14 thoughts on “CEO Marissa Mayer: Yahoo has passed 800 million monthly active users”

  1. This must mean progress for Yahoo. Back in Feb of this year Mayer also brought the remote workers back commuting into work, which must have been an unpopular decision (my speculation.) At that time, I was impressed with that tough call, because I observed a large corporation in my city that was located in two buildings across town and the productivity increase dramatically just moving all the peeps into one local, so I can imagine she saw a sharp increase in productivity right off the bat. Plus it kept the Yahoo loyal who are rowing with her. I’m pulling for their success.

  2. Should this “A clear plan of attack for the so-called turnaround is one of my reasons of concern.” change to “A lack of a clear plan …” ?

  3. Hey Marissa! Get rid of the floating tool bar!!!! Do you even read your own users comments???? Your site has exploded with users begging you to remove it and stop stealing our screen space, especially on mobile devices. Do you really think pissing off a large portion of your users is going to help your business?

  4. “I have remained consistently skeptical about the possibility of a turnaround at Yahoo.”

    You sure have. I read this as myopic to recent changes and that it is likely you will be among the last to see news as positive from that company.

    Regarding Dan Loeb, keep in mind the buy out deal was pre-negotiated and long in the making. After unlocking half of alibaba from through yahoo stock buy back , his focus changed to unlocking value in Sony, thus having little reflection on long term investment in yahoo, which traditionally is not what activist investors do.

  5. Does this look like progress?


    So many unhappy users pleads fall on deaf ears. Here’s where her 800m users are coming from. The non working NEO groups. Also on separate forums about the new mail and the horrible new photo sites. More worried about a Modern Look instead of usability…. BOO yahoo!

  6. “right people leading to right products”?
    “her focus is mobile”?
    The redesign of yahooGroups which is currently pushed down more and more users’ throats is not just a change for the sake of change, it’s disaster. The new (“neo”) Groups web-interface is very much inferior to the old. Miltiple crucial features lost, slowness, resource hog, frequent hang-ups, incompatibility with mobile devices, unbelievably buggy, inaccessible for disabled users. Despite users’ outcry, more and more users are forcibly switched to the new unusable Groups’ web-interface, with no way to opt-out provided, pleas to Customer Care refused. yahoo is intent to destroy Groups, like they degraded Flickr and Mail. New is not always better! This is very, very much worse.

    Groups were accessible from mobile, now they aren’t and never will be if users aren’t given the option to use the old plain HTML-only (no JavaScript necessary) web-interface.

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