Yahoo! And Ebay's Marriage Underway?

Jun 25, 2007 | 2,659 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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b yahoo ebay Yahoo! And Ebays Marriage Underway? Tim Poulus suggests that present is a possibility of a Yahoo! And eBay merger which has only been strengthened by ex-CEO Terry Semel's departure.

Citing a multitude of reasons, the post suggests:

“The recent animosities by no means endanger a Yahoo!/eBay merger:

  1. Google was ready to invade eBay's Live event, which made eBay pull away from AdWords. Instead, eBay could be a bigger Yahoo! partner.
  2. Google attacked Microsoft over Vista's desktop search. The case was settled.

Nor do the recent advances, quite to the contrary:

  1. Yahoo!'s problems keep any merger speculation alive, particularly with Microsoft.
  2. Now the Times of London reports that News Corp (NWS) floated the idea of swapping MySpace for a 30% Yahoo! stake. I believe the implied MySpace valuation must be too high for Yahoo!, which proved quite frugal when approaching Facebook. Also, I believe that Yahoo! needs to be a 'content neutral' aggregator, not a News Corp vehicle.
  3. However, the eBay/MySpace talks are still ongoing.
  4. Yahoo! has not responded to Ron Burkle's attempt to involve Yahoo! in a counter offer for Dow Jones, News Corp's much desired prey.”

The main reason for Yahoo's scatter-brained antics like how a well-wisher says is “Yahoo needs clear vision.” As compared to Google's vision "Organize the world's information", Yahoo! is uncertain and need to figure out their vision and what they stand for as their "6 Values" stand or say nothing about what the company does.

To be fair, with Jerry Yang in the lead, reshuffle in organization things could be headed to a brighter future or not.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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