Yahoo's Open Invitation

Like counterparts at Facebook, CEO Jerry Yang plans to give developers more leeway in building tools designed to keep users on its pages longer

Last year it was the so-called Peanut Butter Manifesto, a sharply worded internal memo from a Yahoo! (YHOO) senior vice-president who criticized the company for its lack of focus and tendency to spread its resources too thin. The document became a testament to much of what had gone wrong at the Web portal.

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