Matt McAlister moves to YDN

Matt McAlister has changed jobs within Yahoo!, moving away from the RSS group and into the Yahoo Developer Network. He follows former RSS PM Scott Gatz into the advanced products and media side of the business under Bradley Horowitz.

Matt’s move is interesting timing given the recent addition of a Yahoo! Mail full beta and all the users that come with it to the backend RSS platform.

The Product Strategy group at Yahoo! continues to attract company talent into a side of the business I call “Jerry’s slush fund.” Employees are given more opportunity to think big and take risks without revenue concerns. The group includes free developer APIs, a small incubator, and research groups in Berkeley and London.