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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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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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Yahoo Locks in $1.1B Deal for Tumblr, Promises Not to Screw Up

David Karp’s wallet just got a lot fatter. After a flurry of speculation over the weekend, Tumblr in New York is being acquired by Sunnyvale, CA-based Yahoo, in a deal announced early Monday at the previously reported price of $1.1 billion, mostly in cash. Yahoo put out a statement on the acquisition with a pledge to […]

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Man vs. Machine: Can Software Trump Editors in the Newsfeed Wars?

Suddenly, digital newsfeeds are the hottest thing in consumer tech. Big tech companies have been frantically opening their wallets in recent weeks to buy out small startups making mobile-friendly applications that use software to pull together news from innumerable sources around the Web. Last week, it was Google paying a reported $30 million or more […]

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