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kq4ym 5/5/2017 | 12:25:57 PM
Re: Verizon effect Yes, interesting to watch just what Verizon may do with all the parts and pieces of Yahoo. It would not be surprising to see some offloading of assets not in Verizon's area of expertise yet maybe those can just be run on "auto pilot" and just see how the profits proceed or not in coming years?
[email protected] 4/29/2017 | 11:56:31 PM
Re: Nice to see Yahoo is so open about its experience... Joe very appropriate for the tech generation we live in because everything gets old in about 10 minutes!
[email protected] 4/29/2017 | 11:54:22 PM
Re: Verizon effect True Jobs was an innovator but even he had dry patches before he resurrected Apple again, there may be another Bezos or Jobs out there right now or in the future so who knows what the next wave of tech innovation will bring.
Michelle 4/29/2017 | 8:35:35 PM
Re: Verizon effect @Joe Interesting. There's been so much coverage of security breaches and aquisition pricing that I've missed the real reasons Verizon might want Yahoo. I was very surprised they went ahead with the deal after the security breaches.
Joe Stanganelli 4/29/2017 | 7:13:26 PM
Re: Verizon effect @Michelle: I don't think Verizon bought Yahoo so much for the brand as for a bunch of other stuff.

Yahoo lived by the acqui-hire -- and they died by the acqui-hire.  ;)
Joe Stanganelli 4/29/2017 | 7:12:27 PM
Re: Verizon effect > It will probably not see the resurrection that Apple saw

Yeah, that's kind of a one-in-a-million scenario...  There's only one Steve Jobs.

Although Jeff Bezos (or, arguably, Travis Kalanick) could be the next one, so to speak.
Joe Stanganelli 4/29/2017 | 7:10:53 PM
Re: Nice to see Yahoo is so open about its experience... @maryam: Indeed.  The "got old" language/analogy was in my mind because I recently rewatched part of one of my favorite films: Heist (the one with Gene Hackman, written and directed by David Mamet).   There's a great line Delroy Lindo's character has at the end of an argument about the other character making a giant blunder where he says, "Baby, you got old."
Joe Stanganelli 4/29/2017 | 7:09:03 PM
Re: Verizon effect @John: Yes, VZ collaborated with Red Hat on that over the past year.  The attraction is as an extension of their corporate network (particuarly where mobile VPN is concerned).  Plus, almost all the big companies are getting involved in the open-source community these days because they realize that it's simply good for business to be in a room with a bunch of other smart people.
[email protected] 4/29/2017 | 7:07:15 PM
Re: Nice to see Yahoo is so open about its experience... LOL very true the lack of innovation it what ages people and companies alike!
Joe Stanganelli 4/29/2017 | 7:05:28 PM
Re: Nice to see Yahoo is so open about its experience... @maryam: They didn't so much "age" as "got old."

But now I'm speaking (er, typing) in riddles.

They went from startup to big company -- and started acting like a big company.  Slow.  Lumbering.  Bureaucratic.

Google/Alphabet, meanwhile, kicked their butts because, despite having gone from startup to MONOLITH, they still act like a startup -- constantly innovating.
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