Former Mozilla CEO John Lilly watched Jerry Yang blow his top when presented with a browser that put a Yahoo competitor front and center. Seven years later, Yahoo finally got around to launching a browser of its own.
It's been a few days since Microsoft reportedly walked away for good
from discussions with Yahoo, and the vitriol being hurled at Yahoo CEO
Jerry Yang is really something to behold. There certainly are facts to
back it up, but the uniformity of the conventional wisdom and the level
of anger puzzles me. Some of the coverage has taken on a very personal
You can easily picture the veins bulging as Michael Arrington at TechCrunch screams Yahoo can't possibly make more mistakes:
First there was the dream: Everybody gets to be a millionaire! Then there was the nightmare: Will I have a job? Now there's a back-to-basics search for clarity: What's the new deal between Yahoo and its people? Libby Sartain, who joined the Internet standard-bearer from Southwest Airlines, is offering some answers.
The Internet is reshaping business and communications around the globe. Now it's up to e-vangelists like Yahoo!'s Heather Killen to build truly global internet companies. Her mantra: no more 'international!'