Yahoo has purchased Silicon Valley mobile startup, OnTheAir, to create better products for smartphones and tablet computers, according to CBSnews.com. It was reported that the talent-level of the startup firm’s engineers played a significant role in acquiring the firm.
Maybe instead Yahoo needs to develop a better HR department … or buy one?
Tuesday's acquisition of OnTheAir follows Yahoo's recent purchase of mobile startup called Stamped. In both cases, Yahoo was drawn more by the engineering talent working at the startups than the services that they have been offering.