NY Times Launches My Yahoo Clone A Decade Late

from the 1996-is-calling...-it-wants-its-idea-back dept

We were just wondering why the NY Times doesn't seem to understand the basic workings of the internet, and perhaps the answer is just that they're still a decade behind the rest of us. The company's digital unit has now launched an offering called "My Times" which just about every observer is noting seems remarkably similar to MyYahoo, just more than a decade after Yahoo launched MyYahoo. The NY Times is hyping up the fact that the site will have NY Times reporters recommend their favorite sites, but that's hardly compelling since it's really not that difficult to find popular sites these days. I think there are some really fantastic reporters at the Times, but it seems that the people figuring out the company's digital strategy need to update themselves to the current decade.

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    Mike (profile), 24 Aug 2007 @ 11:29am

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    The idea that people don't own what they create seems really communist to me. You know, "To each according to his need". And no private ownership.

    You should go back and learn some economics. We're not saying people don't own what they create and that there's no private ownership. Not at all. You seem to have misread what we write. We're saying get rid of central gov't protection and let the free market work out the mechanisms for payment. Your position, in favor of gov't monopolies and gov't subsidies seems a lot less capitalistic than our position.

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