Well, AdViking doesn’t have the budget to attend the Yahoo! Annual General Meeting but that doesn’t stop us from trying to follow the action from the comfort of living rooms with beers in hands…
Actually that sounds better than attending.
Early build up coverage doesn’t have must to say, but Kara Swisher has confirmed the pastries are looking good…
Here’s some promising links to follow the coverage so far:
The Mercury News link above is providing live transcript.
There’s 5 Shareholder Proposals.
Most interesting is that exec pay is out of whack.
Funniest, but totally not is about Yahoo! issues with human rights. One guy re-quotes something about Y! mgmt being “moral pygmies” – Response being that quote is an insult to pygamies and the because of the issues in China, that Jerry Yang should enjoy his visit to the Olympics.
Some peanut gallery comments about the Plumbers Union who wanted the pay review.
Y! opposes Human Rights, Pay Review and Censorship Review Shareholder Proposals.
As Ballmer would say, blah blah blah…whatever guys. You had this amazing strategy and Microsoft got in your head and you did a deal with Google that will kill your business.
Updated link: CNET
Yang giving the update…we’re in transition, etc. we got a lot of assets, can make money, etc…trust us…but dude what about Google…dude what about all the real smart people who just walked out the door
Enough of the updates, let’s get to the questions…or should I say fireworks
The Q&A is great…living up to the hype…
On reflection, it didn’t really….some great quotes and some interesting Shareholder Proposals but nothing really that persuasive from the Y! board as to why they should keep their jobs.
AdViking will have a ponder and come back with a summary.