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In Earnings Call, Yahoo CEO Talks Up APT Rollout

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In Earnings Call, Yahoo CEO Talks Up APT Rollout

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Along with The New York Times Co., the other big company with relevance to many newspapers -- Yahoo -- held its quarterly earnings call on Tuesday.

Newly appointed CEO Carol Bartz led the call, fielding analysts' questions about Yahoo's performance. Just like its newspaper partners, the Silicon Valley company is having a rough time of late. Revenue fell 13% in Q1.

When prompted by one analyst to break out quarterly results further, Bartz would have none of it. She said there's little point to view one month of the year or a couple of weeks as a "trend point." She then invoked The New York Times earnings call regarding advertising estimates: "Even though I saw the Times today declared the bottom, I hope they are right. A wise person would say stay to the side right now and let the economists figure it out."

Other than that, little was said about newspapers -- or the possibility of putting HotJobs up on the block. …

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