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A thing is worth whatever others are willing to pay for it, and amid speculation as to how much TV and movie streaming service Hulu is worth has ranged from half a billion dollars or so to as much as $2 billion. According to a Reuters report, sources say that at least three bidders have offered a cool billion each... Read more...
Remember what it was like to be the cool kid in class? Or, perhaps you remember wishing you were the cool kid in class? Either way, it seems that Hulu knows exactly what it's like to be in high demand. The video streaming service has been the token streaming service up for acquisition over the past year or so, and while a lot of rumors have... Read more...
Don't accuse Yahoo of being afraid to spend, and spend big, on acquisitions it thinks will give it an edge against the competition. Enter into evidence exhibit A, Yahoo's recent $1.1 billion acquisition of blogging service Tumblr that has a few industry analysts scratching their heads. Now less than a week later Yahoo... Read more...
Yahoo! is scrambling to solve a major service outage for Flickr, the photo-sharing site that received a major revamp just a few days ago. The stumble comes at a particularly bad time, given the high marks Yahoo! was receiving from pundits and customers for opening a full terabyte of free storage to shutterbugs. The company announced the outage... Read more...
If we're being honest, we can all admit to at one time or another suffering from foot-in-mouth disease. Unintentionally saying the wrong thing can happen whether you have the gift of gab or not, and those in the public eye are especially prone to such incidents when every word is scrutinized. Hence Yahoo CEO Marissa... Read more...
When Marissa Mayer left Google last year to head-up Yahoo! is its CEO, it seemed likely that one of her main orders of business would be acquisitions. After all, acquisitions are the heart and soul of companies that yearn for noticeable growth, and it's why a day doesn't seem to go by where we don't learn of Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google or other... Read more...
How do you make a serious splash? You either invent something amazing, or you acquire something that you believe to be amazing. Yahoo has been on a serious spending spree of late, recently picking up Summly and now plunking down for Astrid. Astrid is a fairly popular app that aims to help people become "happier, healthier and more productive."... Read more...
Well, that's one way to grab some attention! As Yahoo looks to reinvent itself under a new CEO, it's trying a few new tricks. And one of those, it seems, it grabbing exclusive rights to provide online access for Saturday Night Live archives. The famed comedy show has been online in various places over the years, but... Read more...
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is working hard on turning around the company’s fortunes, and in order to focus better on improved products and user experiences, she’s now put several of Yahoo!’s offering on the chopping block. Some will be missed; some you have perhaps never heard of. Upcoming, the... Read more...
Yahoo! is hard at work on its turnaround under CEO Marissa Mayer’s direction. Lately, Yahoo! news has focused on housekeeping decisions, like her call to bring remote workers back to the office, but today we’re seeing some new products – namely, Yahoo! Mail apps for tablets and the Yahoo! Weather App... Read more...
With all the excitement surrounding Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer’s decision to put the kibosh on remote working, another, possibly more important move has gone largely unnoticed: Yahoo! is trimming several major products as part of its cost-cutting efforts. Among those getting the axe are the Yahoo! for BlackBerry... Read more...
In the world of consumer technology, it's pretty easy to spot the rivals. Apple doesn't exactly get along with Samsung. Microsoft doesn't exactly get along with Apple. Sony probably isn't best of friends with Nintendo. And in the search world, Yahoo and Google are obvious counterparts. But recently, the two came... Read more...
Yahoo! has officially withdrawn from South Korea, as of today. The move is not a surprise, as Yahoo! announced in October that it would pull all business operations from the country by the end of the year. Yahoo!’s withdrawal marks a milestone in the turnaround plan of CEO Marissa Mayer.   Yahoo! Corporate Offices. Image credit:... Read more...
Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which released a revamped Outlook.com a couple of months ago, Yahoo! has today begun rolling out updated Yahoo! Mail clients for the Web, Windows 8, iOS and Android. In a post made to Yahoo!'s corporate blog by CEO Marissa Mayer, she states that the company's users have long requested "fewer distractions"... Read more...
Americans have an obsession with politics, smartphones, and celebrities, and apparently in that order. Or at least that's how it shook out on Yahoo! Search during an election year that saw President Barack Obama defeat GOP hopeful Mitt Romney in a hotly contested race. "The United States is sometimes criticized for... Read more...
There are plenty of perks to working at Google, such as financial support to the spouse of deceased workers, discounted legal services, travel insurance, game tables (like foosball) found in several buildings on Google's campus, and the list goes on. At the end of the day, it's still all about the almighty dollar... Read more...
Google is generally considered a great place to work with numerous benefits and perks, including post-death payments to the surviving spouse and significant other. It just goes to show what a great pitch person Yahoo CEO and President Marissa Mayer is, considering she just snagged herself another ex-Googler. Mayer, a former Google employee... Read more...
Ever wondered what a modern, interactive map of the Internet would look like? Here's your chance to find out. The appropriately (if somewhat unimaginatively) named Internet Map site has drawn the top 350,000 websites in relation to each other, with sites grouped according to cross-link strength and topic. Sites are color-coded by region; Russia... Read more...
Well, if you were wondering any Marissa Mayer would leave a perfectly comfortable spot at Google to take on a daunting CEO role at Yahoo, wonder no more. Money talks, and it's speaking loud and clear here. A new Wall Street Journal report shows that newly appointed CEO Marissa Mayer will earn around $100 million over... Read more...
Suddenly, Yahoo is a hot topic. Despite years of languishing, the search / media portal is now in the forefront of minds in Silicon Valley thanks to one particular lady: Marissa Mayer. Moving over from Google to Yahoo is a big deal, and stepping in as CEO, she'll have an uphill battle ahead turning Yahoo around. But... Read more...
In a world currently full of nasty, technological patent wars amongst tech giants, there's been at least one instance of hand-shaking this week. Facebook and Yahoo, who were previously tied up in a bitter battle over patents, have seemingly worked out their differences. The pair has launched a "strategic alliance" in order to resolve the ongoing... Read more...
It's been a strange month, maybe even year, for Yahoo. But with the CEO runaround and the Alibaba stock deal out of the way (for now), it's time to get down to business. Browser business. With Google seeing monumental success with Chrome, and even Apple to some extent with Safari, it's Yahoo's turn to give it a whirl. Yahoo Axis is the new... Read more...
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