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InfoGraphic: The incredible shrinking Yahoo
Posted on April 27th 2012
As much as I hate to admit it, or kick a brand when it's down, I very rarely use Yahoo at all.
To me, although the brand is doing, in my opinion, some of the smartest work in frictionless sharing that I've seen, a series of PR and personnel disasters over the past few years have really left the company on shaky ground. Let's run through their catalogue of errors before we get to the juicy infographic I found.
- Yahoo could have bought Google in 2002. They missed out.
- Yahoo tried to buy Facebook for peanuts in 2006. Well, peanuts compared to now.
- They could have sold to Microsoft. This would have solved a lot of the problems they are facing now, and given them access to a shit-ton of developing and scale.
Ben Stroud blogs at www.thewhatnoise.com, and is the Community Editor for GMG Radio in the UK. When he's not blogging about Social Media, he's talking incessantly about football on Twitter.