When Leaving Yahoo To Work For A Competitor, Don't Discuss Plans On Yahoo IM
from the just-a-suggestion dept
Yahoo has apparently sued mobile gaming company Mforma, claiming that a bunch of Yahoo employees left together to go to Mforma and took with them trade secrets. These sorts of disputes are fairly common, and usually end in some kind of settlement (in fact, Yahoo just settled a very similar lawsuit that was directed at them). However, what’s interesting here is that the Yahoo employees apparently discussed their plans on company laptops using Yahoo’s instant messaging program. It’s not entirely clear what they discussed, and whether or not it really is directly relevant. However, it still seems like a good idea, that if you are thinking of ditching Yahoo to work somewhere else with a group of your co-workers, you probably shouldn’t discuss those plans using Yahoo’s own communications tools. Just a thought.