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I'll Take That Job! - YouTube
4months before sale, marissa got 145m extra
CEO  pay  Marissa  Mayer  Yahoo!  Y! 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Marissa Mayer's payday: 4 years, $219M | Hacker News
http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/25/technology/marissa-mayer-pay/index.html - see comments, yahoo board had to up the compensation to lure marissa, because of her Google share options. //&! fromt he interview ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEEug_1XEcc ) "trying to stem a decline"
CEO  pay  shareholder  value  shareholder  capitalism  Marissa  Mayer  Yahoo  Yahoo!  Y! 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Marissa Mayer vs. “Kim Kardashian’s Ass”: What Sunk Yahoo’s Media Ambitions?
After a pricey talent spree, Yahoo News is reversing course—again. [...] Yahoo’s journalists used to joke amongst themselves about the extensive variety of Kind bars provided, but now the snacks aren’t being replenished. Instead, employees frequently remind each other that there is little reason to bother creating quality work within Yahoo’s vast eco-system of middle-brow content. “You are competing against Kim Kardashian’s ass,” goes a common refrain.
Marissa  Mayer  Yahoo!  Kim  Kardashian  Social  Media  attention  graph  attention  span  attention  arbitrage  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Y!  Portal  mobile  homescreen  Entertainment  Escapeism  Gaming 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Yahoo: Was der Niedergang Apple, Google und Facebook lehrt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Yahoo baut Stellen ab und endet wohl als Ramschware. Der Abstieg des Internet-Pioniers ist auch eine Warnung an Apple, Facebook und Co. [...] Die Krise von Yahoo lässt sich in einer Zahl zusammenfassen: minus 13 Milliarden Dollar. So niedrig bewertet die Börse das Kerngeschäft des amerikanischen Internet-Konzerns inzwischen, hat der Tech-Journalist Matt Levine ausgerechnet. Abzüglich einiger lukrativer Beteiligungen und seiner Bargeldreserven ist Yahoo nichts mehr wert. Weniger als nichts. [...] Die digitalen Mode- und Tech-Magazine, die sie startete, finden wenige Leser. Auch die 2013 gekaufte Blog-Plattform Tumblr entwickelte sich nicht, wie von Mayer erhofft: Von der 1,1-Milliarden-Dollar-Akquisition schreibt Yahoo nun rund ein Viertel ab.
Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo  Silicon  Valley  Twitter  Apple  Facebook  Google  Inc.  Alphabet  Inc.  Marissa  Mayer  eBay  Paypal  creative  destruction  Tumblr  M&A  WhatsApp  Snapchat  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Greed  capitalism 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Yahoo to cut its workforce by 15% - BBC News
Yahoo is cutting 15% of its workforce as the company pursues an "aggressive strategic plan" to return to profitability. The job cuts will reduce the number of its employees to about 9,000 by the end of 2016. The announcement came as Yahoo reported a $4.3bn (£3bn) loss for the year. In a statement, chief executive Marissa Mayer said: "This is a strong plan calling for bold shifts in products and in resources." [...] The focus on cutting costs and raising profits is being seen as the latest sign that the company is becoming more serious about selling its core business. "They can slim down to improve profitability, but they are in an industry that is growing and they're not," said Martin Pyykkonen, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities. If Yahoo does sell its main internet business the process is unlike to be a quick one. "If the core business was really a valuable asset someone would have come and tried to buy it already," said Mr Pyykkonen.
Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo  Marissa  Mayer 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Get the Davos look: what Sheryl Sandberg teaches us about power dressing | Fashion | The Guardian
There is a maddening can’t-win-either-way unfairness in criticising Sandberg for not wearing warmer clothes – I am pretty sure that if she’d worn salopettes and moon boots, that would have grabbed the headlines even more firmly. [...] Sandberg, like all the men around her, power-dressed. She chose clothes to project competence, seniority, excellence. [...] Sheryl Sandberg has a clear formula for what she wears: fitted dresses, medium-height heels, block colours in the blue-red-purple arc. Not yellow, not pink, no print. No jewellery apart from earrings. It is remarkably consistent. Interestingly, there is not a single sentence in her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, about what to wear. Her strategy is to neutralise this conversation with a consistent look which is easily recognisable as the uniform of the 21st century female in the public eye. It is a kind of bland, business-lounge glamour: the fitted dress, the court shoes, the colour palette, the clean lines and ...
feminism  feminist  Sheryl  Sandberg  Angela  Merkel  book  gender-based  discrimination  gender  policing  gender  politics  Marissa  Mayer  Hillary  Clinton 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Despite Wall Street Noise and Sale Rumors, Yahoo Board Backs Mayer | Re/code
If you want to know what's really going on at Yahoo this month, there's one person to ask: Kara Swisher has a comprehensive report about the (continual) swirl around Marissa Mayer and her company. Short version: Yahoo's board backs their CEO, and doesn't want to sell off its core Web business. But it still has to consider its options, which it will do, in a pre-planned board meetings this week.
Yahoo!  Yahoo  Y!  Marissa  Mayer 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Says Executive Departures Were ‘Careful Planning’ (I Beg to Differ!) | Re/code
nervousness about what happens after the spinoff of Yahoo’s stake in China’s Alibaba Group. Mayer said today it could be delayed until January, but once done, it means Yahoo’s shaky core business has to stand on its own. Shaky indeed. Yahoo reported weak earnings for its third quarter yesterday, not meeting Wall Street expectations of earnings and revenue. How to turn that around is still a work in progress, said Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman on the earning conference call with analysts. But employees are bracing for the bumpy future. One source noted that “some execs are just slotting people in anywhere so they can hang on until whatever is planned for post-spin … people in the know know that whatever is coming post-spin isn’t great.” [ cutting 10-20% of its workforce? size apropriate? ]
Yahoo!  Yahoo  Marissa  Mayer  Y!  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  capitalism  Silicon  Valley 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Major Executive Shake-Up at Yahoo Media Unit Amid Company-Wide Talent Turmoil (Update) | Re/code
There have been a lot of changes in the media unit too, including some layoffs and other adjustments. Under Savitt and with the support of Mayer, Yahoo has sought to create a content destination site, with elaborate online magazines and big-name hires like Katie Couric and David Pogue. Still, the lack of traction in reviving its core business, especially advertising, has begun to take its toll. And, no surprise, there are many more as other Silicon Valley companies — such as Twitter, Facebook and others — have grabbed the cream of the crop at Yahoo of late, as its core business has continued to suffer. I have spent the last several weeks compiling a long list of the leavings, so more to come.
Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo  corporate  change  Marissa  Mayer  Leadership  user  generated  content  The  Wars  user  behaviour  mobile  homescreen  CEO  vision  mission 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's minimal maternity leave plan prompts dismay | Technology | The Guardian
When she had her son in September 2012, she took two weeks of paid maternity leave, a fraction of what the company allowed. Eight months later and three months after banning telecommuting, Mayer announced more generous maternity benefits at Yahoo. The company doubled maternity leave and now offers new mothers 16 weeks of paid time off. Fathers are offered eight weeks of paid paternity leave. Both parents can take eight weeks in the case of adoption, fostering or surrogacy. [...] There is speculation as to whether another famous technology chief – Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook – will take his company allowance of paternity leave. [...] “Mayer’s announcement is disappointing,” said Anne Weisberg, senior vice-president of the Families and Work Institute in New York. “She’s a role model and I think she should take whatever Yahoo’s parental leave is – the mark of a great leader is that they have a strong team and don’t need to be there all the time themselves. &! vs bit.ly/1VGGunZ
Marissa  Mayer  paternity  leave  maternity  leave  Yahoo!  Leadership  Executive  Team  gender  inequality  work  life  balance  well  being  happiness  index  work  environment  corporate  culture  corporate  values 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Marissa Mayer - The future of technology - YouTube
how you gonna make money, on mobile. Facebook is able to do it, enabled by data it has (targeting) and has a unrivaled competitive advantage (eats more than 70% of social media adversing budget). It's about execution now and new products - for Yahoo! Focus on Mobile, reorientate (right the ship in other direction, while still keeping tab on yahoo.com which is still sizeable business for yahoo) the company, management, team, employees. And acquisitions that help it make Yahoo! a mobile app company, relevant in the ecosystem (see Flurry acquisition, Brightroll, ... ad network/platform). Yahoos one disadvantage is that it doesn't have as much context to serve relevant - re-targeted ads to customers compared to FB, Twitter, Google. Same with Yahoo.com, its a bland/blunt page. No contextual, personal content nor advertising apart from cookies data derived. [...] "User data belongs to the end user." [...] "Portable" [...] "Standardized." [...] "Companies live and die by people/talent."
