jmccormac - 12:35 pm on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
I know what particular word that Jonathan Swift would use to describe the management of Yahoo and it is not yahoos! That domain av.com is probably worth more than Yahoo if Yahoo keeps going like this. It is amazing how Yahoo seemed to fail at almost everything (they failed to buy Google when offered) and now they are closing down Altavista. The story seems to be the "interest graph". Well I suppose that Facebook has its "social network graph" and Google has its "knowledge graph" so Yahoo was probably feeling a bit left out and came up with its "interest graph". Not the best branding in a recessionary market and where people are thinking about bank interest on loans and mortgages. They really should rebrand the search element of Yahoo as Altavista and try to compete as a Tier 1 or at least a Tier 2 search engine. Otherwise they are going to be stuck wanting to be Facebook or Bebo, or Myspace or Google.