Yahoo Briefcase was one of the first systems to allow you to store files in the clouds. Actually – it wasn’t one of the first systems, but before then the Internet was running at… well a snail’s pace. (Yes.. I know snail’s cant “run”. Leave me alone!)

I just heard today that this service is to close. This follows a multitude of closure announcements from Yahoo as it tries to turn its hand from everything to a presumably much leaner machine.

I would have thought that before they just close all these services, they should consider giving them to entrepreneurs that never had billions to protect them in times of crises. I think I could have made a small fortune selling a service like that. I just had to work with a Russian web development team to build something similar for a friend. Sure – mine’s better (now… thanks Nick!) but I doubt it has the scalability that Yahoo had.

Yahoo – you know all these free services that you dropped… didn’t you think to try just puttiong the price up to something profitable before just dumping services on your customers?

Ah well… your recession… your rules.

Dixon Jones

An award-winning Search and Internet Marketer. Search Personality of the year Lifetime achievement award Outstanding technology individual of the year International public speaker for 20 years in the field of SEO and Internet Marketing, including: Pubcon; Search Engine Strategies (SMX); Brighton SEO; Ungagged; Search Leeds; State of Search; RIMC and many more.

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The Best Virtual Web Disk in the Clouds : by Dixon jones « Dixon Jones · 31st December 2009 at 1:58 pm

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