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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
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
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
People are underestimating Snapchat just like they underestimated Facebook - Vox
In fact, almost every one of today's big internet companies — Yahoo, Google, Facebook, and Twitter — faced similar skepticism in their early years. Back in 2007, Kara Swisher (who now runs Re/code which, like Vox.com, is part of Vox Media) expressed astonishment that Facebook could be worth $15 billion. A year before that, a Slate headline read "$1 Billion for Facebook? LOL!" (Facebook is now worth $260 billion.) [....] A company's early ad revenue just doesn't tell us anything interesting about its long-term earnings potential. It takes a while for a company to hire a sales team, settle on an effective advertising format, and build awareness among potential customers. [...] But while it might take time for Snapchat to build a successful advertising program, there's little doubt that it will be able to. Every day, 100 million people open up the Snapchat app. As long as that's true, advertisers are going to be willing to pay top dollar to reach them.
Snapchat  Facebook  Mark  Zuckerberg  Evan  Spiegel  Social  Media  Google  Twitter  context  business  model  economies  of  scale  scale  pageviews  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  advertisement  Google  Search  Google  Inc.  Yahoo!  Yahoo  Y!  monopoly  differentiate  differentiation  utility  mobile  homescreen  daily  habit 
august 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
The Trouble with Yahoo’s Mobile User Metric — The Information
Yahoo lacks detailed information about most of its mobile users because they aren’t logged into an account. Without that data, it will be tougher for Yahoo to make progress in selling ads.
Yahoo!  analytics  Yahoo  Y!  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit's fate hangs in the balance as revolt against CEO makes waves | Technology | The Guardian
While more than 200,000 Redditors want Ellen Pao to resign, readers are jumping ship to budding competitor sites as top brass pushes to go mainstream [...] Redditors – as users are called – have accused the site of increasingly trying to monetize its popularity, and it appears their sentiments came to a head last Thursday, when Reddit’s popular director of talent, Victoria Taylor, was let go from her post. [...] a company torn between catering to commercial interests, and an obsession with giving voice to every possible perspective. [...] But some have suggested that the latest revolt is a flashpoint in a wider clash of cultures. The web’s largest agglomeration of niche enthusiasts provides a portal for people to make friends and enemies in a wide range of different communities, including some less reputable forums that have come under increasing scrutiny. &! bit.ly/1NMqxYG - Memo to VCs: Not every site with gargantuan traffic is destined to be a billion dollar public company
Reddit  business  model  Ellen  Pao  user  generated  content  Venture  Capital  Alexis  Ohanian  Digg  4chan  The  Wars  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  community  community  management  communication  Twitter  Dick  Costolo  mainstream  mass  market  critical  mass  mass  culture  Facebook  Pinterest  foursquare  Dennis  Crowley  Tumblr  Flickr  Instagram  Snapchat  Vine  Periscope  Meerkat  MySpace  AOL  Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Once the web's fastest growing aggregator, Upworthy pivots | Capital New York
hit a ceiling, diminishing returns // Upworthy turns to original content Upworthy plans to pivot from aggregating stories it hopes will get thousands — or millions — of shares on social networks to producing those stories itself. The company has laid off six staffers and hired five writers to facilitate that shift. // https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/upworthy
Upworthy  BuzzFeed  content  curation  content  creator  creative  destruction  The  Wars  noise  pollution  noise  Newsfeed  filter  bubble  algorithm  algorithms  differentiate  differentiation  snacking  user  behaviour  aggregation  aggregator  Digg  Reddit  user  generated  content  business  model  content  marketing  native  advertising  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  attention  span  Millennials  generationy  distraction  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  Huffington  Post  AOL  Yahoo!  Yahoo  Y!  Flipboard  Facebook  Twitter  e-mail  Platform  TOS 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Google, Yahoo Have Had Talks to Buy Flipboard - WSJ
Hot on the news that Twitter considered acquiring Flipboard earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reports that the curate-your-own-magazine company has also had talks with Yahoo and Google, making it seem likely that it will be acquired by one company or another sooner rather than later.
Flipboard  curation  content  curation  algorithm  filter  bubble  Newsfeed  Yahoo  Y!  Yahoo!  Twitter 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Can we all agree the justifications for this AOL/Verizon deal are batshit insane? | PandoDaily
PANDO - Sarah Lacy: "speaking to the truth of the power of tech [and Wall Street C-Suit spin & PR speak]" // A combined Verizon/AOL is nowhere close in terms of scale that actually matters in the ad business. [...] Verizon has just bought a technology platform [programmatic content and advertising]. That’s why HuffPo, much of the sales team, and nearly anything else can probably go. [...] AOL is hardly leading in anything ad related—it was growing revenues at less than 10% a year and ad sales are only one-third of AOL’s revenues. Verizon likewise hardly leads in “mobile video”—the stated reason they say they’re doing this deal is to augment their mobile streaming video service which launches next month. AOL mostly just gives them a platform to sell ads across it. Woo hoo! That’s why it was done at just 8.3 times next year’s expected earnings in an era of high priced deals. // &! bit.ly/1JujF2q
Programmatic  Advertising  Programmatic  Content  HuffPo  Huffington  Post  TechCrunch  Engadget  The  Content  Wars  Verizon  commodity  business  commoditization  AOL  Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo  Tim  Armstrong  Google  Facebook  Wireless  Carrier  Wall  Street 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
In Big Content Push, Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B [Internal Memo From AOL CEO Tim Armstrong] | TechCrunch
