Opens Up

Nearly 5 years ago, I joined Yahoo! to work on its “Front Doors” effort: a re-imagining of its starting points (i.e., Yahoo! Search, My Yahoo!, and Yahoo! Toolbar). My work inside since has woven through several products and teams, but there is a consistent theme: working on products and platforms that expand the capabilities […]

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My 2008 Apple Wishlist: Customer Lifecycle

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m compiling a wishlist for Apple for their 2008 efforts. It’s by no means comprehensive, strategic, or whatever else… just things that might make their products even better for users like me. Or maybe just me. Customer Lifecycle I mentioned earlier that 3 folks in my family purchased a […]


Yahoo! Personalization

Universal Location Manager Default location pre-populates content on new home page Users of the new Yahoo! home page are now able to set a network-wide Default location on their computer, thus allowing any location field on the network (including the three on the home page) to pre-populate with their chosen locale. Users can also engage […]


Yahoo! Now Featuring Laaker Works of Art and New Role

(Palo Alto, CA) – After joining forces with Yahoo! last November, Micah Laaker announced visible elements of his work are available for public consumption on the popular website, as well as a change in position. “Today marks a great step forward for users of the ‘World Wide Web,’” stated Laaker. “Yahoo! has provided users with […]