Marissa  Mayer  Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo  context  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  advertisement  re-targeting  advertisement  targeting  Big  Data  user  contextual  interest  graph  Facebook  Twitter  cookies  perma-cookie  Meta  Data  metadata  Google  Search  Amazon  Google  Inc.  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Microsoft  Bing  utility  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  user  behaviour  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  EULA  TOS  transparency  user  engagement  mobile  phone  Smartphone  iOS  Apple  Social  Media  distribution  model  discovery  Android 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
How Ellen Pao lost her job but survived Reddit's swamp of trolls | Technology | The Guardian
Silicon Valley’s most controversial executive has personified the discrimination and harassment directed at women in technology and on the internet. A look back at her landmark gender lawsuit and her ouster at Reddit reveals how much – and how little – has changed // &! Reddit's Ellen Pao is latest female CEO blamed for inherited woes, experts say As Pao steps down following a petition and death threats, sociologists and other observers point to a ‘glass cliff’ for female executives [...] Barbara Annis, co-author of Work with Me: the 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business and the founding partner of Gender Intelligence Group, a New York firm specializing in gender diversity training, [...] Every mistake a female CEO makes gets attributed to her gender, and for men it’s not that way - bit.ly/1KZXH9w
Ellen  Pao  Reddit  Silicon  Valley  Marissa  Mayer  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  gap  gender  bias  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  gender  politics  gender  equality  HR  human  resources  management  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Privileged  bias  prejudice  pattern 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Marissa Mayer Has Completed Step One — Backchannel — Medium
[Project] Moneyball gave the advertiser the choice to pay by impression or engagement. [[// implement in ad suit for oh hi there world //]] One anecdote in That Book alleges Mayer would not hire Gwyneth Paltrow as a contributing editor to Yahoo Food because the actress-slash-Goop-founder didn’t have a college degree. [[// Ivy League'er prejudice? //]] “By the way,” says Mayer. “Gwyneth Paltrow never applied for a job here.”
Marissa  Mayer  Yahoo  Yahoo!  Y!  oh  hi  there  world  native  advertising  content  marketing 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Yahoo Misses on Already Lackluster Q1 Earnings and Revenue Expectations | Re/code
Let me translate: Mobile is growing, but it is too tiny to make any difference as yet. Nonetheless, we will stress top-line growth and try to cut costs to make the real results better. Soon. I promise. Multi-year! As I wrote earlier today, Yahoo is facing a number of challenges in making its core business healthy and growing. Among them, a management rejiggering by Mayer, a possibly costly effort to get back into the search business and increasingly negative morale at the company due to “drip layoffs.” [...] Most of all, it’s the lack of revenue and earnings growth that is the problem, which Mayer will address later today in a call with analysts. I’ll be liveblogging, of course. // http://recode.net/2015/04/21/the-bumpy-road-ahead-liveblogging-yahoo-q1-earnings/
Yahoo!  Y!  Marissa  Mayer  Wall  Street 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Just say no. Please, Marissa. Just. Say. No. | PandoDaily
We’ve heard it at PandoMonthly after PandoMonthly: If anyone can do it, Marissa can. Everyone has wanted to believe. This rare and sweeping benefit of the doubt – greater even than what Tim Armstrong got when he took the reins of AOL – was why Marc Andreessen’s immediate reaction was to call it a no brainer career move for Mayer. Either she fixes it, in which case, she’s one of the great CEOs in Internet and Valley history. Or she doesn’t, and the meme is that Yahoo is so broken even Marissa couldn’t fix it. [...] Every great CEO will tell you the hardest part of their job isn’t say yes. It’s saying no. And Mayer has seemed incapable of it. That was especially bad given that Yahoo was a number two player in a cascade of silos. It was exactly the company that needed a long series of No’s. I defy anyone to look at the last 18 months and articulate a strategy of discipline and focus.
