I had to scratch my head when I first read this statement from the head boss of Yahoo saying the company was not a search company. Well I believe some of us may differ from this statement for several reasons. When Yahoo first became available to the masses, everyone I know used it to do what? Search for stuff on the Internet. I also believe that if Yahoo is not a search engine than Microsoft should get a refund from Yahoo. LOL
Here is what the Yahoo CEO has stated:
Ms. Bartz places Yahoo’s position in a rather different light. “We have never been a search company,” she said. “It is, ‘I am on Yahoo. I am going to do a search.’”
It’s a subtle verbal difference but perhaps an obvious practical one to Internet users. Yahoo, according to Ms. Bartz, simply feeds search results for people who have grown curious while reading one of its news stories or watching a video. It doesn’t generally pop into peoples’ minds as the first place to go look for answers during the course of their day-to-day activities.
Interesting take on what Yahoo is. But what do you think? I personally believe that Yahoo was a search engine before the latest CEO came to the company. That is my 2 cents. What is yours?