In the "it's harder than it looks" category....

Yahoo is shuttering its enterprise software division and has laid off an undisclosed number of employees as a result. ...
Analysts said Yahoo's de-emphasis also underscores the difficulty that media-oriented companies have when selling directly to corporations. AOL recently backpedaled from its plans to sell its AOL Instant Messenger for enterprise users and has instead focused on partnering with established players such as Reuters.
"I've been skeptical of Yahoo's ability to penetrate the enterprise market almost since inception," said Derek Brown, an analyst at Pacific Growth Equities. "I see enough business-focused software companies having a difficult go at things. For Yahoo to crack that code would be very challenging."
Link: CNET - Yahoo shutters enterprise software division >

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