Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Mar 2012 21:26 UTC
In the News I ran across a business news story about Yahoo's impending layoffs today, and if you're a deep-into-the-internet person like me, it certainly comes as no surprise to read yet again that Yahoo is on the skids. In fact, you're more likely to be surprised to learn that Yahoo has more than 14,000 employees and made something like $6 billion in revenue last year. Yahoo ceased to be relevant a long time ago, and even the Yahoo services that still get some love, like Flickr, seem to be tainted by association. But the question I asked myself when I read the article was, "why didn't Yahoo become a technology leader?"
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by spudley99 on Tue 6th Mar 2012 14:13 UTC
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My guess as to where Yahoo's billions come from is outsourcing.

For example, if you have an internet connection in the UK with BT, your BT email services will be provided by Yahoo.

BT are obviously paying Yahoo a substantial chunk of cash to outsource their email provisioning. If others are doing likewise on that scale, it'll add up to a decent amount of income.

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