Yahoo! will announce their fourth quarter 2008 earnings next Tuesday, January 27 at 5pm EST/2pm PST. Will Yahoo!'s report be similar to yesterday's Google and Microsoft earnings?
Google and Microsoft's ads were a bright spot in their earnings calls. Even though Google beat the Street, the profit saw a big drop in a year marked by a tough economy. But Google still saw increases in paid search. Microsoft's profits were also nothing to write home about, but search revenue experienced double-digit growth.
Like pretty much every company out there, Yahoo will have bad news to report. Let's face it, 2008 was not there best year (big understatement). But the news has the opportunity to be offset by a fresh tone set by brand spankin' new CEO Carol Bartz.