Marissa  Mayer  Y!  Yahoo! 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Yahoo’s layoff train continues, arriving in Santa Monica today | PandoDaily
Since the earliest days of Mayor’s tenure at the head of Yahoo, tech industry insiders and Wall Street alike have pushed for her to do a massive bloodletting of Yahoo’s arguably bloated organization. Netscape founder and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen* suggested that as many as 10,000 people needed to be let go. After more than two years in the role, this reorganization by 1,000 paper cuts isn’t quite the decisive action that many initially hoped for. But anything that represents focus and an emphasis on lean operations should be met with applause at this point. But now that Yahoo no longer has the benefit of its Alibaba holdings to bouy its stock price, Mayer is under pressure to cut costs and deliver meaningful growth. Counterintuitive as it may seem, a leaner organization, and the focus it brings, might actually help on both fronts.
Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  organizational  behavior  Wall  Street 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
A Rant About The Smartest Thing Yahoo’s Done In Years | TechCrunch
app install ads, and free ad unit, ... free tools to lure in user and hope they spend money on other things within their Platform offering (freemium) --- "Facebook did it with Parse and Audience Network to create its “Build-Grow-Monetize” loop. Twitter did it with Crashlytics and MoPub to launch its Fabric development platform."
Yahoo!  Platform  Facebook  Twitter  advertisement  advertising  app  development  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Marissa  Mayer  freemium  Parse  Xamarin  Google  AdMob  AdSense  Microsoft  mobile  first  mobilephone  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  frictionless  Silo  HTTP  WWW  Apple  user  behaviour  discovery  marketing 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Developers, Mark Your Calendars! Yahoo Sets Date... | Yahoo
After a bunch of mobile acquisitions and acquihires, Yahoo! wants to show off its relevancy in mobile to devs, investors, and industry, ... --- @Yahoo announces its Mobile Developer Conference, launching Feb 19 in SF; will unveil a suite of tools for mobile devs, targeting insight, growth & monetization; VP of Flurry prod Simon Khalaf will give a State of Mobile address; other Yahoo emps & app devs are slated for talks
Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
After abandoning core Tumblr users, Yahoo does the same with Flickr. So what? | PandoDaily
Nevertheless, the abandonment of core constituencies within both Flickr’s and Tumblr’s user base reveal a very clear — and perhaps not unwise at this stage of the game — gambit on the part of Mayer: Loyal users are nice, but when they don’t play into any clear or significant profit strategy, who needs them? ... ie YouTube and FB ... now part of Pop Culture. But hardcore users and early adopters cried out loud when changes were coming geared towards revenues, pageviews, Signal vs Noise, ... etc
Flickr  Yahoo!  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  Tumblr  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  fiduciary  responsibility  community  hardcore  user  user  hack  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  pageviews  business  model  Marissa  Mayer 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris | TechCrunch
statement from Yahoo: We have acquired Cooliris. In order to build inspiring products, grow engagement, and ultimately revenue, everything starts with having the best people to help us accelerate our transformation in our growth areas. As such, we are focusing on acquisitions that align with our key growth areas: search, communications, digital magazines and video. We are excited to welcome 17 employees from Cooliris to Sunnyvale, where our core communications team is located. Nothing will change with the Cooliris products in the immediate future.
