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Platform Shrugged

I think a lot of people have been willing to give Semel and the whole "Yahoo as a media company" so much space over the years because of its sheer size. SEM only got mainstream attention in the past 2 years, so now everyone realizes what many of us realized since 2002: Overture was a shambles.

What some of us formerly speculated about, has become more obvious: Semel, and others who shy away from technology, don't add value to a company like Yahoo. Platform and technology issues aren't trivial, obviously. Hands must be gotten dirty, even in the top jobs.

      -- Andrew Goodman (in the comments)

Andrew's previous comments on media vs. technology, from 2004, were prescient.

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