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Yahoo’s Bartz hearts Google maps

March 4, 2009

Carol Bartz famously questioned the loyalty of Yahoo employees who dared leak her internal staff memos to the press.

But the CEO confessed to a lapse in loyalty of her own, on Tuesday, when it comes to one of Yahoo’s products.

“I don’t use Yahoo maps. I use Google maps. I’m just telling you,” Bartz told an audience member at the Morgan Stanley technology conference who had inquired about Google’s apparent mapping superiority.

“I don’t think we paid any attention to it,” Bartz added, in explaining why the product was so inadequate that even the CEO sees no reason to use it.

In the retail world, wearing the competition’s sneakers or jeans to work would amount to a career limiting maneuver. At Bartz’ Yahoo, no such constraints appear to be at in play – at least for the boss.

Perhaps the next Bartz staff memo will even by addressed from a gmail account…

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*Everybody* uses Google maps. Ms. Bartz establishes her credibility by including herself in “everybody”. Besides, from the tone of your column, I think it’s likely that, had Ms. Bartz said she used Yahoo maps, you’d have tagged her for being a hypocrite.

Posted by Luise | Report as abusive
 

She looks yummy.

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I read the article and I understand that Yahoo is looking to get involved with social networking sites. I believe that Sportsmatchmaker would be a very good fit with Yahoo. Please check it out.

 

And here is a tutorial for Google Maps made in paper :) (just for fun)
Pretty sure you’ll like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9TtDecve CE

Posted by Ben | Report as abusive
 

“I don’t use Yahoo maps. I use Google maps. I’m just telling you,” Bartz told an audience member at the Morgan Stanley technology conference who had inquired about Google’s apparent mapping superiority. Huh?

 

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