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Yahoo’s New Homepage: Show Me the Wow

by Allen Weiner  |  July 22, 2009  |  Comments Off

During Yahoo’s second quarter earnings call, CEO Carol Bartz talked of her company’s many current and planned projects aimed at providing operational stability, the tools to hit the ground running when the economy recovers and offering the market a sense of “wow” related to Yahoo’s products and services. Bartz pointed to the newly unveiled homepage […]

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Bing Gains Momentum by Adding Search to Hotmail

by Allen Weiner  |  July 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

It’s been a month now since the launch of Bing, Microsoft’s most recent entry into the consumer search arena. In our report, “Bing Takes Wing Against All Odds,” we pointed out that the Redmond software giant was entering the game rather late and was taking on the difficult challenge of moving up from third place […]

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Bing Goes the Strings of Microsoft’s Heart

by Allen Weiner  |  May 28, 2009  |  2 Comments

CEO Steve Ballmer has announced the long-speculated rebranding and relaunch of Microsoft’s consumer search service at the All Things Digital Conference. As of June 1, Live Search will become Bing (as in cherry and former Piston great and now Detroit mayor). The service is scheduled to be in preview on June 1 and will lose […]


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Yahoo’s Bartz: Reorg Will Allow Us to “Kick Ass” Again

by Allen Weiner  |  February 26, 2009  |  Comments Off

As Yahoo enters the command and control part of its evolution, new CEO Carol Bartz sums up on the company’s blog the reason for a new, more centralized corporate structure: “Mention Yahoo! practically anywhere in the world, and people yodel. But in the past few years, we haven’t been as clear in showing the world […]

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Yahoo’s Bartz: I Am Not Here to Sell the Company

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2009  |  Comments Off

Yahoo’s Q4 and 2008 full-year earnings call yielded few surprises in the wake of the economic downtown: Revenue is down, expenses are being controlled and the company will continue to focus on core strengths while offering cautious guidance for Q1 2009. Yahoo watchers know the call was less about dollars and cents and search share […]

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Carol Bartz To be Named New Yahoo! CEO

by Allen Weiner  |  January 13, 2009  |  3 Comments

Less than one week after making a significant announcement at CES related to its new connected TV platform, Yahoo! appears to be about to follow up with a another blockbuster, planning to name Carol Bartz, former Autodesk CEO, as its new CEO according to multiple published reports. Bartz is a solid and safe choice that […]


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U.S. Searchers Say: “What, Me Worry?

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

Economy in trouble? Layoffs coming in horrific waves? Daily newspapers filing for bankruptcy? Oprah packing on the pounds? Hah. We’re not worried about any of that sort of mundane sort of trivia. What we want to know is does a straight beat a flush. Or what did Paris Hilton wear to some wonderful after-party. Or […]

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Jerry Yang Steps Down From Yahoo!

by Allen Weiner  |  November 18, 2008  |  2 Comments

In one of the more anticlimactic business moves in the brief history of the web, Yahoo! CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang announced he will step down once a replacement is found for the top spot at the iconic portal. For many, this will be a milestone in the drama that has surrounded Yahoo! in its […]


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Tell Your Statistics To Shut Up

by Allen Weiner  |  October 30, 2008  |  1 Comment

I believe that’s what Charlie Brown once said to Linus or Lucy, but in this case a new study somewhat contradicts or at least puts into question a YPA survey about the usage of print Yellow pages I blogged about last week. A new study (as such studies become commodities) now says that print Yellow […]

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Who Won the Michael Phelps Search Test?

by Allen Weiner  |  October 16, 2008  |  2 Comments

During Google’s Q3 earnings call, Sergey Brin, the company’s president of technology, was talking about Google’s search improvements for the quarter and mentioned the evolution of its “blended results.” Blended results means a search query returns not only the best text links but also images and video. Brin suggested that we type in “Michael Phelps” […]


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