Yahoo Said to Buy Rockmelt for More Than $50 Million

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  1. SweX

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-02/yahoo-said-to-buy-rockmelt-for-more-than-50-million.html
     
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    I don't know if this is good or bad. I would hate to think that Yahoo! will try to push Rockmelt at me every time I sign into my mail.

    Does anyone use Rockmelt? Is it any good?
     
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    Maybe with Yahoo's billions behind it, Rockmelt might end up as a good browser. I vaguely recall looking at it a couple of years ago and lost interest when I realised it was a social browser.
     
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    I remember having a look at Flock (Gecko version) once. I wasn't particularly impressed & it seemed to be quite buggy.
     
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    I have never used it sorry, but I wonder when miss Mayer's shopping spree will come to an end. :D
     
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    I jut want to know what her plans are for for this shopping spree. I'd imagine her shareholders do as well. I wonder if she'd be doing all this if Icahn was still on the board, lol. That one-man corporate Black Plague would probably be making her life a living hell.

    Anyway, even if she's that interested in social, that 50 mil could have been spent on something better than Rockmelt. It never really "caught fire", and I fail to see how Yahoo could make it any better.
     
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    I suppose she just thought that if Google have Chrome, why can't Yahoo! have Rockmelt? :D
     
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    Some times I wonder how a dying company like yahoo can afford to throws millions of dollar buying trash software every other day. I think she wil kill yahoo much earlier than it,s natural death date.

    No company can survive today without innovation and new ideas. I wonder if all board members are blind as well.
     
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    I'm assuming she has some sort of plan cooking to integrate several Yahoo services into it, perhaps all of them in one browser. It's, to me at least, the only sensible reason to take over something like Rockmelt. Maybe even trying to bring up their own social network again (Mash didn't go so well). I doubt they have any real interest in making their own browser like Chrome/IE/FF.
     
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    Tell that to the computer security industry.
     
  11. SweX

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    Yes but the thing that stands out to me is that they've bought not 1,2,3 companys, but 20! So I surely hope they have a serious plan they are following. If not then I don't see much sense in buying all these companys.

    But they never got their hands on Hulu, so what ever plan they have it didn't work out quite as expected I guess. :doubt:
     
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    Nobody got their hands on Hulu though, it was decided that it would stay in current hands. Considering the things she's buying, I'm betting on either their own social network or a shift towards social in general. 20 companies isn't all that much when you consider Google probably buys out a company per day anymore, lol. Sure, Google has more cash than Yahoo will probably ever see again in its lifespan, but the number of buys isn't all that high. It's what you buy that counts and makes everyone go "hmm".

    I had said it in a past discussion, but Yahoo seems to be making a Hail Mary move, and she's either going to be Raphael Semmes or Edward Smith in the end. Either way, Yahoo isn't going to be getting very many opportunities to become relevant again, so she better know what she's doing.
     
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    Yes, I should imagine that you're right. It will be interesting to see how this develops.
     
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    Yeah I know Hulu stayed in current hands, that's why I said that if Hulu was a "piece" in their plan, then that piece is missing.

    Yeah maybe it is some social stuff they got in mind, hard to tell for sure, maybe we'll know more next week when yet another company gets acquired :p
     
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