Yahoo!  acqui-hire  acquihire  mobile  homescreen  Marissa  Mayer  mobile  first 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Yahoo’s abandonment of core Tumblr users is actually almost commendable | PandoDaily
Nevertheless, a platform for existing video superstars is not exactly in the spirit of Tumblr’s gonzo community of lost toys. But couldn’t Yahoo conceivably chase its YouTubian ambitions without ruining Tumblr for its original users? Apparently not. Over 50,000 Tumblr users have signed a Change.org petition asking the company to reverse course on a change it made to image size requirements. Tumblr likely made the size changes, which involve wider images, because they would make video content (and video ad content) more attractive. But as a result, many older images are now stretched or otherwise distorted. Commenters say the impact has been especially great on animated GIFs, one of the most popular formats on Tumblr.
Yahoo!  YouTube  Tumblr  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  Marissa  Mayer 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Tumblr Rolls Out Auto-Playing Video Ads To Users’ Dashboards | TechCrunch
[average revenue per user] - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said last week during Yahoo’s earnings call that Tumblr is expected to generate over $100 million in revenue for the company, mainly due to the introduction of sponsored advertising. She also noted that Tumblr will achieve positive earnings before interest, tax and depreciation next year, and the platform has seen its audience grow 40 percent to 420 million users. The news surprised investors, who had previously been writing off the $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition as something of a dud, especially as Yahoo had been silent about Tumblr’s financial situation. (So much for all that brouhaha about Tumblr users abandoning the service following the Yahoo deal.) Mayer also revealed at the time that the number of blogs on Tumblr had nearly doubled to 206 million, and people were staying on the service longer – with Dashboard browsing sessions growing from 22 minutes to 28 minutes.
Tumblr  monetization  monetisation  advertisement  advertisement  targeting  native  advertising  branded  content  advertorial  Platform  TOS  Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  ARPU  content  distribution  attention  span  content  discovery 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Yahoo Reaches Out to Agencies for Brand Campaign | Agency News - Advertising Age
Portal May Stage Return to TV Advertising ... *facepalm* ... if you and your app doesn't have to mojo, the natural mojo, the new, the it factor ... it's an uphill battle, it always was for MM, in the corner, ... hard to fight against fate and gravity yourself forward out of the corner ...
Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
This is not 2005 and investing in Snapchat is the last thing Mayer’s Yahoo can afford to do | PandoDaily
this is purely a venture capital-style financial “bet” by Mayer, that Snapchat will be Yahoo’s next Alibaba, or put another way, an investment that leaves the company flush with cash upon an eventual liquidity event. But the fact of the matter is, Yahoo doesn’t have the luxury of making long-term growth-equity bets at this point. The aging company needs to find ways – any way – to grow revenue and profitability, something it hasn’t managed to do in nearly seven years. [...] They say if you look around the table and you can’t identify the fool, you’re it. + http://www.economist.com/news/business/21621812-investors-put-low-value-yahoos-core-businessfor-now-what-it-really-worth + http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/yahoo-in-talks-to-invest-in-snapchat/
Yahoo!  Snapchat  Marissa  Mayer  AOL  content  pageviews  business  model  Wall  Street 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Forget AOL — Activist Attack on Yahoo Is All About Forking Over Alibaba Cash | Re/code
many think such a merger [w AOL] could save costs by bringing together two companies that are in the same two key businesses, advertising and content. Others consider it a potential disaster, knitting together two companies saddled with backward-looking assets and a questionable recipe for future growth. That is, outside of acquisitions, which Mayer has employed heavily in the past two years of her leadership, frantically buying up a range of small mobile-focused startups to try to inject more innovation, talent and product savvy into the long-moribund Yahoo. While the effort is laudable in principle, investors seem unimpressed with her purchases, and, at this point at least, they have yielded no concrete bottom-line improvements to Yahoo’s much-flagging core business.
