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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
To 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.