All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Marissa Mayer’

Yahoo Reports Earnings, Will Reduce Staff by 15%

Yahoo Reports Earnings, Will Reduce Staff by 15%

Yahoo just announced its Q4 and year-end 2015 financials and provided an update on the company’s business strategy going forward. It also it will reduce its workforce by 15% and exit five of its offices ( Dubai, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Milan). By the end of the year, the company expects to have about 9,000 employees and fewer …

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Marissa Mayer: Yahoo CEO Gives Birth to Identical Twin Girls

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, gave birth to identical twin girls on Thursday. She shared the news via social media a few hours after her daughters were born. Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls were born early this morning. Our whole family is doing great! @zackbogue — marissamayer (@marissamayer) December 10, 2015 Many congratulatory …

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Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, Announces Birth Of Twin Girls

Marissa Mayer is now a mom for the second time to twin girls. Marissa Mayer announced the news on Thursday via Twitter. Tagging her husband, Zach Bogue, Marissa Mayer reported that everyone is doing well after the birth. The announcement about the birth of Marissa Mayer’s twin girls came shortly after the announcement that she planned to go forward with …

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Yahoo Reverses Spinoff To Sell Core Business And Keep Alibaba Stake

Yahoo Reverses Spinoff To Sell Core Business And Keep Alibaba Stake

After a report from CNBC came out saying that Yahoo will halt its spinoff of its stake in Alibaba and explore a potential deal for its core business, Yahoo put out an official announcement. It says the board of directors has unanimously decided to suspend work on the pending plan announced earlier this year to spin off Yahoo’s remaining holdings …

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Yahoo To Discuss Selling Web Business This Week [Report]

Yahoo To Discuss Selling Web Business This Week [Report]

The Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday that Yahoo has meetings on Wednesday through Friday to discuss the possibility of selling its internet businesses and getting more out of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. According to this report, Yahoo’s board of directors are expected to talk about whether or not to spin off the Alibaba stake, find a …

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Marissa Mayer Is Having Twins

Marissa Mayer Is Having Twins

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is expecting twins. Mayer shared the news early Tuesday with a post on her Tumblr. She says the twins, identical girls, will arrive in December. Mayer says she plans to work throughout, as she did with her first pregnancy in 2012. “Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time …

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This Isn’t Really How Yahoo Expects To Compete In Search Is It?

Yahoo held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its Q1 earnings. Over the course of the call, CEO Marissa Mayer said a lot about search in her prepared remarks before talking about the subject even more in the Q&A session. It turns out that she was apparently alluding to an actual product the company is building, which would aim …

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Yahoo Gives Developers New Video App Install Ads

Yahoo announced the launch of video app install ads for developers globally. They’re available through the company’s Gemini self-serve user interface. “With this powerful combination of the engagement of video and the performance of install ads, Yahoo Developers can promote their apps across Yahoo apps and thousands of others on the Yahoo network while using the enhanced audience targeting of …

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Yahoo Sheds Light On Search Performance, Future

Yahoo reported is Q1 financial results on Tuesday with revenues of $1.04 billion, down from $1.08 billion from the same period last year. The company missed on the bottom line and on net revenue, but the search business has clearly received a major injection of new life thanks to the company’s partnership with Mozilla. The company reported an increase in …

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Yahoo Could Still Drop Microsoft Soon

Last week, Yahoo and Microsoft announced that they have reworked the terms of their search partnership after extending a deadline for coming to new terms. This followed speculation that Yahoo could put an end to the companies’ relationship, as CEO Marissa Mayer’s alleged unhappiness with the deal has been widely reported in the past. The companies decided to stay together, …

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Yahoo And Microsoft Rework Search Alliance

Well, they’re not breaking up just yet. Yahoo and Microsoft just announced that they have agreed to amend their search partnership following the delay of talks about how to proceed, which led to a lot of speculation that they may part ways. The companies have vowed to continue working together, and have “reaffirmed commitments made by both companies in the …

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Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming to have multiple sources indicating the two companies are indeed in talks, and that they’re hearing the deal is done, …

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Is Yahoo About To Drop Bing?

Well, here’s another juicy layer to add to the speculation about whether or not Yahoo and Microsoft will soon end their search alliance. Yahoo has reportedly been building its own mobile search engine that it’s currently testing, and that experience removes the “Powered by Bing” stamp that has been attached to Yahoo’s search results since the alliance took effect. Should …

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Should Yahoo & Microsoft End Their Search Alliance?

