TWiP 475: Did You Yahoo?

TWiP 475: Did You Yahoo?

Is this the end of the line for the once giant Internet company Yahoo?! This week the company announced most of the its core businesses were acquired by telecom giant Verizon. The price Verizon paid? Just $4.83 billion dollars. That may sound like a lot, but when you consider Yahoo! purchased Broadcast.com for $5.7 billion (hey Mark Cuban) and Tumblr for $1.1 billion, $4.83 billion starts sounding a lot like pocket change. Contrast this with Yahoo’s market cap in the dot-com hey day… it was worth well over $100 billion dollars.

In this episode we discuss this latest page in silicon valley drama, and what this might mean for one of Yahoo’s most prized properties — Flickr.

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  1. I don’t recall whether it was Giulio or Jose who said it, but while discussing the expose by the Victoria Secret retoucher, one of them took the position that no one could really believe that the bodies weren’t retouched. That’s just naive and spoken from an insider’s point of view. Of course, many people, particularly young girls, get the idea that some women really look like that and then torture themselves to look the same. Get real. You’re excusing and endorsing really a very destructive use of photography. I don’t buy that most people “get it.” Photographers get it, but not most of the public.

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