Dueling Fools: Yahoo!

Love it or hate it, Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO  ) is a survivor. Despite its struggles, it's not as if you can lump it with its 1990s heyday peers such as Lycos, AltaVista, Go.com, and Infoseek. It's certainly better-known than even some of the survivors, including IAC/InterActiveCorp's (Nasdaq: IACI  ) Ask.com or second-tier paid-search players such as Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX  ) and Local.com (Nasdaq: LOCM  ) .

It may not be the search-engine rock star, but it's still a page view-serving beast.

What about Yahoo! as an investment? That's a fair question. Some argue that it is undervalued, given its timely Asian investments in Gmarket (Nasdaq: GMKT  ) and Alibaba.com. Others argue that it is too lethargic on its own, in desperate need of content-driven acquisitions such as CNET (Nasdaq: CNET  ) or Bankrate (Nasdaq: RATE  ) to start monetizing its pages with upmarket audiences beyond its free email, maps, and searches.

Buy? Sell? Not all Fools agree. Ryan Fuhrmann is bullish on the company. Chuck Saletta is bearish. 

Where do you stand on the dot-com survivor? That's what this week's bout is all about.

Duel on!


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