Category Archives: Yahoo

Is Yahoo really threatening memcached and Open Compute?

Like some sea monster that destroys an entire harbor in its death throes, Yahoo’s patent fight may end up targeting open source infrastructure technologies such as memcached and the those used by the Open Compute movement. Or maybe it’s just trying to join the Open Compute party and figured a veiled threat might be the best way. Sarah Lacey picked up the news from Facebook’s revised S-1 yesterday afternoon, and while she portrays it as a giant troll lurking behind an innocent little girl, the other side isn’t in the story at all.

http://gigaom.com/2012/05/04/is-yahoo-really-threatening-memcached-and-open-compute/

Yahoo says Facebook data centers may infringe on its patents

Image Yahoo has warned Facebook that the social networking giant may be infringing on 16 more of its patents. Yahoo sent a letter to Facebook last month alleging that the patents “may be relevant” to technology Facebook uses in its servers and data centers, Facebook disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday. Facebook has data centers in Oregon and North Carolina. It developed its own servers to power those data centers.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/03/business/la-fi-tn-yahoo-tells-facebook-its-data-centers-may-infringe-on-patents-20120503