I know some people at Yahoo and don’t know whether/how many are being laid off. Sometimes misfortune in the near term turns out to be a blessing over the long term.
Stepping back from the human part of all this, which is sad, an aspect of this that’s really fascinating is the way in which it’s being broadcast “live” by people on Twitter. Silicon Alley Insider has a bunch of Twitter posts from those being laid off and those staying:
Silicon Valley companies are perhaps uniquely susceptible to this sort of thing, but it occurs to me that no corporation is ever going to be able to have the same sort of “top-down” control over information that once existed.