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Once a major destination site on the Internet, Yahoo has fallen on challenging times in recent years as it struggled to gain…

Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory

The news that’s been telegraphed for weeks is done: Yahoo is laying off 2,000 staffers, 14.1 percent of its workforce, as new CEO Scott Thompson remakes the business around the buzzwords smaller, nimbler, core, best in class. Thompson isn’t close to finished.

Yahoo May Spin Off Hadoop Engineering Unit

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is considering spinning off its Hadoop engineering unit into a standalone entity that would continue to develop the open…

Yahoo’s Net Income More Than Doubles

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) continues to cut costs — and that’s significantly benefiting the company’s bottom line. The company, which laid off roug…

Yahoo’s Layoff Bill: Up To $34 Million

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) will spend between $33 million and $38 million in severance and other expenditures related to its 600-person layoff on Tu…

Yahoo Cuts Four Percent Of Its Workforce

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is confirming what has been an open secret for most of the day — that it has cut about 600 employees, or roughly four pe…

Major Yahoo Layoffs Reportedly On The Way

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz said last fall that the company — which has had three major rounds of layoffs since 2008 — was “done” w…

Coming Soon? Trash-Powered Data Centers

We’ve been following solar, wind and even the idea of offshore wind-powered data centers … but trash-powered data centers? That’s the aim of a Colorado Springs, Colo. developer who wants to build a data center campus with servers powered by waste and wood.

Yahoo Says Display Ad Sales Up 17 Percent

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), which has been under pressure to turn around its flagging performance, couldn’t afford to disappoint Wall Street this qu…

Yahoo’s Bartz Makes Her Pitch To Wall Street

It has been a rough couple of weeks for Yahoo; (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz has come under sharp criticism for her handling of the company’s…

Yahoo’s Chicken Coop-Inspired Green Data Center

Design inspiration can come from unusual places. For Yahoo, it was chicken coops, which utilize outside air and can reduce cooling power and costs. On Monday, Yahoo announced that the first data center to mimic this fine-feathered design is up and running.

Yahoo Wants to Tweak Its Way to the Top

Yahoo today tried to reestablish itself as a technology company with a press event at its Sunnyvale, Calif. headquarters. While that’s an uphill battle in perception as well as execution, the company does indeed have new technology leadership.

Analysts Troubled By Weak Yahoo Sales

The market is very unimpressed with Yahoo’s worse-than-expected results. The company’s stock is down nearly 8 percent, and in a series of re…

Yahoo Sales Miss Estimates

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) posted a 19 percent jump in display ad sales for the quarter, but that once again wasn’t enough to offset declining searc…

Yahoo Brings Very Big Ads To Its Log-In Page

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is bringing ads to its log-in page — which is among the most visited pages on its site but has historically been ad-free…

Yahoo’s Bartz Downplays Engagement Worries

Kicking off her company’s investor’s day, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz tried to quell analyst concerns about the company’s engagement…

Zynga Games To Show Up On Yahoo

Zynga continues to try to lessen its dependence on Facebook as a platform for its social games, despite having recently reached a deal that…

Yahoo's New Core Competency Seems to Be Outsourcing to Others

Yahoo has announced two new partnerships, including one involving its online personals — which will be taken over by Match.com — and a mobile mapping and email deal with Nokia. But like several similar announcements by the company recently, they seem like too little, too late.

Yahoo’s Bartz: ‘Things Are Looking Up’

Asked about the disparity between online media usage and internet ad spending at UBS Media Week, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz said tha…

Yahoo’s Latest Pitch To Investors

At the Piper Jaffray Global Internet Summit today, analysts wanted to know why Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) was a good bet. The company’s repeated res…

Yahoo’s New TV Ad: Count The ‘Yous’

So, how’s Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) spending the more than $100 million it has allocated to its new branding campaign? Well, the first TV ad in the…

Where Google And Yahoo Are Still Hiring

Both Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) have cut back sharply on hiring — but they do still have hundreds of job openings. So, what…

Yahoo HotJobs Introduces A New Pay Model

In the midst of a weak economy that has cut into the market for job listings, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) HotJobs is turning to a variation of the pa…

Yahoo’s Job-Cut Expense: Up To $27 Million

Yahoo will incur a change of between $22 million and $27 million for the 700-person workforce reduction that it announced two months ago, ac…

Yahoo Newspaper Consortium Adds Five Members

The possible sale of Yahoo’s HotJobs would be a huge blow for members of the Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Newspaper Consortium, as the alliance is the…

