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Integrating MyBlogLog With Yahoo

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The MyBlogLog team has been on-site in Sunnyvale most of this week.

But I forgot my camera on Wednesday, so only managed to snap a picture today of Todd and Eric on the YDN couch:

As you might imagine, their first week is a bit of a whirlwind. There is lots of paperwork to do (benefits, etc), people to meet, decisions to make, meetings to attend, and so on. And unlike other acquisitions that I’ve been involved with in one way or another, I’m helping out on a day to day basis now.

I must say, watching a small company become part of Yahoo is a very interesting experience. There’s an impressive amount of people machinery involved behind the scenes. There’s also just a lot of energy around MyBlogLog and it’s getting contagious.

And that is likely the hardest thing about integrating MyBlogLog into the larger Yahoo family. There are so many possibilities, so many interested groups, so many directions things could go, and there is so much excitement around it that we have to actively work to ignore a good chunk of the shiny stuff for a while. For the next few months, we need to wear blinders and get a lot of stuff done: infrastructure, scaling, bug fixes, planned features, and hopefully a few surprises too.

There are worse problems to have, that’s for sure. :-)

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Jeremy Zawodny is the author of the popular Jeremy Zawodny’s blog. Jeremy is part of the Yahoo search team and frequently posts in the Yahoo! Search blog as well.

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