Bartz: Comparing Yahoo To Google Is "Not Fair" To Google

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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz spoke at her first annual shareholders meeting yesterday. Here’s what she said, according to PaidContent:

  • Before her arrival, Yahoo had lost its ability to attract new customers. It’s “mojo,” said Carol.
  • Yahoo has to cut products that aren’t being worked and users don’t care about. Carol called them “space debris.”
  • Now is not a good time to sell Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba. “Selling it in this market is probably not the best idea in the world.”
  • Shareholders have to stop hoping Yahoo will be Google. “Please, this direct map comparison to Google is not fair to Google and frankly not relevant.”
  • We need to stop talking about Microsoft. “If we ever have a deal with Microsoft it will be announced publicly and until (then) we do not have nothing to say.”
  • Yahoo can’t worry about Chinese censorship. “Yahoo was not incorporated to fix China.”

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