All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Carol Bartz’

Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report

“Yahoo is not a damaged brand in the eyes of the public,” a spokesperson for YouGov BrandIndex tells WebProNews, pointing to some new research from the firm. As you may know, Yahoo just fired CEO Carol Bartz. She had some choice words for the Board. “For all the financial woes that forced CEO Carol Bartz to be fired on Tuesday, …

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Bartz Calls Yahoo Board Names

Suffice it to say, Carol Bartz is a little bitter about how things went down at Yahoo. You’ve probably already seen the now famous email that Bartz sent to Yahoo employees from her iPad, which read, “I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board. It has been …

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Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo

Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo. Her leadership has been sharply criticized for quite some time, and now Yahoo’s board has thrown her out. The company put out a press release called “Yahoo! Announced Leadership Reorganization” in which it discloses that it has appointed Timothy Morse Interim CEO. Yahoo also announced the formation of its Executive Leadership Council, …

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Yahoo Beats Q4 Estimates, But Held Back By Forecast

The fourth quarter of 2010 could have gone much worse for Yahoo, judging from the earnings report the company released this afternoon.  Yahoo’s numbers were generally higher than what analysts expected, perhaps earning Carol Bartz a few points in unhappy shareholders’ eyes.  A low Q1 forecast threw a long shadow, however.

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Yahoo Introduces Its Contibutor Network

Yahoo has launched the Yahoo Contributor Network, a new platform for people to publish their creative content.

Yahoo says its Contributor Network will bring contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers and videographers to media destinations, including Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports and the Yahoo homepage.

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Yahoo Delivers Passable Earnings Report

The third quarter was not unkind to Yahoo, judging from a just-released earnings report.  Yahoo managed to meet or beat analysts’ forecasts in most respects, and its stock is now heading up in after-hours trading as a result.

To hit the highest notes first: Yahoo reported earnings per share of $0.29, which is great compared to the $0.13 it reported in the third quarter of 2009 and compared to predictions of $0.15.  (This was possible because the sale of HotJobs contributed $0.13 to the Q3 2010 total.)

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Carol Bartz Makes List Of Overpaid CEOs

Since Carol Bartz became Yahoo’s CEO in mid-January of last year, the company’s performance has been less than stellar.  Bartz has still raked in plenty of cash and stock options, though, earning her a place on a list of overpaid CEOs.

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Bartz Labels Facebook Potential Biggest Competitor

When it comes to competitors, Yahoo’s Carol Bartz may not have the usual suspect(s) – Google and perhaps Microsoft – at the front of her mind.  The CEO recently indicated in an interview that Facebook occupies her thoughts, instead.

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Carol Bartz Predicts iAds Failure

Apple’s official stance on its iAd platform is that it "gives brands what they’ve been waiting for: access to the global audience of iPhone and iPod touch users, enhanced targeting, premium creative and robust measurement."  But yesterday, Carol Bartz indicated that the platform’s more or less doomed.

Without mincing words, Yahoo’s CEO predicted during an interview with Reuters, "That’s going to fall apart for them."

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Yahoo Prepares For $3 Billion Stock Buyback

Yesterday, Yahoo’s stock hit a new 52-week low, touching $13.79 before closing at $13.84.  Things are looking rather brighter this morning, though, as the stock is up to $14.09 following a declaration that Yahoo may buy back $3 billion in common stock.

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Carol Bartz Announces October Search Update

Even as its deal with Microsoft continues to draw towards a conclusion, Yahoo is apparently working on some significant upgrades in terms of search.  Indeed, Carol Bartz was quite adamant during her presentation at Yahoo Investor Day 2010 that her company will remain a contender in this field.

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Yahoo Arranges Investor Day Event

Yahoo shareholders (and perhaps Microsoft and Google shareholders, too, for that matter) might want to consider clearing their calendar for a special event.  Yahoo’s announced that it will hold an Investor Day/Analyst Day meeting on Wednesday, May 26th.

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Yahoo Acquires Associated Content

The extended Yahoo family just got a whole lot bigger.  Yahoo announced this afternoon that it’s acquired Associated Content, and Associated Content, which specializes in crowdsourced content, is in contact with around 380,000 contributors.

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Yahoo CEO: “Google Is Going To Have A Problem”

It’s no secret that Google has, on a very steady basis, dominated its competition and managed to return big profits.  And Carol Bartz may be in no position to question the company’s methods.  But Yahoo’s CEO nonetheless chose to point out a potential weakness this week, and she may be on the right track.

Does Carol Bartz have enough credibility to criticize Google?  Tell us what you think.

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Carol Bartz’s Compensation Package Tops $47.2 Million

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz may have a tough job, but this morning, it’s a rare person who’s arguing that she isn’t well paid for it.  A regulatory filing has revealed that Bartz received $47.2 million in compensation for 2009.

