Earlier this year, we announced an ongoing effort to sharpen our focus and deliver experiences that enhance your daily lives. As part of that, today we’re shutting down a few products so we can continue to focus on creating beautiful products that are essential to you every day.
Yahoo!’s blog post on the products they will be killing off so that they can focus on the products relevant to their core. if you are in the tech scene, you will noticed that there is similarity when Larry Page first return back to Google as CEO and started killing off products and making sure they are focus. btw tml is the last day of google reader, remember to export your feeds.
There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.
With Marissa Mayer, things are shaking up in Yahoo! too. The aggressive acquisitions of startups particularly in the mobile space, the deals alone in 2013 is double of 2011 and 2012. Together with the recent big cash purchase of Tumblr. If I’m a typically shareholder of Yahoo! I would be screaming for using up all that Free Cash Flow around. But judging by the way the stock price for Yahoo! is going, Marissa Mayer definitely have something interesting up her sleeves.
it’s hard Focus.
Personally, I lose focus sometimes. Always wanting to do many things at the same time. I have many friends who faced the same problem. And I think this happens for both startups and big companies as well. And this is what giving us (Darrell & I) headache right now, we are thinking if we spreading out Intraix too thinly? Intraix have three products on hand, each product serving a different space (home, commercial buildings and data centre). The excuse we are giving ourselves is that we are using this period of time to explore the most profitable channel and than we will move hard into it. But will it happened? Both Marissa and Larry are pursing product-focused management structure. Are you doing the same with your startup?