If Yahoo was making a legitimate claim on patent infringement, my guess is they would have actually tried to settle things between the two companies first. The fact that they’ve waited until Facebook filed to go public and entered its quiet period, and then handed the story to the New York Times signals something very different. Perhaps following the advice of activist hedge funds who’ve said that Yahoo should use their huge patent portfolio to hobble more relevant, innovative and successful competitors.
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just when you thought yahoo hit bottom