AOL  content  commoditization  commodity  business  Yahoo!  differentiation  differentiate  Tumblr  youthification  M&A  BuzzFeed  Upworthy  Maker  Studios  Marissa  Mayer  shareholder  shareholder  value  short-term  thinking  short-term  view 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
A Former Yahoo Defends Marissa Mayer - Business Insider
What I didn’t get then, but understand now, is Marissa most likely made a conscious decision to put the legacy display business on the backburner to focus on building a new, more modern monetization platform capable of driving predictable and systematic long-term growth for Yahoo. [...] Native ads now make up 40% of all impressions sold on Yahoo, up 100% quarter over quarter. That’s huge. It means Marissa’s native ad play has a pulse. This is her big bet in display and, based on the current trajectory, native ads should become the majority of impressions sold on Yahoo! by the end of Q3.
Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  reach  native  advertising  Platform  advertisement  advertising  marketing 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley Arrogance Bubble - Business Insider
Yahoo published a Mao-style book of gratitude from its workers honoring CEO Marissa Mayer.
Marissa  Mayer  Yahoo!  Silicon  Valley  empathy  Perspective  entitlement  white  male  privilege  Privileged  privilege  jock  culture  Campus  culture  bubble 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Marissa?
... Wall Street. ... but question remains :: Marissa likes to be lauded (that is what they write about the person - Marissa Mayer - they the tech press in SF/SV). Is she too shy to up-set people, within, making hard decisions, having the hard conversations? Cutting 30% of workforce, cutting this or that pig. Making Yahoo! her own bitch, communicating clearly that the road they travelled on doesn't lead them to a better, more sustainable, stable future? Is that what is holding her back - her liking to be liked, praised, lauded? Only she knows. And only months after a post-partum or post-mortem we will hear it from her. But consider this, there is no magic wand for Yahoo! Not one single trick that changes it all. Google was a self-runner, because of the magic wand called AdSense. She never had to make and asses (with incomplete information and a in a fast moving world) such difficult decisions. Never was she more visible and held publicly, by bystanders and amateurs, accountable.
Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  Alibaba  Wall  Street  CEO  Leadership  Vision  people  management  business  management  management 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Kara Swisher: Tech's Most Powerful Snoop -- NYMag
“These people were very accessible,” Swisher recalls of a younger Bezos and his cohort, “and you met them before they were who they are now. When people get rich, people lick them up and down all day, so some of them morph into thinking that being licked up and down all day is their reality and that everything that comes out of their mouths are golden nuggets. Everyone starts to rewrite history, but if you knew them, and have some historical knowledge …” [ the Ass Hole effect - As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/2afgt4/the_ahole_effect_what_wealth_does_to_the_brain/ - http://www.alternet.org/culture/ahole-effect-what-wealth-does-brain ] / + http://valleywag.gawker.com/even-tech-bloggers-hate-themselves-1605371279 / "“She’s one of these CEOs who likes to be lauded,” “Personally, I think she’s remarkable. She’s really accomplished and smart, but she’s not perfect, [as is everyone]"
Kara  Swisher  journalismus  Journalism  investigative  Silicon  Valley  asshole  effect  entitlement  white  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  male  privilege  ivyleague  ivy  league  Super  Rich  1%  TechCrunch  Alexia  Tsotsis  Sarah  Lacy  Mike  Arrington  AOL  Yahoo!  Pando.com  PandoDaily  Re/code  Recode.net  Marissa  Mayer 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Will Yahoo Buy AOL? | Re/code
But wait: Mayer has told a number of people inside and outside the company that she just does not “get” the merger, despite all the potential benefits. As explained to me, she finds it small, unexciting, uninspiring and backward-looking. Mayer has a point.
AOL  Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  Tim  Armstrong  M&A  marketplace  plurality  market  plurality  Huffington  Post 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Future of Pando | Ugly.
