- Google could surpass Yahoo! in number of users - making the last Yahoo! optimists (that they could catch up to Google) become realists instead - and realize that Yahoo! Can not just convert their larger portal audience to the world's largest search audience (where the money is). When they no longer have this hope to clinch on to, they might become Google investors and at the same time start selling out in their Yahoo! holdings
- When Google might be added to the S&P 500 Index, Yahoo! no longer has this blueprint advantage over Google - which is an important factor in the placement of funds from institutional investors
- Investors might start questioning if it is worth paying an EBITDA P/E of 37,5 on Yahoo! when the growth of the company is slowing fast towards 30-40% yearly, while Google EBITDA P/E at only 45,8 is only 22% above Yahoo! although the company is growing more than twice as much and sees a slower decline in it's growth rate than Yahoo!
The height of my Yahoo! love affair was probably when I got hired by Yahoo! Nordic in 2001 and it was two great years with a lot of learning and insight into global Internet businesses. I left the company two years later afraid, that Yahoo! International would shut down the small and money loosing Nordic entity, which also happened 9 months later. That gave me 1Â½ years of even more learning and insights at MSN, but that is another story. The point is - my love and belief now lies with Google instead of Yahoo! Right now it seems the most likely candidate to reach world domination and the title as "Most Valuable Company in The World".