After years of pressure from privacy advocates, Yahoo will start encrypting mail information for all users in January of 2014.
PRISM may be narrower than first reported, but it's still problematic.
The challenge for the combined Yahoo and Tumblr is to avoid the perfect competition of Yahoo's content business and the public utility-like reality of Tumblr's business.
For more than a decade, Yahoo has thought of itself as a media company rather than a software firm. Is that why its software products have been so mediocre?