Who ever buys up Yahoo needs to have some solid symmetry in its core operations
The little guy (gal)
For Sale Yahoo-Hoo-Hoo. I have this great Word Press Avalda Theme that I'm dying to get working again. It was working - and then poof! Unfortunately for me, Yahoo Small Business, that is now going by the name of Aabaco Small Business, has PHP and SQL antiquated services. Up until just recently, that was my biggest beef with Yahoo. Aabaco has inherited the problems with this disproportionate service, that includes web hosting, selling online, marketing, domains, mail, etc.
My measly $39 dollars a quarter is all wrapped up in the "maybe we'll sell -maybe we won't sell rhetoric. It is not that I am lazy and couldn't find a different provider for my little speck on the internet. Probably cheaper too! Yahoo as far as I know is still prime property. I still thought it was worth the $39 I was putting into it. Deals are still being made, and money is still coming in at Yahoo; and my little speck of space still exists. Antiquated as it may be - it is still there.
Yahoo assets are still prime property
If Yahoo does eventually sell, I am sure I will be be affected in someway. My pitiful little $39 dollars every quarter has a voice doesn't it? Not by itself maybe, but with a million other users just like myself - it might! The New York Timesreported that Yahoo is currently valued at $45.3 billion and could be spun out in a couple different ways.
- One they could sell Yahoo Japan, and Yahoo's core businesses including, Digital advertising, Digital content, Communications, Search, and Social.
- Two they could sell Alibaba, but they would benefit from a lower tax rate if they hold onto Alibaba, and sell the other two listed above.
CNBC has given us some insight about who might be looking at buying the outmoded technological giant, and who might not, and why. A lot has to do with the issue of tax spinoffs. Goodness knows that the IRS does tend to govern the strictest when billions are on the table.
The Writing is on the Wall
Tax Spinoffs and changing of board members this spring, could create an uncertain horizon for Yahoo. But the writing is already on the wall, as Star Board's letter to Yahoo's Chair, CEO and Board Members tells it like it is.
Looking at the interests of the shareholders, Yahoo's chairman Maynard has come out with a statement that Yahoo is for sale. Along with that came the bad news for 107 of its employees who just received a 60-day notice; with an additional anticipated 15% expected layoffs to occur globally.
Yahoo is for sale, but who should buy it?
The little guy is going to buy Yahoo. It is always the little guy, small businesses, marketing, and education who are caught up in the turning tides. Backed of course with the purse of a major conglomerate and the forces of investors, the little guy looks for allies for services.
As a little guy (gal) maybe I'll go with a new company, maybe I'll stay. Here is my plea to the next owner(s). Address the little guy concerns. Simple concerns like having your service platform run the most current PHP and SQL. Hell, it needs to run the best of everything out there. Your marketing needs to be far reaching and competitive with the standards and likes of others, like Google. You can't sit and hope it will happen - you have to make it happen. Yahoo used to be fun! Yahoo -Hoo -Hoo was known by everyone. What happened to those creative minds?
Hiring like crazy!
Flip the idea that jobs aren't plentiful at Yahoo and you will see the reverse, especially as Yahoo start to focus in on its marketing strategies. According toBusiness Insider, Yahoo is actually still hiring like crazy! One can only hope they hire better people, and bring back the creative ones that helped put Yahoo on the map!
Convince me I need to stay. Convince me that my $39 matters Yahoo. Convince a million other $39 user you are listening Yahoo.
I think I got my answer last night 2/13/16, as 100000's of small business websites were shut down by Go Daddy. The security is probably a number one reason I stayed with Yahoo/ Aabaco.