OK, so everyday or so I get my tech news from Yahoo News. I’m just looking for a snapshot of the day’s stories in the tech sector, and that site does a good job. My one criticism if I had to give one, which I do based on the name of our site, is that it doesn’t do a good job detecting duplicates (it is just an aggregator for various other news outlets like AP, Rueters, PC World, etc).
Today is a perfect example. And what better story for Yahoo to report ad nauseum than the takeover bid from Microsoft that they seem so against. Thanks to Yahoo for over-reporting their impending collapse.
Just take a look at a real screen cap I just took. The only other article to make it on the front page? Google’s battle with Brazilian porn. Which reminds me of a joke.
Dick Cheney: Mr. President, there was a plane crash in Rio this morning. 20 Brazilian people were killed.
President Bush: Oh, that’s terrible! How many is a Brazilian?
Thank you, thank you very much. Now back to the screen shot.