OREANDA-NEWS. April 20, 2016. This is a story about Yahoo's first-quarter earnings. But it's not really.

The Internet giant slightly beat Wall Street's expectations when it announced its financial results Tuesday. The problem is that nobody cares much about those numbers anymore.

Instead, the once-mighty Web portal-turned-media company is overshadowed by intrigue over its broader fate. Not too long from now, Yahoo, founded in 1995 by Stanford students Jerry Yang and David Filo may no longer exist.

It could be bought. It could be chopped up for parts. It could be renamed.

And that's why today's financial report is only interesting because of what CEO Marissa Mayer is or isn't saying about the possible sale of Yahoo.