Yahoo is having a midlife crisis. Today, the company announced that it’s seeking strategic alternatives (i.e. - looking to sell some or all of its properties) in an attempt to generate more cash and please shareholders.
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In its quest to rebuild Flickr into the premier photo service it once was, Yahoo has swiped Google's ex-global director of product marketing, Bernardo Hernandez, and given him the ultimate task—taking down Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and a whole host of other services so Flickr can reign supreme.
Sure, Yahoo just about killed Flickr, but today it's trying to restore its former glory. Just after the company this morning announced its $1.1 billion dollar acquisition of Tumblr, it showed off a completely redesigned version of Flickr with giant photos and more storage than you probably even need.
This morning Yahoo announced it bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion, along with a GIF and a promise "not to screw it up." The Mayer-ship is hosting a "product-related" event in New York City tonight. We'll be there covering it live. But just what's the company talking about? Here's what we've heard so far:
Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer is in the process of trying to rescue the ailing company, which means lots of hires and fires and business blah blah nobody cares about. But buried within the recent news from the company is a little tidbit that'll be interesting to anyone who'd like to see Flickr get a kick in the pants.
With Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo is following Google's lead: it wants to focus on product, not profit. [WSJ]
At an hour in length, this Lady Gaga sit-down with Google is hardly worktime viewing. But bookmark it for later, and you can see Google's Marissa Mayer chatting to her about her rise in fame—and how Google's helped.
This is Marissa Mayer, the queen of Google. Every Google thing that you use goes through her. And she's nerd. So she says, sitting on her red ball in that red dress:
The illustrious Marissa Mayer, Vice President at Google, was on Charlie Rose last night to talk about (disclaimer: I didn't watch nearly this entire hour of footage) interesting things, including the future of search.