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Vivek Sharma, the Yahoo (YHOO) GM in charge of Mail and Messenger, is the latest exec to depart...

Vivek Sharma, the Yahoo (YHOO) GM in charge of Mail and Messenger, is the latest exec to depart in the Marissa Mayer era. He leaves a few months after Yahoo drastically overhauled its Web and Mobile mail clients. Sources tell Kara Swisher Mayer has been trying to get "a top product exec at Google" to defect and assume responsibility for "Mail, Answers, Messenger, the homepage and possibly the media group." (previous)
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  • RLDAY
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    Kara obviously has a bone to pick with MM and Yahoo!, I no longer bother to read her biased blogs. It would be a treat if the new CEO could get some relief from the negative views of Kara, and others who fail to understand what MM is trying to accomplish.
    14 Mar 2013, 01:07 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Exactly what did she write here that's biased?
    14 Mar 2013, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • RLDAY
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    This particular article is aok, I was referring to numerous other writing's of hers. You reported correctly.
    14 Mar 2013, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • RockyMtnHiiigh
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    RLDAY,
    I don't see anything negative or biased in this brief article.
    It seems like she's just doing her best to paint an accurate picture of what happen while putting it in context.

     

    It seems like Marisa continues to make the tough decision necessary to move this really large company forward. It will take continued strong leadership and smart decisions and time - but, I'm long Yahoo and feel pretty good about it.
    How about you guys?
    14 Mar 2013, 02:01 PM Reply Like
  • RLDAY
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    Rocky, I didn't refer to this particular article. It's reported just fine, however, in recent times Kara has showed an obvious biasness toward MM and Yahoo! I'm not alone in my opinion, the Yahoo! message board has several comments in this regard. I too am long but find it hard to not get a bit antsy when the market is doing really well and my stocks are not participating. Both Yahoo and Navda are in that boat today.
    14 Mar 2013, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • Jassem el Mahmoud
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    I am long YHOO and my 6-9 month target is still $30.

     

    Marissa Mayer continues to move forward with her plan to change Yahoo. She certainly has the skills to set the strategy and get the product portfolio streamlined and introduce alliances to move Yahoo to the next level. While she obviously demonstrated her ability to change technology in Google, we don't have a track record as a turn around CEO covering all the soft skills necessary to change people, process and technology. However, she is smart and has very experienced change management consultants supporting her and her team on this endeavor. We should not forget that change means that some people will leave, especially, if they are not able or willing to adapt.
    From my experience in change projects you will always have noise with people departing a company.

     

    I usually ignore these blogs and focus on the overall improvement of the company. At the end I am a longterm investor in Yahoo and try not to manage my investment on day to day basis - if the stock performs better or not compared to a reference index on a daily basis. Stocks will have times to outperform and underperform indices and I already had a fantastic run from $16 to $22. It's healthy that the stocks rests here before moving up higher.
    14 Mar 2013, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • Mobilization
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    what she did is very nice, what she doing, everyone in yahoo and customers have hope.
    Job well done Mayer
    16 Jul 2013, 04:18 PM Reply Like
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