Interesting perspective on the Google/Yahoo competitive scene.
We spend a lot of time on this site and in the blogosphere talking about Google’s successes and even more time talking about the Google-Yahoo rivalry. The Google Answers shutdown should probably be marked in the “L column,” but this may actually be the sign of a much bigger and more important industry wide trend. We may be hearing a lot less Yahoo vs. Google in the coming months/years. Yahoo and Google have been diverging in a number of recent moves. Maybe this means Larry and Sergey can have a cocktail with David and Jerry at the next Stanford reunion.
Meanwhile, some major org changes at Yahoo, reported in the NYT:
Yahoo said Tuesday that it was restructuring its operations and shuffling its management ranks amid growing criticism in and outside the company that it had become too bureaucratic to compete effectively against nimbler rivals.