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MicroHoo is funky! At least according to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz on the Silicon Valley search giant’s first-quarter earnings conference call about its recent financial performance. Yahoo’s results showed a continued worrisome revenue growth stall, due in large part to a search advertising fall-off, and a still-turning turnaround.
Today, BoomTown braved the floods and skippered All Things Digital‘s S.S. Minnow through a Noah-like rainstorm in Silicon Valley to visit offices of Pulse. Less than a year ago, the nifty visual news-reading app was publicly praised by Apple’s Steve Jobs for innovativeness and slapped by the New York Times for misusing its RSS feed on the same day. Dramatic, for sure, but they have made nice with the Times since then and have also raised more than $1 million in funding and grown to three million users since then.
Despite all the polite throat-clearing in the various internal memos coming out of AOL today, with a rejiggering of its content management–including the ousting of Media and Studios President David Eun–what really happened was what sources said will be an about-face from a recent strategy of how to run its media business. That is likely to begin with the hip-checking of “The AOL Way,” which many sources tell BoomTown was Eun’s brainchild, once the $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post is completed.
according to the Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. The service will peddle both paid and free apps for Mac OS X, just as its predecessor, the iTunes App Store, does for iOS.