Having a baby on the job (not literally). Building a big old nursery. Banning work-from-home. Posing provocatively for a magazine. Hiring David Pogue away from The New York Times. Signing Katie Couric.
All big deals -- no doubt, but quite a bit of sensationalistic media fodder that will have very little, if any, impact on Yahoo!'s business.
News that broke Friday afternoon, which -- relatively speaking -- will fly under the radar, could be a harbinger for one of the biggest game changers we will see from Mayer. Yahoo! made what amounts to another acqui-hire, picking up the team behind live concert streaming platform, Evntlive.According to gigaom:
Evntlive was co-founded by former Cisco (CSCO) CTO Judy Estrin, and offered viewers a more immersive live streaming experience of concerts by letting them access multiple camera angles as well as live chats and other interactive features.I have written about various live concert streamers (e.g.: iRocke, Concert Window and LoveLive) as well as the potential for Google's (GOOG) YouTube to take control of the space. However, if this move on Evntlive foreshadows a live concert strategy at Yahoo!, look the bleep out.