Sunday, January 08, 2012

PayPal's Scott Thompson to Run Yahoo

Steve Lohr has the story at the New York Times in Scott Thompson, PayPal Executive, to Become Chief of Yahoo.

It will be interesting to see if Thompson can re-kick start this ailing company.

When Yahoo realizes that it lives off its customer base and starts paying attention to the expressed wishes of those customers, then it will have a better chance of surviving.

We wrote previously about the Yahoo! problem here as a microcosm of American weaknesses.

Windows Phone by Microsoft in Partnership with Nokia Set to Tackle the Handset Market

Nick Wingfield has the story at the New York Times Business Day Technology page
in Microsoft, Defying Image, Has a Design Gem in Windows Phone.

We are skeptical that Microsoft, which in our experience is notoriously unresponsive to user wishes, can be a serious competitor to Android, which is already quite superior in our estimation to the almost always overhyped Apple products.

However, the partnership with Nokia is another matter, as Nokia has the long-term know-how on mobile phones and a massive hand-held market at company fingertips, so this is a development worth watching.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

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