Webjay Acquired by Yahoo!

Talking to Lucas Gonze over the weekend, I discovered that Yahoo! is announcing today that they have acquired his music playlist community site, WebJay. According to Lucas: “They are true believers in the playlist. They really are serious about being an internet media company and they see the playlist (correctly) as an atomic part of media on the internet. …we’re pretty much the only playlist action that Apple doesn’t own. Webjay is is the canonical site, my survey of formats is the canonical documentation, XSPF is the dominant open format, etc.” Lucas will be relocating from Honolulu to Santa Monica to work with Yahoo!’s music division. Kudos to Yahoo! for recognizing once again the importance of the remix culture.