Wednesday, September 26, 2012
“At Facebook and Google, they know your underwear size before you walk in the door. At Yahoo, it was clear they hadn’t even Googled me.”
Executive Change at Yahoo Suggests Thirst for Acquisitions
More recently, the founder of a start-up, who refused to be named for fear it would jeopardize a business relationship with Yahoo, said Yahoo recently inquired about a potential acquisition.
The person, who has also been courted by Facebook and Google, agreed to a meeting but said the company was turned off by Yahoo executives’ failure to do basic due diligence.
“At Facebook and Google, they know your underwear size before you walk in the door,” this person said. “At Yahoo, it was clear they hadn’t even Googled me.”
Simon Owens is an assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Email him at email@example.com