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  1. Chapter 4, Part 2 – How Yahoo Became The Web’s First Great Company | Internet History Podcast

    Yahoo became the web’s first truly great company, and in this episode, we examine why. Turning to advertising as a business model, Yahoo was among the first to find a way for the Internet to generate real money. In addition, we look back at the “portal wars” as Yahoo, Excite, AltaVista, et al, competed to become all things to all internet people, and in the process, helped set off the dot com mania.

    http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2014/06/how-yahoo-became-the-webs-first-great-company/

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  2. Chapter 4, Part 1 – The Early Search Engines And Yahoo | Internet History Podcast

    As the early web grows, the explosion of content and websites creates chaos. Early search engines are among the most popular sites on the early web, as users try to find their way around the new medium. Sites like Excite, Lycos, Alta Vista and others try to take an algorithm and data-based route to organizing the chaos, but the site that leaps to the front of the pack, Yahoo!, goes in the other direction, creating a hand-sorted directory.

    We learn how Jerry Yang and David Filo started Yahoo! in a trailer on the campus of Stanford University and prepare to make the first great brand of the Internet Era.

    http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2014/05/the-early-search-engines-and-yahoo/

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  3. The Breaking Development Podcast: The Web Holds Itself To Higher Standards with Jeremy Keith

    Fresh Squeezed Mobile is Breaking Development’s channel to get fresh ideas out there about mobile web development and design.

    In todays podcast, Jim talks to Jeremy Keith about the Open Web, IndieWebCamp, and attempts to get to the bottom of what exactly is a "web app."

    http://fsm.bdconf.com/podcast/the-web-holds-itself-to-higher-standards-with-jeremy-keith

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  4. Interview with Jason Scott regarding Geocities

    This is a collection of Geocities data downloaded by a bunch of people who call themselves ARCHIVE TEAM, who began scraping the Yahoo! Geocities site during a six month period in 2009, before Yahoo! shut down geocities.com on October 26th, 2009.

    At the time of the purchase, Geocities was the THIRD most popular website on the Internet. Even by the time of its shutdown, it was in the top 250. We don’t have complete rock-solid knowledge of why it was shut down, but all signs point to Yahoo! trying to get back to basics (like, uh, having a huge audience?) and Geocities magically didn’t fall into this new "focus", and lacked any internal cheerleader to make it last through meetings.

    Yahoo! succeeded in destroying the most amount of history in the shortest amount of time, certainly on purpose, in known memory. Millions of files, user accounts, all gone.

    http://www.archive.org/details/2009-archiveteam-geocities-part1

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  5. TummelVision 47: Tom Coates on Yahoo!, social software, and being a proto-tummler

    Tom Coates has been blogging and working on social software since well before either of them got that name. He cares very much about making the web a suitable place for people to live in, and has been doing so with Barbelith, UpMyStreet, BBC Radio, The Open Rights Group, Yahoo Brickhouse and FireEagle. He even started a blog about Tummeling called Everything in Moderation 8 years ago.

    From http://tummelvision.tv/2011/01/06/tummelvision-47-tom-coates/

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  6. LukeW | Audio: Innovations in Web Input

    Jared led off the discussion, by diving into one of Google’s latest public innovations, Google Instant. If you’ve missed the hubbub, Google Instant starts searching and returning suggested queries as you type. Luke saw this technology developed during his time at Yahoo!, back in 2005. They ended up not using the technique on Yahoo!’s search because… Tune in for the details.

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  7. Luke Wroblewski, The Want Interview

    Our talk with the former Chief Design Architect at Yahoo! covers his new book, Web Form Design, and includes advice on how to explain the importance of web form design to the folks in the corner offices. We talk about the digitization of objects and how removing obstacles makes a product more desirable.

    http://wantmag.com/release/001/2010/04/luke-wroblewski/

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