Analyst: Yahoo Shows Off New Homepage

As we’ve reported, CEO Carol Bartz is already shaking things up at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) — from re-organizing teams to killing under-performin…

Yahoo Says It Will Finally Close Yahoo 360

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) first announced it would phase out Yahoo 360 two years ago — but this time the company insists it’s really going to clos…

Yahoo Music Gets Boost In Traffic

What a difference a month makes. In early April, we reported how Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Music had opened up its artist pages to third-party serv…

How Yahoo Got To Be So Bloated

Since she took over as CEO at the beginning of the year, Carol Bartz has been pruning the product lines at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO). She has laid…

Yahoo’s London Hack Weekend: APIs Rule OK

Some Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) top brass including co-founder David Filo and senior product management director Cody Simms took time out from the c…

A Chopping List For Yahoo

Here’s a fun game to play with colleagues: It’s called “What Should Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Cut Next?” The internet company has been nipping and…

Auto Makers Steer Towards Mobile Advertising

Nissan and Infiniti have built tailored Web sites for the mobile phone that will allow customers to view car information, pictures, request…

Advertisers Say: Yahoo’s Down But Not Out

Don’t count Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) out — at least that’s what agencies like GroupM and companies like Chrysler are saying. Yahoo’s stock price…

Yahoo Bows Unified Social Media Profile

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) recently shut down its fledgling social media site Mash, but that didn’t derail all of its social media plans. Today it l…

@ CTIA: Social Networking While On The Go

Keeping up to date on all of your social networks while on the PC is hard enough, but when you’re using your phone, people must flip between…

Yahoo Shutters Social Net Site Mash

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is closing down its one-year-old social networking site, Yahoo Mash. The site, which has been in private beta, will shut…

Yahoo India Launches Local Search

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) India has launched a public beta of its local search service, writes Ashish Sihna, a Yahoo employee at Pluggd.in. The ser…

Yahoo Readying A Women’s Content Site

Amidst all this craziness surrounding Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) bid and its own layoffs, the company is still trying to, well, work: it is about to…

Yahoo Launches New Lab in Bangalore

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) India has now announced the setting up of a new lab in Bangalore. The new lab, which will be headed by Rakeev Rastogi, wi…

Yahoo Relaunches Its Online Video Service

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), which just announced buying online video tech provider Maven Networks, has quietly relaunched its consumer video service…

Yahoo Layoffs: 45 In Bangalore Asked To Quit

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) India has asked 45 full time employees to put in their papers, reports Business Standard, quoting a source who says that…

Yahoo Layoffs Supposed To Begin Today

The 1,000 or so layoffs from Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) are supposed to begin today…the employees and their managers will be notified today and th…

Yahoo To Launch Panama For Mobile In Q1

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) plans to launch its Panama online ad platform for mobile devices in the first quarter of 2008, reports NMA (subscription…

Of Starlets And Yahoo Music

Not much to report, officially, but the Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Music concert earlier tonight at the Fox lot in LA was all about starlets and sta…

Yahoo Launches OneSearch On SMS In India

Close to the heels of Google (NSDQ: GOOG) launching SMS based information services in India, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has followed suit by announc…

Is Yahoo Gaining in the Search-Ad Biz?

[qi:044] Apparently the answer is…yes! According to a study by SearchIgnite and investment bank RBC Capital Markets: While marketer spend increased quarter…

More on Yahoo Reorg: Sue Decker's Memo

We got the full internal memo Sue Decker sent this afternoon to the team, on Yahoo’s (Nsdq: YHOO) reorg..the full memo is here. See our earl…

Yahoo Mail SMS…Orkut Mobile Scraps?

(By James Quintana Pearce on MocoNews)
Yahoo is updating its e-mail client, and among other things is the ability to send free text messages…

Yahoo Adds SMS Functionality To Web Mail

Yahoo is updating its e-mail client, and among other things is the ability to send free text messages to a mobile phone number from within Y…

Yahoo Launches Advertising Portal

Yahoo India has launched Yahoo India Advertising, which is surprisingly similar to…Yahoo Advertising! [via release] The India specific cus…

The Sue Decker State of Mind

A long profile of the newly promoted Yahoo president Susan Decker, in Sunday NYTimes. While the new CEO Jerry Yang is expected to be technol…

Yahoo Shakeup: Timeline Of Unrest

Timeline of Yahoo changes through links, over the last year:

