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DDURBIN1
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10/28/2015 | 1:13:54 PM
Re: Exodus of talent
@impactnow, This kind of reminds me of Earth Link and AOL.  Both went through the same process of their core group of executives with their heads stuck in the sand while customers leave like rats on a sinking ship only to be followed by the core executive jumping ship too.  Earth Link never figured out how to transform while AOL did.  I see Yahoo going the Earth Link route.
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10/28/2015 | 1:12:12 PM
Re: Less Value, Higher Annoyance
Microsoft won't even try to eat them if they are still bound to Google with a long-term agreement.
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10/28/2015 | 1:03:45 PM
Re: Less Value, Higher Annoyance
Yahoo directors can't help themselves it seems by commiting suicide via forcing the maximum amount of advertising on customers while raising prices on every customer touch point they can.  It's the perfect storm of greed to drive more business away.  Microsoft will get a bargin price for Yahoo by next years end.
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10/28/2015 | 12:48:38 PM
Re: Exodus of talent
Well, when they stopped remote working by employees it should have been obvious they were rethinking how they did working.

They have had some "layoffs by drips", sure; but nothing like what H-P has to do in order to control costs.
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10/28/2015 | 12:45:59 PM
Re: Less Value, Higher Annoyance
To me, Yahoo was one of the few that made it out of the walled garden of computing (the days of AOL and Compuserve) into an open web. That was a real transisiton to undergo.

They had a pile of money left from WhenTheyWereFirst, and tried to reinvest it (like Alibaba) which got all these moneymen in there. Those are the guys that really run the place now.

They arent first in a space anymore. They dont have the vision.

But they are indeed still managing to get out there everyday right now
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10/28/2015 | 12:33:24 PM
Exodus of talent

Any mass exodus of senior level executives sends a message across the enterprise that a future is not at hand. For Yahoo that means their "bench" will also most likely depart and follow their mentors leaving an even greater talent gap. Furthermore, Yahoo's employment environment appears out of sync with many technology companies and it will make it harder to get new talent in place. Unfortunately this signals a precipitous slide for Yohoo employees and the company at large.

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10/28/2015 | 12:27:45 PM
Less Value, Higher Annoyance

Yahoo should have taken Microsoft's 4 billion offer years ago.  Since then they've done just about everything possible to ruin their business.  The email service continues to raise prices every year.  I can't tell you how many times their email service is not accessible.  Rising rates on a poor service is not the ticket.  In addition, when I renewed Yahoo reset all my suppressed subscribtion while adding 20 new vendors.  I turned them all off but too late as I now get tons of spam.  Thanks Yahoo.  With Gmail and Outlook.com being free, they will soon lose my email business for sure and probably most of their other email customers.  They've handed over their search services to google, lost value and revenue there.  Using their website now every other entry is a sponsor's link.  It's like watching a commercial every other minute in a TV program.  

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10/28/2015 | 8:40:32 AM
Re: The Thing that Wouldn't Die or Dead Man Walking
Mayer was an attrqction to others, considering her track record at Google.

Not so much now.

They are on their third CISO in 6 months.

All the cool kids are going elsewhere.

The situation at Yahoo is that past investors are trying to get some money out (think Alibaba) and aside from getting David Pogue to leave the NYT they havent attracted much first-rate talent.  

I mean, Katie Couric? Really?
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10/27/2015 | 9:45:06 PM
Re: The Thing that Wouldn't Die or Dead Man Walking
> But this latest round appears to be a pattern that shows
> a stunning lack of confidence by top level executives in Mayer's
> ability to pull off her grand goals for Yahoo.

Or this shows Mayer's lack of confidence in top level executives in ability to pull off her grand goals for Yahoo.

New lead. New team!

Isnt that true also?
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10/27/2015 | 7:09:03 PM
Re: The Thing that Wouldn't Die or Dead Man Walking
>The amazing thing about Yahoo is that it somehow manages to stay alive.

Agreed. It's not clear to me what Yahoo offers that anyone would want, apart from Flickr.
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