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For past year or so, there has been a bit of a lovefest around Yahoo (s YHOO), the rapidly aging former web star that has lost the attention and preeminence it enjoyed in the 1990s and early 2000s. The showers of praise, prompted in part by the appointment of Marissa Mayer as its chief executive officer and her ability to understand the modern web, have resulted in oodles of press for the company.
A year later, that buzz has helped the stock run up almost over 90 percent — something that has warmed the cockles of the cold, mean and brutal Wall Street crowd. It led the “activist” investor Dan Loeb to actively bail out of Yahoo stock and lock in hefty profits.
It has been a year that has kept the Yahoo press office very busy. And it has been a year full of non-critical looks at a…
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