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October 11, 2006 at 10:41 AM

Yahoo’s troubles sound familiar

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!

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