I disagree with this article that hamburger menus should be burned to the ground. I think it's useful for tucking away secondary or tertiary functionality.
* Facebook still uses it for accessing your friends list. With smartphones growing in physical size, there is more vertical real-estate to bring the tabnav back.
* Despite it not working for NBC, it seems to be working well for New York Times – and not yellow. And I actually really like NYT's new page layout.
* Google Maps uses it – also not yellow.