Carol Bartz

  • Bartz Fired; Morse Named Interim CEO; Yahoo Board Creates Circle Of Elders To Decide Company Fate

    Bartz Fired; Morse Named Interim CEO; Yahoo Board Creates Circle Of Elders To Decide Company Fate

    Carol Bartz is officially out as the President and CEO of Yahoo. In an email this afternoon to Yahoo employees, Bartz, who has been in the top role at Yahoo since January 2009, confirmed that she’d been fired by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board, Roy Bostock, by phone call. At least it wasn’t via text message. Kara Swisher of AllThingsD initially broke the news of… Read More

  • Angry Yahoo Shareholder Confronts Bartz And Asks For Her Head (Audio Clip)

    Angry Yahoo Shareholder Confronts Bartz And Asks For Her Head (Audio Clip)

    Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz got an earful yesterday at the tail end of the company’s annual shareholder meeting. An angry shareholder, who identified himself as Steve Landry—an advisor to institutional investors with “millions of Yahoo shares”—stood up at the end of what was up until then a surprisingly feel-good affair, given the total underperformance of the stock… Read More

  • Tech CEO Approval Ratings: Schmidt Goes Out On A High, Donahoe Climbs, Bartz Falls

    A survey taken over the last year by Glassdoor, a jobs and career community that allows users to anonymously share an inside look at jobs and companies, confirms that Eric Schmidt looks better when he’s on his way out. As the Google big whig prepares to step down from a decade of service as chief exec, his employee approval rating is at an all time high. On the flip side of the… Read More

  • Jack Ma Flies Thousands of Miles to Palo Alto, Still Doesn't Want to See Carol Bartz

    Burn! According to sources, Alibaba Group’s CEO Jack Ma is in town and he’s not even paying a courtesy call to his estranged partners at Yahoo. Ma was spotted dining with Taobao CEO Jonathan Luk and other Alibaba executives at Fuki Sushi in Palo Alto last night, and a spokesperson for the company confirmed they were in town for meetings. Another source close to the company, who… Read More

  • WITN: The Dumbest and Smartest People of 2010, Plus Our Predictions for 2011 (TCTV)


    With apologies to Car Talk, you’ve squandered a perfectly good half-of-a-year watching “Why Is This News?” and we decided to reward you with a show that actually contains business analysis, rather than a rant about hotels or the hijinks of Michael Arrington. In this week’s episode Paul and Sarah give their picks for the dumbest and smartest people of 2010, a… Read More

  • Bartz Takes the Hint, Stays away from Alibaba's Board…for Now

    Carol Bartz has been the fashionable Silicon Valley punching bag for much of 2010, and that’s no doubt escalating in private conversations in Sunnyvale today as hundreds of Yahoo employees are told they no longer have a job– just in time for Christmas! But give her credit for one savvy move: Not naming herself to Alibaba’s board as she signaled she would earlier in the year. Read More

  • Bartz Has The "What Is Yahoo?" Answer Down To 15 Seconds. It's Both Expansive And Vague

    Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Carol Bartz took the stage for a sit down with host John Battelle. While Bartz did have some mildly interesting things to say about content, Battelle didn’t beat around the bush. “Can you tell us, what is Yahoo?,” he asked her. “I can. I mean maybe it has taken me 2 years, but I got it,” Bartz replied. “The… Read More

  • Bartz: Yahoo Is Serving 6 Million Different Frontpages, 18 Billion Ads A Day

    Today at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz took the stage for a sit down with host John Battelle. One of the key things she had to say was about Yahoo’s content strategy going forward. It has to be about personalization. “We’re content, that’s what we are. It went off track when people thought it was a ‘search’ company,” Bartz said. Read More

  • Bartz: Out of 15,000 Employees Only Three Left. Wait, What?

    Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was on Fox Business News today, and she was plenty Bartz-y. When Fox anchor Liz Clamen asked her repeatedly if she was on the way out, she said she was there to stay, adding “Do I look like a wimp?” No. You do not. Even if you think Bartz is running the company into the ground, you have to give her credit for not holing up and hiding the way her predecessor… Read More

  • And Now a Folksy Update From Carol Bartz, Massive Outage Relegated to "PS"

    Talk about burying the lead. For your Friday reading pleasure, the latest memo from “fearless leader” Carol Bartz, talking up how far the company has come and how the outage just proved how important Yahoo is. Read it for yourself: “There sure are a lot of folks writing about us. There are some pretty incredible stories out there.  I’m not letting it distract me, and… Read More

