Yahoo ad dollars jump; big profits shown this quarter

According to several business reports, new sponsored search placements have helped once-struggling Yahoo’s earnings go way up this quarter, to a record $356.8 in revenue, the highest ever. Today’s story in the Merrcury News
Apparently, Yahoo saw an uptick in both banner-style online advertising,and paid search listings.
At the same time, Yahoo’s base of registered users grew to 123 million at the end of the third quarter from 96 million a year ago.
The only soft spot was where earning are rising, but at a slower pace, no doubt reflect both of the sluggish economy and the rise of alternatives such as Craig’s List.
More stories here.
Great to see a once-floundering dot com company get healthy.