While I'm happy to see CNet writing about the Yahoo! Developer Network in Yahoo seeks geek credibility, the article contains several factual errors--you know, the kind that can be easily checked by googling.
Fist off, Brad Garlinghouse did not co-found Flickr.
But that steady stream of acquisitions has created overlap with other Yahoo properties, a problem highlighted by Flickr co-founder and now Yahoo senior vice president Brad Garlinghouse in a leaked memo called the Peanut Butter Manifesto.
The co-founders of Flickr were husband and wife combo Stewart and Caterina, as is evidenced by Newsweek a few months back.
Secondly, the Yahoo! Developer Network has been around far longer than "last March."
Web heavyweights Amazon.com, eBay, Google and Microsoft have made developer loyalty a high priority. Yahoo, which launched its Developer Network last March, has taken that tack as well.
I searched for "yahoo developer network launch" and found a page full of announcements from February 2005. That's nearly two years ago.
Update: The story has been corrected. Good to see a quick turn-around on CNet like that!
Posted by jzawodn at November 21, 2006 08:27 AM