Monday, June 07, 2010

A Findory buyout offer from Yahoo?

I just received this check from Yahoo payable to Findory.com:


I've never seen a check for $0.00 before. Is that a buyout bid, Yahoo? Your offer for Findory?

In all seriousness, I'm sure this is just an mistake over in Yahoo-land, perhaps leftovers from the experiments Findory did with layering its personalized advertising engine over ads pulled from the Yahoo Publisher Network.

Still, years after Findory ended, years after Findory talked to Yahoo, and seeing how Yahoo now struggles to personalize content, I can't help but laugh at this check for $0.00 from Yahoo to Findory.

5 comments:

Mike said...

As a former Yahoo! employee, i get a quarterly statement from Fidelity telling me that i have 0 stock options and 0 restricted stock units. I've always thought this was strange, but maybe they think 0 is a lot more than i think it is.

Todd Beaupre said...

Too funny.

techiedavid said...

I think it's interesting that they are able to print a check for $99,999,999.99

Bill said...

I've got you beat, my Yahoo buyout offer was for $0.60. This is part of their turnaround effort to make several small, strategic acquisitions.

Jeremy Zawodny said...

Heh. I get those Fidelity statements too.