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Yahoo Snags Webjay

By - January 09, 2006

Tristan has the scoop and an interview with the founder.

A few minutes ago, I learned that Yahoo! acquired WebJay, a site that allows for categorization, editing, listening, and sharing of playlists online (In a way, it can easily be compared to del.icio.us for multimedia.) WebJay was created in early 2004 as a way to create the internet equivalent of mix tapes. Lucas Gonze, the creator of WebJay agreed to taking a few minutes of his time to do a quick IM interview between meetings. Following is the transcript of that interview:

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  • http://feedblog.org Kevin Burton

    Excuse me! I got the exclusive… *cough*

    http://www.feedblog.org/2006/01/exclusive_yahoo.html

    You’re reading the wrong blogs :)

  • http://battellemedia.com John Battelle

    Hey, sorry about that!

  • http://patil.wordpress.com/ Chetan

    Are content rich and usenet archiving companies like Guba and Usenet.de the next targets by GYM ?

  • New York

    That interview was either in a different language, or so full of buzzword BS that it was totally incomprehensible.