Gone are the days when Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) could produce Google-sized (NASDAQ:GOOG) or Baidu-sized (NASDAQ:BIDU) returns for shareholders. Wall Street analyst Jeffrey Lindsay says that when it comes to Yahoo!, the parts are now worth more than the whole. So is it time for Yahoo! to break itself up? Would a Yahoo! spinoff find success -- like Wendy's (NYSE:WEN) spinoff Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) -- or would it only find more trouble? In this installment of "Fool Video," I ask Motley Fool analyst Tim Hanson.

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