Julia Pierson Resigns After Multiple Security Lapses

Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigned earlier this week after mounting criticism of her handling of security breaches at the White House and allegations of misleading public statements. Hours after an appearance before the House of…

Katie Couric’s Gig At Yahoo Breaks All The Rules

How the world gets its news is changing every day. Remember having to wait to hear about details of a story until the morning paper? For better or worse, now the latest scoop is up on the web in seconds.…

Katie Couric Debuts As Global News Anchor For Yahoo News On Friday

Television journalist and talk show host Katie Couric’s debut with Yahoo news is scheduled for Friday. Her first guest will be the former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. Couric was appointed as the Global Anchor for Yahoo News,…

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…

Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience

Katie Couric has a new Tumblr blog as the Yahoo’s Global Anchor, and will interview Michael Bloomberg on Friday. Couric was announced for the role at Yahoo back in November, when CEO Marissa Mayer referred to as “the face of…

Yahoo Launches News Digest, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Food

In addition to announcing its acquisition of Aviate at CES, Yahoo announced the launch of Yahoo News Digest, Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food. Yahoo News Digest is an iOS app that delivers “the most important news” twice a day to…

Yahoo News Gets New Deputy Editor In Daniel Klaidman

Yahoo has been rebuilding its Yahoo News team in recent months with some high profile talent acquisitions. On Monday, the company announced yet another new team member with the appointment of Daniel Klaidman to the Deputy Editor position. He comes…

Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo

Yahoo continues to add high-profile names to Yahoo News with the addition of Katie Couric to the staff as its new Global Anchor. CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news this morning via blog post, sharing her enthusiasm about the acquisition.…

Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire

Yahoo continues to build its news team, adding Matt Bai as a new Yahoo News National Political Columnist. Bai is the former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.Yahoo says in his new role he’ll offer “unique commentary…

Yahoo Taps David Pogue To Lead Tech Coverage

Yahoo announced on Monday that well-known tech columnist, author and TV host David Pogue is joining the company to lead the expansion of its consumer tech coverage. Pogue will publish columns, blog posts and video stories about gadgets, apps and…

Yahoo News Gets NYT Deputy News Editor Megan Liberman As New Editor In Chief

Yahoo has just added New York Times deputy news editor Megan Liberman as the new editor in chief at Yahoo News. The company says she will lead a “major expansion” of Yahoo News, which will bring in “new voices and…

Yahoo News Gets A Redesign To Go With New Homepage

Yahoo continues to push out redesigns of its major properties. In recent months, we’ve seen the company release new versions of its homepage, search results page and Yahoo Mail Now, it’s Yahoo News’ turn. “Just like with the new Yahoo!…

Yahoo Readies More Search-Related Add-Ons

Some relatively minor tweaks have had a major impact on clickthrough rates at Yahoo, and more are on the way.  Yahoo announced this afternoon that its "Trending Now" lists have been a major success, and adjustments to both them and Yahoo News are in the works.

Yahoo Enhances Search for Sports and News

Yahoo is rolling out some new search enhancements for Yahoo Sports and Yahoo News on this April Fools Day, and Yahoo’s Tricia Stream tells WebProNews it’s "no joke." She says it’s evidence of the company’s "continued innovation in search and the benefits of weaving compelling search experiences throughout the Yahoo! network."