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The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

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Softbank bought a controlling stake in Sprint for ~$20 billion. It's bad news for Yahoo, Yahoo shareholders, Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley VCs, and tech startups. Here's how: Yahoo Japan is a joint venture between Yahoo and Softbank. Softbank was, until a few weeks ago, preparing to pay Yahoo ~$3 billion...
The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

The Most Depressing Thing You'll Read About Yahoo…Today (YHOO)

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For the past year or so, Yahoo's turnaround has been FROZEN in place because its board feels like it has to to figure out away to "unlock" the value of the company's Asian assets for Yahoo shareholders.  Yahoo owns big, multi-billion dollar stakes in two Asian Internet companies (Yahoo...
The Most Depressing Thing You'll Read About Yahoo…Today (YHOO)

NEW LOEB LETTER: We're Sick Of This Carnage, It's Time For An Interim Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

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Here is the latest Dan Loeb grenade thrown in Yahoo's direction... Dear Board of Directors: Six days have passed since Yahoo! acknowledged the fabrications in Chief Executive Officer Scott Thompson and Director Patti Hart's resumes.  Since then, the following has occurred: (i) shareholders have been told that Mr. Thompson's errors...
NEW LOEB LETTER: We're Sick Of This Carnage, It's Time For An Interim Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

Yahoo 2012 Annual Meeting: No News Is No News

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I love me a good shareholder meeting — what with big and small investors getting a yearly chance to talk back in person and often with great color to the people who work for them, but don’t often act that way. So, since press was not allowed into Yahoo’s...
Yahoo 2012 Annual Meeting: No News Is No News
Despite an impending proxy battle, Yahoo appoints three new directors

Pincus's Advice to Marissa Mayer: Get Majority Control

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We’ve already learned at tonight’s PandoMonthly that Zynga’s Mark Pincus, like every other CEO at a public company, is a control freak. He thinks Marissa Mayer should have “negotiated with the Board of Directors of Yahoo for majority control” of the company. “She has to do things that are unpopular...
Pincus's Advice to Marissa Mayer: Get Majority Control

Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

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In light of the news that Softbank is buying 70% of Sprint for $20.1 billion dollars, Bloomberg Television correspondent Jon Erlichman spoke with DCM co-founder David Chao about Softbank President Masayoshi Son's leadership.  Many have described Son as a gambler, notably for betting well on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo...
Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

NEW DAN LOEB LETTER (YHOO)

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Here's the latest volley from Dan Loeb at Yahoo. More to come ... Third Point LLC sent Yahoo! a demand today pursuant to Section 220(b) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to inspect books and records relating to the hiring of CEO Scott Thompson, the appointment of Patti Hart to...
NEW DAN LOEB LETTER (YHOO)
Third Point’s activist investor Daniel Loeb warns Yahoo a proxy fight is coming

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)

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

GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

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In Summly, Yahoo’s woes summarized?: How much is attention worth? If you are Yahoo, then about $30 million. The company paid that much to acquire (and shutter) mobile news app Summly, making 17-year-old “Internet Boy Wonder” Nick D’Aloisio the big man on campus in his school.  Even taxi drivers are...
GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

Here's How Yahoo Shareholders Got Smacked With A $2.7 Billion Surprise Lawsuit In Mexico (YHOO)

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There's one big, lingering question over the $2.7 billion judgment against Yahoo in a lawsuit it lost in Mexico: Why was there no warning to shareholders? There's a simple answer, according to Compliance Week: While regulators are concerned about this kind of surprise loss, they haven't yet come up with...
Here's How Yahoo Shareholders Got Smacked With A $2.7 Billion Surprise Lawsuit In Mexico (YHOO)

With Nearly 10 Percent Drop in Week After Alibaba Cash Switch, Yahoo Shareholders in "Marissery"

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Never let it be said that Yahoo shareholders aren’t expressive. After a 9.2 percent drop in its stock this week — from climbing to $16.30 a share last Wednesday to a downward-sliding $14.73 close today — the negative reaction to the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s announcement that it might...
With Nearly 10 Percent Drop in Week After Alibaba Cash Switch, Yahoo Shareholders in "Marissery"
Here's The Data Marissa Mayer Is After As She Re-Envisions Yahoo's Sales Force (YHOO)
Three Surprises From Marissa Mayer's First Yahoo Earnings Call (YHOO)

