Yahoo has driven money away by taking sides in the war and pushing the Al Jazeera viewpoint.
STOP ! before you flame, this post is not about the right or wrong of the war, simply the stance Yahoo took represents the far left, radical hippy viewpoint....and that is no surprise considering that element is exactly who runs this compnay.
Smart, intellectual and capable, but unable to put aside the covert (boilerplate) hippy anti Americanism... This has cost YAHOO and shareholder tens of millions in lost revenue.
Classic hippy....wasted talent - over the hill.
SO, to summarise, GOOGLE is the better play, but not in this price range...
YHOO is worse, that's why you pay more for GOOG. But I wouldn't buy into either one because I don't like the way they are run. People tend to ignore the obvious until the $hit hits the fan, then it's too late. Don't expect Cramer to tell you, he'll pump it til he takes the money and runs. It is his theme song, don't forget, and he doesn't care whether you're his friend or not. He tells you that every night, wise up. ;)