The question of whether or not Yahoo and Microsoft will remain search partners is up in the air. The two companies have a decision to reach within the next month or so. In one scenario, the two companies could part ways. In another, they could agree to extend the existing relationship. In yet another, they could continue as partners, but …

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Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested in that. Do you think Apple should drop Google and go with a different search provider like Yahoo or Microsoft? …

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Yahoo Is Shutting Down More Services

Yahoo has been shutting down a lot of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. It even closed the famous Yahoo Directory that put the company on the map. Yahoo just announced its next round of shut-downs. “In 2014, we invested in our strengths – search, communications, and digital content,” the company says. “To do this, we’ve sunset …

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Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not be an easy feat, but she’s doing everything she can, it would seem, to cement Yahoo’s brand back into search …

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Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million

Yahoo announced that it has agreed to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. The platform will be combined with Yahoo’s premium desktop and mobile video ad inventory. Yahoo also notes that related publisher relationships will bring value for advertisers on both platforms. BrightRoll powers video ads for 87 of the AdAge Top 100 U.S. advertisers, …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.09 Billion

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Revenue was $1.09 billion with earnings per share at $0.52. The company’s results were well above Wall Street expectations. “We had a good, solid third quarter. We delivered $1.094 billion in revenue ex-TAC and $1.148 billion in GAAP revenue,” said CEO Marissa Mayer. “This represents 1% growth in revenue ex-TAC …

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After 20 Years, Yahoo Directory Gets The Axe

It is truly the end of an era. Yahoo officially announced that it’s killing off the Yahoo Directory. Okay, maybe that era technically ended a long time ago, but it’s really over now. Do you miss the days of the Yahoo Directory? We probably won’t be talking about it much ever again, so do you have anything interesting to say …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.04 Billion

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter, missing Wall Street estimates with revenue of $1.04 billion. CEO Marissa Mayer didn’t sugar coat it. “Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results,” she said. “While several areas showed strength, their growth was offset by declines. Yahoo Search, for …

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Should Apple Replace Google Search With Yahoo On iPhones And iPads?

Rumor has it that Yahoo is focused on trying to convince Apple to switch the default search experience on iOS to Yahoo rather than Google. Would you like to see this happen? Let us know in the comments. Kara Swisher at Re/code, who frequently reports on chatter from within Yahoo, has sources who say CEO Marissa Mayer and SVP of …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue Up 1%

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the first quarter, slightly beating Wall Street estimates. GAAP revenue was up 1% year-over-year, as was revenue ex-TAC. GAAP search revenue was up 5% year-over-year at $445 million with search revenue ex-TAC at $444 million, up 9% year-over-year. Paid clicks were up 6% year-over-year, and PPC increased about 8%. CEO Marissa Mayer said, …

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Katie Couric to Interview Michael Bloomberg for Yahoo News

Katie Couric will interview former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her new role as Global Anchor for Yahoo. The interview, which will air March 14 on Yahoo and on Couric’s Tumblr blog, is Bloomberg’s first since being named special envoy to the United Nations for cities and climate change. Couric announced the interview and solicited viewer questions via …

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Mayer Reportedly ‘Hates’ Microsoft Deal

It’s been increasingly clear that Yahoo isn’t happy in its “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, a deal that is to last a total of ten years (it was announced in ’09) if it plays out. Last month, Kara Swisher, frequent bearer of juicy Yahoo gossip and memo leakery, reported that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is plotting an exit strategy rom the …

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Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings

Well this is interesting. We were just talking about how Yelp is growing like a weed, and seems to be unstoppable. We were also talking about how Yahoo is looking for a way out of its partnership with Microsoft, and wants to build its own search technology again. Now, Yahoo and Yelp are reportedly joining forces to help Yahoo improve …

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal

Apparently Marissa Mayer and Yahoo are fast-tracking a way out of the company’s “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, which currently sees Bing powering the technology behind Yahoo searches. This is according to Kara Swisher, who is probably more familiar with the internal workings of Yahoo than a significant portion of Yahoo’s own staff. Swisher frequently obtains and reports on internal memo …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue Down 6%

Yahoo just released its earnings for Q4 and full year 2013. GAAP revenue was $1,266 million for the quarter, down 6% year-over-year. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs was $1,200 million, down 2%. For the full year, GAAP revenue was $4,680 million (down 6%). Revenue ex-TAC was $4,426 million (down 1%). Display revenue (ex-TAC) was $491 million (down 6%). For the …

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Yahoo Continues To Beat Google As Top U.S. Desktop Web Property

Back in August, Yahoo made headlines for being the top web property in the U.S. on desktop computers, based on data from comScore, which releases its report each month. That was the first time Yahoo sites beat Google sites in two years, and it didn’t even include Tumblr traffic. At the time, a comScore spokesperson said that it could just …

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