Kara Swisher

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Yahoo 2Q Slides: Mash Up the Financial Deets Just Like a Wall Street Analyst!

Here are Yahoo’s slides from its second-quarter earnings announcement today for you to peruse and enjoy.

Pretend you are a Wall Street analyst–you’re probably smarter–and sharpen your pencils!

A cheat sheet to start: Net income and margins were up at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, while revenue was meh. Display advertising growth was up, while search ad revenue was down.

(And here is a live blog of the management conference call about the results.)

Courtesy of Yahoo (YHOO):


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald