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Carol Bartz Delivers Pep Talk
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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.

Yahoo Reports Big Jump In Profits
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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. 

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

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.

Microsoft, Yahoo CEOs Comment On Employees’ Fates
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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.

Bartz and Ballmer Talk Yahoo Microsoft Deal
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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 ChoiceValueInnovation.com.

Yahoo’s Earnings Report Fails To Inspire
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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.

Bartz: Yahoo Has Execution Problem
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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.

Hear What Matt Cutts and Carol Bartz Have to Say
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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

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!

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.

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

Report: Ballmer, Bartz Talking Partnerships
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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.

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. 

Yahoo Names New Chief Marketing Officer
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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.

CEOs Say The Darnedest Things
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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.

Bartz Announces Yahoo Reorganization
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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."

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."

Yahoo Set To Announce Major Reorganization
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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.

Yahoo Q4 2008 Financial Results Turn Out All Right
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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. 

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.

First: