All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Marissa Mayer’

Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup

Yahoo is keeping the acquisitions coming at a fast and furious pace, today announcing that they have snatched up eight employees from Beijing-based Ztelic in a “talent acquisition.” Ztelic is a social data analytics startup that first launched last year. Yahoo is bringing the team over to aid in research and development. Here’s what the company had to say on …

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Yahoo Q2 Earnings Released, Revenues Down

Yahoo just released its second quarter 2013 financial results, with GAAP revenue down 7% year-over-year at $1,13 billion for the quarter. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) was 1,07 billion for the second quarter, down 1% year-over-year. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.35, up from $0.30 for the same period last year. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said, “I’m encouraged by …

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The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official

Yahoo has just announced that they have completed the acquisition of popular blogging platform Tumblr – a deal that was set into motion back in May. Yahoo reportedly payed $1.1 billion for Tumblr, in cash. For a comparison, that’s just a little more than Facebook paid for Instagram last summer. As we already know, Tumblr is set to help modernize …

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Marissa Mayer Is Auctioning Off a Lunch at Yahoo HQ

Tim Cook isn’t the only tech CEO whose time is worth thousands of dollars. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is also auctioning off her time, a lunch date at Yahoo HQ, on the charity auction site CharityBuzz. “Find out what it’s like to lead one of the world’s most well-known tech companies, as you join Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer over lunch …

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Tumblr Porn Is Here to Stay, Yahoo Won’t Restrict Content

According to one recent analysis, over 11% of Tumblr’s top 200,000 domains are full of “adult” content. Yes, a big part of Tumblr is the porn – it’s not the biggest part by any means, but it’s significant. And ever since news of the big Yahoo acquisition, Tumblr users have worried that Yahoo may attempt to clean up Tumblr’s image …

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Tumblr Is Full of Porn, Just as We Suspected

Before Yahoo announced their plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, some analysts wondered if and to what end the fact that Tumblr is full of porn would affect that decision. Apparently, not too much, as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made the thing official this morning. Still, some Tumblr users worry that in an attempt to clean up their new …

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168,000+ Angry Tumblr Users Sign Petition to Thwart Yahoo Deal

This petition has absolutely no chance of changing Marissa Mayer and David Karp’s minds, but it does show that there is a significant chunk of Tumblr users who are less-than-thrilled with the popular blogging platform’s impending move to Yahoo. As you’ve probably heard, Yahoo has announced plans to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion. And currently, a petition on ipetitions.com to …

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Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Mayer, Yahoo

The news the Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion has brought along its fair share of grumbling from the Tumblr community. Though Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised “not to screw it up,” Tumblr users are worried that Yahoo will march in and paint their beloved blogging platform purple – cleaning it up and making it more “family friendly” in …

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Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’

It’s official. After rumors swirled last week, Yahoo and Tumblr have announced an agreement that will see Yahoo acquire the popular blogging platform for approximately $1.1 billion (all cash). For comparison, that’s just a little more than Facebook wound up paying for Instagram last summer. In a blog post, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promises that Yahoo “won’t screw it up.” …

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Yahoo To Host ‘Product-Related’ Event in NYC Next Monday [REPORT]

According to CNBC, Yahoo is set to host an event in New York City on Monday, and it’s important enough that CEO Marissa Mayer will be speaking at it. According to the report, the event will be “product-related.” Of course, that’s a rather unspecific description, and could mean a variety of things. Yahoo to hold a product-related news event in …

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Yahoo Could Buy or Invest in Tumblr, Talks Have Been ‘Serious’ [REPORT]

According to a report from Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher at All Things D, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has her sights on wildly popular blogging platform Tumblr. Quoting “sources close to the situation,” Yahoo may be looking to invest in, partner with, or even outright buy Tumblr. According to sources, talks have been “serious,” but as you know serious talks …

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Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed

Attention Yahoo users: you’re about to see a big change to the homepage newsfeed – tweets. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the new partnership today in a post on the Yahoo blog. “Tweets have become an important information source for many of our users, so we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Twitter to bring Tweets directly into the …

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