[T]he one [Verizon] investing the most in high quality mobile content – is acquiring AOL with the strategy of building the biggest media platform in the world. [T]he deal will game-change the size & scale of AOLs opportunity. [...] Verizon will propel AOL & comes to the table with over 100 million mobile consumers, content deals with the likes of the NFL & a meaningful strategy in mobile video. [...] going to pursue the joint vision of building the most significant media platform in the world. // &! bbc.in/1bMMwBo "Verizon said the acquisition would give impetus to its 4G wireless video and internet video ambitions, and also feed into its plans for capitalising on the so-called "internet of things"." << WTF, AOL + Verizon = IoT push!? IoT Start-ups doesnt mean broad consumer adoption any time soon. &! HuffPo spin-off on.recode.net/1KZZHLL [ indicates focus on 'Media & Content' to sell ads on, not journalism @AOL as subsidiary of Verizon. TechCrunch to be sold next? ]
AOL  Tim  Armstrong  TechCrunch  Verizon  New  Media  Media  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  IoT  Programmatic  Advertising  Programmatic  Content  Huffington  Post  HuffPo  The  Content  Wars  BuzzFeed  Yahoo!  Y!  Yahoo  Upworthy  pageviews  attention  span  Wall  Street 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
How the Sharing Economy Is Impacting Travel - YouTube
w great app - word of mouth and net promoter score and marketing and advertisement you can, in an age of appification and single-use apps, create a deep trench away from Google Search (customers using desktop search from booking travel, hotel, flight, leisure experience). Lastminute.com can only react to Hotel Tonight and Hipmunk being first on the homescreen of phones with a great product/market fit. // min 6:30 - post-Search world (desktop) with limited screen size etc on homescreen we have come back to the portal. Yahoo! was a portal. No we have a new one in our hands in form of Apple iOS iPhone and Google's Android
Google  Search  Appification  single-use  app  Brand  Branding  word  of  mouth  Net  Promoter  Score  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  MVP  Product/Market  Fit  Expedia  lastminute.com  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  mobile  phone  UI  UX  user  experience  Hotel  Tonight  vertical  niche  Portal  Yahoo!  Yahoo  Y!  Android  iOS  Apple  Google 
may 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
The week ahead: Avoiding the issue - YouTube
Min 2:30. Nadella more practical (and more charging ahead, opportune, taking chances) than dogmatic - as Balmer was/is. Nadella breaking with the past of Microsoft business behaviour, which was dogmatic. Microsoft too slow to be first to the market, bc too big. Thus got to use its size and leverage and existing customer base ... to catch-up, to take at least some market share and growth of market X.
Satya  Nadella  Microsoft  stevebalmer  Steve  Balmer  mobilephone  Tablet  Apple  Microsoft  Office  Android  Nokia  strategy  businessmodel  businessmodels  Bill  Gates  Google  Facebook  Skype  Yahoo!  Yahoo 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," - Larry Page At TED - Business Insider
"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," Page said. This is why Google is going full steam ahead working on a variety of projects.  "When we bought Android, it was small and I felt guilty working on it, but it was smart, it was the future," he said.
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
Yahoo’s Sales Head Brody Takes His First Tumblr by “Living the Dream” | Re/code
It is all very adorkable, although now I assume he will be getting with the selling of the ads on said site now that he gets how it is used. >> ie paid content, partnerships, ads, banner ads, ... the most stupid, quick buck.
yahoo!  Yahoo  Tumblr  business  model  businessmodel  businessplan  business  plan  advertisement  advertising  banner  ads  Adsense  ads  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Start-Up  exitstrategy  exit  strategy  freemium 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? | Fast Company | Business Innovation
It's a compelling prospect: If Google has built a $294 billion business based on your explicit searches, Foursquare's bet is that the data behind your implicit intent are just as lucrative. [...] If you check in at Walgreens, should we show you an ad for toothpaste? We're not sure," he says. "Does that dilute the experience?" [...] And Crowley is well aware of what's become of him: His identity is his company; he is only as mature as it is. "I've thought about it for a while, and to me it's like I've got to close this chapter in my life before I can go on to the next one,"
Dennis  Crowley  foursquare  Twitter  Start-Up  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Pivot  monetization  monetize  Brand  Deal  advertisement  advertising  marketing  Yelp  Facebook  Google  geolocation  hyperlocal  GPS  Smartphone  Founders  co-founders  co-founder  Yahoo  Search  Intent  Web  3.0  Google  Autocomplete  Autocomplete  Social  Media  Web  2.0  Instagram  Vine  Flickr  Tumblr  philosophy  identity  Jack  Dorsey  Kevin  Systrom  David  Karp  Kevin  Rose  Digg 
february 2014 by asterisk2a
Foursquare Is Worth $100 Million
Why are these investors -- Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures -- so eager to throw cash at Foursquare on such inflated terms?

We asked around, and came up with a couple answers.

For starters, get it out of your head that the reason these VCs want Foursquare so bad is that they think Foursquare is going to be bigger than Twitter some day. Also dismiss the idea that Foursquare's huge valuation has anything to do with these VCs believing Foursquare is going to crack the local advertising nut.

A much bigger factor is startup scarcity.
foursquare  venturecapital  yahoo  vc  2010  economy  ecosystem  finance  twitter  consumer 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Yahoo's Bartz: We 'somehow got boring' | Relevant Results - CNET News
"Today is the beginning of a journey back to respect," said Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz in a meeting with financial analysts at Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. "Yahoo was the big shining star in the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, and then somehow we weren't so shiny anymore."

Bartz admitted that "we had kind of lost your respect" over the past few years. "We are a 14-year-old Internet company that somehow got boring."
yahoo!  yahoo  carolbartz  leadership  value  honesty  trends  future  business 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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