oriented idea, etc. :) Why Yahoo guys don't even call me to know about my future world-famed few-zillion-dollars-a-month?! :)

on January 16, 2006 01:09 AM
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