I have not seen any good news with Yahoo! lately and the latest one is still negative. But as Yahoo announces its second round of layoffs in two months, Google is announcing that it will be embarking on a hiring spree this year.
In terms of staffing up, 2010 was the second largest year in terms of adding employees. Google hired more than 4,500 Googlers, primarily in engineering and sales. And in 2007, Google brought on more than 6,000 people.
Yahoo announced this morning that it would be giving pink slips to 1 percent of its employee base, which amounts to roughly 100 to 150 staff members.
I wonder what will happen to Yahoo 3 years from now. I do not want Yahoo Messenger to go away. I hope they can pick up their business on the right track soon. They have some good products that I do not want to be gone.