JS_Harris - 2:29 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
The message wasn't "mixed" and it's not us who is confused, it's Yahoo!
From the NY times and an interview with Yahoo CEO Carrol Bartz - Quote "We Have Never Been a Search Company". Aug 2007 - [bits.blogs.nytimes.com...]
When it comes to those pages, Yahoo seems to be in a state of confusion. Its Sports section, for example, has reporters producing top-notch original material ranging from scoopy news items and blogs to long-form analysis pieces. The other parts of Yahoo tend to rely far more heavily on stories and other content from outside organizations.
According to Ms. Bartz, the majority of Yahoo’s sites will go the way of Sports. In particular, Yahoo will throw investments behind its entertainment, finance and news operations. Ms. Bartz noted that there are plenty of unemployed journalists out there to pick up.
This is, of course, a delicate dance for Yahoo. The company’s strength has been in collecting information, not producing it. As Yahoo competes more and more with its partners, they may turn their back on Yahoo.