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3:06 am on Oct 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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to give more time to the anti-trust people.
A big problem for Yahoo, with MS$ hovering
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Google and Yahoo Will Delay Ad Deal for Antitrust Review [nytimes.com]
Google and Yahoo said Friday that they had agreed to delay the start of their search advertising partnership to give the Justice Department more time to investigate its antitrust implications.
“The companies have agreed to a brief delay in implementing this agreement to continue our ongoing discussions with the Department of Justice,” Yahoo said. “We have had discussions with regulators and look forward to responding to their questions about this agreement.”
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Nice job Jerry and Sue!

I mean just look at how smart you were to turn down a $34.00 per share offer. Oh wait your stocks at $16.00 a share, you really showed mr softy now didnt ya.

Its ok.. we are sure you have great jobs lined up for yourselves at Google once Yahoo finishes it implosion.

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Looks like time is no longer money for Eric E. Schmidt.
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Nice job Jerry and Sue!

Well said! Can you imagine a world without Yahoo? If they would have caved to Microsoft, we'd be earning "points" for searching Yahoo that we could cash in for crap later on.

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Can you imagine a world without Yahoo?

Sure. For me the world without Yahoo! exists already today. While I know it's there, I would not MISS it one bit. I would have cheered if the company would have merged with Microsoft, because that might have created a genuine competitor for Google. But Jerry and Sue thought differently, and brought the value from $34 to $16. Well done!

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A Microhoo would have no chance against Google in search. Most of Yahoo's top search folk would probably leave after if not before the merger. That leaves you with the top search folks from Microsoft. Which leaves you where MS is today, trying gimmicks to folks to use their search and click ads.

And unless you have been living in a cave, there is this thing they are calling an "economic crisis" going on right now. Most stocks are in the crapper. I am sorry you investment did not pan out.

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Maximillianos you know that most of the top technical people at Yahoo already bailed right?
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Maximillianos you know that most of the top technical people at Yahoo already bailed right?

No, didn't know that for sure... but kind of figured. ;-)

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most of the top technical people at Yahoo already bailed right?

What is the source of this information? So far mostly execs are bailing out, even if technical people do it does not get much press as they are usually not the kind of people who get large publicity when they leave. I personally doubt majority of top tech guys jumped the ship just yet.

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Certainly, one has to question how well the Yahoo board has managed its fiduciary responsibility to the shareholders. "Sure, our stock is worth half of what we turned down a few months ago, but it was the right move."
12:28 pm on Oct 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Uh lets see..

Qi Lu
EVP, Engineering for Search and Advertising Technology Group
Probably one of the most brilliant minds Yahoo had.

Jeremy Zawodny
Technology Evangelist - described as "Yahoo!'s MySQL guru".
[en.wikipedia.org...]

Michael Lum
Director of Architecture, Search and Advertising Technology Group

Vish Makhijani
SVP and General Manager of Search

Joshua Schachter
Director Engineering, del.icio.us

Scroll down to 2008 onwards, this is just the vip list..

[techcrunch.com...]

Sidebar: everyone of those I mentioned had monster truckloads of press when they left and had blurbs on all of the major financial channels.

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Why not think the other way - a Microsoft Yahoo merger would attract people, not the other way round.

I am speaking from experience - the best people in the industry that have left Google have left for the challenge, we don't talk about the skill leakage from Google do we?

The people that have left Yahoo is because it became stale - with a merger the chance of doing something massive is there, and that is one hell of a carrot.

 

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