So you and 100K other people don't like the mail changes. Well you know what? 300 million other yahoo mail users are fine with the changes. Hit the road pundit, you're highly outnumbered.
Pundit...do you really think your yahoo problems will get answered here on this endless posting black hole of a message board? you have a better chance by posting on yahoo answers.
Yahoo only has to sell half its stake at an Alibaba IPO. Billions still to be made after the IPO! Then Yahoo goes on to make some big purchases to beef up its core business.
Remember, with the Yahoo partnership there are incentives for Alibaba to IPO by end of 2015. So an IPO may not happen in 2014 at all.
From a December 2012 article...
"Today, in the latest loosely-sourced report, a newsletter quoted a Chinese-language site on a leaked memo that allegedly said the preparations would begin in the second half of 2013 for a public offering in late 2013 or early 2014.
Maybe not so fast, according to sources close to the situation, who note that incentives in a recent stock buyback with major shareholder Yahoo could drive a public offering to the end of 2015.
The timeframe is not a deadline, of course, but Alibaba benefits more if it does its IPO by then. Sources said the IPO will depend entirely on market timing and there is not a current plan to do so soon."
All I know is that I've got Sunpower panels on my house and my electricity bill for the ENTIRE first year was $69!! It costs me $69 to fill up my car one time! Oil can't cut their prices enough to hurt the value in solar (not to mention solar is getting cheaper). Oil is in trouble with solar and electric.
Actually, lots of teens left Facebook for Tumblr....which is one of the reasons Yahoo bought it!
Look at the one year chart. You have to ride out the dips because it always comes back stronger! They are growing, that is the key.