Yahoo! on a roll

Lots of chatter about Yahoo!’s new momentum with Yahoo! 360, the Flickr acquisition and Mobile RSS. Om Malik weighs in with some analysis and explanation. At the same time, Google seems to have lost the initiative and goodwill with the Autolink backlash.

On a personal level, I’ve just had my first test of Google Local, which looks useful and has nice eye candy with its interactive map. The search industry is one of the most exciting spaces at the moment as the big boys slug it out and emerging players like Technorati, PubSub, create their niches.