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The Bartz Era at Yahoo Comes to a Sudden Close

by Allen Weiner  |  September 6, 2011  |  1 Comment

Some 75 days after giving CEO Carol Bartz a vote of confidence, Yahoo’s board has announced a leadership reorganization under which Timothy Morse has been named interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing Carol Bartz, who has been removed by the board. The board has also announced a newly formed Executive Leadership Council tasked with supporting Morse [...]

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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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Yahoo! Closes Geocities

by Allen Weiner  |  April 23, 2009  |  1 Comment

As part of its audit process, evaluating its vast array of products and services, Yahoo! has decided to shutter Geocities the hosted community business which it bought in May 1998 for $3.75 billion. The closing of Geocities joins Farechase, Yahoo Briefcase, Yahoo Pets and My Web as part of CEO Carol Bartz’s plan to “increase [...]

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Note to Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium: Think Social, Think Content

by Allen Weiner  |  March 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

Memo to Carol Bartz: It’s a nice achievement that Yahoo! now has 793 newspapers in its consortium, 120 of whom are using its APT advertising platform, but this effort is perhaps an exercise in futility unless the newspapers can figure out a way to cut costs and generate digital dollars in short order. And I [...]

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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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