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I do too, and it completely sucks compared to Gmail. Between the bloated web client, the frequent timeout errors and server outages, and temporary losses of data—the last of which led me to migrate all my notes in Yahoo Notepad to Google Docs—Yahoo's email is a joke.

I don't really have any serious issues with it but I too use gmail,first and foremost since 2006 or 2005, not sure which year,but it was still in the invitation phase. I just keep my yahoo account for legacy purposes.
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If this is accurate, that is just one of the biggest oppertunities of a life time thrown away. Imagine buying Google in 98 for 1 Million USD?

For reference, they made 4.9 billion (net income) in Q4 2015...

source

Thing is, had Yahoo bought Google in '98, Google wouldn't have been able to keep doing all those Google-y things they did. There would be no Chrome browser, there would be no Gmail, there would be no Google Earth/Google Maps, there would be no Android, there would be no Google Fiber, there would be no Google self-driving Car, no Google Voice, no Google Hangouts, no Google Docs, no Google Drive, no Picasa/Photos, no AdSense, and horror of horrors, there would be no Pokemon Go, for that matter.

What we'd have is a Google search engine (and a less capable one at that) powering the same crappy Yahoo we have today. YouTube might have made it, or it might have failed without Google around to buy them early on.

Best thing that ever happened to Google was nobody buying them.
Edited by CroakV - 7/26/16 at 7:27am
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Took all the way till page 2 to turn a completely non-GPU-related thread into an AMD/Nvidia flame war. Disappointed in you, OCN.
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Took all the way till page 2 to turn a completely non-GPU-related thread into an AMD/Nvidia flame war. Disappointed in you, OCN.

for me its still page 1 biggrin.gif
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goodbye filth, may you be forgotten without a trace
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Imagine if MS actually bought yahoo back in the day biggrin.gif Would google still be this big ?
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The bigger news is that damn CEO making $219 over the 4 year course. Even gets a $56 million golden parachute exit. I also remember all the news outlets making her sound like she was the second coming. Simply because she was a woman working for a high tech company. What a massive failure she was and should be ashamed of herself. Costing people jobs etc. But, nope. She has all that money and sleeps well at night. rolleyes.gif

I also love this. http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/20/technology/yahoo-buys-tumblr/?iid=EL

You screwed up beyond idiot. Cant for get this one either. http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/17/technology/de-castro-yahoo-pay/?iid=EL
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 7/26/16 at 8:47am
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Thing is, had Yahoo bought Google in '98, Google wouldn't have been able to keep doing all those Google-y things they did. There would be no Chrome browser, there would be no Gmail, there would be no Google Earth/Google Maps, there would be no Android, there would be no Google Fiber, there would be no Google self-driving Car, no Google Voice, no Google Hangouts, no Google Docs, no Google Drive, no Picasa/Photos, no AdSense, and horror of horrors, there would be no Pokemon Go, for that matter.

What we'd have is a Google search engine (and a less capable one at that) powering the same crappy Yahoo we have today. YouTube might have made it, or it might have failed without Google around to buy them early on.

Best thing that ever happened to Google was nobody buying them.
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Yeah but there is no guarantee that Google would have grown to be what it is now if the deal would have been made back in the 1998 as the management and goals would have been different. I think it is quite safe to say it would definitely not.

Very true points.

However, it just makes you wonder what if.
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Yeah, those decisions would have had to been made many years ago.

He said "could have been" meaning in years prior.
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Didn't Marissa Mayer implement some sort of wacko diversity program that basically caused all the talent to leave? I had really low expectations for Yahoo but was still disappointed.
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