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RE: Yahoo News suspends all commenting to make site "safe"

in #news2 years ago

well of course they did. Yahoo only makes bad business decisions and have been doing so since the 90's. I remember when Google was a rarely used search engine and Yahoo dominated the game. I'm pretty sure they had multiple opportunities to sell their company to both Google and MS for tons of money and declined. I bet they are regretting that now!

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You are kind of remembering it correctly. The tech startup that eventually became the "inner workings" of Google offered to sell their business to Yahoo for $1 million back in 1998 and later in 2002 Google offered to sell to Yahoo for $5 billion. Yahoo scoffed at the offer. Today Google is worth $500 billion but I think it is safe to say that much of this has to do with Google's own team and that Yahoo probably would have screwed that up.