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Yahoo is a battleship. If you've ever seen a battleship, they're gigantic, and Yahoo is gigantic in the terms of consumer Internet companies. To turn a battleship takes a long time, but once you turn that battle ship the right way, it's a battleship, and it can really inflict some damage on an enemy or competition. ---->>>

Yahoo! is committed to building the richest set of premium and personalized content experiences for our users. ---->>>

Google has been amazing at acqui-hiring, buying small companies for the engineers. I think in the competitive market of Silicon Valley, it's really a good way to do it. Big acquisitions often don't work out. ---->>>

The speed at which technology evolves affects everyone; we repeatedly hear that constant innovation is overwhelming for consumers, who struggle to keep pace. ---->>>

Video will drive the share-shift in advertising. ---->>>

A CEO needs to build their own team. ---->>>

Asia has been by all accounts an incredible investment made by Yahoo. ---->>>

Delivering compelling premium experiences across screens is core to our mission at Yahoo. ---->>>

Facebook done a great job of monetizing social. ---->>>

Frankly, it's never really been replicated in the history of the Internet what Yahoo has done in the areas it's done it. ---->>>

I am excited to be part of the dynamic Guggenheim family of companies. ---->>>

I am extremely passionate about digital media and as a longtime user and fan of Yahoo! ---->>>

I competed with Yahoo for 15-1/2 years, and the one thing I tried to do over the years was desperately try to get a deal with them. ---->>>

I like building. ---->>>

I think Yahoo has been doing so many things well for so long and, frankly, got a little trapped in, I think, 'Oh, what is Yahoo?' ---->>>

I truly believe that Yahoo! is one of the most compelling and dominant companies in the world. ---->>>

I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to be at the forefront of the digital media revolution. ---->>>

In any business, you have to evolve. ---->>>

It's virtually impossible for most sites to do a billion page views in a month or even a year. ---->>>

Most people know that there is this partnership between Yahoo and Microsoft on search. ---->>>

Our deep collaboration with ABC News further strengthens Yahoo! as the No. 1 online news source, greatly enhancing our already robust news content. ---->>>

Premium content matters. ---->>>

Traditional media brand advertising is 65% to 70% spend; online, it's like 28%. You've got a huge margin. ---->>>

Very few companies can perform at scale over the course of decades, and Yahoo has done that. ---->>>

Video is crucial to the future of media: premium video in that respect. ---->>>

Fox Interactive Media's acquisitions of Newroo and kSolo demonstrate our commitment to empowering users with interesting tools that they can use to further enhance their online experience and online identity. ---->>>

My concern is the really great concepts that are features, not companies. There isn't enough advertising to support all those features, and in compression times, advertisers tend to flock to safe names and sites that have real traction. ---->>>

Partnering with CNBC will allow Yahoo! Finance to expand its offerings instantly and enhance its position as the most viewed and utilized finance site in the world. ---->>>

Combining the premium content and reach of Yahoo! as the world's leading digital media company with Facebook provides branded advertisers with unmatched opportunity. ---->>>

I worked at CBS in the late '90s, and I remember sitting in meetings with both advertisers and digerati, and everyone was saying, 'Network TV is dead.' ---->>>

There are a lot of good ideas that could benefit from big media. You have a lot of companies that hit a wall and can't get beyond a certain level. They need the infrastructure and distribution of a large company. ---->>>

Yahoo is still in many ways the definitive brand of the consumer Internet, but I don't think they can or should compete with Google any longer. That game is over. ---->>>

Yahoo! has clearly established itself as the go-to destination for big events and breaking news, and we are focused on providing the best digital canvas for the world's greatest storytellers to create, develop and showcase their visions. ---->>>

You can't manage Wall Street. Wall Street has its own viewpoints on everything. I have always believed, if you manage your business correctly, Wall Street will take care of itself. ---->>>

Zefr has all the ingredients for success - dynamic, inspiring management, the ability to marry technology and content, and a business model that can scale. I'm thrilled to be part of the team. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-12, 1964
Occupation: Businessman

Ross Levinsohn is a technology and media executive best known for his roles as very INTERIM CEO at Yahoo and President of Fox Interactive Media. He is a leading industry figure who has long focused on the convergence of technology and media, and how the two industries work more closely together to enable one another (wikipedia)