Yahoo Fires Employees, Images in Search Backfire. Is this Just a Coincidence?
By on December 15th, 2010

Yahoo is at it again. Yes. We are talking about job cuts and the firing season. Yahoo is laying off at least 5% of the current employee strength and hiring another huge number. For a company that barely manages to stay afloat, this seems like a really poor strategy as hiring and firing are both cost-intensive processes.

Yahoo blames this firing on revenue growth saying,

Today’s personnel changes are part of our ongoing strategy to best position Yahoo for revenue growth and margin expansion.

After the firing, Yahoo! will end up with 13,500 employees.

On a different and possibly related note, Yahoo Image results in search went haywire today when they started linking to pornographic content from Image search results. The event was revealed at a number of blogs and the series of moves from Yahoo was, to be subtle- amusing.

First, they redirected the image result links to a page that explains how you can identify an URL as safe for work. o matter what image results you fetch, it is always the same page. Sometime later, the matter was resolved and the image results were going to the correct page. However recently, images have been revoked from the search result page.

This might have been the doing of some disgruntled employee who got fired. However, now that the system has been taken down, seemingly, the problem was more than that meets the eye.

Yahoo is at it again. Yes. We are talking about job cuts and the firing season. Yahoo has plans of laying-off at least 5% of the current employee strength and hiring another huge number. For a company, which barely manages to stay afloat, this seems like a really poor strategy as hiring and firing are both cost-intensive processes.

Yahoo blames this firing on revenue growth saying,

Today’s personnel changes are part of our ongoing strategy to best position Yahoo for revenue growth and margin expansion.

After the firing, Yahoo! will end up with 13,500 employees.

On a different and possibly related note, Yahoo Image results in search went haywire today when they started linking to pornographic content from Image search results. The event was revealed at a number of blogs and the series of moves from Yahoo was, to be subtle- amusing.

First, they redirected the image result links to a page that explains how you can identify an URL as safe for work. o matter what image results you fetch, it is always the same page. Sometime later, the matter was resolved and the image results were going to the correct page. However recently, images have been revoked from the search result page.

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