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8:04 am on Jun 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang said Tuesday that the Internet company was entering its "teenage years." Investors complained about the growing pains.

Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel presided over the company's annual shareholder meeting here, emphasizing the positives but acknowledging missed business opportunities.

Yahoo Executives Defend Company and Performance [latimes.com]

11:04 am on June 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Like a parent pulling the sheet over their eyes!
5:30 pm on June 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'll enjoy watching them slip into oblivion, not a big fan of anything yahoo.
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What bothers me about Yahoo is that I'm not exactly sure what they're for.

Google is a search engine with spin-off businesses, but Yahoo's core directory has effectively been abandoned, so there's not really anything familiar or obviously useful about the yahoo.com homepage.

Yahoo needs to define itself if they want people to attach themselves to Yahoo products.

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I believe Yahoos! strategy is much more solid long term as they do go out of there way to protect content creators/suppliers. To compare them to google who wrangles the content via court room stunts is a bit disingenius. There are also a lot of "edges" that google plays on like privacy, copyright, SEC reporting. One slip and it goes poof, they have NO friends.

Long term Yahoo is on solid foundation, google is still a big question mark.

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8:18 am on June 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'll enjoy watching them slip into oblivion, not a big fan of anything yahoo.

Yahoo is well known to be one of the most (if not the most) trafficked sites on the net. It's #1 on Alexa. I don't get all the comments about no one using Yahoo! them slipping into oblivion.
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Yahoo needs to define itself if they want people to attach themselves to Yahoo products.

People don't have to attach themselves to the products, they just have to use them ... and they do ;)

Where they are not matching up with Google and Yahoo is in the revenue department, but $36 billion is still a lot of dough. It does seem like that number could be increased signifigantly with the right guidance and monetization plan though.

12:11 pm on June 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I don't get all the comments about no one using Yahoo!

They must be using it for mail or headlines? It's still far behind Google for searches.

p/g

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I use yahoo a lot, and I get a lot off traffic from them too,

So, I for one hope they do better, and raise their game

Go Yahoo!

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-- I believe Yahoos! strategy is much more solid long term as they do go out of there way to protect content creators/suppliers. --

But see, that's an example of what I'm talking about, I don't know what you mean by that, and I doubt most net users would either.

How, exactly, does Yahoo go out of its way to protect content creators? All I see on their overcrowded front page is a thousand different feeds from other content companies and advertisers, the kind of thing you'd find on absolutely any mediocre portal.

If someone is new to the internet, why should they go to Yahoo.com? What does it offer that is worth the visit?

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I'll bet anything at Yahoo!'s Q2 results will beat expectations. I don't get the Yahoo! bashing. Panama is easy to use. They send quality traffic. Google is an over-priced, over-hyped pig. I've been PPC marketing for years now...and my business wouldn't be in business without Yahoo!

Google is the one who should be bashed right now; not Yahoo!

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Trying to open the eyes of some folk is an exercise in futility, one should just focus on geting Yahoo's lovely traffic, hope all the Search engines continue to draw more people into internet use an increase the market size for us all

An let the 1 search engine crowd go their own way,

Fortunately, we've at least 3 great search engine companies in Google, Yahoo, Msn, and a couple of promising aspirants in ask & alexa

Plus of course lots of hard working directories run by enthusiastic long suffering webmasters

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You're right. I just take offense because Yahoo! is such an important part to my business; even more so then Google. If Google had their way, they would take 100% of your ROI, 100% of your past ROI...etc., etc. I realize GOOG is where the traffic is...but its been my experience the buyers frequent the other guys (not in all cases..but in many cases). isn't that what the game is all about? (unless your an MFA site).

I'll shut my trap now. at least someone sees it my way too.

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I'm disgusted with Google and will be spending much more time working with Yahoo..
7:09 am on June 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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previous CEO credentials?

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