More Boo-Hoo in Yahoo shares

October 9, 2008

yahoo-sign.jpgWho was it that wrote about the “The Road Not Taken”? Robert Frost?

That’s somewhat ironic, because you have to figure Yahoo shareholders are feeling pretty frosty toward Yahoo’s management now that its stock price is wallowing around $13 , near five-year lows, amid a weakening display advertising outlook.

APT question: A big win or an empty promise?

September 25, 2008


Cheaper? Easier?!??? Those words are the lifeblood of the advertising community.

More talks between Yahoo and AOL? Why not?

September 24, 2008

yahoo2.jpgHere we go again… It seems that Yahoo’s new board has given the thumbs up to a new round of talks about Time Warner’s AOL, according to a report in the Financial Times

Financial upheaval keeps ad men jumping

September 22, 2008

wallstreet.jpg The turmoil of Wall Street is keep Madison Avenue’s creative types on their toes.

Yahoo! Yahoo gets a makeover

September 18, 2008

yahoo1.jpg Yahoo is about to make a radical change to its home page — mostly trying to make it a more personal experience. It begins testing the page, on a small basis, today, Reuters reports.

AOL changes look, opens email, gets more social

September 10, 2008

aol_sept_mock_v5.jpgAOL has relaunched with a redesigned page. It has also unveiled a new ‘every email’ feature that allows consumers to access multiple email services and integrates access to social networking sites.

Advertisers: Not so fast Yahoo…

September 8, 2008

yahoo.jpgThe Google-Yahoo deal is coming under more fire — this time from advertisers.

The Association of National Advertisers has sent a letter to U.S. regulators objecting to the proposed Internet search advertising partnership between Yahoo and Google, supplying critics with even more fodder to shoot down the deal.

Yahoo! The musical!

August 8, 2008

yahoo1.jpgA cursory viewing of “Mamma Mia!” or “Xanadu” is enough to teach anyone that you really can dance your troubles away. Yahoo employees apparently have discovered this too, and engaged Matt Harding to show them how to shuffle off the blues with the old soft-shoe.

Just what Yahoo needs: more controversy

August 5, 2008

chad.jpgHey, did someone mention hanging chads?

Not yet, but one of Yahoo Inc’s largest and most critical shareholders, Capital Research Global Investors, has asked for a probe of last week’s shareholder vote, which was widely seen as a pat on the back for Chief Executive Jerry Yang.

Yahoo investors wax eloquent

August 1, 2008

yahoo.jpgSome Yahoo shareholders are mad, some are sad and some have a remarkable handle on the English language.