Reno - 4:17 pm on Oct 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yahoo is a lame horse
I don't know ~ I would love to be a big-time financier that could invest at a level where I could help guide a company's path, because I think Yahoo has a lot of life and potential. I use both gmail & yahoo mail pro, and Y is far better; Yahoo news (especially financial) is at or near the top for much of the public; when I'm looking for images, I find Yahoo easier to use and every bit as effective as Google (and Bing is better than Google); I'd resurrect Y directory as a primary gateway but with more of a social networking aspect, so people within niches could have their own pages which pointed to their own websites. So to my eyes, there's life in the old Stewball yet.
Listen to... Old Stewball [youtube.com]
A person or group with really serious money and a flare for risk should buy a controlling interest in Yahoo AND AOL (could probably get them at a bargain), integrate the two, bring in a Steve Jobs level visionary (if there are any left), hire the very best cutting-edge managers, designers & programmers, eliminate redundancy and deadwood, hire the most innovative PR firm, and do a full frontal assault on Google. Get in their face every day. Make it a war ~ the press would love it, like Apple & MS in the old days. Things would get very interesting very fast. It won't happen, but oh man, would I love to see it....