Fans of AltaVista, Delicious, Fire Eagle, and Yahoo Buzz – along with many other Yahoo properties – may want to devise a backup plan. A leaked corporate document indicates that a number of sites are due to be shut down, and more than a few others will in some way be merged.
Yesterday Google launched its new product called Google Buzz. The name immediately brought to mind a similarly titled product from another major search player – one of Google’s oldest rival’s – Yahoo. Yahoo has Yahoo Buzz, which isn’t exactly he same kind of product as Google Buzz, but it was still worth questioning why Google would choose "Buzz" as the name of its new product.