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These Two Hires May Mean More Competition For Google These Two Hires May Mean More Competition For Google
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A couple of Google’s chief rivals have just made significant hires that may help them better compete with the Internet giant. Apple has hired William Strasior to run Siri, according to Kara Swisher at All Things D. Apple has already …

Here’s What Yahoo’s Homepage Is About To Look Like [Report] Here’s What Yahoo’s Homepage Is About To Look Like [Report]
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Yahoo is reportedly rolling out a new redesign to its homepage. It’s not dramatically different, but it’s different. Business Insider has gotten ahold of a couple of screen shots. Here’s the one showing what it looks like above the fold: …

September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down

comScore has released its latest numbers for the U.S. search market. They show Google sites up 0.3% in September at 66.7%, followed by Microsoft sites at 15.9% and Yahoo sites at 12.2%. Ask came in at 3.5%, and AOL came …

Bing Ads Get Sitelink Extensions Bing Ads Get Sitelink Extensions

Microsoft announced today that Bing Ads now offer sitelink extensions to advertisers throughout the Yahoo Bing Network. The extensions, according to Microsoft, will drive deeper engagement with potential customers by letting them connect with relevant portions of advertisers’ sites. They’ll …

Lark Voorhies: Bipolar, Or Just “Spiritual”?

Lark Voorhies, former star of the classic sitcom “Saved By The Bell”, surprised many earlier this year when she appeared in a video interview for Yahoo! with a rather different look–which prompted fans to wonder if she’d had plastic surgery–and …

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Gives Birth to Baby Boy Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Adding to the eventful 2012 for Marissa Mayer, the 37-year-old Yahoo CEO gave birth to her first child last night – a baby boy. The news was tweeted out by Mayer’s husband, Zachary Bogue. “Baby boy Bogue born last night. …

Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization
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Yahoo will reportedly be increasing its focus on mobile and personalization moving forward under new CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer held a meeting with Yahoo employees to discuss the company’s plans, and these were major themes. Business Insider obtained a summary/outline …

Ken Goldman Is The New Yahoo CFO As Tim Morse Leaves Ken Goldman Is The New Yahoo CFO As Tim Morse Leaves

Yahoo just announced the appointment of Ken Goldman to its CFO position. Goldman comes from Fortinet, where he also served as CFO. Before that, he spent six years as SVP of finance and administration and CFO at Siebel Systems until …

Google Still Wants A Deal With Yahoo Google Still Wants A Deal With Yahoo
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Apparently, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has been talking about how the company would still love to be Yahoo’s search partner. As you may recall, Google and Yahoo were trying to get an advertising partnership done before Microsoft and Yahoo …

Yahoo Drops ® From Logo Yahoo Drops ® From Logo
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Yahoo is dropping the ® from its logo. New CEO Marissa Mayer posted the following image to Instagram: In a message accompanying the photo, Mayer wrote: “One of our new Yahoo!s Andrew was really bugged by the registered trademark symbol …

Alibaba Closes Deal With Yahoo Worth $7.6 Billion Alibaba Closes Deal With Yahoo Worth $7.6 Billion

Alibaba has closed the initial repurchase of shares from Yahoo and restructured its relationship with the company in a set of transactions valued at $7.6 billion. The two companies announced the plan back in May, which would see Yahoo reduce …

Real Estate Site Zillow Runs Its First-Ever TV Ad Real Estate Site Zillow Runs Its First-Ever TV Ad
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Online real estate marketplace Zillow officially launched in 2006, and in the past six years has grown to include data on over 100 million houses across the U.S. In 2011, the company went public with a $20 per share IPO, …

Yahoo Gives Employees Smartphones, But Not Blackberrys Yahoo Gives Employees Smartphones, But Not Blackberrys

Poor RIM. Even in the enterprise space, where the company’s secure OS has managed to keep them relevant, companies in-the-know are beginning to come around to the idea that iPhone and Android smartphones can be used for business. It seems …

Here’s A Look At The Top 50 Web Properties In The U.S. Here’s A Look At The Top 50 Web Properties In The U.S.

comScore has released its Media Metrix rankings for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. in August. And here they are: Google Sites ranked at the top yet again, with 187 million unique visitors. This is actually down from …

Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps

The next time that your flex player makes a last second reception to clinch the victory over your fantasy football nemesis, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to read a write-up of the game constructed by a robot. …

Yahoo And Microsoft Introduce The Yahoo Bing Network, adCenter Becomes Bing Ads Yahoo And Microsoft Introduce The Yahoo Bing Network, adCenter Becomes Bing Ads
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Microsoft and Yahoo have announced the Yahoo Bing Network as the official name for their combined search marketplace, which came about as the result of the companies’ “Search Alliance” partnership. Likewise, Microsoft adCenter has become simply Bing Ads. “Bing Ads …

Yahoo Gets A New Executive To Lead Talent Acquisition Yahoo Gets A New Executive To Lead Talent Acquisition

Yahoo announced today the appointment of Jacqueline Reses to the role of Executive Vice President of People and Development. She’ll be responsible for leading HR and talent acquisition. She’ll also lead corporate and business development at the global level. Previously, …

These Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The United States These Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The United States

comScore has released its Media Metrix rankings for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. in July. And here they are: Google sites were up from last month, at over 190 million unique visitors in the U.S. compared to …

Yahoo Announces New “Social Talk Show” For 2012 Election Yahoo Announces New “Social Talk Show” For 2012 Election
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As the conventions near and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney begins to hit the trail with his just-announced VP pick, Yahoo News is launching a series of programs designed to expand their election coverage – most notably into the social …

Yahoo Loses Another CEO (Not Marissa Mayer) Yahoo Loses Another CEO (Not Marissa Mayer)

Earlier this month, long-time Googler Marissa Mayer assumed the role of Yahoo CEO, a position that many thought would go to Ross Levinsohn, who took over as interim CEO following the departure of Scott Thompson earlier this year. Levinsohn is …

Yahoo Axis Gets Private Browsing Mode, Better Security And More Yahoo Axis Gets Private Browsing Mode, Better Security And More
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Everybody was surprised when Yahoo revamped its search business with the launch of Axis back in May. The dedicated mobile app/browser plug-in was an attempt to regain some of the ground lost to Google and Bing. While I may have …