Former Yahoo! Music head talks about accidental evolution

November 19, 2007 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)


The land of geeks, bits and bytes is evolving. Or is it? Silicon Valley was born of chips, code and programmers and in recent years has begun a steady evolution into a place where some of the hottest consumer plays and media companies live.
And it was all an accident.

Companies like Google & Yahoo! didn’t intend to be consumer companies, but now that they are, the requirement to look at things through the eyes of regular, everyday people has become paramount.
Depending on who you ask it may or may not be working, but that doesn’t mean they’re not trying.
Dave Goldberg used to run Yahoo! Music. He’s now an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. But back when he was in his role at Yahoo! we had a chance to sit down and chat about this very topic.
And here’s the interview.


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