sovidiu - 4:40 pm on Feb 5, 2004 (gmt 0)
Thank you for the greeting, Mr. Troels Nybo Nielsen. I don't know what the other Romanians are doing, since there seems to be only a few of us :)
About the subject in discussion, I'd like to say that Yahoo's departure from the Scandinavian region is somehow expected, as it is quite difficult for a company that likes to preserve its logo as a symbol of "Internet history's fathers" and try to promote it into an area where "monarchy" and "history" are intrinsic characteristics. For example, look at the way Sony is perceived in this region, it being a partner of Ericsson. They did not use old-type logos, display fonts and product names in order to make it to the top of the Scandinavian iceberg. MTV did the same as Sony (used "innovation" as definitory word for their activities in this region) and it all went A+. This old, classical-wannabe *thingie* Yahoo is trying to sell to its prospective clients might return the expected profit in the US, but not in some regions of Europe. Especially the ones that use "crowns" and "monarchy" as daily guidelines.