ing a record number of visitors to the site.
Maybe the "fluff-o-metter" Bartz said she had in store for the redesign may be put on hold, following the 16.4 million uniques it got on Thursday for the Michael Jackson news.
Bartz had some interesting comments to make during the meeting.
* It is unfair to Google to compare the two companies - yeah why tie Google to a shrinking company.
* She was there to get Yahoo's mojo back - guess cursing like a sailor and saying Britney Spears stories make her puke is some powerful mojo.
* Products like Yahoo 360 and GeoCities that they are shutting down are mere "space debris" - nice way to describe products her employees spent major effort to build and develop despite their lack of success.
* Yahoo's business in China and self censorship elicited her comment "Yahoo was not incorporated to fix China" and "You can't hold us as the bad boys forever."- but giving information on reporters that are then but in prison should be glossed over with time. Maybe she forgot about how people's corporate protests in the US eventually helped get apartheid abolished..
The last two annual shareholders meetings saw the stepdown of both CEOs at the time, Terry Semel in 2007 and Jerry Wang last year. Despite no major protests at this meeting, we will have to wait to see if Ms Bartz makes it to next year's shareholders meeting.…
bout the one gloved wonder then they should have said so up front - I don't believe in ambiguous interviews; to me they're akin to bait and switch sales.
Peter, the sad fact today is that there's an inordinate amount of bad recruiting taking place; if we can't talk about it, who will?…
e Chunk from the Goonies was consulting on these resumes.
Chunk: Listen, okay? You guys'll never believe me. There was two cop cars, okay? And they were chasing this four-wheel deal, this real neat ORV, and there were bullets flying all over the place. It was the most amazing thing I ever saw!
Mikey: More amazing than the time Michael Jackson come over to your house to use the bathroom.
Brandon Walsh: More amazing than the time you saved those old people from that nursing home fire, right?
Mouth: Yeah, and I bet it was even more amazing than the time you ate your weight in Godfather's pizza, right?
Chunk: Okay, Brand. Michael Jackson didn't come over to my house to use the bathroom. But his sister did.
stionable character, IMO) dying. I remember the candidate was as shocked and heartbroken as we all were and handled it with grace and class. She got the job, even though we didn't spend every moment talking about her, we saw that she could handle herself well and she was a great hire.
12 people have committed suicide claiming they couldn't live without Michael Jackson. Let's keep our eye on the ball people. There are much more important things left to do with or without someone who you admire.
Rant done. :)…