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A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc announced on Monday it would shell out $1.1 billion to buy blogging service Tumblr, in a bid to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users. Yahoo has been criticized for making big acquisitions that have not always reaped lasting returns. Under...
A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)
Yahoo Tries To Quell Furor Over Work-At-Home Ban

Here's Why Marissa Mayer Was A 'Perfect Choice' To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer was "one of a few perfect choices" to run Yahoo, according to David Shen, one of Yahoo's earliest employees. Shen made the comment in an interview with YouTube's Hunter Walk on LinkedIn Today. Walk, a high-profile Internet executive himself, is interviewing a number of early employees of Internet...
Here's Why Marissa Mayer Was A 'Perfect Choice' To Run Yahoo (YHOO)
Marissa Mayer Thinks Yahoo's Hold Music Is 'Garbage' (YHOO)

Yahoo chief bans working from home

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Marissa Mayer has ordered an end to 'remote' work as all staff are told to be in the office as part of a new era of collaborationSurfing the web from at home might be just what Yahoo's chief Marissa Mayer wants her audience to do - but she has banned...
Yahoo chief bans working from home

Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network

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Today Yahoo announced a non-exclusive deal with Google that will see advertisements from the search giant appear on its new partner’s web properties for users around the world. Specifically discussing contextual advertising, and in this case display contextual advertising, Yahoo welcomed Google’s Adsense and AdMob networks to both its own properties,...
Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

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Wall Street analysts and Yahoo shareholders are worried that Yahoo is going to screw up Tumblr, its $1.1 billion acquisition. They are worried because Yahoo, and big Internet companies in general, have a history of paying a lot for startups and then killing their momentum. Yahoo's victims are GeoCities and...
GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

Fool Us Once: 2013 April Fools' Day Roundup

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Find some buried treasure, fly in a glass-bottomed jet or mock the Caped Crusader... these are among the many ways you can be fooled thus far on this April Fools' Day, 2013. The media and technology sectors have been busy already this morning, coming up with some new and clever...
Fool Us Once: 2013 April Fools' Day Roundup

Liveblogging Yahoo's Q4 Earnings Call: A Little Up Is Better Than a Little Down

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Earlier today Yahoo reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts estimates, on still-flattish revenue. Still, up is up, even if it is not really that much up, so Wall Steet bid up its shares in after-hours training. Now to the conference call with investors for CEO Marissa Mayer:...
Liveblogging Yahoo's Q4 Earnings Call: A Little Up Is Better Than a Little Down

Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense

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When a startup sells for multiple millions, other founders are left reeling. "Why him, not me?" they wonder. One Y Combinator founder, Origami's Vibhu Horby, vented publicly about this in a post that rose to the top of Hacker News over night. His article, "The Summly deal makes no sense"...
Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense

Yahoo ready to undergo a 'brand renaissance'

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CEO Marissa Mayer is implementing a step-by-step plan to make Yahoo more worthy of a marketing campaign. [Read more]...
Yahoo ready to undergo a 'brand renaissance'

Former Yahoo Mail Head Taking Key Online Parks Role at Disney

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Earlier this week, I reported that Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma had left the company. According to sources, he has taken a job as the new GM and SVP of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online. Sharma had clashed with new CEO Marissa Mayer, several sources said....
Former Yahoo Mail Head Taking Key Online Parks Role at Disney

Exclusive: Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth Is Out

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According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth is leaving the company. CEO Marissa Mayer sent an e-mail earlier today saying the last day for one of the top execs of the company would be tomorrow. As I reported last night, rumors of the former...
Exclusive: Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth Is Out

Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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New data from comScore reveals Yahoo's search share continues to collapse while Google reaches new all-time highs, and Microsoft's Bing also climbs. Analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Research distributed the raw numbers in a report last night: GOOG - GOOG queries increased 6% y/y in February. GOOG's share of searches in February was 67.5%, compared with 67.0%...
Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)
Yahoo said to be mulling $1 billion Tumblr acquisition

CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

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At a Morgan Stanley investment conference today, the affable Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman put in an appearance to talk about life at Yahoo since he got there last fall. Unfortunately, he said almost nothing new in an onstage interview and, more importantly, did not address the hot-button controversy around...
CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo
Amazon Wants To Build A Bio-Dome Three Blocks From An Actual, Normal Park
Why Marissa Mayer Told Remote Employees To Work In An Office ... Or Quit (YHOO)

"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

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Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when...
"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers
Marissa Mayer Explains Yahoo's Display Ad Revenue Drop [THE BRIEF]

Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

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Yahoo wants to hire AOL's Ad.com CEO, Ned Brody, as its head of US ad sales. The offer is good enough that Brody has already resigned his position at AOL, Kara Swisher reports and AOL confirms. Here's the problem: Brody signed an non-compete agreement with AOL. Yahoo's solution, according to...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

37 Signals Founder: Yahoo's Remote Workers Are Being Scapegoated

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Jason Fried's forthcoming book Remote: Office Not Required can be read as many things--a how-to guide, a manifesto, a chronicle of modern work. It is also a refutation of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's assertion that remote work is incompatible with collaboration and productivity. (Mayer recently demanded that all remote Yahoo employees start coming...
37 Signals Founder: Yahoo's Remote Workers Are Being Scapegoated

Marissa Mayer Says The Work From Home Ban Was 'Well-Received Inside The Company' (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer says her decision to ban Yahoo employees from working from home took on a life of its own that she never intended. Speaking at Wired's Business Conference, Mayer said, "I didn't mean for it to become an industry narrative." People working remotely was "not right for us, right...
Marissa Mayer Says The Work From Home Ban Was 'Well-Received Inside The Company' (YHOO)
Time's Person of the Year: Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, or the woman who led the biggest science experiment in history?

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has the courage to say it, point blank,without apology. And her honesty is going to help all of us. Telecommuting has been dead for a while Facebook has something called lock-down, where no one can go home. Kids come to Facebook if they want to see their parents. Really. Which...
Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again
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