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New Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson has taken control of the conversation around Yahoo!, shifting the market's attention away from the negotiations around the monetization of its Asian assets and toward his strategy for Yahoo!'s core assets. Charly thinks this is the right move as it takes the pressure off the company to strike a hasty deal with Alibaba Group or Softbank with respect to Yahoo! Japan. Yahoo! has clear challenges ahead as it works to improve the profitability of its Web properties, particularly with the rapid shift of consumer content consumption to mobile devices.

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What really matters to Yahoo in my eyes is refocussing on their core-competence as internet-search-engine. Of course this can't be the only issue, but everything else has to be built around their core-competence.
I have made my own analysis about Yahoo, with focus on the situation in my home-country Austria.
It were a useful immediate-action "de-hiding" their Austrian search-engine-version :-)
All details at http://critical-constructive.over-blog.com/article-open-letter-to-yahoo-ceo-scott-thompson-103309234.html

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