September 24, 2015
It is hard to say anything positive about Yahoo since Marissa Mayer took over the helm.
Useful services (e.g. Pipes) have either been eliminated or are just languishing (e.g. Mail). Today Yahoo Mail is down again. Alibaba's stake hasn't turned out to be the savior it was once deemed.
At this point the stakeholders are surely kicking themselves for not taking Microsoft's buyout offer back in 2008.
The future isn't looking too bright for this once thriving vanguard of the Web. Perhaps it is time for new leadership.
July 3, 2010
It seems like at some point I had signed up for Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) which was a program similar to Google's Adsense. Yahoo terminated the program recently and apparently they sent final checks (or is it cheques? Whatever) to all affiliates, active or not.
I just happened to find my Yahoo check in a pile of mail today and it was for a whopping $0.00. I wonder what my bank's reaction would be if I try to deposit it.
Since it has become customary for site owners to post pictures of their affiliate checks to prove their earnings, here's a picture of my Yahoo check. See, now you believe me? 🙂