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Verizon Gobbles Up Yahoo, Will Group It With AOL—But What About Tumblr?

A huge question has finally been answered about Yahoo’s future. Verizon sealed a deal over the weekend to acquire the company’s core business for more than $4.8 billion in cash, and will put Yahoo on the same shelf it keeps AOL. That is but a sliver of the valuation Yahoo tasted in its heyday, including […]

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Yahoo Draws Fire From Activist Investor, Plans Workforce Cuts

As hopeful tech innovators strut their stuff at the annual CES show in Las Vegas this week, Yahoo’s continuing troubles illustrate what can happen to a former tech star that doesn’t stay ahead of the curve. The talk surrounding Sunnyvale, CA-based Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) no longer focuses on how CEO Marissa Mayer can revive the […]

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Marissa Mayer Puts on Game Face, Talks Up Yahoo’s Next Plays

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took part in a fireside chat on Monday in New York with Slate Group Chairman and Editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg, laying out a bit of her strategy to make her company more competitive. The two sat down at the IAB MIXX conference, hosted by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and one of many […]

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PowerToFly at New York Tech Meetup, Helping Women Get Hired in Tech

Various efforts are underway to support women entrepreneurs and founders, but what about those who are looking for jobs in the technology scene? How can they find the right positions to put their skills to work in a male-dominated field? Those are some of the questions that the developers of PowerToFly in New York want […]

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After Alibaba: Marissa Mayer on Yahoo’s Evolving Content Strategy

A renewed focus on content continues to be a big part of Yahoo’s game plan. On Thursday, CEO Marissa Mayer visited New York and gave a little look at what her company is up to now that e-commerce giant Alibaba is public. Yahoo sold about $8 billion worth of shares in the Chinese company but […]

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The Tech Industry’s Changing of the Guard: New CEOs, New Challenges

Silicon Valley is having a moment. A generational shift moment, that is. A new crop of CEOs has taken the helm of tech industry giants who, starting in the 1970s, achieved dominant positions in software, devices, Web services, and mobile technology. Some of these powerhouse companies, which set the tech agenda for decades, have slipped […]

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What Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Did and Did Not Say in Her CES Keynote

Where is Yahoo going? Does the company have a killer plan to hush its critics? Those were the main questions I wanted CEO Marissa Mayer to answer in her first-ever keynote address at International CES. She took the stage at this week’s big technology trade show in Las Vegas, giving a carefully planned talk on […]

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11 Reasons Why Flickr, Not Facebook, Is the Place to Put Your Photos

What’s the best way to put your pictures on the Internet these days? There are at least two answers to that question. If you’re just asking which photo sharing service is the most popular, then Facebook is the hands-down winner. People upload roughly 350 million photos to the social network every day. Snapchat isn’t far […]

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Mayer’s Challenge: Merging the Cultures of Yahoo and Tumblr

Yahoo + Tumblr is a good match because Tumblr has the huge and vibrant social network, but no revenues, while Yahoo lacks social, but knows how to earn money on ads. Yahoo + Tumblr are a bad match, because Yahoo is a company with 14,000 employees in a corporate organizational culture needing change, while Tumblr […]

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The Bay Lights: Video from An Improbable Art Project’s Debut

Thousands of San Franciscans braved the blustery rain Tuesday night to witness the official debut of the Bay Lights, an art installation that—every night for the next two years—will transform the western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge into a giant LED display. At 9:03 p.m., three minutes after the promised time, the 25,000 […]

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