04 Aug Out of search business, Yahoo shifts its focus
Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled.
Three weeks ago, doctors gave her a new left knee, made of titanium and plastic. As a result, she is limping around Yahoo’s headquarters here, occasionally standing to hold a chair and stretch her leg while a bottle of Percocet sits at the ready on her desk.
Yahoo also underwent invasive surgery recently, selling its search business to Microsoft for an initial 88 percent share of search revenue in a 10-year deal. Since that move last week, Yahoo too has limped along, with disappointed investors asking whether Ms. Bartz could have won more favorable terms and with Yahoo shares tumbling more than 15 percent.
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