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Hard Times at Yahoo

10:50 AM -- Forget Booth Babes. When it comes to first-class presentation, Yahoo! has! them! all! beat! Telecom Asia.net reports:

    Yahoo yesterday announced a huge spike in quarterly profit but was red-faced over a performance by lap dancers at a Taiwan developers’ event...

    However, the online ad giant has been forced into an apology for inviting lap dancers to its annual Taiwan “Hack Day” last weekend.

    Photos and videos of the short-skirted “Hack Girls” appeared online early this week, prompting angry responses from developers and bloggers.

    Chris Yeh, the head of the developers’ network, said he acknowledged that the Hack Girls were “not reflective of [the] spirit or purpose” of the event.

    But posters to his blog pointed out that the dancers had been invited to the previous year’s developers’ event.
Well... no one complained last year.

Like All Things Digital's Kara Swisher, who found the whole incident so vile and reprehensible ("One word: Shameful.") that she had to include in her blog five videos, screen captures, and a link to the Flickr photo page. Go there, if you want to be really shocked.

— Larry, SFW Monkey, Light Reading

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