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  •  Um... (1+ / 0-)
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    the problem’s roots go back to the hyper-consolidation that has created an environment where all parties believe that they have to become gargantuan just to be able to compete and survive.

    Not really.  The problem here is that YHOO can't survive on its own.

    In this matter, there don’t seem to be any good options.

    Yes, because YHOO has to do something.  Neither option is something they really want to do but they're in a hole.

    •  The reason Yahoo can't survive on its own... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...if that's even true, is because the modern media environment is forcing all the players to scale up. Were that not the case, Yahoo and others would be able to compete without being swallowed up by bigger fish.

      • • Get Your FREE News Corpse Widget here!

      by KingOneEye on Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 09:00:49 PM PST

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      •  That's a somewhat simplistic explanation. (1+ / 0-)
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        YHOO is an odd conglomeration of services--some of them very good--with no  center.  MSFT licenses its o/s, AAPL is a hardware company, INTC makes chips but what is the center of YHOO's business?  They have been mostly unable to translate their web presence into revenue and  are  being done in by their own mismanagement.

      •  yahoo can't survive (2+ / 0-)
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        because its core business, search/index, has been not only eclipsed by Google in terms of features/capabilities, but also ad revenue.  Google's AdSense and other revenue generators keep them on top.  

        funkify your life...

        by YatPundit on Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 09:11:43 PM PST

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