Yahoo ( $yhoo ) gets no respect.
Today, they announced earnings. No one cared.
Yesterday, Apple announced earnings…EVERYONE cared.
After Yahoo announced a tripling of earnings (i imagine all from cost cutting), you CAN’T find one story on TechMeme about them. Apple is still the whole front page. Actually, there is one story on TechMeme…the head of Yahoo Apps ( freaky Bill Gates lookalike) resigned . Oy.
Yahoo is getting lighter for sure. They have gone from an obese 500 pound, ugly American, to a 320 pounder. Still fat, hard to look at and mostly tired, but a flickr (get it) of light and hope.
In my world, if you mention Yahoo, you think of one thing…Yahoo Finance. For all Yahoo’s flaws, Yahoo finance still rocks in it’s aggregation of data. It does everything I need except a normal conversation (go read the comments to Tech Ticker and the message boards) and a completely live, honest and raw video 24 hour finance network. They could fix that pretty quickly :) .
Yes, they should have taken the Microsoft offer, but it’s kind of cool they told Ballmer to stick it. I probably would not have and you know what I think of Ballmer :) .
With a market capitalization on $24 billion and sales of $6 billion it is hard for me to get excited about the stock or company on any kind of valuation or momentum formula. That said, kudos to 12-13 year old company that could be this big, hated, loved and ignored this much.