Thursday, June 25, 2009

Do You Yahoo?

2008 $0.29

2007 $0.47

2006 $0.52

2005 $1.28

The above numbers are Yahoo's annual earnings per share ex. extraordinary items. FY 2009 and 2010 estimates are $0.40 and $0.45 respectively so it's not like the last couple of years were an anomaly.

Kara Swisher at the WSJ technology blog writes today about Yahoo's imminent effort to rebrand itself, perhaps around the new home page. Yahoo's core problem is not its brand per se, or its ad agency, but rather the fact that it needs to re-find something that it does better than anyone else. Google continues to be a darling because it has done just that.


This proves how old I am. The NY Times samples the Beastie Boys in the title,
"No Sleep ‘Til … Barclays?"
about Barclays paying $4 mil for a subway station naming rigts. At first glance I thought that it was funny or strange or something.

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