Tag Archives: Yahoo

The Story of Yahoo! Soon to be a Movie?


Yahoo Spec

This scenario could certainly be adapted to the screen in the coming years. There’s just so much to say about the history of this company, which is one of the Web’s oldest sites.

After the takeover of Google, which failed in its infancy, Yahoo is back stronger than ever — in the media, at least.

I hope, at least for them, that they will make the right decision.

First came the offer to purchase Microsoft two months ago.

Then, a few days ago, Microsoft issued an ultimatum: the initial offer of a partnership could turn into a hostile takeover.

Yahoo did not appreciate that, and with today’s news, the dice are being thrown again.

So now, News Corp (which owns MySpace) and Microsoft are in the process of joining together to acquire the portal.

Also, Yahoo announced that it will begin to integrate Google-sponsored links in its test search results.

Yahoo is a mature brand and is in the lead. The goal, of course, is to raise the stakes and create action on the stock exchange.

But it doesn’t stop there. A partnership with AOL is also being considered: Yahoo could, in exchange for 20% of its capital, acquire Time Warner’s AOL.

However, all of this is in the midst of speculation, and it’s a bit of a war.

Hopefully, the final choice will be interesting and satisfying to the end-user.


Yahoo Returns To A Neutral, Centered Logo


Yahoo is repeating history: The portal has decided to return to the logo it used in the good old days.

Personally, I do not like this very much. There is a lot of unnecessary, wasted space on each side of the logo. Too neutral.

Those who prefer a simplified Yahoo, like Google, can always find solace on http://search.yahoo.com/.

Blogoscoped has illustrated the evolution of Yahoo’s home page from 1990 to 2008:

yahoo-home-1990-to-2008


Yahoo Buzz The Yahoo Digg


Yahoo Buzz

Yahoo is going to launch Yahoo Buzz, a competitor to Digg.

It should replace the actual Yahoo Buzz – The Buzz Log : http://buzz.yahoo.com/

Project Manager is Tapan Bhat. Yahoo Buzz will be first open to 100 publishers and will rank the news according to the most popular search results and the number of votes.

This Summer YahooBuzz will be open to every member of the Yahoo Publisher Network, that means all webmasters that display Yahoo Ads on their Website. Very Bright from Yahoo to recruit publishers and to increase the overall Yahoo online Ad Revenue!

Here are some screenshots of Yahoo Buzz:

Yahoo Buzz Beta

Buzz Yahoo Buzz


Susan Decker will make $815,000 at Yahoo


Susan Decker was the chief financial officer of Yahoo last year. Her salary was $500,000.

According to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) she will now make $815,000 as the new President of Yahoo. (CEO is Jerry Yang).

Her annual target cash bonus will be $1.2 million (150% of her base salary).

Susan Decker Yahoo