In light of today’s rumored 20% Yahoo staff layoffs, this infographic representation of the portal’s death spiral is as painful as the comments we are inevitably going to get for posting it.
And while much cruder than and not as philosophical as Paul Graham’s must-read essay “What Happened to Yahoo!,” it does get the point across. For those of you too busy to scan through either Graham’s post pretty much sums up Yahoo’s trajectory in this one sentence,“But there are worse things than seeming irresponsible. Losing, for example.”
Yahoo was founded in 1994 by Stanford Ph.D. students David Filo and Jerry Yang. It has since evolved into a major internet brand with search, content verticals, and other web services. Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!), incorporated in 1995, is a global Internet brand. To users, the Company provides owned and operated online properties and services (Yahoo! Properties, Offerings, or Owned and Operated sites). Yahoo! also extends its marketing platform and access to Internet users beyond Yahoo! Properties through its distribution network...