TechCrunch yesterday posted a thoughtful review of the Yahoo! Open Strategy, a strategy that gets us very close to the data portability that many have been advocating for years. Will it be enough to save Yahoo!?
In a way, it doesn't have to. Part of the allure of open source, open standards, and open data is that it removes the need for any particular company to be the be-all, end-all to a customer's experience. While this may not sound like a winning sales strategy, it's definitely a winning user strategy.
As part of its strategy … Read more