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But they were expensive compared to what they were worth. This was why they were trying to get people to start calling them "portals" instead of "search engines." Despite the actual meaning of the word portal, what they meant by it was a site where users would find what they wanted on the site itself, instead of just passing through on their way to other destinations, as they did at a search engine.

So these big, dumb companies were a dangerous source of revenue to depend on. I remember telling David Filo in late 1998 or early 1999 that Yahoo should buy Google, because I and most of the other programmers in the company were using it instead of Yahoo for search. Search was only 6% of our traffic, and we were growing at 10% a month. I didn't say "But search traffic is worth more than other traffic!

Which caused yet more revenue growth for Yahoo, and further convinced investors the Internet was worth investing in. But they had the most opaque obstacle in the world between them and the truth: money.

When I realized this one day, sitting in my cubicle, I jumped up like Archimedes in his bathtub, except instead of "Eureka! "Both the Internet startups and the Procter & Gambles were doing brand advertising. As long as customers were writing big checks for banner ads, it was hard to take search seriously. Hackers But Yahoo also had another problem that made it hard to change directions.

That's why Yahoo as a company has never had a sharply defined identity.

The worst consequence of trying to be a media company was that they didn't take programming seriously enough.

Microsoft (back in the day), Google, and Facebook have all had hacker-centric cultures. At Yahoo, user-facing software was controlled by product managers and designers.

The job of programmers was just to take the work of the product managers and designers the final step, by translating it into code.

The prices seemed cheap compared to print, which was what advertisers, for lack of any other reference, compared them to.

He thought we were meeting so he could check us out in person before buying us.

I thought we were meeting so we could show him our new technology, Revenue Loop. Merchants bid a percentage of sales for traffic, but the results were sorted not by the bid but by the bid times the average amount a user would buy.

They'd been thrown off balance from the start by their ambivalence about being a technology company.

One of the weirdest things about Yahoo when I went to work there was the way they insisted on calling themselves a "media company." If you walked around their offices, it seemed like a software company.

The prices seemed cheap compared to print, which was what advertisers, for lack of any other reference, compared them to.

He thought we were meeting so he could check us out in person before buying us.

I thought we were meeting so we could show him our new technology, Revenue Loop. Merchants bid a percentage of sales for traffic, but the results were sorted not by the bid but by the bid times the average amount a user would buy.

They'd been thrown off balance from the start by their ambivalence about being a technology company.

One of the weirdest things about Yahoo when I went to work there was the way they insisted on calling themselves a "media company." If you walked around their offices, it seemed like a software company.

How were they to know that Netscape would turn out to be Microsoft's last victim?