Yahoo! CEO: Google is 90% Search. That's a Fact.

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ccstooge

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The grammar of this article makes me scratch my head and wonder how people can run a company and speak so horribly. Both on Toms part and this retarded CEO's part (based on what Tom's writes of course). You can't grow a Yahoo! every yeah to be interesting. Editor checking of articles has gone downhill in the past few years here at Toms.
 

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Google is branching out into Apps, unfortunately they are almost all web apps and free, nobody is using the paid versions. They need to gain a solid foot hold in the market via subscription or pay-only models. But in order to do that they need to establish themselves hence the free model currently in existence. It's a double edged sword and I think Yahoo! is being nice, but preaching to the choir. Google Inc. already knows this thats why they are releasing so many random beta products to see which one is a hook and sinker.
 

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[citation][nom]bogcotton[/nom]Why the hell would google need to grow 20% a year to excite investors!?They are incredibly profitable, a household name, and are expanding into other areas, investors dont ask for more than that.[/citation]

Valuations on stock vary, and in some cases, the valuations imply strong growth expectations. Put another way, let's say I have a $100,000,000 company, but it's growing at 50% a year. The valuation of the company will certainly be different than if it were stagnant, or growing slowly. If the company does not meet these heavy expectations, the stock will tank, and investors will not be happy.

So, it's not always so simple. I'm not talking about Google at this point, since it's not a stock I'm interested in and I haven't looked at it's valuation, I'm just pointing out that it's not always as simple as being profitable, or successful, because you can always be more of each, and expectations of future performance do play an important part in stock prices.
 

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She is just pissed over the fact when somebody says they are going to look it up on the 'net, they say "I'll google it" not "I'll Yahoo! it."
 

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I think Google is way better than Yahoo will ever be. Yahoo is sub-par at everything, while Google is amazing at a few very important things like Search and Maps.
 

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[citation][nom]TA152H[/nom]Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.[/citation]

Well-put, my friend.
 

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Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view, facts don't do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around, facts are living turned inside-out
Facts are getting the best of them, facts are nothing in the face of things

Sorry, whenever I hear someone say something is a fact outside of science, I just think of that song.

You know it's funny, I think something contrary to what she obviously feels, that Yahoo should be more specialized, it seems all over the place and they do none of it well. At least google does search well...Chrome's pretty good too. In all seriousness, her comments sound like bullet points she wants to put in a job application to google. Things change, and buinesses, like any human enterprise take adjustment as time passes, but really the rigid and weird treatment of business by businesspeople makes me want to vomit. They are ultimately human enterprises, run by people, not only are they capable of mistakes, like being too narrow or spreading themselves too thin, but they're also capable of looking at this crap soley through the lens of a business framework, and not seeing that they should probably change as they need to, not based on some sense of growth rather than what they do. Meh, ramble ramble.
 

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You're point is? I only use Yahoo! because that's what my old email is (though I now use gmail for anything important, Yahoo! has become my junk email).
[citation][nom]restatement3dofted[/nom]I'm also good at saying things that don't make sense - can I be a CEO of a major company, too?[/citation]
I'm good at thinking things that don't make sense, can I be a politician?
 

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[citation][nom]jgalecio[/nom]I love you Jane but you meant 'every year' not 'every yeah' =D Not being anal or anything =P[/citation]

Thank you! All fixed. : )
 

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It comes off more as a deal where she knows the core business of search engines and is basically saying if you want to be more than that...then you've got to be willing to grow and grow rapidly enough for investors to stay interested. She was rather disjointed in how she said it but I believe that was her intent.

Obviously at this point it would be better to understand the context of the original conversation before proclaiming this woman an idiot. If I'm not mistaken Yahoo! got too big for their britches a few years ago and has not recovered since. So in essence it's also a cautionary tale that it can all far apart in a hurry.

This clearly isn't my area of expertise but I've always been of the opinion there is still market skepticism of internet-based companies and their long term forecast of sustained growth. Yes Goggle is the hot stuff now...will anyone remember them 10 years from now? I agree right now it looks like a bad chapter of Demolition Man where everything is Taco Bell...that's our current future with Google.
 

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Google IS search, yes. If they try to diversify too much they will dilute the brand. They need to keep the Search the main part, the other stuff should not eclipse that.
 

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Google does appear to be in everything, but they give them all away right? Android is free, Google Docs, YouTube, GMail, Picasa, Google Earth. Where's the revenue from those products? I think that's her point. She does miss pointing out that those free products serve to grow their ad revenue.
 
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