Yahoo! CTO admits the Search game is lost, looks to Social Networking

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The Register.
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    At least they can be the bigger man about it. I can honestly say I havent visited Yahoo, even once, for about 3 years. I use google and gmail all the time. And AskJeeves its been like 6 years.
     
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    I use Yahoo for groups, mail, and occasional searches, messenger, and definitely for finance info.

    Search I google mostly, but that is not the only area where google won. Maps is a big thing too.
     
  4. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Indeed. It seems the first step to recovering the business is to admit that their efforts in Search are largely pointless. Time to refocus else where and see what they can do.
     
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    Think about all the money Yahoo has in fact made being relocated towards other resources. I wonder what they could accomplish. I'm certainly interested.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I went to Yahoo's site. It was probably the late 90s!
     
  7. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. The end of an era? Maybe.

    Seeing Yahoo focus on social networking might be interesting. Yahoo Groups is a useful system that could use some fine tuning and Yahoo Answers seems to be overrun by junior high kids trying to get someone else to do their homework.

    They already have networks in place, it just hasn't been tied into a single product yet.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't know if Yahoo has anything left. It should go the way of the other late great 90's internet companies.
     

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