The Internet is the Obvious Starting Point

Yahoo Philippines Social Media Editor Joey Alarilla got a chance to interview Filipina cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao at Chowking’s 25th anniversary party. He even got her to do the Yahoo yodel.

While Alodia’s yodeling is certainly sonorous, that’s not the most interesting part of this interview. Joey first asked Alodia how she got into cosplay. The first five words out of her mouth speak volumes about how young people today initiate their pursuits: Click here to continue reading “The Internet is the Obvious Starting Point”…

Delicious Founder Joins Google

Joshua Schachter

Yahoo continues to bleed premium executive talent to Google. Last year Yahoo’s well-respected VP for Product Strategy Bradley Horowitz left for Google. Now Joshua Schachter, founder of Yahoo-owned social bookmarking service Delicious, joins Google six months after leaving Yahoo.

Delicious has been a major player in the social bookmarking space for the last five years. Google Bookmarks has been unable to overshadow Delicious thus far — but that may change now that Google has the founder of Delicious on their side.

Schachter doesn’t need money after selling Delicious to Yahoo for a rumored $20 million three years ago — but he craves to innovate. It was the difficulty of innovating within Yahoo that drove him away. Google must have offered him a fantastic opportunity to let loose his imagination. That can only mean good things for Google users.

(Photo by Patrick Tufts.)