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Verizon Buying Yahoo's Web Business For $4.8 Billion
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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
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7/29/2016 | 1:35:33 PM
Re: Just wondering...
They're a Fortune 15 company (Fortune 10?  I forget).  $4.8bil. isn't really that much to them.
User Rank: Ninja
7/29/2016 | 4:56:34 AM
Just wondering... much more expensive FiOS now gets so that Verozon can recoup that money from their customers.
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7/27/2016 | 10:37:17 AM
AOL and Yahoo!
Boy, those Verizon execs sure know how to pick real winners. I hear that American Consolidated Horse and Buggy Co. Inc. is on the market...
User Rank: Ninja
7/26/2016 | 3:47:50 PM
Short Term Thinking Decissions did Yahoo In
Just about every management decission was based on a "quick" opportunity mind set with those opportunities not really materializing. However I think the straw on the camel's back was the lack of resources and eventual departure from their search engine. They could have very easily been another google but always sold the search engine group short in every mannner first shooting themselves in the foot then eventually the head.
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7/26/2016 | 2:04:20 PM
It is time to change everything
When we know Yahoo could have the opportunity to takeover Google in 1998 and 2002... That's 20 years of tactical errors. I'm afraid it won't change a lot but anyway it couldn't go on like this. Too many bad decisions, and not only Mayer, don't blame it alone, too many wrong managers... it's that easy to destroy an IT jewel that should have played a major role nowadays in its industry.
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7/26/2016 | 12:26:31 PM
Re: Yahoo Sale: The Odyssey Ends and The Sky Diving Begins
What a joke keeping Mayer around. Why would they possibly need anything she has to say? Just another case of bigwigs scratching each other's backs. 

At least the old hostile takeover days made sense. You bought the customers, facilities you wanted to keep open, kept the brightest operational/technical employees and sent expensive mgmt packing on day one. Now it's all about taking care of that top mgmt because it might happen to you someday.
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7/26/2016 | 11:47:22 AM
Re: Yahoo Sale: The Odyssey Ends and The Sky Diving Begins
Thanks - great observations.

Verizon will fold Yahoo into its AOL line, marge them, or something of the sort. Unlcear they know what to do with this many-headed beast. 
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7/26/2016 | 1:09:40 AM
Yahoo Sale: The Odyssey Ends and The Sky Diving Begins
Finally this long odyssey is over or perhaps it is just beginning since Ms.Mayers intends to stay on a bit in order to explain the mess that is Yahoo. Ms.Mayer was publically tasked to "rescue" the company while it was blantantly clear this was a task too daunting for most and this would include Ms.Mayer.

Can we characterise Yahoo as a company fallen from grace ? Well it is debatable if Yahoo ever had any grace. So now Verizon is at the helm ? What a strange bedfellow, that tends to happen when competition is narrowed to those who have billions in their coffer. Which makes me wonder why MSFT didn't buy them ? Never one affraid to take a chance in the wrong direction, even they realized Yahoo wasn't worth the asking price.

Let see, what were the assets of Yahoo as far as the site was concerned ? Fantasy Sports, Katie Coueric, and the mind numbing gossip that Yahoo chooses to post daily based upon your preferences of course.

Rumor has it Ms. Mayers will stick around for awhile and upon leaving, exit stage right with millions in the form a of golden parachute.

Nice job.

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