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News Yahoo! CEO to step down

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 18 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    What does Yahoo even contribute to the Internet anymore?
     
  3. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I use only yahoo as a search engine. and I never have trouble finding what I want to find. the news that they put up also entertains me.
     
  4. quack

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    About damn time. He's cost the company billions!
     
  5. Tim S

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    $44.6 billion to be exact :p
     
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    They have a pretty good fantasy sports system... other than that? I have no idea. Honestly I didn't see what Microsoft wanted Yahoo for, Yahoo is waaaay past its prime.
     
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    Their dev section, YUI, is extremely useful
     
  8. Anakha

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    And let's not forget Yahoo Groups and Yahoo Answers. Oh, and Flickr.
     
  9. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    So basically, the good stuff they do is something that another service already does better, or which they've bought out from another company?

    Let's face it, Yahoo just need to die a death. They suck, they know they suck. When it gets to the stage where even the company itself doesn't want to exist anymore (they wanted to be absorbed into Microsoft), it's time for that company to auto-euthanise.
     
  10. metarinka

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    I'm guessing in no small part, microsoft is trying to devaluate yahoo (or let it falter on its own) so as to get a better price. If they bought it today it would have been discounted 60% on what they were going to buy it at.

    as in terms of what they do? I always thought internet companies had highly inflated values, compared to what they were actually worth. Youtube sold for billions but besides some banner ads does it really have any sort of profit stratedgy? Same goes for myspace or facebook, they both attract many pageviews but i'm not convinced they have any good stratedgy to turn a profit.
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Who actually uses anything other than Google for search?

    Yahoo email service is fairly popular, I guess.
     

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