Thursday, November 03, 2005

Blogosphere Speaks, Yahoo Responds (Cool!)

Yahoo launched a cool new maps service today, which got great reviews, tons of buzz, and complaints about commercial restrictions.

They also got a "Yahoo Maps are Doomed" post from Robert Scoble, in which he used my company Zvents as the poster child for Google's ongoing dominance.

Not so fast, Robert. More on this tomorrow, but I just got off the phone with the Yahoo Maps team, and they said that tomorrow they will be removing the "non-commerical only" clause from their TOS, and that Zvents, as a commercial site, is "golden" to start using their APIs.

Yahoo, you rock!

Robert has raised some fascinating points in his post. I'll address those on the Zvents blog tomorrow morning. Watch that space.

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