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Layoffs at Yahoo!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The Y! Is shutting down a number of BLOGS!

    ...among the casualties, board fave Will Leitch.

  2. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    As a point of clarification, the exclamation point in the title is in respect to the branding of the Company! and not out of excitement at the sad news.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    ... TigerVols spokesman mediaguy said.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm told reliably, by someone there, that there is a genuine fear this could get really ugly. Like FanHouse bloodbath ugly. Lord, I hope not. Would not wish that on my worst enemy.

    Best to all at Yahoo! Let's hope it isn't TOO bad.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    And now I understand why Mark Pesavento and Gerry Ahern jumped to USA Today.
  6. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    Shortly after Yahoo fired Bartz (CEO) the company kept telling its employees that everything was ok and to treat everything "business as usual". Shortly after that, I got laid off.
    Sinking ship? All the business insiders seem to say yes. Yahoo keeps saying no.
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Jeff Goldblum's "Run.... as fast as you can" line comes to mind whenever a company says all is well these days.
  8. Cigar56

    Cigar56 Member

    I'm hearing Demand Studios may try to buy Yahoo! AOL is the other rumors. Yahoo's problem is that it's no longer cool. It's not Google, Facebook or Twitter. Bad place to be.
  9. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    I don't think Demand Studios buying Yahoo would be a positive development for anybody.
  10. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    The "financial experts" are saying that Yahoo's tentacles should be chopped up and sold separately instead of as one big glob of a company. Yahoo owns enough smaller companies to allow that to happen....provided the Yahoo gurus decided to go in that direction.
  11. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    If that's the direction Demand takes, then all of those freelancers who work for Demand (me included, recent slowdown not withstanding) would probably not be happy, I'm thinking.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There is some amazing talent there. I'm guessing most would be snatched up in a matter of weeks, but there is still some amazing FanHouse talent that hasn't found work yet.
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