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Yahoo to announce the hire of Katie Couric as 'Global News Anchor' on Monday

By Shawn Knight
Nov 23, 2013
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  1. Yahoo is expected to announce on Monday that well-known television news anchor Katie Couric will assume the role of “global news anchor” for the Internet pioneer. Specifically, Couric will host a high-profile interview show on Yahoo’s homepage according to multiple...

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  2. Maybe she will talk about her colonoscopy again, and again, and....again.
     
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    This is the kind of content-first approach that I and a handful of others were pushing for Yahoo to embrace nearly ten years ago. They've dabbled in it continually but never jumped in with both feet. I expect that within ten years the web is going to become the primary delivery medium for all TV. The majority probably isn't going to be on-demand streaming, however. Cable broadcasting will become fully integrated into the internet: there will still be "channels" but they'll be part of the web framework rather than working alongside it. We're almost there now - the TVs are all connected and web-capable. Most major networks stream through multiple partners. The new consoles are upgradable with full cable support and computers will soon include it as as standard feature (its just a matter of cheaper chips now - the HDMI is already ubiquitous). The threats to this new all-encompassing media convergence will be same as always: the desire of all parties up and down the pipe to exercise as much control as possible in order to claim the lion's share of the revenues.
     
  4. WithoutAnyMilk

    WithoutAnyMilk TS Enthusiast Posts: 29   +10

    Gee, another push for the State-controlled media to continue their harangue of Progressive poison speech and demagoguery upon as many information consumers as possible. Although they've always been in line with their peers when it comes to drive-by journalism, I wonder how much more traffic (and therefore revenue) Yahoo! is expecting to gain from this deal.

    I grow tired of seeing the expanded influence of the same talking heads in the mainstream media which only iterate the official statement as if it were the word of God. Alas, that is the way the system works, so it will remain up to us, the People, to continue amongst ourselves to question the official story repeated ad nauseam by these tired old media dinosaurs.
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    I think working for Yahoo would be too embarrassing for me. I couldn't imagine telling everyone "Hey, I work for Yahoo!".
     
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  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,534   +2,329

    WithoutAnyMilk The first mistake is going turning these people for information in the first place.

    cliffordcooley It's interesting how that's worked out over the past ten years. I dare say being a customer service rep at Google carries more prestige than most positions at Yahoo.
     
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  7. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    In her case is it : I'm working at Yahoo, yahoo or, I'm a Yahoo working at Yahoo?
     
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  8. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 435   +24

    Who?
     
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,385   +105

    Yahoo likes to waste money. So many other choices to put in there why not use SNL News crew. We all need a good laugh now and then!
     
  10. Hmmm, Marissa Meyer sure knows who to pick... not surprised with this one.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,664   +1,870

    You know what, speaking of talking heads, you could just change the channel, instead of publishing a "uni-bomber-esque rant".


    As a public figure, Katie Couric isn't worth all this fuss, by any stretch of even the most vivid imagination. (That most vivid imagination probably belongs to Ms. Couric herself).

    She hasn't really been good at anything she's been massively overpaid to do. I believe you could likely hear channels changing all over the US when she was doing the CBS Evening News. (Everyone is aware that her contract wasn't renewed, aren't they)?

    IMHO, she has very little actual talent, and all the stage presence of an awkward 15 year old fat girl with braces. And again, IMHO, I expect she worked her way to the top by being on the bottom, so to speak.

    So, Yahoo now has a female CEO, and I expect this is an action that will be massively be publicized, (by her), to show how much she is doing about, "the glass ceiling".

    For me Couric is simply unbearable, and unwatchable. I doubt that her acquisition by Yahoo will do anything to enhance its position in the industry, it will probably detract from it. At least if the audience has any sense, but that's really up in the air, now isn't it?
     
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +2,031

    I've never heard of her but if that's her pic, she sure is easy on the eye.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,664   +1,870

    Yeah right, maybe 25 years ago....or have your eyes checked.

    Although, she has the nicest looking inside of a colon of any pubic figure I can think off.


    Oh mercy me, I think I've gone and spelled "public" wrong....:oops:
     
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  14. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +22

    More like Globalist news Anchor
     
  15. The Y in Yahoo should be Katie's crossed legs :p
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,664   +1,870

    Nah man, that would spell "Ya-ew".

    In fact, if you turned the Y upside down, it would still spell, "Ya-ew"....!
     

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