Share: Comments Print October 11, 2006 at 10:41 AM Yahoo’s troubles sound familiar Posted by Brier Dudley Great New York Times piece on Yahoo! today, but I think I’ve read that story before. Here’s the template: Start with anecdote about glamorous new tech company outmaneuvering yesterday’s Wall Street darling, then list the symptoms of age: the older company has become too big and bureacratic; its growth rate has slowed, its stock has fallen, recruiting is tougher and some notable employees are jumping ship. I’m not trying to rip on the reporter — I’ve written similar stories about Microsoft for years. Stay tuned, Google will eventually start getting the treatment, probably by 2008. Comments | Topics: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!