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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...

Yahoo Stock Surges in Anticipation of Alibaba IPO

March 18, 2014 9:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China's Alibaba...

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...

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Yahoo's 4Q Results Dragged Down by Revenue Drop

January 29, 2014 9:20 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer insists the long-stumbling Internet company has finally regained its stride, even though its revenue is still stuck in reverse. The latest evidence of the challenges facing Mayer emerged Tuesday with the release of Yahoo's fourth-quarter results.

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.

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.

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Yahoo's Mayer Stresses Mobile, Acquisitions in CES Keynote

January 8, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo is leaning more heavily on its recent acquisitions of technology and talent as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company's services. Mayer unveiled the latest steps in her effort to accelerate Yahoo's lackluster revenue growth during an hour-long presentation at the International CES...

US Lawmakers Ask Trade Czar to Stem Data Threats

December 16, 2013 9:18 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress want the Obama administration to demand that U.S. allies back away from proposed restrictions on international data transmissions, saying those actions could hurt U.S. companies. Some nations are seeking to tighten the flow of data after reports this fall of the National Security Agency conducting massive information-gathering efforts abroad.

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.

Reagan's Role in NSA's Hack of Google and Yahoo

November 21, 2013 9:09 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects.

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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's 3Q Results Drop Along with Ad Prices

October 16, 2013 9:19 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo is regaining its appeal among investors a lot faster than with the online advertisers who generate most of its revenue. The Internet company's third-quarter numbers released Tuesday are the latest to underscore the challenges facing CEO Marissa Mayer even as Yahoo's stock continues to soar under her leadership. 

Yahoo, Softbank Back Alibaba in HK IPO Battle

September 27, 2013 9:33 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's biggest shareholders, Yahoo and Japan's Softbank Corp., on Friday backed the company's unusual management structure that Hong Kong's stock exchange was unwilling to accommodate, forcing it to look to the U.S. for a potentially mammoth IPO.

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...

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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 Takes Big Leap With $1.1B Deal for Tumblr

May 20, 2013 10:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.

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...

Yahoo CEO Plans to Prune Company's Mobile Apps

February 13, 2013 9:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer thinks the Internet company will be able to please more people with fewer smartphone applications. Mayer told an audience of investors during a Tuesday presentation that she thinks Yahoo...

Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo to Update Turnaround Bid

January 28, 2013 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo's fourth-quarter earnings report will provide an update of new CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to revive the Internet company's revenue growth. The results, due out after the stock market closes Monday, cover Mayer's first full quarter as Yahoo's leader. She left Google Inc. to join Yahoo in mid-July, shortly after the third quarter had already begun.

Revolving Door: Yahoo Ushers Out Another CEO

May 14, 2012 7:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received. The troubled Internet company's next challenge will be convincing its restless shareholders

Chairman, 3 Others Out In Yahoo Board Shake-Up

February 8, 2012 7:00 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock and three longtime board members are stepping down, submitting to the demands of many frustrated shareholders...

Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Leaving Company

January 18, 2012 7:06 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is leaving the struggling Internet company as it tries to revive its revenue growth and win over disgruntled shareholders under a new leader.

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