This is officially the beginning of the end for Yahoo. They just gave MS all their advertising customers, shut down their search engine, and allied themselves with someone who fully intends to make all of their other services redundant.
It would be interesting to see publicly how much money the Yahoo execs are making on this deal, which appears to be totally based on short-term profit and not at all in the interest of the Yahoo employees (particularly developers).
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I think you hit the nail on the head 3vi1. Any company once it goes public risks losing its soul, and that's what happened to Yahoo. Its co-founder, Jerry Yang, was pushed out because he was seen as a barrier to the Microsoft-Yahoo deal.
So yeah, the execs make out big...and will move on to another company once their $200 Cristal runs out. Employees in "redundant" positions will be promptly shown the door with 3 months' severance. I wonder which consulting firm will be assisting in this impending merger...
Yeah well really though what relevance does yahoo have alone anymore anyways. I have not used yahoo as my search engine for years. I don't use there messenger, I don't see anything of them at all really. So at least someone will still have a job as otherwise I see Yahoo dieing out completely.
Yahoo Finance, and some of their other communities still have a relatively large market share. They've managed to continually turn a profit on advertising from these services. But, like I said, Microsoft is making them redundant by adding all the same features to Bing (though it's currently *way* behind the feature-set of Google or Yahoo).
Yahoo is as good as done now. They might have survived indefinitely with a little promotion and development if they hadn't climbed in bed with MS, but I will be surprised if they're even around three years down the road after this.
instead of MicroHoo, they should combine it with Bing to give us:
LMFAO soupstyle :D that was a nice one! i do most my searches on Google and sometimes on bing but very realy so im sticking with Google till bing becomes better then Google :)
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