Whoa, hold on there, Carol! You don’t get a fifth of the search market by not being a search company! You don’t develop things like Site Explorer and Search Suggest and BOSS without being a search company! You don’t put a search box front and center on your homepage without being a search company!
Yes, we know Yahoo ceded search supremacy to Google years ago, but it was still most definitely a search company. Yes, we know Yahoo started as a directory and dropped the ball by outsourcing search to Google, but it was most definitely a search company after that. Please don’t try to revise history in an attempt to make MicroHoo seem less like a horrible, horrible mistake.
As if that weren’t freaky enough, now you’re scaring off your content partners by creating more of your own content. Keep this up, and Yahoo will end up the next AOL.
Originally posted on August 7, 2009 @ 1:52 pm