While her former employer dominated most of the tech headlines this week at Google I/O, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working on news of her own. Perhaps.
Late Thursday, a flurry of rumors surfaced about a possible tie-up between Yahoo and Tumblr. AllThingsD started the ball rolling and AdWeek independently confirmed with "multiple sources" that the talks are indeed beaucoup serious with a possible price tag as high as $1 billion.
The rationale: Mayer is keen to attract a younger, hipper demographic for Yahoo. The timing might be right. According to AdWeek, Tumblr "has been looking … Read more
A Mexican court ruled last November that Yahoo and Yahoo Mexico had to shell out a whopping $2.75 billion in a lawsuit over a yellow pages listing service's lost profits. On Thursday, Mexico's Superior Court of Justice reduced that number to a mere $172,500 in damages.
This is likely welcome news to the tech company. Damages of $2.75 billion is a huge portion of the company's revenue -- in Yahoo's most recently reported quarter, it only generated $1.07 billion in revenue.
The lawsuit was originally filed by the Worldwide Directories and Ideas … Read more
Yahoo's news feed will now include tweets from Twitter, CEO Marissa Mayer announced Thursday in a blog post, cheekily titled "@yahoo delivers #bestoftheweb."
The company will roll out the new feature to U.S. desktop and mobile users over the next few days. Mayer has been trying to breathe new life into the company by buying mobile startups, updating Yahoo's home page, and now by harnessing the popularity of Twitter as a news source.
"Updates direct from politicians, celebrities, media outlets, and other publishers have become an important source of real-time news and information. 140 … Read more
Over the last several weeks, Marissa Mayer has talked about "sprinting." She is referring to Yahoo's run for daylight, after years of stumbling and being viewed as yesterday's Internet company.
Mayer's formula for a Yahoo resurgence starts with a sprint to get the "right people in place, and culture and energy where we want it to be so we can really run," she said during an interview last week at the Wired Business conference.
In her nine months as CEO, she has been adding and subtracting to Yahoo's talent pool, and rounding … Read more
Path product management director Dylan Casey is heading to Yahoo, a new report and Casey's own tweets have suggested.
All Things Digital on Sunday cited sources who claimed to have knowledge of Casey's plan to head to Yahoo. On his Twitter account Monday, Casey was congratulated, and he thanked the person for extending the goodwill.
Casey has been at Path, the private messaging platform, since 2011. Prior to that, he was a Google product manager working on Google+. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Casey worked together at Google, and according to All Things Digital, they worked closely together.… Read more
It's looking like a possible Hulu buyout may be heating up. Reportedly, Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer recently met with the video streaming company's corporate owners, according to AllThingsD.
Hulu has been rumored to be looking for a buyer over the past couple of years and recently several companies have allegedly expressed interest. Of those said to have reached out to Hulu's execs are Ross Levinsohn, the former interim Yahoo CEO who now works for Guggenheim Partners. Yahoo and Amazon have also allegedly expressed interest.
Now, it seems like Yahoo may be upping it's pursuit.
It'… Read more
Marissa Mayer has previously noted her disappointment in Yahoo's Web search partnership with Microsoft and now reportedly wants to get out of the deal altogether.
The Web giant's chief executive has been trying to find a way to escape the foundering arrangement but has so far been unsuccessful, a person familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal. Mayer has been looking to cancel the deal since leaving Google to take over Yahoo last summer, the Journal reported.
The two companies entered into a 10-year search partnership in 2010 in which Microsoft would power Yahoo search and … Read more
NEW YORK--Marissa Mayer has clear vision of what a moonshot -- an epic accomplishment -- would be for Yahoo. She wants Yahoo persistent on every smartphone, tablet and PC for every Internet user.
"The nice thing is that we are not that far off," the Yahoo CEO said in conversation with Wired senior writer Steven Levy at the Wired Business Conference.
Mayer could add wearable computers as well. She said that Yahoo is experimenting with developer versions of Google Glass to see how users can operate Yahoo's apps using the digital eyewear.
With more than 700 million … Read more
Google's Internet-connected eyewear has generated a lot of buzz, but it's still too early to know if it will take off. So far, the glasses come with few apps and limited functionality, but many developers are working on creating software for Glass, spurred in part by some big Silicon Valley investors looking to back startups making Glass apps.
Mayer said Tuesday at a Wired business conference in New York that Yahoo has gotten its hands on some developer versions of Google Glass, and employees … Read more