— YHOO Annual Meeting: Attempt To Reform Exec Pay Loses; Directors Elected Wi…

GateHouse Joins Yahoo-Newspaper Consortium

Local print and online newspaper publisher GateHouse Media is partnering with Yahoo’s HotJobs as part of its Newspaper Consortium. Gatehouse…

Yahoo Promoting Mobile Offerings

Yahoo has launched a new advertising campaign highlighting the companies offerings in mobile and social search, running across online, TV an…

Virgin Mobile USA To Offer Yahoo Services

Virgin Mobile USA has agreed to offer Yahoo services to its 4.6 million customers, who will be able to download Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messeng…

Yahoo Ends Mixd Group SMS Service

Yahoo is having a hard time figuring out its mobile content services: Yahoo Go app in first version didn’t do as well. THe version 2.0 of th…

Yahoo's Branded Universe Unfolding

We mentioned last year about Yahoo’s moves into developing mini-sites around specific brands which can develop communities of interest aroun…

Weekend Reading: How Yahoo Blew It

A detailed story in the latest issue of Wired on how Yahoo messed it up on the contextual advertising side, with Overture and now Panama. So…

Yahoo's Forays Into Online Cartoons

Yahoo has signed a deal with management/production firm Gotham Group for original animated content to be distributed online, its first such…

Yahoo Reorg: Semel’s Last Act

Amidst all this change, not a single word or regret or reality check from Terry Semel in his official blog post on Yahoo corporate blog. Ear…

Yahoo Reorg: The Reaction Begins

While Staci and Rafat enjoy the last few minutes of our New York mixer, the first reactions to the Yahoo reorganization are coming in.

WSJ:…

Time For Yahoo’s Board To Fire Semel?

I think the piling on Yahoo these days is an overkill, but one commentator thinks it makes sense (the same one who offered possible replacem…

Google Shuts Down Its Google Answers Service

At least in one arena, Yahoo is way ahead of Google, and hopefully this will force Google to do a rational rethink of its services portfolio…

Yahoo To Develop Brand Mini-Sites

Yahoo might be taking cues from obsessive fan blogs about specific brands: It has identified more than 100 properties that are the most popu…

Susan Decker’s Rising Star At Yahoo

We have hinted at the groundwork being laid for possible high level changes at Yahoo, including COO Dan Rosensweig, who controls product dev…

Yahoo Acquires Online Contest Site Bix.com

That was very quick: Bix.com, which just launched its service in August, is being bought by Yahoo. Bix.com allows users and advertisers to c…

Yahoo Launches Food Site

Yahoo is continuing on its vertical strategy, after a similar launch for its tech lifestyle site earlier this year…it has now launched a f…

Yahoo Close To Newspaper Deal For Hotjobs?

So says Peter, citing his sources…this has been rumored for a while as BW reported on it earlier, which we picked up here. Yahoo is close…

Ex-Yahoo Employees Leaving YouTube?

We heard about this two weeks ago, right after the Google-YouTube deal, that some ex-Yahoo employees who had joined prior to the merger woul…

Is It Everyone — Or Just Yahoo?

Elinor Mills has an interesting piece on ZDNet in which she looks at Yahoo’s admission last month that a slowdown in ad sales is going to le…

Yahoo Buys Video Editing Site Jumpcut

With no other site except YouTube gaining any real traction in the crowded video sharing space, Yahoo has done the next best thing: bought a…

What’s Wrong With Yahoo Germany?

A good story about Yahoo’s prospects in Germany, and why it is not doing so well there. While Yahoo’s revenue growth has accelerated by doub…

Google Finance Struggles for Users

So says this story and numbers from Hitwise, which is not surprising, and yet should gladden the hearts of the people at Yahoo Finance and o…

Yahoo’s Web 2.0 Portal Effort

Something to note…Fred Wilson mentioned on his blog today about how Yahoo should create a Web 2.0 portal with the web services it has purc…

Semel Wants $1, In Cash

That’s going to be his yearly salary now…Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is following the footsteps of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Google CEO Eric Schmidt…

Yahoo eBay Deal: Analyst Reactions

Positive overall, it seems:
— Bruce Richardson, AMR Research, said it would be difficult for Google and particularly Microsoft to win such…

Yahoo’s New Homepage: A Preview

Yahoo has unveiled a preview of its new homepage….pretty radical by Yahoo standard. Looks like it was inspired by some elements of AOL.com…

Yahoo To Launch Free Wi-Fi?

