Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Earnings "Cheat Sheet"

Take a look-see at this nice “cheat sheet” from Citi Investment Research’s Internet analyst Mark Mahaney for Yahoo’s fourth-quarter earnings tomorrow.

It includes “negative,” neutral” and “positive” scenarios for results.

Mahaney’s estimates are more on the positive end, with $1.4 billion in net revenue and earnings of 13 cents a share, although many are expecting worse, along with weak guidance going forward.

(And here is a link to Mahaney’s entire report.)

Only Yahoo (YHOO) knows at this point, but here is the helpful chart until then (click on it to make it larger):


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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