03 June 2013

Yahoo, peanut butter, ecosystem

Wired got it wrong--it's an ecosystem, not "portal"--

Marissa Mayer Is Bringing Back the Internet Portal. Here's Why | Wired Business | Wired.com: "At one point in 2006, a top Yahoo executive even issued a famous memo comparing Yahoo’s extremely broad offerings to peanut butter, “a thin layer of investment spread across everything we do and thus we focus on nothing in particular… We lack a focused, cohesive vision for our company.” Interestingly, that executive, Brad Garlinghouse, has since recanted his diagnosis of Yahoo, saying the company’s real problem was a lack of “passion and entrepreneurial zeal.”"

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