We all know Yahoo has being mutating (I don't want to say , changing) and all credit goes to the new CEO. Yahoo is playing hard to compete with giant Google in searching, open API and SEO services. You don't need to forget about the Pipes services where everyone now can optimize his RSS subscriptions and get all updates in one single place.
Yahoo also has contenders for Tech buzz but certainly they are still in the game. And yesterday more than one of the most visible bloggers were talking about the new Kickstart, no matter whether this is the old College try, I've having my profile over there and I've just added the University where I got my degree back in my home country.
Did I mention FireEagle? Please, do your own searching... Not to mention what's going on in the neighborhood.(Last release).