Gigaom reports that Yahoo has acquired a company with live concert-streaming capabilities called “Evntlive,” which adds another company with few vowels to its stable after its purchases of Flickr, Tumblr, and a company we just wrote about days ago called “Ptch.”
3 Questions That Arise From This Ongoing Story
1. Does Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer think that real world vowels cost more money after years of watching Wheel Of Fortune? We don’t know the answer to this, but we also don’t want to face Marissa in Wheel of Fortune because she will never buy the vowels, making the puzzles even harder to solve!
2. Has laziness caused by text messaging and internet chat room discussions resulted in a generation of people who have transformed the entire English language into shorthand and emoticons? Since these people do seem to be successful, we look forward to a world where everyone speaks in binary! 01001100010011110100110000100001
3. Did any of this new generation of wealthy start-up nerds get the joke in binary in the previous paragraph? For our regular readers, yes that is binary for “LOL!” Yes, in this changing world, we went there.
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