Thursday, March 23, 2006


Tom Cruise no Hollywood ending for Yahoo

`Yahoo’s decision to invite Tom Cruise to speak today at company headquarters has generated some snide comments among employees, some of which are being aired in the blogosphere. The responses seem to highlight resentment among some in the rank and file toward the general perception that the company is trying to go Hollywood.

Yahoo may have been eclipsed by Google in search, but there are plenty of people on campus who remain proud to work at a company that is one of the true pioneers of the Information Age. The invitation of Cruise–both because of its Tinsletown symbolism and the actor’s somewhat-flaky reputation–has embarrassed and distracted some of those workers, who just want the company to stick to its knitting.’

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