Yahoo announced a 1000 employee layoff today. Hopefully, the layoff will serve as a wake up call to a lot of the other “web” companies out there, especially Google. Remember when Google was a cool place to work for?
Google now has 17,000+ employees. Who the hell knows what they are all doing. Both Google and Yahoo have gone insanely horizontal with their products. 2 months ago Google announced a foray in to green energy.
How long before Google has a layoff?
Bill Gates deserves a lot of credit for showing some relative restraint at Microsoft over the last 25 years. When Microsoft announced new business units or initiatives, they seemed to make some sense.