Institutional investors aren't the only ones growing increasingly impatient with Yahoo management. One Yahoo tipster tells us that "from the view of an employee, Yahoo is a mess inside." The employee tells us that Apex, the brand advertising system that's supposed to help increase Yahoo's revenue 72 percent by 2010 "is being made by the same fools that did Panama" — Yahoo's long-delayed search marketing platform:
The VPs are busy trying to show who has the biggest balls and nobody is running the show. Think of it as a fight for control between the YSM [Yahoo Search Marketing] team in Burbank, the old Goto people, and similar teams in the Bay Area. Winner gets the glory. Who cares if it is crap. Microsoft's offer is a blessing. Maybe they can provide some much needed management who knows how to run a business.