A number of different figures contributed to that final sum.  As you can see below, Bartz collected around $1 million by way of a base salary, $1.5 million in nonequity incentives, and then a whopping $42.1 million in terms of stock and options awards.  Along with $2.6 million in "other compensation."

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Yahoo Reports Impressive First-Quarter Profits

Yahoo’s first-quarter earnings report is out, and it looks like the company got off to a decent start this year.  Most of Yahoo’s key financial stats either measured up to or exceeded analysts’ estimates, and the company’s stock hasn’t plummeted in after-hours trading.

YahooTo be clear: Yahoo reported $1.13 billion in revenue, while analysts thought it would bring in more like $1.17 billion.  And Yahoo’s stock is down 2.50 percent at the moment.

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Yahoo’s Bartz Keen On Making Acquisitions

Believe it or not, Yahoo has a market cap of about $22 billion, and the company intends to put some of that money to good use in the near future.  Carol Bartz stated at the Transformation 2010 conference that she intends to acquire more stuff this year.

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Yahoo Halts Search For International Boss

Most estimates agree that there are almost 7 billion human beings on this planet, and even the biggest misanthropes must admit that a few of them are smart and capable.  Yahoo apparently wasn’t able to encounter any keepers, however, as it’s stopped searching for someone to lead the company’s international division.

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Yahoo’s Q4 Financial Results Draw Smiles

Yahoo’s fourth quarter earnings report has been released, and it seems that people who were preparing for some sort of drastic response – whether it would’ve involved either pitchforks or confetti – will have to wait for another day.  Although the confetti folks might win out, as Yahoo did all right, more or less in line with estimates.

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Yahoo Possibly Interested In Yelp

Fair warning: this is not a report upon which you should rearrange your stock portfolio.  Please don’t even bet anyone a significant amount of money.  Just the same, Carol Bartz appears to have given a hint that she’s interested in acquiring Yelp.

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Carol Bartz Gives Self A B-

Carol Bartz is five days away from her one-year anniversary as Yahoo’s CEO, and in that time, she feels she’s done a fairly decent job of leading the company.  In a recent interview, Bartz graded her performance as B- material.

Bartz indicated to Brian Womack that speed (or actually, a lack thereof) might have been her biggest problem.  She said "she could have moved faster to reorganize the company and strike a Web-search agreement with Microsoft," Womack reported.

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Carol Bartz Delivers Pep Talk

Let’s not kick Yahoo while it’s down; after a glance at some financial charts, it’d be sufficient to say that the company hasn’t done as well as Microsoft and Google in recent months (the three companies are up 6.6, 19.1, and 28.0 percent since September 9th).  But circumstances are likely to change, according to Carol Bartz, who made some interesting remarks at a conference today.

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Yahoo Reports Big Jump In Profits

Although Yahoo’s last few months have been defined by its deal with Microsoft and a trimming of nonessential units, the company proved today that it has a little life in a yet.  Plenty of the stuff, really, as Yahoo’s third quarter earnings report beat analyst’s expectations. 

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Bartz Claims Yahoo’s “Never Been A Search Company”

This isn’t, to be honest, breaking news in the sense that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal was.  But neither is it a "man bites dog" bit of Friday fluff.  We just have a quote from Carol Bartz claiming that Yahoo’s "never been a search company." 

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Online Video Has Boatloads Of People Watching

Thank you to Carol Bartz of Yahoo for the new ‘boatloads’ theme. What would we do without it? Back to the news. Of course, we know that lots of people watch online video and SearchEngineWatch tells of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project survey conducted in April of this year and the numbers behind the general statement about online video are pretty interesting.

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Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Comment On Employees’ Fates

Personnel-related "efficiencies" can be good or bad, depending on one’s perspective.  Companies want to save money, of course, and their shareholders also appreciate savings.  But employees like to keep their jobs.  So let’s take a look at what sort of effect the Microsoft-Yahoo deal may have.

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Bartz and Ballmer Talk Yahoo Microsoft Deal

You have no doubt read or at least heard about the deal between Microsoft and Yahoo that aims to "change the search landscape." You may or may not know that the two companies have set up a joint site for the deal at

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Yahoo’s Earnings Report Fails To Inspire

Yahoo’s released its second quarter earnings report, and the news isn’t all that great.  While the company pretty much managed to match and/or beat analysts’ official expectations, some discouraging numbers came out, as did some less than pleasant predictions about the future.

Let’s start with the positive points, at least.  Analysts thought Yahoo might post $1.55 billion in gross revenue and earnings per share of $0.08.  Instead, it managed to post $1.57 billion and $0.10, respectively.  Net income actually rose by 8 percent year-over-year.

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Bartz: Yahoo Has Execution Problem

At Yahoo’s annual shareholder meeting, Chief Executive Carl Bartz said the company had "nothing to say" about any potential deal with Microsoft and asked investors to be patient as she works to overhaul the company.

"If we ever have a deal with Microsoft, it will be announced publicly and until we do, we have nothing to say," said Bartz said at the meeting in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Hear What Matt Cutts and Carol Bartz Have to Say

There are a few interesting videos currently floating around right now that I thought would be worth sharing here. The first one is from Google’s Matt Cutts at a site review session at Google I/O. The second one is of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz at the All Things Digital Conference, and the third is the recent LinkedIn Tech Talk event.

Matt Cutts

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It Would Take ‘Boatloads’ Of Cash For Microsoft To Buy Yahoo

How would you define "boatloads?"

One dictionary suggests "an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude."

Well, thanks to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, we now have another definition of "boatloads"–its the precise amount of money it would take for her to sell Yahoo to Microsoft. Not a penny more, not a penny less!

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Carol Bartz Answers User-Submitted Questions

Two weeks ago, readers of the official Yahoo blog (creatively titled Yodel Anecdotal) were asked to submit questions for Carol Bartz, the company’s still-newish CEO, to answer.  Those answers came back today, and they include several interesting tidbits.

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Flickr Is Target Of Yahoo’s Latest Layoffs

 While it is no surprise that Yahoo started announcing the layoffs of between 600-700 people this week (the

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Report: Ballmer, Bartz Talking Partnerships

Everyone – and we know there must be a lot of you – who would rather not hear more about potential Microsoft-Yahoo deals should get ready to abandon the Internet for a little while.  It looks like a fresh round of rumors is on the way, led by a report that the two companies are discussing partnerships. 

Steve Ballmer

Interestingly, Steve Ballmer and Carol Bartz are supposed to be personally involved, which implies that some rather high-powered negotiations are taking place.  But it’s been said that a flat-out acquisition isn’t on the table this time.

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Yahoo Giving New Homepage Tons Of Thought

Last week, we covered a story that drove home how Google obsesses over the tiniest details in order to get its public offerings right.  Today, there’s word that Yahoo’s putting an inordinate amount of thought into such things, too. 

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Yahoo Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Yahoo said today it has named Elisa Steele as its chief marketing officer.

Steele is responsible for Yahoo’s brand, its global marketing strategy and its marketing functions including brand marketing, audience marketing, corporate communications, insights, policy and privacy, community affairs, and related central teams. She reports to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.

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CEOs Say The Darnedest Things

A year later, a Microsoft and Yahoo assault on Google still can’t be ruled out. Steve Ballmer says he’s still interested, and even though Yahoo’s new chief won’t kiss and tell, her apparent lack of confidence in her company is telling enough.

And what does Google CEO Eric Schmidt have to say to potential MicroHoo, search, and Twitter competition?

Good luck, kids.

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Bartz Announces Yahoo Reorganization

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has announced plans for the reorganization of the company.

In a blog post on Yodel Anecdotal Bartz details the plan. "So today I’m rolling out a new management structure that I believe will make Yahoo! a lot faster on its feet. For us working at Yahoo!, it means everything gets simpler."

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Yahoo News Manager To Join Hearst

Hearst has announced that former Yahoo News general manager, Neeraj Khemlani, has been named vice president and special assistant to the CEO for digital media at the company.

"The creation of this new position is designed to accelerate the progress through greater cooperation and synergy across divisional lines," said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO of Hearst."Neeraj is uniquely equipped to help me and my colleagues realize that goal."

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Yahoo Set To Announce Major Reorganization

Yahoo Chief Executive Carol Bartz is expected to announce a major management reorganization sometime this week.

Bartz sent a memo to employees on Friday in which she said, "Get well-rested, because next week’s a biggie," All Things Digital reported. It’s likely the reorganization announcement will come on Wednesday.

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Yahoo Q4 2008 Financial Results Turn Out All Right

Does Carol Bartz have the magic touch?  It’s either that or she inherited something less than a complete mess from Jerry Yang, anyway, because as Yahoo’s new CEO presided over her first earnings report, many of the numbers weren’t at all bad. 

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New Yahoo CEO’s Salary Based ‘Mostly’ On Performance

Let me walk you through my two reactions to learning about the compensation package for newly appointed Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.


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Yahoo’s New CEO To Be Richly Rewarded

People often ask themselves how much money they’d require in order to perform an unpleasant task.  Think about an actor considering a really stupid role, for example, or that entire show "Fear Factor."  And, well, it seems that $19 million was enough to get Carol Bartz to take charge of Yahoo.

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Carol Bartz To Be Next Yahoo CEO

Yahoo’s search for a new CEO appears to be over.  Carol Bartz, an outsider who wasn’t even mentioned on most of the early lists of possible contenders, has won the spot according to several fresh reports.

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