Where To Now For Yahoo? Thompson Out, Loeb & Co In

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Over the weekend, Yahoo!'s embattled CEO Scott Thompson finally did the honorable thing and stood down. Ex-President of News Corp's Fox Interactive Media division, Ross Levinsohn, has been named interim Chief Executive Officer. Hedge fund shareholder Daniel Loeb - whose firm Third Point owned 5.8% of Yahoo - and his...
Where To Now For Yahoo? Thompson Out, Loeb & Co In

Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock's Goodbye Letter (YHOO)

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Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock is stepping down.  Here is his goodbye letter. Dear Fellow Shareholders: I write today to update you on the actions the Yahoo! board has taken, and the actions it is pursuing, to increase shareholder value and position the Company for growth.  These actions result from...
Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock's Goodbye Letter (YHOO)

Yahoo ends 2012 with a bang as its stock breaks records, hitting prices not seen since August 2008

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Yahoo shareholders of the world rejoice: the company’s stock price just hit its highest level since August of 2008. Today, Yahoo peaked at $19.97 in normal trading. In 2008, Yahoo declined from a high of $29.66 to a low of under $10, passing the $19.97 level at the beginning of fall....
Yahoo ends 2012 with a bang as its stock breaks records, hitting prices not seen since August 2008

Canned CFO Tim Morse: Happy To Leave Marissa Mayer's Yahoo (YHOO)

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Earlier this week, just before new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer got in front of the company's employees and announced a turnaround plan, the news broke: long time CFO Tim Morse would not be attending the meeting. In fact, Morse was out of the company - canned and replaced by a...
Canned CFO Tim Morse: Happy To Leave Marissa Mayer's Yahoo (YHOO)

Finally, Marissa Mayer Explains What Her Yahoo Does: 'We Provide A Web Ordered For You'

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The question that has plagued every Yahoo CEO for the last 10 years or so is a pretty simple one: What does Yahoo do? Marissa Mayer, six months on the job now, seems to have come up with a pretty good answer.  She debuted it this morning in a keynote...
Finally, Marissa Mayer Explains What Her Yahoo Does: 'We Provide A Web Ordered For You'

Scott Thompson Has Already Cost Yahoo $7 Million (YHOO)

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Scott Thompson cut a highly favorable deal for himself when he signed on as Yahoo's CEO—so favorable that he's already taken home $7 million that may well be his to keep, even if he's fired over the "inadvertent error" in his résumé that made its way into SEC filings. Hey,...
Scott Thompson Has Already Cost Yahoo $7 Million (YHOO)

Yahoo Exec: Firing The Board Member Who Vetted Thompson 'Sends An Incredibly Twisted Message' (YHOO)

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The departure of board member Patti Hart – the one who was supposed to vet CEO Scott Thompson – has not appeased at least one still very upset Yahoo employee. He writes to us to say: It sends an incredibly twisted message to people when the only person who is forced...
Yahoo Exec: Firing The Board Member Who Vetted Thompson 'Sends An Incredibly Twisted Message' (YHOO)

NEW LOEB NOTE: Yahoo Is Making It Harder For Shareholders To Vote (YHOO)

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Yahoo activist shareholder Dan Loeb, whose hedge fund owns 5.8% of Yahoo, just put out a release suggesting that the Yahoo board is making it more difficult for some shareholders to vote in the upcoming board elections. The accusation is this: Yahoo has been quiet about the "record date" of...
NEW LOEB NOTE: Yahoo Is Making It Harder For Shareholders To Vote (YHOO)

The Future of Yahoo: What Daniel Loeb Really Wants

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Last week it was revealed that current Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson had falsified his résumé, by including a degree in computer science that he never earned. The man who dug up this piece of dirt was hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, whose firm Third Point owns a 5.8% shareholding in...
The Future of Yahoo: What Daniel Loeb Really Wants

Yahoo sells chunk of Alibaba stake

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Sale of 40% share in Chinese company generates $7.6bn to placate shareholders and enable financing of new acquisitionsYahoo has completed a long-awaited $7.6bn (£4.7bn) deal to sell back its 40% stake in China's Alibaba Group, generating a windfall that could help ease the pain of Yahoo shareholders who have endured...
Yahoo sells chunk of Alibaba stake
Yahoo shareholders seem pleased with Mayer after first full quarter as CEO

Yahoo's New CEO Just Made His First Excellent Move, And Boy Are Shareholders Angry (YHOO)

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When Yahoo hired ex-PayPal president Scott Thompson, everyone in the industry said "who?" Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe Thompson wants to make a name for himself at Yahoo. He's on his way, with a big move today. Today we learned that Thompson has scuttled Yahoo's plans to trade...
Yahoo's New CEO Just Made His First Excellent Move, And Boy Are Shareholders Angry (YHOO)
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