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Yahoo CEO Wants “Boatloads of Money” from Microsoft, but Has that Ship Sailed?

How would you define "boatloads?"

One dictionary suggests "an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude."

Well, thanks to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, we now have another definition of "boatloads"–its the precise amount of money it would take for her to sell Yahoo to Microsoft. Not a penny more, not a penny less!

Speaking during an interview at the D7 conference, Bartz explained her stance on selling Yahoo to the Redmond company:

“If there’s boatloads of money, and there’s the right technology, and the information we would have to have, then yeah….It’s that simple.”

There you go! It’s that simple!

Yahoo Chief Exec Gets Boatloads of Comp

We have a rather silly running joke here at Marketing Pilgrim which goes back to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s statement last year that the one thing that Microsoft will need to supply to Yahoo was “boatloads of money”. Well, after an SEC filing it looks like that much of that money was needed to give Ms. Bartz her $42.7 M comp package for her first year on the job.

DailyMe reports

Yahoo Inc. CEO Carol Bartz received a $47.2 million compensation package during her first year on the job as the Internet company tried to motivate her to engineer a turnaround

The 2009 package spelled out in a Thursday regulatory filing consisted mostly of stock incentives whose ultimate value will hinge on how much Yahoo’s market value rises under Bartz’s leadership.

People Watch Boatloads of Online Video

Computer and RootsThank you to Carol Bartz of Yahoo for the new ‘boatloads’ theme. What would we do without it? Back to the news. Of course, we know that lots of people watch online video and SearchEngineWatch tells of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project survey conducted in April of this year and the numbers behind the general statement about online video are pretty interesting. As with any research it’s good to know the source and the group studied so here’s the skinny on the research methodology

The report is based on the findings of a daily tracking survey on Americans’ use of the Internet. The results are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research International between March 26 to April 19, 2009, among a sample of 2,253 adults, 18 and older.

Carol Bartz Out As Yahoo CEO

For almost three years now Carol Bartz has been at the helm of Yahoo and it’s been quite a ride. The first two years especially were just one ‘event’ after the other and she has supplied boatloads of posts and quotes that were entertaining enough to discuss but usually left us scratching our heads as to what she was actually trying to accomplish as the CEO of one of the most maligned web companies on the planet.

As if to add whatever (insult just isn’t the right word) to injury, she was notified of her firing by phone and then she turned around notifying her staff of her situation with this e-mail:

From: “Carol Bartz”
To: “all-worldwide@yahoo-inc.com”
Subject: Goodbye

To all,

Facebook Emerging as Social Media of Choice for UK Younger Set

facebook2Everyone wants to figure out who has this social media thing figured out. One of the things that gets attention in a hyper covered area like social media is saying something contrary to what appears to be the conventional wisdom. In the UK, we have heard from 15 year ‘analysts’ and now we hear from the UK media regulator, Ofcom that social networking use is down. The Ofcom site defines them as the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. Their findings as reported by ClickZ states

It’s a Deal! Welcome bingahoo Into the Internet World

Microsoft yahoo 2It just seems like yesterday that I was whining about getting some kind of a deal done already to end the ongoing drama of the Microsoft – Yahoo dance. Well, I know that the announcement of the deal finally happening has nothing to do with my level of frustration, I can only imagine that there are more than a few relieved folks on both sides of this sometime contentious negotiation.
The result is best described from the official press release

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

Yahoo Executive Exodus Continues

You know that we here at Marketing Pilgrim have had boatloads of fun at the expense of Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz. Initially, I thought (like many others) that her brash style would be good for the ailing Internet property that was once at the top of a pretty large heap in the Internet space.

As is often the case with perceptions they can fall far short of reality. Carol Bartz’s tenure at Yahoo to this point has to be classified as at least a perception gone horribly wrong. The evidence comes in the form of the continued executive level departures at the highest levels of the organization. While some at Yahoo are trying to spin this executive revolving door as a planned action, not many are buying it.