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.

Filed Under: portal, start page
Companies: new york times


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  1. identicon
    Ajax 4Hire, 24 Aug 2007 @ 9:39am

    Re: The Times is one of the last bastions

    I don't think so.
    This morning, I am reading the NYTimes waiting for venti and the front page is dedicated (again) to the rant and whine that the United States did not pick the NYTimes suggestion for President.

    So for the last 7 years, I have had to put the NYTimes down in disgust. IF the NYTimes were truly objective, THEN there would have been at least one, one, one article or editorial on how things have gone right.

    Come on! Bush won, get over it, moveon!
    I swear it sounds like a bunch of babies whining about not getting their way for years.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Shop Now: I Invented Email
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.