Valuing The Abounding Yahoo’s Core Businesses

With Yahoo attempting to separate its core businesses, it is time to estimate the value of this renowned business giant. But, this business giant reports a negative value as for now. The company which has been said to accumulate $4.5 billion as revenue is now showcasing an adverse $13 billion negative value. A company with one billion users portrays zero worth. Some of the prominent cluster operations of Yahoo include Yahoo’s Internet search engine. This search engine is the original soul of the company. It features its prominent appearance on various web browsers, mobile apps, and web pages. Yahoo’s search engines are technically supported by Microsoft and Google.

Yahoo also owns a range of communication channels that includes Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo LiveText and Yahoo groups that support group conversations. The digital content of Yahoo has also gained a wide reach. The Yahoo Finance, News and Fantasy Sports are some of the mainstays of Yahoo’s digital content. Their latest efforts on digital magazines, dedicated mobile applications for different weather forecasts and video streaming partnerships have also gained good prominence. Yahoo’s renowned social network the Tumblr and the photo sharing platform, Flickr have received huge attention. Yahoo’s recent acquisition, the Polyvore fashion site has also gained wide-ranging prominence.

While most of the revenue for Yahoo turns out from advertisements, it also manages to enhance revenue through video selling. The BrightRoll platform features different kinds of advertisements. The popular mobile analytics platform Flurry has grabbed the attention of several app developers. The small business services of Yahoo are a profitable version which mainly caters to the needs of small websites. It is one of the Yahoo’s prominent operating businesses. With a galore of such core businesses, several investors retaliate based on Yahoo’s uncertainty. Though the Yahoo’s core businesses have disappointed many stakeholders, but still it retains its worth. This business giant is sure to surpass its turmoil soon.

Samsung – Faulty Exploding Products Cause Worry

The timing is just not right for Samsung. Hardly had consumers begun reporting the explosion of Samsung Note G7 line of smartphones in various locations, world over, when another such similar incident, this time with Samsung top load washers reported. In the case of the smartphone, the batteries were catching fire. Over a dozen smartphone cases were brought to attention and nearly 733 cases of top load washer explosions were reported.

In the case of washing machines, many consumers reported abnormal rumbling, excessive vibrations and alm
ost dislodging from the top or bottom due to disturbance while the washing process was underway. The U.S consumers filed a class-action lawsuit and consumer protection bodies in the US have issued warnings to innocent consumers regarding the safety of these washers. The consumer protection bodies who have raised objections include the Consumer Electronics Company and Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Samsung issued a statement that this defect was found in machines manufactured during March 2011 and April 2016. It has been careful in pointing out that a few top loading washers may experience abnormal vibrations while washing certain types of items. What it does not clarify is how many machines are defective and if they are or not restricted to the US alone.

To mitigate the problem they recommend users to discontinue heavy washing for example – comforters and blankets and to choose ‘low spin’ and ‘delicate wash’ options to prevent machine or property damage.

Samsung and CPSC are apparently working towards a solution for this problem. The Consumers Union, a division of the Consumers Reports magazine has suspended its recommendation of Samsung’s top load washers in the wake of disgruntled consumers and what is now being called – ‘Exploding Machines’.

As a mitigation action, Samsung and CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has considered recalling nearly 2 million of its top load washing machines.

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