Looks like it, from the surveys it is doing (via TechCrunch)…the screenshot, here, makes it look like it will be a Boingo service, co-bran…

Yahoo Upgrades Finance Portal

Good to see the rollout of new features on Yahoo Finance…facing new competition from Google, it has added a ranking system for the posting…

@ DH: Yahoo’s Balancing Act, Again

When it comes to Yahoo, everything swings from one extreme to another, but now, it is trying to play the balancing game….the official line…

Yahoo Discontinues BYOA Package Yahoo Plus

(via TechDirt) SO the BYOA packages have proved to be a bummer, generally speaking: Yahoo is notifying Yahoo Plus subscribers that their sub…

Yahoo Attempts To Revive The Runner

I got a tip about this Friday, but didn’t follow it up since we were busy with a rather more urgent tip: That Lloyd Braun was leaving. Of co…

Yaho Buys Community Music Playlist Site

Yahoo has made another Web 2.0-ish acquisition: it has bought out online music playlisting community site Webjay and hired its creator Lucas…

Yahoo Ties Up With Sheraton On Hotel Access

Yahoo has tied up with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (owners of Sheraton) to open up Internet lounges in two Sheraton hotels. Dubbed Y…

Yodelimo At CES

This takes the cake…Yahoo’s Yodelimo at CES…chuggin’ people along at Yahoo speed, I’m assuming. Segways…

CES: Semel’s Keynote Tmmrw: Live Video

It’ll be live here at 9 AM PST tomorrow..
We’ll try and find out about Larry Page’s speech webcast…if you know, leave it in the comments b…

Yahoo To Launch Tech Reality Series Online

Yahoo continues on its rather-haphazard original content forays: it will launch a reality series called “Wow House”, to be broadcast online…

Yahoo To Launch VOIP Service

Yahoo will launch a VOIP service soon…the “Phone Out” service will let people dial regular phone numbers using their computers or receive…

Yahoo’s Hollywood Growing Pains

LATimes paints a pretty accurate picture of the dilemma inside Yahoo, as it ramps up its Hollywood presence. We’ve documented a lot of it in…

Yahoo’s User-Driven Efforts

A good story on the opening-up efforts of Yahoo, in developing and using user-generated content, and becoming open to, well, open-APIs.
Its…

10-Q Watch: Yahoo’s Q3 Details

Not too many revelatory details in its latest 10-Q filing, filed earlier today with SEC.
Some points worth pointing out
— Money spent on ac…

Yahoo To Launch Music Video Debut Service

Of all the Yahoo content efforts, this potentially will be the most disruptive, even though it may not seem like so initially since it has b…

Yahoo’s Real Estate Binge

A rather haphazard story on Yahoo’s quest for more real estate, as it expands rapidly. It is looking for as much as a million square feet of…

Yahoo Teams With BellSouth On Access

Yahoo has signed up with BellSouth on a co-branded broadband service. Starting in late 2006, the companies will offer the service, called Fa…

Yahoo Buys Out Community Site Upcoming.org

Yahoo has acquired Upcoming.org, an online event planning site about local community events. LA-based Upcoming acts as a social calendar tha…

Yahoo Backs a Collaborative Book Plan

Now that there’s a lot of heat surrounding Google plans with its library/book scanning project, Yahoo is ramping up its efforts, but in a pu…

Kevin Sites Live on Yahoo

Yahoo’s first big foray into original content is live now … the Kevin Sites project is up and running. Keep in mind that this whole projec…

Yahoo Enlisting Finance Writers

Gels well with the story below: Yahoo has hired a roster of popular authors to write financial columns for Yahoo Finance, marking one of the…

Yahoo Comes Out

Yahoo sheds its confused messaging on original content and comes out with plans on developing more and more original content. Among them, si…

Mistrust on Yahoo?

Despite our own aggressive reporting on Yahoo, I do think the concerns, expressed in this story, are a bit overblown. The concerns are relat…

LATimes’ Editorial On Yahoo’s News Move

(reg. req.): LATimes did an editorial today on Yahoo’s latest move of getting into original content: “The MSM has established more than just…

Yahoo’s Hot Zone

As Staci wrote in the story below, Yahoo Media Group has made its first big overture into original content, hiring former CNN correspondent…

SBC To Change Name To AT&T?

