First eBay, now Yahoo - it seems two of the biggest online businesses in the world are finally rationalising their portfolios by, well, flogging off all the random things they bought over the past ten years and never really found any use for. eBay has already given StumbleUpon back to its founders and proposed an IPO for Skype; now Yahoo is apparently looking to offload Hotjobs and will put other divisions up for sale when it reports later today. Not long ago ITV announced it would try to sell Friendsreunited. My guess for the next few sales of social media toys acquired at random by big companies who thought they needed something that sounded a bit web2.0-ey? More Yahoo bolt-ons, especially Delicious; AOL's Bebo, which it has never been able to do much with (except watch Facebook eat their lunch); and maybe it's even time for Google to admit that
(a) it doesn't really have a commercial plan for YouTube and
(b) one isn't going to drop out of the sky like it did for search.