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DHagar
DHagar
5/25/2016 10:35:57 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@Mike, sounds like a smart move on the part of AT&T.  They would know how to use and build on Yahoo's capabilities.  I would bet AT&T could win this contest.

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faryl
faryl
5/26/2016 12:35:00 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
It seems Iike everything's being acquired by the same 3 or 4 companies. And since the roles/significance of different technologies seems to be evolving, it becomes less about diversifying and more like taking over!

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DHagar
DHagar
5/26/2016 1:31:16 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@faryl, good points.  It does appear to be more "ecosystems" and platforms.  That's where I believe the ability to execute and deliver better value to the customer will ultimately be the differentiator.  That's why I place my bets on AT&T.

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Matthoper
Matthoper
5/26/2016 8:18:08 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
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DHagar
DHagar
5/26/2016 1:35:00 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@matthoper, interesting information.  Great application and it demonstrates where business can build on these capabilities.

 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
5/30/2016 5:23:23 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
It would seem that AT&T jump into the Yahoo sale has a ton to do with Verizon. I don't think that if Verizon was interested AT&T would be. 

However, one has to think that both of these carriers are really interested in the business of supplying contet. Yahoo is a step towards that, and would get a lot more distribution from a AT&T or Verizon owning it. 

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faryl
faryl
5/30/2016 8:09:54 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
Is that service owned by Yahoo? 

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Michelle
Michelle
5/29/2016 5:28:17 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@DH I kinda feel sad for Yahoo similar to the way I felt about Blackberry after the iPhone. I hope this is the right deal for them. 

Related: Did you all see the Bloomberg cover story about Yahoo? 
http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-yahoo/

Yahoo for Sale - Bloomberg

 

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faryl
faryl
5/30/2016 8:12:58 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
That's hilarious!

I remember getting Yahoo! magazine delivered to me at the office back in the 90s with lists of sites to visit.

It may have even been slightly "pre-google" :-)

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 11:28:17 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@faryl Yahoo had a magazine! An actual magazine on paper that was mailed to your office?!

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faryl
faryl
5/31/2016 2:36:34 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@Michelle Yes! Lol! It was back in the days where we had to get special approval from your divison's VP to get "outside email" to be able to email anyone who didn't work there. (This was part of Weyerhaueser - not some small business) And you needed to get the company president to approve an actual "internet browsing" account :)

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 4:06:14 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
Oh wow! We complain about excessive oversight these days, but we've got easy. :)

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faryl
faryl
5/31/2016 6:21:42 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
Granted, most companies didn't have their own websites yet back then! (And we had to walk a mile in the snow just to find a search engine ... )

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 6:55:01 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
Searching was inside the network only (filing cabinets). I would have had a very different job in those days!

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DHagar
DHagar
5/31/2016 8:06:52 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@Michelle, I am with you!  Let's hope the resurrection of the company is a positive one in one form or another.

Thanks for the Bloomberg copy!

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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/26/2016 11:30:59 AM
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Yahoo Business
Yahoo i smy favorite search engine so them overthrowinf them is a surprise that AT&T is in the lead or has taken control over them or something.

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freehe
freehe
5/26/2016 4:00:41 PM
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AT&T Kicking the Tires
The FCC said is was against big business so it made all the big businesses break up into smaller companies only to let them get big again and now get even bigger. All the companies in the U.S. will be owned by just a few. This will reduce competition and increase pricing for customers as well as reduce quality customer service because most companies are greedy and are only concerned about making money not about what is best for the customer.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/27/2016 11:57:32 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@freehe I could not agree more, it stinks that we are always forced to choose the lesser of two evils and unfortunately the free market doesn't work in most cases because if there is competition from a small company the bigger company just comes by and buys them up. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/27/2016 10:46:32 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
The bigger companies have to run scared--Please remember what happened to HP, Symantec, etc.--Anyone remember Digital, SGI, Computervision, etc.?     It is becoming more challenging--no question.

On the more immediate matter that Mike reported on and the community has commented on, I am not surprised at all--they have been partners for years so I can't help but wonder why they have not moved sooner.    

May we live in interesting times indeed....

 

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 11:31:45 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@mp HP split off into two different companies in 2015. They now have a hardware business and enterprise software business. I think enterprise software is the new hot thing now that we're connecting all manner of objects to a mulitude of networks. GE is doing something similar by selling off appliance businesses and focusing on software.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/31/2016 12:55:42 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@michelle:  HP downsized even further though   unwinding the merger with Computer Sciences.   Tragic to see such a storied brand wither away as it has.....

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 1:43:34 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@mp they are undergoing a lot of changes these days. Long gone are the days of ol' for them. Hardware is a tough business, wouldn't you agree? Mobile is so different than we expected.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
6/1/2016 2:38:23 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@Michelle:  You're being very kind to call it "tough".   It is tougher than tough.    Hardware is typically a loss-leader and it is even becoming even more crucial now. I am sure folks at Dell et. al may disagree.

 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/28/2016 1:32:38 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
So very true. With competitors declining that means higher prices for us. That's the problem with big businesses. Competition is cut down so far and the prices sky rocket because of it.

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faryl
faryl
5/30/2016 2:22:40 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
Right? I feel like we're heading back in the direction of Ma Bell. Except there's a lot more at stake monopoly-wise than just a phone bill.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 11:29:13 AM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
@faryl telcom is so much more than just long distance phone calls these days. We have so many more extras.

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faryl
faryl
5/31/2016 1:29:17 PM
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Re: AT&T Kicking the Tires
Agreed. Those who control/provide Internet access wield control over the accessibility of content, which could lead to de-facto censorship, especially as content ownership/access come into play.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/9/2016 3:29:39 PM
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Yahoo's core business now worth $3 Billion?
Without Alibaba, Yahoo had almost negative value... but now it's worth 3 unicorns. Interesting times at Yahoo.

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batye
batye
6/13/2016 5:23:51 AM
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Re: Yahoo's core business now worth $3 Billion?
@mhhf1ve interesting point, but Yahoo keep trying and not giving up... but we will see - what will become of yahoo...

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