It’s funny how much a lead Yahoo threw away. First there is the global rise of messaging as a platform – remember Yahoo messenger?
Then there is the need to chase the emerging markets opportunity but rather than do it from Silicon Valley – you place the problem with people from the market.
Now google goes and acquires Pie.co to help them with emerging markets software talent. Great move.
Amazes me at times to see how bad Yahoo is blowing it and how they had so many of the pieces needed to compete.