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Yahoo Will Be Overtake?

 yahooIt’s a hard desicion to loose some of your best employees for the stock-market stake that’s not in the proper heading.And far from the frustated shareholders, Jerry Yang doesn’t had any choice unless to eliminate about 10 or 20 percent of their 14000 Yahoo employees to save some large amount for the company.

Here is the issue with Yahoo: the founders Yang & Filo are nice guys. But they never *really* ran Yahoo. They created the original site alright, but today’s Yahoo resembles *that* original directory (remember that word?) about as much as a Boeing 747 resembles the Wright brothers plane. By comparison, what Brin and Page created is still at the heart of Google. It was really Tim Koogle & Jeff Mallet(remember them?) who assembled – that is the correct word – what is today Yahoo.The founders did not make the big decisions for the most part – Filo ran the nuts-and-bolts data center stuff, stuff like using BSD, run it on as little hardware as possible etc. for which I give him credit – but strategy and vision was all Koogle and Mallet, during the crucial late 90’s when Yahoo became Yahoo.

Understanding that history is crucial to understand Yahoo’s cultural DNA. I respectfully submit that neither founder has the breadth and depth to take on the challenge of turning Yahoo around. Sue Decker is Meg Whitman 2.0 – enough said.

Yang, who is in the hot seat now, is a smart guy, but at a very fundamental level, he doesn’t *know* who is *really* good and who is not at Yahoo, even among the executive ranks, leave alone in the crucial middle management. As an example, Jeff Bezos knows that to this day in Amazon.

I cannot emphasize how crucial that kind of knowledge is. Lacking that knowledge, you simply don’t know who to trust your key initiatives with. So what do you do? Simply play it safe, run everything by a committee, let Sue set up “metrics” and “process”, and trust that she knows what she is doing (the Meg Whitman types are impressive on the surface compared to the Bezos types, but compare EBAY vs AMZN over a 10 year period to know how that turns out).

The occasional (very occasional, I must add) cool stuff that comes out of Yahoo happens because there are still passionate Yahoos out there, but they are leaving at a rapid rate.

I am very pessimistic that any of this is going to change. I would love to have a Jeff Bezos in charge of Yahoo, but I guess he is happily married to Amazon.

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Gokita Should Be Nobita Instead!

Nufflets re-branded to Gokita.What a lame name it is.I had to blink my eyes twice to assure that the brand was true.And definitely it’s true.

The reason of change is to give the 4th advertising local company network an original and unique identity, avoiding being related directly or indirectly with their rivals, Advertlets, Nuffnang and GrabMyAds.

But IMHO, they should think a better name for it first before they launched it.Otherwise, he can name it whatever he want but Nabil, if you want to re-brand after this, you should consider my suggestion..Nobita.And seriously, you must all out man.Do more and more advertising, recruit web developer, programmer, designer soon to make over the whole site to look more better.

And of course, switch to your own ad script.That will be better. Otherwise, your development for the adscript can be sold to others if you had built one.I’m sorry Nabil, should be more impressive.

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A Reality Of Blogging You Must Know

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Blogging is fun, easy and a great way to meet others and become a part of a wonderful, growing community.But, before you begin though, there are a few things you should know.

1) It Takes A Lot Of Hardwork Than You Think

– Unless you just create up a personal blog, it just takes a bit. But if you intend to make money with it, you just came into a False Hope Zone. More than 90% of the bloggers create a blog to make money. But then you must realize that it not as easy as you might think and it even horror dream for new blogger.

Some of them had fail to establish themselves and mostly been wipe out in the blog arena after 1 years because they had fail to achieve their dream. But don’t take it as a serious advise as you can blog to make money(if you intend so) if you had a proper plan what you are going to blog.

You’ll have to get out there and do a bit of shameless self promotion. It’s not enough to post and wait. Your content has to be optimized for search and you’ll want to drive others to your site. You’ll have to visit other blogs and forums and pimp the heck out of your blog without being spammy and annoying.

2) Traffic Will Kill You Fast Enough

-Traffic didn’t come easily unless you had a hefty budget to advertise at others established bloggers like Shoemoney,Problogger, John Chow & Cow, or even at Techcrunch if you dare to put $10,000 away. Sure from this, you will get famous soon enough but what is the reward you get?

Unless you are promoting a product or services, advertising like that might help you a lot but if you just creating a blog, this is a hell you must avoid. Advertising is the proper but expensive way to get famous and if you dare, you might be walking like a champ and if you fail, you just running like a chimp anyway.

If you’re brand new to blogging and think you’ll have hundreds of visitors in the first week, even in the first few months, you couldn’t be more wrong. It takes time, patience and trust to build up an audience. It’s not enough to sit back and hope they show up.

3) Revenue Will Takes Time

-If you think you can make a gazillion dollars right after you make the first post, you already in the mouth of shit hole. It’s a day dreamers way to think like that. Some of popular bloggers like John Chow takes 1 year to made it profitable. And for me, it took about 4 months just to get my first $1.

If you don’t have enough traffic, you will not have the money.Period. Build your readership, get traffic first, then you can monetize your blog. As my experience state that 1000 unique visitors per-day must be your first goal to achieve if you want to monetize your blog.

Conclusion

If you’re serious about blogging, you can do very well, but don’t jump into it blind. Do your research. Learn how to optimize your content and drive traffic to your blog. Research the different ways in which you can montetize your blog and work on building up a community. The people who take the time to do it right are the ones who do well.

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Happy New Year To All The People In The World Of 2008

 Happy New Year 2008

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that it will cherish us with more and more love,peace and harmony.And of course, more money. In 2007, I accomplish some of my goal and some which did not make into the list.

And for the 2008 to come in no more than 6 hours from now, I also make a wishlist and goal to be executed and achieve. Thank God for give me a good health and healthy brain and body that ensure my life to be a step further from my 2006 accomplishment.

This is only a good start from me,actually I had a blog before and sold it, but now, with a more seriously attitude, I came back to blog but right now, I didn’t found ant cool domains yet and until then, here is the place.

Wish you a very good luck and cheers!

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Possiblities Of The Approaching 2008

It just so damn interesting to look at what web had been develop during 2007. But unfortunately, it doesn’t innovate so much since 2005. And I’m a bit boring to wait how far the web could go and expand for the future.

Mp3 players, LCD, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, iPhone, and other gadgets also not bring to much excitement. Only just a little improvement rather than innovation. Should I be excited because yet another Mp3 player has been launched or some 10 megapixels digital camera that attached to the phone?

I’m just not seeing things that could change the world..yet. But maybe it still up there.Unheard.Technology purpose is to improve upon our lives and make things better,easier.

Tech isn’t going to solve all the world’s problems. But it could be a greater tool for us.My hope is, if there will be new products in the market, I want it really new.Not just copycat of cheap imitations of best selling products out there.

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