Named Xoopit, this is a service that could very well be added to Yahoo’s roster of failed purchases. After all, what with Flickr making Yahoo a mint and all, buying yet another non-starter that offers little to Yahoo Mail other than wishy-washy functionality makes me wonder who in the hell is doing the thinking at the big Y these days?
So what is this Xoopit thing? Basically, a glorified browser extension. Yes, Yahoo will be buying out a browser extension for their own use. Brilliant – if I was a shareholder, I would be standing on the doorstep of Yahoo with a pitchfork at this point. While I am sure that Xoopit is simply awesome to the max, I do not see it as a wise purchase for a failing search company right now.