  • The Dream Is Collapsing: Another Massive Yahoo Re-Org Coming Next Tuesday

    The Dream Is Collapsing: Another Massive Yahoo Re-Org Coming Next Tuesday

    Yahoo is in shambles right now. You’ve likely already heard about the most recent SVP exits, which CEO Carol Bartz has tried to spin. Now we’ve heard another one is leaving as well — Jeff Kinder, the SVP of Media Products and Solutions. And you know what that means — time for a massive re-org at the top of Yahoo. Yes, again. Based on what we’re hearing, this… Read More

  • The Surprising Religion of Jack Ma

    Jack Ma– CEO of The Alibaba Group and president of the Carol Bartz fan club– was on Charlie Rose this week, and while he didn’t offer any more insight into the Yahoo situation, he said a lot of interesting things. Ma is a force. He’s going at half-normal-speed in this video. I saw him speak at the World Economic Forum last week in Chinese and the translators… Read More

  • If Yahoo Goes Private And Bartz Is Fired, Quora Wins

    My love affair with Quora continues. I simply can’t think of another site where so much useful information is being organized so rapidly in one place. You’ve got experts fielding anonymous questions. You’ve got high-profile people answering questions about themselves or their companies. And you’ve got juicy speculation. At TechCrunch, part of what we do is gather… Read More

  • The Case for Bartz NOT Getting Fired from Yahoo

    The Case for Bartz NOT Getting Fired from Yahoo

    What the hell? Since my blindingly obvious post yesterday that said the post-2000 crash was worse for tech than this recent one was somehow considered controversial, how about an actual controversial statement to start this morning: Why Yahoo shouldn’t rush to fire Carol Bartz. Yesterday, we wrote about the Twitter dog pile on Bartz, but I doubt the Yahoo board or management… Read More

  • Entire Tech World Piles On Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz

    After an analyst reported that Yahoo, Inc stock was worth “less than nothing” today, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz made an apparently unsuccessful case for her company’s value to Wall Street during a Q&A at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference in New York. Paid Content’s Joseph Tartakoff outlined some of the highlights, including Bartz on hiring, “I… Read More

  • Bartz in a China Shop: Has Yahoo's CEO Wrecked the Valley’s Most Valuable Chinese Relationship?

    Bartz in a China Shop: Has Yahoo's CEO Wrecked the Valley’s Most Valuable Chinese Relationship?

    The Chinese aren’t exactly prone to emotional outbursts in front of Western reporters. In China, if you insult a business partner in the press, there’s likely a calculating reason behind it. Witness the latest volley by Alibaba.com’s CEO David Wei towards Yahoo, which owns 40% of the parent company for his Chinese ecommerce powerhouse. “Why do we need a financial… Read More

  • Carol Bartz Perfects The Art Of Swearing At TechCrunch Disrupt: The Video

    Carol Bartz Perfects The Art Of Swearing At TechCrunch Disrupt: The Video

    By now, maybe you’ve read that Michael Arrington interviewed Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt. Now you can hear it. And believe me, you’ll want to. Bartz had some interesting things to say about Facebook, Google, Apple, and even TechCrunch — hell, just about everyone but Yahoo (she mainly dodged those questions). But let’s be honest, you just want… Read More

  • Carol Bartz To Michael Arrington: "F*ck Off!"

    Well, that just happened. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz took the stage for a fireside chat with our own Michael Arrington. It took about 15 minutes, but Mike got her to tell him to “fuck off.” That’s not all she had to say. When Mike pressed her about Yahoo outsourcing the social graph to Facebook. Bartz admitted that if she could own it… Read More

  • D7 Buzz: Bartz And Ballmer Meeting This Morning

    When Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz suggested yesterday at the D7 conference that she would consider doing a deal with Microsoft for “boatloads of money,” she might have been doing more than just answering a hypothetical question. It could have been an opening salvo. If the late-night buzz I heard at the conference is correct, Bartz is meeting this morning with Microsoft CEO Steve… Read More

  • Bartz Wants To Buy Social And Video Startups; Would Sell Yahoo For "Boatloads Of Money"

    Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz reiterated today that Yahoo is still talking with Microsoft “a little bit” about a possible search deal, but said that it would require a “boatload of money” along with the right data-sharing arrangement (because the search data is key to Yahoo revenues, ad relevance, and user experience). Pressed onstage at the AllThingsD conference whether she… Read More