Yahoo Buys Webjay Playlist Community
In order to beef up the playlist capabilities in Yahoo! Music Engine, Yahoo has acquired Webjay and hired its creator Lucas Gonze. Webjay enables users to create and playback playlists of music and video from the Web. Gonze also played a role in developing the open XSPF playlist format.
"With Dave Goldberg (head of Yahoo! Music) running around telling people that the playlist is the next frontier in digital media, it shouldn't come as any surprise that we're interested in what Lucas is doing with Webjay. Y! Music Engine has some interesting playlisting features, open APIs, and more goodies on the way. Lucas will help shape our strategies around playlisting in the future," explained Ian Rogers on the Yahoo! Music Blog.