Discuss: Challenges at Yahoo

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December 10, 2015 at 06:22:20
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the continuing woes that are being faced by Yahoo and its CEO. Discuss here if you think the company can succeed going forward, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
December 10, 2015 at 08:12:38
Based on my experience with their email and messenger systems, and the mess they have made of both - I seriously doubt it.

Messenger is barely supported for Mac OS; isn't that wonderful either with windows OS; emails are plagued with advertising - unless you pay to have them removed.

Their servers frequently seem to crash or take an age to deliver...

Their "tech support" is minimal unless you pay for a third-party service - and it's not made clear at the outset that it is third-party... That only becomes clear when "they' offer to resolve the problem you appear to have; and invariably the help is things you can do yourself - with the same utilities ("they" use) off the web (for free).

I can't remember when last I used yahoo for a search/trawl across the web.


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#2
December 10, 2015 at 11:36:48
My guess - they are heading for history.

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#3
December 10, 2015 at 16:19:44
Don't assume Yahoo! is just a search engine entity. They would survive. They are more of a conglomerate with 114 mergers and acquisitions under their belt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...

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#4
December 10, 2015 at 16:36:11
I forgot to add one more thing. Yahoo! can afford paying CEO Marissa Mayer almost $160M severance package no matter what.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money...

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#5
December 10, 2015 at 17:00:10
They do seem to be acquisitive... In the UK bt is disconnecting its associations with yahoo and email services. That disconnection is not proving smooth, and has caused all manner of problems for those with bt.yahoo accounts So much so that bt have put their migration to bt only for all yahoo associated accounts on hold.

That yahoo have a huge portfolio is no guarantee for their survival, as many feel their support etc. is "out to lunch" much the time. Possibly by cutting back on their tech support services etc. that's how they manage afford a humungous salary for the CEO... Though as per my earlier comments I can't see how he and his ilk justify it.

Were yahoo to disappear it would reduce competition of course; and consolidate "power" inthe hands of those left - which may not be for best? Reduced competition invariably means prices go up; what once was "free" suddenly becomes paid for; and often quality of service declines.


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#6
December 10, 2015 at 17:40:55
trvlr your thought is indeed well said - bravo!!!

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#7
December 15, 2015 at 14:35:34
The only thing I've ever used Yahoo for was Yahoo Answers, and that was just for a daily dose of LOL's.

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#8
December 15, 2015 at 15:11:34
Re #5

I've just been watching a documentary on TV about how many people at the top of business (and elsewhere) show all the traits of psychopaths. Makes you think.

Google found this guide:
http://www.wikihow.com/Identify-a-P...

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