What happens to SBC-Yahoo…AT&T-Yahoo? Anyway, BW Online is reporting that SBC, which is in the process of buying out AT&T, might take on t…

Yaho vs Google: ContentMatch vs Adwords

As we metioned before, the fight’s gettign more interesting: Yahoo, which gained Viacom sites as a client for its online advertising/contexu…

Yahoo Faces Flickr Community Resistance

Yahoo, which bought out photo-sharing site Flickr earlier this year, is facing some resistance from users of the service. I don’t think ther…

Yahoo’s Recent Acquisitions: Some Numbers

Going through Yahoo’s 10-Q for the first two quarters of this year, some interesting figures emerge:
— Yahoo closed one acquisition in Q1 o…

Yahoo: the Super Network

A better story in Wired, than the cover story (which I criticized yesterday), on how Yahoo is applying its resources across the wide range…

Yahoo Fueling DSL Demand?

How important is Yahoo or any other portal’s role in the DSL world, in light of the company’s relationship with SBC and now Verizon? Piper J…

Details: Yahoo To Tie-Up With Verizon

(Read the story below first) Did some basic digging and found this…”Verizon Yahoo for DSL”. $14.95 a month for up to 768K of “broadband” s…

Yahoo To Announce Deal With Verizon Tomorrow

Yahoo is hold a joint conference call with Verizon Communications tomorrow, though not much is known beyond that. Dan Rosensweig, Yahoo’s CO…

Yahoo’s Music Stays at $5; Big Ad Campaign

Yahoo’s music subscription service, Yahoo Unlimited, which was launched in beta in May for a promotion price of $5 per month, will stay at t…

Yahoo Gets $8 Million Settlement From Miva

MIVA, the paid search company formerly known as FindWhat.com, has settled its 3-year patent infringement dispute with Yahoo. MIVA said it a…

Yahoo’s Personality Crisis

(sub. req.) The latest Economist has a rather scathing story on Yahoo, on its lack of focus…Yahoo is doing so many different things that i…

Bite-Sizing Online Media

BW extrapolates on Yahoo’s recent news of including subscription sites within its search and believes that individual article sales might ta…

Yahoo's Creative Urge

FT has a long story about what has been written in much details before: Yahoo’s Hollywood/media ambitions, with the eternal question: will Y…

Friday's Rumor: Skype and Yahoo

What would the weekend be without a good rumor to keep us working and wondering? This one started with French blogger Jean Michel Billaut, w…

Google Gets To Know You

To some observers, two of Google’s latest moves — the personalized home page and My Search History — help answer the company’s need to kno…

Yahoo’s History With Music

As a background to Yahoo’s launch of its subscription music service (read Staci’s post below), here’re some links which will gude you throug…

Yahoo Music Unlimited: Details of Coverage

LATimes: Jon Healy writes: “Yahoo Music Unlimited is more like a cable TV service than a record store, letting subscribers play as much musi…

Yahoo Explores Me-Dia

“Now that the search wars have dissipated and made content licensing relatively moot, they have little choice if they are to keep brand loya…

Yahoo Seeking Its Own Content

All sorts of speculations are swirling around what will Yahoo do next: become a major media player with original content? According to this…

Whither Yahoo?

Speculation continues about what the hiring of high-powered Lloyd Braun as media and entertainment czar means for Yahoo’s content future. Ch…

Yahoo Names Ex-ABC Chairman As Media Head

Yahoo has appointed a new media & entertainment head, and a high profile one at that: Lloyd Braun, who was ousted last year as the chairman…

Semel Staying Put at Yahoo

That’s what he said at a Morgan Stanley conference today…putting to rest rumors that he might move to Disney as a strong potential success…

Can Launch Music Take It To The Next level?

Will Yahoo’s Launch Music take it to the next level, especially when it comes to a platform for advertisers? Today, Launch Music on Yahoo ha…

Yahoo to Scrap Online-Payment Service

Finally gives up against eBay’s Paypal…Yahoo launched PayDirect in 2000 as a payment system for its online auctions customers. The company…

Yahoo Buy E-mail Search Company

Yahoo has quietly purchased e-mail software company Stata Labs, in what could be an investment in a coming PC search tool to rival Google an…

Yahoo TV, Literally

Well, Yahoo’s TV ambitions are taking a literal turn..it has appointed Global-Tech Appliance, a generic electronics maker, to develop 17-inc…

Yahoo! Posts Strong Numbers

Yahoo’s Q3 earnings are out: earnings of $253 million, on net revenue of $655 million.
Fees (premium) revenues for Q3 totaled $104 million,…

Yahoo’s Semel Doesn’t See Consolidation

That’s Terry Semel, CEO, speaking at Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIII Conference, being held today and tomorrow in NYC…he doesn’t expect hi…

Patrick Spain: Yahoo Piles On

Highbeam CEO Patrick Spain on Yahoo’s new customized search beta: “It strikes me that it has not so much been technology as user consciousne…

Yahoo Rolls Out Test of Personalized Search

Everyone’s entering the personalized search game: Amazon.com’s A9, AskJeeves, and now Yahoo… Called My Yahoo Search, the test service aims…

Microsoft and Yahoo To Tie up on IM?

