One of Marissa Mayer's first priorities as Yahoo (YHOO) CEO will reportedly be to increase the...

One of Marissa Mayer's first priorities as Yahoo (YHOO) CEO will reportedly be to increase the company's "engineer-to-everyone else ratio." Mayer has already said bringing in fresh talent to Yahoo, which has been near the bottom of Silicon Valley's talent totem pole, would be a top priority, and some ex-Yahoos have suggested many non-technical workers need to go. But not everyone is convinced an engineer-driven approach is the right way to go for one of the Web's biggest media properties. (also)

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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    The problem is very clear. You get a property like Yahoo! Finance and see how it isn't even integrated into twitter or facebook. No original content created by users is pushed to social media. The users on the message boards and such remain unknown and thereby of limited value. Heck, it could take a page from Seeking Alpha.
    20 Jul 2012, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    With the companies suing each other this might limit (have limited) "integration" potential...but there is also the issue that with more social media integration it achieves...not much. The problem with YHOO is that it is too ad revenue centric and not high value product/services revenue centric. Yes, it's a multimedia company, which most identify with, but what else can it be? Answering and executing that potential...
    20 Jul 2012, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    The coverage of MM/YHOO on BI has been fairly engineering employee commented that what the company needs is better leadership (what is HP's engineer ratio?)
    20 Jul 2012, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • warrenrial
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    She has her hands full fixing their mess.
    20 Jul 2012, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • Venerability
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    The "way to go" at Yahoo is completely overhauling its security so that it is no longer the number one source of Malware transmission on the Internet.


    And if Yahoo is not actually making money from allowing Botnets - some of them linked to Organized Crime - to "rent" out various message boards and groups of message boards, via advertising kickers, then it needs to do something about verifying poster accounts and banning those which cannot be verified.


    If it IS making money from the above practice - i.e. if it is integrally involved in this illegal activity, not just turning the other cheek to it - prepare for one of the worst scandals in Internet history to break soon. Because after last week's massive Malware attack, which many knew in advance was going to happen, I believe worldwide police organizations are finally investigating Yahoo the way it should have been investigated decades ago.


    If you are a Yahoo shareholder, you need to hope and pray that the company has merely been extraordinarily stupid, rather than extraordinarily corrupt.
    21 Jul 2012, 07:46 AM Reply Like
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