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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/29/2016 9:13:45 AM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
@mhh: Of course, it's many of the cranky shareholders (i.e., the part-owners) who want to have that kind of overhaul.  The majority shareholders are standing in their way, alas.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/29/2016 9:12:30 AM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
To be fair, I'm not sure Yahoo is a good example of much of anything these days -- other than "how to squander success."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/28/2016 3:06:46 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
> "Yahoo wasn't succeeding on its own -- why should we think it would succeed in combination with Verizon?"

Presumably, Yahoo without cranky shareholders and a totally new owner would be able to cut staff significantly and kill off a lot more dead weight products that Yahoo has collected. Also, I'd expect Yahoo's intellectual property to be sold off to a patent troll for a few billion (but maybe a patent protection program will save Yahoo's IP from the trolls).

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/28/2016 1:01:28 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
Shareholder "Value" just for the Alibaba AND Yahoo Japan may well be worth it--that's the way I see it since the valuation of the "core business" is at or near zero based on the estimates--The other issue is sheer "traffic"--still 200 Million+ (that's still quite a number that can be integrated).

 

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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
1/28/2016 11:11:23 AM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
Yes, Yahoo could complement Verizon's previous acquisition of AOL. 

Or it could be an anchor pulling Verizon down. Yahoo wasn't succeeding on its own -- why should we think it would succeed in combination with Verizon?

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/27/2016 1:37:36 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
It will be a good fit--which then means AT&T has to be on the hunt to build out its' own content. :)))

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Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
1/27/2016 1:36:16 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
There are rumors Verizon will buy Yahoo.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/26/2016 11:06:44 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
Netflix has totally abandoned its ratings/recommendations systems. Remember when they had the $1MM prize to help improve its recommendation system? Did they actually implement it? Nope. The recommendation system didn't translate into more loyal subscribers. 

Netflix also killed its "social network" experiment too... 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/26/2016 6:44:17 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
@Joe I see about Netflix. For the jam, I really think it's about dealing with an overwhelming number of factors to consider rather than the time. If I'm dealing with just three, I can easily compare the price, ingredients, and nutritional info of each to the other. I'd ask myself: am I willing to pay more for more natural ingredients or less sugar and work off of that. But when you get a lot of varieties, you have multiple brands that would be pretty much the same in terms of both quality and price. That makes it hard to choose between them, and you end up with a more complex, human version of Buridan's ass.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2016 6:42:52 PM
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Re: Contrasting experiences in US and Europe
It's funny how people can apply terrific techniques in communicating with children and helping children make decisions -- but then throw everything out the window when dealing with adults.

I did a lot of study of child development in law school when I was researching interviewing and counseling techniques for child clients.  The literature indicates that the longer it takes someone to learn something/the later someone gets a skill in their life, the more difficult it is for them throughout their whole life.  For this reason, the simplest language should always be employed for effective communications (I'm sure I've violated that principle already in this comment).

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