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piece of kit:
What the hell kind of name is that?
2:13 am — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
To Be Fair:
>10 years ago, Yahoo was important enough to get its own on-stage segment during the iPhone announcement.

No it wasn't.
2:35 am — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Flying Fuck:
Agreed. Yahoo has always been a joke. For 99.99999% of their users, it was nothing more than free email and a decent sports blog.
12:06 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
catfood:
i've sincerely never understood why anyone ever used yahoo for anything.
5:48 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Counselor of the Exchequer:
Flickr. And that's about it.

Pipes was cool, too.
6:09 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Dicknose:
@To Be Fair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUIxyE2Ns8

Jobs does talk about Yahoo! email specifically at about 37:00.

So that is probably what Gruber is talking about.
6:23 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
Even back in the day nobody knew what was up with Yahoo.

Yahoo was a big deal at the iPhone 1 release because it was the first provider to support push email.
6:50 pm — Tuesday, 10 January 2017
’Nuff Alreddy:
> name

Altaba is the new name for RemainCo, the parts of Yahoo left after everything we think of as Yahoo is removed; since the major asset is a stake in Alibaba, they riffed off that. (Supposedly Alternate + Alibaba = Altbaba)
11:25 pm — Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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