The fact is, I’m getting a total pass for something I have repeatedly said was my responsibility, while my female business partner is receiving the full blame. It seems to me that either the person or persons spreading the smears about Pando has decided that a female employer is deserving of abuse and scorn in a way that a male boss isn’t, or they’ve cynically concluded that a female boss presents a much easier target for an Internet hate campaign. [...] In the past 72 hours, I’ve come to truly realize what female founders and CEOs in our industry deal with every day of their lives. That it took me this long to understand is another of my many failings. The ugliness has to stop. [ It is easier, faster to bash the weaker sex. especially if the women on top is not apologetic. it seems. men + anonymity of internet and the non-attachment, non-face-to-face situation, feel the urge to say stuff like X, about Sarah Lacy and the other week about Marissa Mayer, who overslept. ]
leadership  glass  ceiling  Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  womens  sport  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  jock  culture  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  bias  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  discrimination  gender  non-conforming  language  gender  role  gender  norms  masculinity  stereotype  bias  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  feminism  feminist  Marissa  Mayer 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Yahoo Does A “Summer Cleaning,” Shuts Down Its Xobni Acquisition, Plus Other Under-Performing Products | TechCrunch
It’s not surprising for Yahoo to cut its non-performing products, as the company is trying to “further its focus” on core experiences – Search, Communications, Digital Magazines and Video – as it says today. This is also not the first time Yahoo has made the decision to eliminate items from its overly large lineup – it did the same in March and April 2013, today’s announcement also notes.
Yahoo!  Marissa  Mayer  focus  focused  execution 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
- Startups - Kevin Rose of Milk - TWiST #218 - YouTube
ideas on paper are nothing. test them out. if it has traction - got to go all in. wear it as badge of honour, if your idea, that you put from paper into the real world, fails. its part of your body of work. it's nothing personal. [...] 1:04 hrs in "it's business, it is nothing personal." ... 1:06:25 - Lesson: If something has critical mass (centrifugal mass, has its own gravitational field ... pull), it can not be stopped even when mistakes are made; Fail Whale (Twitter Technical Fails and management-internal fights etc, Facebook and Privacy, Google and Privacy Yahoo! (mismanagement) and it's unsexy non-hip non-attractive brand, and uninspiring front-page). ... Further in: Focus has to be on product, to reach scale. Product centric CEO's (Larry Page, Dick Costolo, Zuckerberg) don't put a big banner ad on the front-page of their product. it ruins the user experience and adds no value. it subtracts value. where is the value proposition of that? + http://youtu.be/HtRfHASjtcA
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Lean  Start-Up  Yahoo!  Twitter  Facebook  brand  brands  branding  Product  Design  consumer  multi-product  company  Product  Officer  management  Product/Market  Fit  systems  system  webdesign  web  ethical  machine  Marissa  Mayer  experience  user  experience  UI  UX  Value  Proposition  added  digital  natives  native  advertising  advertorial  advertisement  advertising  Digg  Mark  Zuckerberg  Larry  Page  Dick  Costolo  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  short-term  thinking  Wall  Street  WallStreet  add  creation 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Jill Abramson was everything to young women at the New York Times.
The media called her “brusque” and  “polarizing.” But to young women at the New York Times, Jill Abramson was everything. [...] The mark Abramson made on her female employees wasn’t just a matter of optics. Abramson was committed to increasing women’s representation at the paper, and she got results. || + http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/05/15/jill_abramson_fired_from_the_new_york_times_here_s_why_it_stings.html + http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/19/313941751/fired-new-york-times-editor-losing-a-job-you-love-hurts + http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/05/16/3438585/jill-abramson-and-nora-ephron-its-personal/ ""Understand: every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you."" + http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/05/jill-abramson-grads-fungible
Jill  Abramson  leadership  glass  ceiling  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  cliche  stereotype  prejudice  stigma  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  inequality  gender  equality  income  inequality  gender  bias  gender  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  discrimination  NYT  nytimes  New  York  Times  Hillary  Clinton  Angela  Merkel  Sheryl  Sandberg  Marissa  Mayer  gender  asymmetry  Nora  Ephron  Commencement  speech  fungible 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Yahoo’s China Syndrome Now Morphs Into WWMD? (What Will Marissa Do?) | Re/code
meeting expectations by WallStreet analysts + meaingful long-term value creation = are incompatible. PERIOD. That is organic, "true growth."
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may 2014 by asterisk2a

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