Terry Semel Quotes (29 Quotes)


    This is truly a turning point for the IM industry, and we believe our agreement with Microsoft will help usher in a new era of IP communications,

    I don't think that Yahoo or any other Internet company should try to become a television network. We will be nowhere if we have to create our own content.

    The Internet and Yahoo are firmly established as 'must buys' for brand advertising.

    very achievable in the near-term future.

    It's a great opportunity for us. It will allow us to do a better job every time we do a search.


    When things begin to turn around, Yahoo will have refined its capabilities, built out its offerings and services, introduced new and innovative methods and further developed our relationships with agencies and clients.

    Yahoo is off to a terrific start in 2005, ... We are in an excellent position to take advantage of all forms of advertising on the Web.

    We're very proud of what we have accomplished so far but fully embrace the belief that we're still at the beginning of significant long-term opportunities.

    What advertisers are finding, and what our research demonstrates, is that the more they utilize both forms of advertising on the Yahoo network, the better they do with each.

    One year ago, we were underperforming the overall advertising market, ... Now, because of this balance, we feel confident that we will achieve double-digit year-over-year growth in marketing services during the second half of this year.

    Yahoo had another strong performance this quarter. Our overall advertising business saw solid growth and our user numbers continued to climb.

    Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising.

    I myself am a builder and get totally excited about building Yahoo! as a brand and building it into a bigger and better company. That's what I intend to do.

    Yahoo has a strong track record of focusing and delivering on some of the biggest opportunities on the Internet. In 2005, Yahoo continued to achieve significant results by providing some of the most innovative services to our hundreds of millions of consumers and deepening both our global reach and user engagement. As we look ahead, we will continue to focus on creating the best consumer experience, finding new ways to engage our audience and delivering the best value for our advertisers.

    It was a great cause and a wonderful night. We were so happy to help.

    While advertising revenue will always be an important part of our revenue base, we will leverage non-core assets to deliver premium services,

    There is no single event that will transform this company. Rather, it will be a series of events starting this quarter that will demonstrate Yahoo's momentum and progress, ... In order to strengthen and grow the business, we will pursue partnerships and joint ventures with major corporations, make acquisitions, and continue to innovate and develop new services.

    As we reorganized the business and reduced costs throughout the year, Yahoo managed through the difficult environment, ... We continue to focus on long-term growth as we execute our strategy of building a diversified global business.

    So far they don't seem to have a plan, but maybe they do. Maybe magic will happen tomorrow.

    There is nothing to be embarrassed about being profitable.

    I believe online advertising will increase in importance and ultimately will get a larger share of company's overall marketing budgets, ... We see this time as our opportunity to regroup, rebuild and be stronger than ever for when ad spending picks up again around the middle of 2002.

    Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer.

    Yahoo and Seven have very complementary businesses and brands, and we see this as a tremendous opportunity to build a leadership position in Australia.

    But he added that instant hits -- which Hollywood demands new shows should be -- aren't as important on the Web. The success of Yahoo's new products, he said, should be measured over several years. In television, you had to have a hit overnight, ... Not online.

    set partnerships to achieve a strategic business objective.

    By buying out Softbank's JV (joint venture) interests, our strategic flexibility to take advantage of international growth opportunities in Korea and Europe will be enhanced, and this new structure should lead to a more efficient, longer-term operating and tax model.

    We will be reorganizing the business around these key areas, and as we capitalize on our strengths and focus the business, this realignment may also result in a reduction of the total number of our employees.

    It's a 21st-century media company. The difference between the more traditional media companies and companies like Yahoo is all about technology, and the two - technology and media - totally marry each other.

    Sometimes, on a personal level, I wince.


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