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Liveblogging From Yahoo Annual Meeting: Yangtastic!

For all the criticism I have lobbed at Yahoo’s leadership team over the last year, they do clean up well and look good on stage.

Not that anything they are saying has been even slightly revelatory (Starting point! Must-buy advertising! Maximize shareholder value!).

Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Jerry Yang discussed the power of Yahoo (“We have a very good operating model.”), while Yahoo President Sue Decker talked about ads and products and CFO Blake Jorgensen reviewed finances.

“I think we have a terrific asset, I think we have terrific people,” said Yang.

You get the idea here. Zzzzzzzzz.

Of course. it’s almost the good part: Q&A!


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work