Marissa Mayer Outlines Her Goals At Yahoo, Gives Frank Assessment Of Where Company Is Today

yahoo-mayer-featured Yahoo's first company earnings report under new CEO Marissa Mayer is still in progress; as I type this, new CFO Ken Goldman is reviewing Yahoo's financials on his first day at the company. But the big focus of the call is Mayer herself -- it's her first opportunity to speak to investors and the public about her plans to revitalize one of the internet's oldest, and still most popular, destinations. She began by telling listeners, "This job is tailor-made for me," and explained that Yahoo's core components - search, advertising, mobile, news and the home page -- are the same core component [...]

Quora Traffic Has Grown 882% In The Last Year, But It’s Still Just A Fraction Of What Yahoo Answers Gets

quora-growth-featured Yahoo Answers celebrated its sixth birthday earlier this week, notching another year comfortably atop the Q&A space. It's been a while since Yahoo has announced any Q&A-related milestones, but the last one was a biggie: In May 2010, Yahoo Answers received its billionth answer. Yahoo Answers' spot as king of Q&A is unlikely to change anytime soon, but there's a sense that Quora -- which is about a year-and-a-half old -- has the most momentum among Q&A sites. And new traffic stats that Experian Hitwise compiled this week for Marketing Land confirm Quora's momentum. Consider this: U.S. traf [...]

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