Yahoo! surprised no one yesterday when it reported its third quarter results to Wall Street. The company, which is searching for a replacement CEO following Carol Bartz's undignified sacking in September, said its Q3 net income hit $293m, or 23 cents a share. But that's down 26 per cent on the same period a year earlier, when …
I've got Mr Ballmer on line 2 ...
he says he'll take over the company in exchange for a Mango smartphone and a truck full of Zunes
Oh? Are yahoo still going? Not noticed them for over a decade.
Next you will be telling me AltaVista is still a search engine!
of! your! yahoo! syntax!
They have an image problem
As illustrated by Every! Single! Yahoo! Article! On! T'Reg!
They should focus on the bits people like, but don't associate with Yahoo!!! Like Flickr, thats something they can grow without alienating their existing yahoos by rebranding.
Yahoo could subtly change their logo in an image makeover by simply moving the exclamation mark next to the Y and making it white would give them something which looks like a purple whoopie cushion with 'Y!' embossed on it.
If Yahoo don't want to run with this idea it wouldn't take El Reg's web bod long to knock up something like that for the main stories box on the front page.
How Yahoo can make a fortune
Condense their business plans from over the years and sell it as a case study.
The title could be
"How to take an industry leader into the industry joke"
"101 ways to p*ss your investors money away"
I'm available for the CEO position. Couldn't do any worse than others.
Pay me $1million...and if I don't turn the company around in 12 months...fire my ar$e & give me a severance package of $10million.
I'd agree to that package as well.
As a matter of fact, I think we should all send our resumés to Yahoo! with a letter that simply states :
Couldn't do worse.
While im no big fan of yahoo or one of how it's brass unprofessional has/does conduct itself alot of yahoos problems do exist because their competition 'google' is basically an arm of many governments.
Sitting in my living room watching the local news I would be lead to believe that google has brought to us the satellite technology that we have since they use google maps and plug google in it. The technology isn't googles and wasn't funded by google. It's all government data that we the taxpayers funded yet for some reason google appears to get the credit for it.
Yahoo; or any other company stands no chance when you have such a system in place.
Something tells me that if yahoo wanted to buy youtube prior to google doing so there would of been one hell of a stink raised about it just like how the t-mobile merge with at&t has been blocked by government.
As a t-mobile customer with crappy service i'd of welcomed the merge but no the same government that gave us the bell monopolies and only 1 cable company in an area is protecting us.
So I feel for yahoo in that regard; alot of the companies' problems may not lay so much at their doorstep but rather their government subsidized competition.
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