I recently had the opportunity to interview with Yahoo Finance. I was impressed with how they are able to convey the financial aspects of the news and their coverage of the world of sports. It is one of the most visually pleasing parts of their site and I’m glad I got the opportunity to write about it on my blog.
I love yahoo finance. I really do. I love their articles on stocks and their articles on bonds.
If you are one of the millions of people that have an e-mail account with Yahoo, one of the first things they ask you to do is sign up for a Yahoo e-mail account. This way you get to read the other articles, and you can always keep up with what the site is doing. It doesn’t matter if you are a subscriber or not as all of the articles are available to read and all of the research they put into each article are available to read.
Yahoo is always looking for ways to improve the quality of their online newsletters and this year was no different. There was no shortage of news articles that made the rounds in the blogosphere, and a lot of them were very interesting and informative. It was very interesting to see how Yahoo was trying to change the way people consume the news.
Yahoo has always been one of the most innovative companies out there, but they have also been the most conservative. When AOL was buying Yahoo in 2002 for $4.4 billion, they were trying to change how people access the internet. They were trying to force people to use their own servers to access online content, which would make a lot of people mad. It was not a pretty picture.
Yahoo tried to change the way users discover content by forcing everyone to visit their servers. The idea was that if you wanted to get information online you had to go through Yahoo’s servers, which were a lot cooler and more streamlined than the servers of CNN, ABC, NBC, etc. The idea was that if you wanted to get information online you had to go through Yahoo’s servers. Yahoo was trying to force people to use their own servers to access online content which makes a lot of people mad.
Yahoo is in the process of changing its website, and they are getting more and more aggressive about trying to change the way users discover content online. I feel a little sorry for the people who have to go through a website that doesn’t even try to do that, but it is annoying and something I expect to see more and more of on the Internet.
I can understand why Yahoos would want to force people to use their own servers. Yahoo’s servers are a lot of work to set up, and I imagine many of the users would be upset that they have to go through their servers to access content. Also, I imagine that many of the people working on Yahoo’s website are just trying to make their websites work faster, and I can certainly understand why they would want to try to force people to use their servers.
Yahoo has a lot of cash and it’s easy to see why. Many of their users (us included) are probably going to have a hard time seeing the value in using their technology for Yahoo Finance. To be fair, Yahoo may well be using a lot of Yahoo Finance content for its own purposes. After all, the company’s stock price is largely based on its revenue from Yahoo Finance.
It’s interesting to see a company like Yahoo making money off its own content. This is a business model that is very common across the web. Google, Facebook, and Amazon are all very heavily (and often aggressively) monetizing content across many web properties on the way to becoming the dominant players in the space. Yahoo is making some money off of its own content too.