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Yahoo Shutting Down Final China Operation

March 19, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo turned over control of its China operations to its partner Alibaba Group in 2005...                                                                                                           

Yahoo Courts Developers With New Toolkit

February 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Besides that, Yahoo also is trying to plant its search engine inside other apps so it can...

Mobile Emerging as Yahoo's Primary Path

February 13, 2015 9:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Yahoo Senior Vice President Adam Cahan on Thursday told Bloomberg Television that mobile...

New Outlook App Spotlights Apple's Software Problem

February 3, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

There's no doubt...

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Yahoo's Spinoff of Alibaba Stake Puts Mayer in Spotlight

January 28, 2015 9:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.                          

Yahoo's Mayer Wrestles with Alibaba Decision

January 20, 2015 9:29 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mayer has promised to outline her Alibaba plans on or before Jan. 27, when the company will release its fourth-quarter earnings...                        

Yahoo Announces Mobile Developer Conference

December 8, 2014 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a post on the company's website, Yahoo is welcoming mobile developers to San Francisco on...               

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Yahoo CEO Defends Acquisitions as Mobile-Centric

October 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

Yahoo Rakes in Another Jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

September 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba's record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, which is expected raise up to $25 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. Alibaba's shares will begin trading for the first time on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Yahoo Acquires App Analytics Firm Flurry

July 22, 2014 8:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa Mayer as the company's tries to attract more traffic on mobile devices. Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Flurry, an indication that the price isn't big enough to affect Yahoo's finances.

Yahoo Misses as 2Q Ad Sales Lag

July 15, 2014 4:52 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet company earned $270 million, or 26 cents per share, in the March-June quarter. That's down from $331 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were 37 cents per share in the latest quarter.

Alibaba's Growth Slips to Slowest Pace in 6 Years

June 17, 2014 11:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth has slipped to its slowest pace in six years, a development that could dampen demand to invest in the Chinese e-commerce company's upcoming stock offering. News of the slowdown emerged Monday in a regulatory filing that provided the first update on Alibaba's performance since the company submitted paperwork in May for an initial public offering of stock.

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Alibaba Offers More Details on Upcoming IPO

June 16, 2014 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alibaba is pulling back the curtain a little bit, providing more information about its partnership structure and financials ahead of its planned initial public offering of stock. China's biggest e-commerce company filed in May for an initial public offering in the U.S. that could top the $16 billion that Facebook and its early investors raised in the social networking company's IPO two years ago.

Yahoo's 1Q Highlighted by Alibaba, Modest Ad Gains

April 16, 2014 9:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. The positive signs in the Yahoo's first-quarter report overshadowed a 20 percent decline in the company's earnings during the opening three months of the year.

Yahoo Adds More Security to Thwart Surveillance

April 3, 2014 11:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo announced measure Wednesday that include the completion of a system that encrypts all information being transmitted from one Yahoo data center to another. The technology is designed to make the emails and other digital information flowing through data centers indecipherable to outsiders.

Internet Firms Release Data on NSA Requests

February 4, 2014 10:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, Associated Press; Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Americans. That release came after the companies were freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers.

Gov't, Internet Companies Reach Deal on Disclosure

January 28, 2014 10:29 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.

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Millennial Media Shares Rise 10% on New CEO

January 27, 2014 3:16 pm | News | Comments

Millennial Media today announced that Paul Palmieri has resigned from his post as CEO. The company has appointed Michael Barrett as the new CEO. Barrett comes from Yahoo! where he most recently served as the Web portal's Chief Revenue Officer.

Tech Giants Call for Controls on Gov't Snooping

December 9, 2013 9:57 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Eight major technology companies have joined forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, issuing an open letter Monday to President Barack Obama arguing for reforms in the way the U.S. snoops on people.

First News Briefs: Ting, Broadcom, Celltick, Yahoo, PowerCloud Systems

December 5, 2013 10:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ting, a division of Tucows Inc., today announced that they will buy a cup of coffee for each of the 200 million AT&T and Verizon wireless customers in the United States. To earn their cup of joe, AT&T and Verizon customers simply need to check out how much they would save by switching to the upstart mobile service provider.

Yahoo Offers $1B of Debt, Adds $5B to Buyback Fund

November 20, 2013 9:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. says it plans to sell $1 billion in convertible senior notes in a private placement and will use the money to buy back shares and for other purposes. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company said Tuesday that it added $5 billion to its stock buyback program. 

Yahoo Passed Google in US Web Visitors in July

August 23, 2013 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore Inc.'s Internet traffic data for July. The research firm said Wednesday that Yahoo Inc.'s websites saw 196.6 million unique U.S. visitors last month, while Google's sites had 192.3 million...

Mayer Pitches Mobile-First Yahoo! as 2Q Earnings Jump 46%

July 17, 2013 9:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Just one day from her one-year anniversary as CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer delivered second-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations and proved she's increasing end user engagement with the company’s mobile products. Under Mayer, Yahoo has been aggressively streamlining its mobile efforts...

Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo to Report 2Q Results

July 16, 2013 9:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will have a chance to review her accomplishments during her first year on the job with the release of the Internet company's second-quarter earnings. The report, due out Tuesday after the stock market closes, is expected to show Yahoo Inc. is...

Report: NSA Collects Data From AT&T, Sprint, Google, Apple and More

June 7, 2013 10:01 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After yesterday’s public reveal of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) demands for Verizon customers’ data, more information is coming out suggesting the NSA’s casting a much bigger net. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the NSA’s operations, reports that the same initiative targeting Verizon data is also collecting similar information from AT&T and Sprint.

Under Mayer: Boosting Mobile, Buying Companies

May 21, 2013 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. lured Marissa Mayer from Google in July to become its fifth CEO in as many years. Her task: Help the Internet pioneer regain its stature after years in a financial funk. In her 10 months leading the company, she has overseen a redesign of Yahoo services and orchestrated several acquisitions, including a deal to buy online blogging forum Tumblr for...

Yahoo’s 1Q 2013 Sees Earnings Gain, Ad Sales Drop

April 17, 2013 10:56 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Yahoo’s first quarter numbers for 2013 show off GAAP net earnings of $390 million, marking a 36 percent increase annually. But those encouraging figures were dulled some by the number of display ads sold, which dropped 7 percent annually.

Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo 1Q Puts Spotlight on CEO

April 16, 2013 9:44 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo's first-quarter earnings report will cast a spotlight on CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the Internet company. The numbers, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, are being released with Yahoo's stock price trading at some of its highest levels since the company squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5 billion, or $33 per share, in May 2008.

Yahoo! Kills BlackBerry App, Other Services

March 4, 2013 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of CEO Marissa Mayer's extensive revamp of Yahoo!, the company says it will be streamline its mobile offerings, eliminating apps, including its Blackberry offering. Jay Rossiter, executive vice president of Platforms for Yahoo!, said in a blog post...

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