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Yahoo! CEO Says Google Has a Growth Problem

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 64 comments

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz raised eyebrows earlier this week when she said Google needs to make itself known for something other than search.

Carol Bartz has only been the CEO of Yahoo! for about a year but she's made the headlines countless times during her first 12 months at the helm. Yesterday was just another example of that as she told the BBC that Google would be in trouble if it didn't diversify its business.

"Google is going to have a problem because Google is only known for search," Bartz is quoted as saying.  The BBC goes on to report that Bartz said that Google would have to "do a lot more than search" and suggested that it would have to "grow a company the size of Yahoo every year," to be interesting.

"It is only half our business; it's 99.9 percent of their business. They've got to find other things to do. Google has to grow a company the size of Yahoo every year to be interesting."

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    curnel_D , April 30, 2010 11:08 PM
    Where is Yahoo's answer to google apps, google maps and street view, the Android OS, Youtube, the superior google news, Pisca, the Chrome OS and browser, and their vastly better email system?

    Yahoo is known for floundering. Search is only half their business. The other half is floundering in a market where they just can't seem to compete any more.
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    eula , April 30, 2010 11:05 PM
    Google only known search? lets see here, Advertising, Andriod, Maps, Mail, Picasa (photo service), Cloud storage, Chrome, and MANY MANY many more things Google does.
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    kyeana , April 30, 2010 11:08 PM
    Quote:
    Google is going to have a problem because Google is only known for search


    /facepalm
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    Anonymous , April 30, 2010 11:04 PM
    Uhhh....... 99.9% of Google is just a search engine huh?

    lol ok.
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    eula , April 30, 2010 11:05 PM
    Google only known search? lets see here, Advertising, Andriod, Maps, Mail, Picasa (photo service), Cloud storage, Chrome, and MANY MANY many more things Google does.
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    curnel_D , April 30, 2010 11:08 PM
    Where is Yahoo's answer to google apps, google maps and street view, the Android OS, Youtube, the superior google news, Pisca, the Chrome OS and browser, and their vastly better email system?

    Yahoo is known for floundering. Search is only half their business. The other half is floundering in a market where they just can't seem to compete any more.
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    kyeana , April 30, 2010 11:08 PM
    Quote:
    Google is going to have a problem because Google is only known for search


    /facepalm
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    afforess , April 30, 2010 11:08 PM
    I guess we should just ignore Google Earth, Google News, Youtube, Gmail, and every other feature that Google has made. Lady, I would stop worrying about how competitor's are doing, and start worrying about yourself. Last time I checked, Yahoo was losing money, fast.
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    schmich , April 30, 2010 11:09 PM
    And she is getting $47M in bonus? Seriously disgusting.
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    jokemeister , April 30, 2010 11:10 PM
    Don't know if I'm missing something here, but Google is always in the headlines but I NEVER hear of Yahoo doing anything except suffering lost market share.
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    ca87 , April 30, 2010 11:15 PM
    does she really know what she is saying? NO!
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    foody , April 30, 2010 11:19 PM
    So what all does Yahoo do that diversifies its business so much more than Google's?
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    captainnochords , April 30, 2010 11:19 PM
    $47 million in bonuses well spent, eh?
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    proxy711 , April 30, 2010 11:24 PM
    Does Google wake up in the middle of the night requiring the use of a toilet? Does Google think it has a Going problem? If so Google might actually have a growing problem.

    Am i the only person who thought of this when i read the title?
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    curnel_D , April 30, 2010 11:26 PM
    proxy711Does Google wake up in the middle of the night requiring the use of a toilet? Does Google think it has a Going problem? If so Google might actually have a growing problem.Am i the only person who thought of this when i read the title?

    You've been watching too much tv.
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    Kelavarus , April 30, 2010 11:28 PM
    I do believe she's going the road of "Any press is good press." You're now thinking about Yahoo!, aren't you?
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    apache_lives , April 30, 2010 11:33 PM
    this is just lame coming from Yahoo! a failing company know for being a "has been" search engine and messenger application - good one yahoo.
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    Hellbound , April 30, 2010 11:43 PM
    Yahoo is just jealous thats all..
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    kr33py , April 30, 2010 11:55 PM
    I'm stunned at the sheer stupidity of her comments,yet she sits in the high seat.

    Sigh at her and sigh at Ya....who?
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    joytech22 , April 30, 2010 11:56 PM
    Google 1+1+1+1+1+ ah forget it, Yahoo = 0

    Most of you probably wont get it since it doesn't really work over the internet..
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    bustapr , May 1, 2010 12:04 AM
    Has this chick been living under a rock for the last year?
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    ipp , May 1, 2010 12:04 AM
    android.
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