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."
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.