Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yahoo’s Troubles Mount, and Revenue Shrinks, as It Vets Suitors - The New York Times

Net negative; also see Yahoo’s got millions of users, but it’s still in decline. What went wrong? (The Washington Post)
"Yahoo, a leading content portal in the early days of the web, missed the shift to mobile devices and has been struggling to compete against Google, Facebook and specialty apps for advertising dollars and user loyalty.

Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive since 2012, has failed to turn around the company. Restive shareholders are pressing the board to sell the Internet businesses and unlock Yahoo’s large stakes in Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company, and Yahoo Japan, an independently traded company.

Together, those two investments have a face value of about $40 billion — more than the $35 billion stock market value of all of Yahoo, based on Tuesday’s stock prices."
Yahoo’s Troubles Mount, and Revenue Shrinks, as It Vets Suitors - The New York Times
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