Monday, January 11, 2010

It could’ve been a lot different

The media has spent time recently recalling the disastrous AOL-Time Warner merger. Rightfully so, as history records that one as the biggest flop ever.  (So far.)  This story indicates it could’ve turned out a lot differently. As in Yahoo!-Time Warner.

Friday, June 6, 2008

This headline made me puke

Who is this Darren Monroe and why is he assaulting my good name? Mr. Monroe wants to know: Is Jerry Yang at Yahoo The New Steve Jobs at Apple?

In a word, Mr Monroe: No. Expect a visit. Soon.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tick tock for the Yangster

Time is running out for Jerry Yang, the soon-to-be-ex-CEO of Yahoo. Carl Icahn is talking about an ouster. For reals.

Money quote from the WSJ, which of course played no role itself in this docudrama:

“I’m very cynical about many of the boards and CEOs in this country, but even I am amazed at the lengths that Jerry Yang and the board went to entrench themselves in this situation,” said Mr. Icahn.

I’m shocked, shocked! that Carl Icahn is cynical. Sergey better get the new office ready.

Monday, May 26, 2008

No wonder Yahoo’s in trouble

Check out this this video tour of Yahoo headquarters. Sheesh. No wonder this company is in the mess it’s in. Literally. When Katie got to the part (at around -6:06 if you can stand it) with the cluttered, gee-gaw-filled offices, I threw the iMac across the room. And went to my quiet, clean, cool place. For three days.

Money quote from the Yangster after Filo reminisced about the early days when they worked out of trailers: “Look at us now! we have a whole campus all to ourselves.”

Not for long my friend. Not for long.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sergey offers the Yangster an out

Those around First Ave in Sunnyvale, keep a sharp eye out for Uhauls. The Yangster may be on the move.

Sergey last week offered the Yangster his own personal exit strategy.

Much love to reader JSG for the link.

FWIW, also check out the Yahoo company blog. With all that’s going on, what was the subject Friday? Penny Day. You got that right.