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@ CES: Jerry Yang, CEO, Yahoo: Trying To Change The Tone

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DSC04507Sitting in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater while a tres casual Jerry Yang tries to set the tone for the “new” Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) at his first CES at CEO. Hard not to think of the last big Yahoo do I attended here — a full-blown Terry Semel production with Tom Cruise and Ellen DeGeneres. This is Yahoo-centric. Marco Boerries (sticking to his usually elegant suit) was on stage for the first half, explaining the myriad mobile announcements today. My colleague Carlo Longino is covering the mobile aspect over on The second half is devoted to showing off a desktop concept — Yang has stressed more than a few times that it’s just a concept. The idea is to show how a variety of Yahoo elements can be pulled together to make life easier — drag-and-drop a message with an address to Yahoo Maps and the map appears, plan a dinner including personalized Evites, etc.

It’s a different atmosphere but it’s also a continuation of some strategy that was announced at that earlier event: the three-screen — PC, mobile, TV — approach.

Yang: We possess so much of the basic tools and basic technologies that enable us to solve challenges.

— David Filo has just joined him and says this is much closer. You’re going to be hearing a lot more. Stay tuned, more about Yahoo platform in coming months, Excited about opening the network.

— Yang: Making the web simple is still the goal. Come to Yahoo as your starting point and you can get everything done. We’re ready to show you what Life! will be like with Yahoo.

One Response to “@ CES: Jerry Yang, CEO, Yahoo: Trying To Change The Tone”

  1. Sandman_76

    Attention this extremely important letter is hereby addressed to Jerry Yang. For years now those overpriced magazines have depicted the end of the world with pictures of strange beasts, taken no doubt from home videos. I even remember seeing this thought-provoking artwork depicting one angel battling one demon. It is quite obviously to me that all those cool pictures that make their way on the front covers of those doom and gloom tabloid magazines are nothing but phony representations of somebody's wild imagination. If all this was factual, those who choose not to believe in those guardian Angels or the vicious demons that they do battle with, would stop wasting there’re money and time of such junk

    Now what would all you say if somebody actually filmed one of these battles, and had the video evidence to back up his claim? Answer, offer this someone a very handsome cash settlement in exchange for the publication of the pictures with several bylines. Well you can stop the presses and get ready for an exclusive of biblical proportions. Back in 1989 I actually filmed on my camcorder several powerful entities battling each other over the fate of a tiny town called Milford Michigan. That's right wile videotaping the Milford storm of the century I actually recorded one authentic guardian angel, which stopped a very powerful storm producing demon right in his tracks. Now this most frightening looking demonic figure was quite busy exerting its awesome storm controlling power, in an effort to create a killer F5 super tornado. For the sole purpose of instantly destroying the entire town of Milford and a large section of Oakland County with it.

    Contact me for more info if you also believe, as I do that this video is endeed worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the right people.

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