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(Network World)   Yahoo makes self-destructing message app disappear in the blink of an eye   (networkworld.com) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, Yahoo, blinks, online chats, message, IDG News Service, shut downs  
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1511 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 May 2014 at 11:54 AM (41 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-14 11:58:20 AM  
That's wonderful, because Yahoo has been self-destructing for years now.
 
2014-05-14 12:01:05 PM  
The idea of a self destructing message is something you can only pitch to rubes too dim to not say things in the first place.
 
2014-05-14 12:02:37 PM  
[message deleted]
 
2014-05-14 12:09:28 PM  
Does that even work? I mean if I had been working hard on creating a new product for a small startup, and a big company buys it out, drops the product in the trash, then wants you to relocate to their office and work on something different, I would just be out looking for another job as soon as I heard what was going on.
 
2014-05-14 12:12:34 PM  
That sucks.  The best part about online comments is being able to mock people
 
2014-05-14 12:14:18 PM  

xria: Does that even work? I mean if I had been working hard on creating a new product for a small startup, and a big company buys it out, drops the product in the trash, then wants you to relocate to their office and work on something different, I would just be out looking for another job as soon as I heard what was going on.


I don't know if the so-called "aqui-hire" strategy actually works, but Yahoo has been running with it for a while now.  I was really upset when they did exactly the same thing to the Astrid task manager about a year ago.
 
2014-05-14 01:04:58 PM  
Well, that just made the next "Mission: Impossible" more boring.
 
2014-05-14 01:26:57 PM  
What did it say...."Yahoo will self-destruct in 5 seconds"?  (Usually it doesn't take them that long.)
 
2014-05-14 03:43:30 PM  
As long as people believe that you can't easily screenshot Snapchat and the like, we will continue to get even more nude pictures of hot chicks dumped online
 
2014-05-14 10:07:41 PM  
Self-destructing electronic messages are a fantasy at best, an outright lie at worst. Should fit right in with everything else at Yahoo.
 
2014-05-15 12:24:00 AM  
Here's an idea: if you'd only trust someone with a photo if you knew that it would automatically self-destruct, don't send it in the first place.
 
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