Will Uber have the same fate as Yahoo! ?

Nov 6, 2019 26 Comments

Like Uber, Yahoo was once considered a pioneer and behemoth in internet space. A couple of decades later only thing valuable at Yahoo was stakes in Alibaba and YJapan. Will Uber have the same date where only thing it ends up holding is stakes in Didi and Asian partners?

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  • Roku cruella
    G was single handedly responsible for taking down Yahoo.

    Also Yahoo stayed around way longer for Uber to be in that category yet.

    Also Uber isn't done yet!
    Nov 6, 2019 2
    • Uber v v
      Beautifully put
      Nov 6, 2019
    • Google spcex
      OP
      That's true. But wait Uber is already 10 years old. G didn't single handedly kill Yahoo. Bunch of misteps did.
      Nov 6, 2019
  • Apple KGHP41
    You’re comparing apples and oranges. Uber’s business model is unsustainable without burning through VC cash. Once they raise prices they will be a taxi company that has an app. Short of a miracle they won’t be profitable. Yahoo sold ads for the most part and lost out on newer and better ad models.
    Nov 6, 2019 10
    • Microsoft nuNn03
      Does this ER mean that Uber invests 0 in R&D for Rides business? Otherwise it’s total bs
      Nov 6, 2019
    • Snapchat tresleche
      EBITDA stands for “Earnings Before I Tricked Dumb Auditors”
      Nov 11, 2019
  • Google foony
    There has to be a more relevant comparison.
    Nov 6, 2019 0
  • One thing Yahoo failed at was not being innovative. I think Uber is way better than that. IMO Uber is here for long term.
    Nov 6, 2019 0
  • Cisco echuck
    Yahoo had a business that made money. They lost out to competitors who made money.

    Uber has a business that no one is sure can even break even except for people who don’t know how to read financials. They compete with other companies that also lose money on every unit.

    The only relationship between yahoo and Uber is both of their names have an “oo” sound.
    Nov 6, 2019 1
  • Isn't it more appropriate to direct the question to Google or Facebook?
    Nov 6, 2019 1
    • Google flagged
      Exactly. Google to be precise.
      Nov 6, 2019
  • Alibaba Cloud l@st
    Ask your friends which is better ... Google Finance or Yahoo Finance. Then come back Google boy/girl
    Nov 12, 2019 3
    • Alibaba Cloud l@st
      Well
      a. Your title here says you are at Google. That's just a fact. Please don't take an offense
      b. Compare Apples to Apples. Yahoo in its current form should be compared with the products and services of its competitors. Go read Verizon's annual report if you wanna learn more on Yahoo.
      Nov 12, 2019
    • Google spcex
      OP
      Lol. I didn't even take offense. No one cares about Google finance. If you are comparing Yahoo's current form, then you didn't understand the question.
      Nov 12, 2019
  • Alibaba Cloud l@st
    Yahoo is still alive. Perhaps you need go go back to Kindergarten?
    Nov 12, 2019 0
  • Uber fIiE48
    TC?
    Nov 6, 2019 0

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