А вот и ответ Ях на успешный старт Гмайла и на то, что „пользователь хочет привычно“: состоялась покупка „флагманского“ сервиса Oddpost, где активно использовался DHTML для переноса большинства интерфейсных функций на компьютер пользователя.
Since then, they have labored in relative obscurity, growing a customer base, raising VC money, adding people, and staying out of the way. Then Google launches Gmail, with a very Oddpostish interface, and someone at Yahoo says "Hmmm, I've seen that somewhere," calls up Ethan and Iain and their new VCs and asks "Are you for sale?" and the rest is history. Now Google has competition on elegance of user interface.
Sorry the announcement comes at such an awkard time, everyone in the tech press must be getting in their cars and driving to the beach or the mountains. Congrats to the Oddpost guys, and their users and investors, and congrats to Google for getting some new worthwhile competition. Now who is Microsoft going to buy?
- Yahoo has acquired Oddpost @ scripting news