Cracking the glass ceiling?
After all the news about a scarcity of women in the top management of companies (and in the ranks of engineers), here’s a bright spot:…
Kail — with 23 years of IT operations at Netflix and Attensity under his belt — brings both experience and vision to his new post at Yahoo, according to Marissa Mayer.
Katie Couric is leaving ABC News for Yahoo, where she will become David Pogue’s new boss, and do some features for Yahoo’s homepage.
As Yahoo and HP restrict employees ability to work from home, Dell moves in the opposite direction
The New York Times’ tech columnist David Pogue is leaving the paper for Yahoo, where he’ll help launch a consumer tech site.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains her plans to get Yahoo back on the path of growth, attract new users and embrace mobile. She also said the company now has about 800 million monthly active users.
Foursquare is reportedly looking for investment from a large technology company, and the most obvious fit is Google — because features like its real-time recommendations would fit perfectly with Google Now.
Flickr has a new leader who comes from Google, where he was in charge of integrating Zagat into the company’s products.
Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, the company that raised funding from top Silicon Valley investors to build a social browser for the web, but which had since pivoted to building social news apps intead.
Dan Loeb, the activist investor and CEO of Third Point, is selling a substantial part of his Yahoo stock, making a profit of $655 million and leaving the board along with his two appointees. The question is why, and more importantly, why now?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has spent more than $1 billion on over a dozen acquisitions, deals that have been all over the map in terms of size and focus. Is there any coherent strategy at work here?
A recent study from MIT suggests the likelihood of face-to-face interactions within a city means more productivity. It seems to apply equally to companies and even data, which suggests engineers and architects of all types should take notice.
Introducing advertising to previously ad-free platforms is a tough sell for anyone, but Tumblr users might be even less accepting of the new dashboard ads considering how they use Tumblr for personal expression.
… according to new statistics from Onavo, which tracks actual use of mobile apps and games by “millions” of iOS users.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer addressed video, working from home and the company’s future goal during a chat in New York with Stephen Levy of Wired.
Although some might expect a 17-year-old startup founder to take his windfall from a Yahoo acquisition and run, Summly CEO Nick D’Aloisio says he wants to stick around and help Yahoo figure out how mobile content works.
The future of workplace equality and support for people to pursue families and careers obviously matters, Anne-Marie Slaughter said at SXSW. And in many ways that future rests with men?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer needs to light a fire under her company, but was banning telecommuters the right call? It probably doesn’t matter.
New CEO Marissa Mayer launched a redesigned version of the Yahoo homepage on Wednesday, but the site’s new features seem like a lukewarm rehash of the company’s old portal strategy and imitations of what Facebook offers.
The changes Google is making to Adwords will, it says, make it easier for advertisers serve up relevant ads to users on all devices. Critics say the only company to profit from this will be … guess who?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told attendees at the World Economic Forum that the key to the company’s future success is partnering with other players like Apple, Google and Facebook. But is that a future worth betting on?
Yahoo has acquired content pinning and curation site Snip.it. The site lets users “snip,” save and share articles or excerpts from around the web in a graphical interface and fits with Yahoo’s goal of acquiring small companies and focusing on content.
Yahoo, once an Internet giant has fallen behind competitors and is slowly losing the battle of attention to newer and more nimble competitors. The hiring of ultra smart Marissa Mayer and addition of ex-PayPal CTO Max Levchin won’t really change anything for the hobbled giant.
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new CEO, made her first acquisition: Stamped, a mobile recommendation app. The details were not released but it appears this was a talent acquisition. The Stamped employees will form a new mobile product team for Yahoo.
In the investor call following Yahoo’s third quarter earnings report, new CEO Marissa Mayer laid out her vision for the company going forward. “The best days lie ahead,” she said. “We intend to do great things and we intend to win.”
In its first full quarter with former Google exec Marissa Mayer as CEO, Yahoo reported Q3 revenues of $1.08 billion with net income of $0.23 per share. Earnings were in line with analyst expectations, and shares rose in after-hours trading.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer yesterday briefed the troops on what comes next for the beleaguered Internet giant. She shared some ideas, but frankly those aren’t enough for I think the rot is too deep and cultural for the company to make a comeback.
Would Google chairman Eric Schmidt like his company’s search engine to replace Microsoft Bing as the default search in Yahoo.com? Do you really have to ask? If so, the answer is yes, according to reports out of Japan.
Media head Ross Levinsohn is leaving Yahoo after being passed over for CEO in favor of Marissa Mayer. The Google vet’s hiring despite Levinsohn’s solid performance as interim CEO signaled a choice of tech over media. Where will he go and who stays from his team?
Marissa Mayer’s base pay as Yahoo CEO is $1 million a year. But that’s just a small part of a package potentially worth more than $60 million in cash, restricted stock units and stock options if she outlasts her predecessors.
Yahoo(s yhoo) took a hit on layoff costs in the second quarter but still showed a small profit, eking out tiny single-digit…
Former Google executive Marissa Mayer looks to some like the savior Yahoo and its shareholders have been waiting for. But her focus in the past has been on technology and product development, and that may not be what a media company like Yahoo really needs.
Yahoo’s drawn-out search for a CEO has taken an unexpected turn with the company stealing away Marissa Mayer, Google’s first female engineer and the head of its location and local services, as its new chief Yahoo. Mayer takes over as president and CEO Tuesday.
Google (NSDQ: GOOG), which has slowly been ramping up its local efforts, has now appointed one of its most-visible executives to lead the in…
Google launched a redesign of Google Images that includes “infinite scroll” and image-based advertising today. Though Google Images currently contains more than 10 billion images and sees more than 1 billion page views every day, it had been largely untouched since launching in 2001.
For many of us, “meeting hell” is a perennial and ongoing problem, sapping both productivity and morale from our work days. So how does one of the world’s most innovative corporate cultures tackle the problem of badly managed meetings? What would Google do?
I am at Le Web, which is being held in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris. I’ve been in the city, which is currently gray and wet, for about 48 hours. Following is a recap of the first two days.
The Robert Thomson quote machine was in full force during the obligatory Web 2.0 Summit look at the future of journalism. Federated Media’s…
As expected, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt used his closing-day keynote at HIMMS08 today to make a major statement about…