Yahoo's going to build their own automated splog system. (Splogs are sites that are basically spam blogs - containing little original content - it's mostly scraped.)
Their first splog is wii.yahoo.com. Overall, it's embarassingly lame. Yahoo is announced they are going to build 100 more. Why only 100? That ain't a universe?
I wonder why they don't already have 100 sites up? How hard is this? The content is easily grabbed from the Yahoo APIs - including the Flickr pix, News and Blog results, Yahoo Answers topics, etc.
In fact, when I get a chance later today and tomorrow, I'm gonna build 100 brand universe clones, using the Yahoo APIs. Then I'll make sure that the news items / scraped content I put up gets linked from the real yahoo versions.
And I think I can get my ads more relevant and targeted as well... Should be fun.