Categories: Yahoo

A Thought For Time Warner Regarding AOL: Keep The Access Business And Sell Everything Else

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 06

There is now a case to be made for Time Warner to hold onto AOL’s dial-up subscriber business and sell the troubled online unit’s advertising and content businesses. As they...

Yahoo-Google's Deal Is Done, But The Next Thing . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 12

. . . is AOL-Microsoft. Given the latest, how long before some AOL-Microsoft deal gets announced, and will it just be for search? (Seriously. I’m asking. Let me know...

Story/Software Tension Sighted In Potential Deal For Yahoo!

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 11

An unnamed source is buried deep in the big Wall Street Journal piece today, the one detailing some backroom manuevers in the whole Google/News Corp/AOL/Microsoft group-grope-cum-competition for Yahoo. Said source...

More On Culture Clashes Between Software And Story

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 04

This week’s column sought to plumb the tensions inherent when tech outfits run media companies, and also to revisit the chafing that's occuring between traditional media companies and an ad-networked...

Never Mind The Microsofts. Here’s The . . . Major New Site Yahoo’s Aiming At Women.

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 07

It was probably inevitable that, in 2008, what's essentially the next mass-market women’s-service magazine would come courtesy of someone like Yahoo. Full story here....

More On Microsoft-Yahoo

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 01

In this video debate, my BusinessWeek colleague Catherine Holahan and I square off on the Microsoft-Yahoo deal. She's the one bravely arguing against my bearish view. I'm the one whose...

So Microsoft And Yahoo Walk Into A Bar . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 01

Ah, Microsoft-Yahoo. It's truly touching to me how companies are forever believing that if you mate two dogs, you can make a pony....

The Weather Channel Sale Scenario I'd Really Like To See

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 03

Google buys it. Seriously....

Will Google Own Content in 2010?

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 23

This week’s column is about what some execs perceive as a competition among the big players in online advertising and online ad networks—yes,: AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo-- for quality traffic,...

Devastating One-Liner About Yahoo Sighted!

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 27

(From a recent informal meeting with a highly-placed digital executive who doesn’t work for any of the below companies.) Me: But why isn’t it OK for Yahoo to be #2...

Yahoo-MySpace: Good. God.

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 20

Multiple reports out there revealing (very) early stage discussions between Yahoo and MySpace over a partnership that would value the latter at $10 billion. That's "$10 billion or more." I'm...

On Terry Semel

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 19

I didn’t understand why Terry Semel stayed on as long as he did. He had more money than he could possibly know what to do with, he was in his...

On Aggregation

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 29

I've been thinking a lot about the power of aggregation on the Web--how a bunch of stuff from lots of different companies is much more powerful than a standalone site...

The One Thing Yahoo Has On Google

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 15

The thing about Yahoo is that it's always been much better at traditional, display advertising than Google. Everyone says so. And now that the Project Panama search upgrade is actually...

NewTube: Biggest Launch of a Non-Existent Product Since The iPhone

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 22

Oh, the ways we can peel today's news apart. For starters, I was convinced when I wrote this a few months back that none of this could even get this...

Newspapers And Yahoo, Their Star Reporters, And The Future Thereof

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 20

Today in the news we have: --A very broad hook-up between Yahoo and over 170 newspapers, encompassing help-wanted classifieds and local news and search. These talks had been brewing for...

Live From The American Magazine Conference: Yahoo COO Dan Rosenzweig

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 24

Yahoo COO Dan Rosenzweig of Yahoo was interviewed onstage here by top Wired editor Chris Anderson, and gave a better defense of his company than pretty much anything else I’ve...

Yahoo: So Sometimes A Tech Company Is Really Just A Tech Company?

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 18

Regarding Yahoo's current slump: A bunch of questions are rattling around my brainpan, which I list below in hopes of hearing your thoughts on them and Yahoo's situation in general....

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