Wednesday, March 5, 2014

There's Dumb, and Then There's Yahoo Dumb

"According to Reuters, Yahoo will begin removing the option to sign into any of Yahoo's services with a Facebook or Google account, both options which have been available for years. Starting with "Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick 'Em," a fantasy college basketball service, the company says it will eventually remove Facebook and Google login buttons from all its products."

This is a dumb thing to do, sure.  But it's really tells you something about how these different companies approach their businesses.  This is something Google would never do.  And not just because they're being nice, but because such a move would be directly counter to how Google sees itself making money - by supporting as much connectedness and access as possible..  And they're right.  Bet on Google.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/4/5472186/yahoo-will-block-google-and-facebook-accounts-from-accessing-its