February 8, 2008

Yahoo lost its exclamation mark

Poor Yahoo.. After reading this TechCrunch post, I feel really bad for its founders and employees. I think Jerry Yang would be longing for those early days when the company was controlled by him and not external entities and shareholders. Looks like they have a tough decision to make today. "Should we sell our souls and succumb to Microsoft or partner with Google for search advertising which may also be shot down by DOJ?". Either way, it's not good for the employees because there will be massive layoffs. If they partner with Google, the remaining employees might feel good about the company and stay. Even though Yahoo is into so many things, it's fate is going to be determined by this search advertising alone. Man, the perils of going public...

If you are a Yahoo employee, leave a comment here about what you feel Yahoo should do now.