Friday, June 01, 2007

Great, creative business analysis

This is not exactly on the printer beat but it does highlight two of the most powerful and important companies in the tech industry these days, Google and Yahoo. But the main reason I'm bringing it to my readers' attention is the creative use of publicly available business data to gain some insights into trends at the two competitors. Take a look at this for some fascinating insights, both in results and methodology!

Google vs. Yahoo: The open jobs report by ZDNet's Larry Dignan -- UBS is out with its 2007 analysis of open job listings at Google and Yahoo and what they tell us about the two companies’ respective direction. The short version: Both are thinking video. Google is on a lawyer binge while Yahoo wants engineering types. Here are a few notable figures from the report: Google had 2,854 open [...]

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