Barclays internet analyst Doug Anmuth predicts that "the huge management tumult" at Yahoo isn't likely to hurt the company's stock, notes
paidContent's David Kaplan.
"But he, and several Yahoo Newspaper Consortium partners I spoke to, say that while things may remain stable in the short term, there
are increasing worries about what happens over time, as it's becoming increasingly difficult for Yahoo to attract top talent," Kaplan added.
Noting that Yahoo's shares have barely moved since Bartz's arrival, MediaBeat asks: "Is Bartz Yahoo's ultimate under-performer?"
"The Yahoo CEO has another 18 months on her contract," adds MediaBeat. "But if she's not able to swiftly replace Schneider and other defectors with executives who give Wall Street confidence, the board could well move to cut things short."
Schneider is expected to stay on until Yahoo can find a suitable replacement.