It’s been a interesting week at Yahoo.
According to reports many key executive are rushing to the exits at Yahoo.
Qi Lu, an executive vice-president in charge of Yahoo’s search and advertising technology; Brad Garlinghouse, a senior vice-president who oversees communications tools like mail; and Vish Makhijani, a senior vice-president involved in search, are all reported to be leaving.
Mr. Garlinghouse is the best known for his 2006 memo, when he said Yahoo was spreading itself too thin and advocated a major shake up at the company, which became known as “the manifesto”.
Reports this week also say that President of Yahoo, Sue Decker will announce a reorganization at the company, as earily as next week. Accoring the the report, Yahoo is planning a reorganization that would centralize many key product lines, including search, mail and its home page into one integrated team.
On Monday, Jeff Weiner, who runs Yahoo’s network operations, annouced he was going to become the “Executive in Residence: for two Silicon Valley venture capital firms.
Published reports say that Yahoo data chief Usama Fayyad is heading for the door as well.
Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, the co-founders of Flickr, the popular online photo-sharing service that Yahoo acquired in 2005, have also resigned.
I hope they got a big front door on that place or someone is going to get hurt making the dash.
Seriously this is a company which seems to be on a destructive path. The founder of Yahoo are so concentrated on keeping the company independant, i.e. not being bought by Microsoft, that are risking killing the core of the company to avoid it.
This is a very sad situation for all involved.
The exec’s and employees of Yahoo.
Certainly the shareholders of Yahoo, who have seen the stock of the company sink back below $22 after the board turned down $33-$34 from Microsoft.
The directors and officers of Yahoo who appear to be ready to allow Google to become a monopoly in the Pay Per Click industry.
And for domainers.
AND Google is giving away stats of websites on the internet, WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION I MIGHT ADD. So if I want to see TechCrunch’s stats, for example, I can take a peek. The clincher is this: GOOGLE DOESN’T REVEAL THEIR OWN STATS.
See link from an SEO guy: http://www.wolf-howl.com/google/googles-two-tiered-world/
I’m nearly done with Google by thismuch. How long before they start releasing our social security numbers and penis sizes?
I’ve read this SEO article too.
Traffic is a sensitive data and it should NOT be made public.
Google is too big and going too far.
They MUST STOP IT and withdraw this feature.
Hope Microsoft or any other company will soon compete with Google to stop their monopoly allowing them to do anything they want.
Unfortunately it looks like Google may gain even more power and do what ever the hell they want to you or anyone else
Great POST and also PERFECT response by CitrusfromItaly.
The Google Company SHOULD be split in smaller Company’s to run as individuals and compete with each other – Google is becoming greedy and wants to have it all their way online (they want to set the rules but not follow them – they are like the Roman Empire or Nazi Germany).
This is what happens when too much power is placed into one company’s hand.
This is why the Yahoo deal with Google needs to be rejected by the government.
If you think Google has acted with “God Like” powers before this, wait until they take their only competitor out.
Lets not forget that ask.com also gave up the ship and turned their business entirely over to Google