(reg req.): (Last itme): So this story claims to have heard: a global agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo, the two biggest players and com…

Yahoo Finance Weekend Edition

Interesting move by Yahoo Finance…CBS Marketwatch already does something similar…
Reuters: The move from Yahoo comes as the Wall Street…

Yahoo’s Long And Winding Music Road

News.com does an analysis piece following Yahoo’s buyout of Musicmatch, and comes up with a nice overview of Yahoo’s efforts till now…
Rep…

Thomson’s Role in Yahoo-Musicmatch Deal

Slightly speculative, but connecting the dots: Thomson Multimedia is the largest investor in Musicmatch, and it also happens to license the…

Yahoo To Buy Musicmatch For $160 Million

Yahoo’s getting serious about the online music game…it has bought out Musicmatch, for $160 million in cash. The San Diego-based music star…

More on Yahoo’s Supposed Electronics Foray

Not as big, but still significant: “This is a licensing agreement through our marketing department…The manufacturer is Diamond Electronics…

Yahoo Makes A Deal With The Donald

Fans who can’t get enough of NBC’s “The Apprentice” can visit a new companion website produced by Yahoo and watch an extra 40 minutes of vid…

Yahoo Introducing Consumer Electronics Line?

I know they’ve been working hard at the digital home networking arena (I wrote about it here first) to port Yahoo’s content around various h…

Yahoo getting ready for Broadway debut

(sub. req.) Will Yahoo finally discover Broadway? Viewers who click on the Web site can find movies, music, radio, TV. . .but no theater. Th…

Yahoo Buys FareChase

Yahoo has bought a travel fare comparison and search site FareChase…it bought it a month ago.

Yahoo Japan Profit Nearly Double

Yahoo Japan, Japan’s top Internet portal, says its Q1 net profit rose 83 percent but it forecast flat growth in the current quarter due to h…

Yahoo’s BB Venture in Canada To Open Today

Yahoo’s fourth big venture in broadband access bundling (after SBC Yahoo in U.S., BT Yahoo in UK and Yahoo BB in Japan..are there any more?)…

Will Yahoo Be The Next Network?

The enternal question for Yahoo: how does Yahoo retain its audience, and get them to spend more time on its properties? And how does Yahoo c…

If I Were Running Yahoo

Buy Bloglines to start with. Also concentrate more on mobile…it is an underdeveloped part of Yahoo. Develop a unified mobile desktop…a d…

Seasonality Descends on Searches

Yahoo’s disappointing second-quarter results demonstrated that search-related advertising on the Internet is subject to seasonal ups and dow…

Yahoo’s Hunting For a New Media Head

A Yahoo spokesperson said will be looking for a new head to oversee its media and entertainment…polish your resumes…
On Moloshok’s new r…

Yahoo’s Net Income More Than Doubles

Update: Yahoo’s shares have fallen about 14 percent in after hours trading, following Q2 results…
Net income in Q2 more than doubled to $1…

A PR Mess Up At Yahoo?

Check the two stories below: I smell a PR mess up here…here’s how it probably went: the LA Times reporter was on the story that Moloshok h…

Yahoo Looks To Sell Hollywood on Net

An interview with Jim Moloshok, head of entertainment at Yahoo, ahead of its Q2 earnings…focuses on how movies are being marketed through…

Yahoo: Not Enough of a Good Thing

Yahoo’s earnings day today…The challenge facing Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is to manage rip-roaring expectations.

Forging Yahoo’s Future

A WSJ interview with Terry Semel, CEO of Yahoo, on leading Yahoo through its second phase of net search etc…
The future of search: “In our…

Yahoo Scraps Enterprise IM

AOL revs up enterprise IM, and Yahoo scraps it..which one would you think is the indicator of the general market?
The dropping of Yahoo Mess…

Yahoo To Launch 100MB E-mail

The ridiculous race of larger e-mail boxes goes on…Along with the 100MB boost, Yahoo will upgrade Mail Plus paid users to 2GB of storage a…

Yahoo On Its Position in Broadband World

Yahoo’s CEO Terry Semel and CFO Susan Decker presented today at Goldman Sachs’ Internet conference, and had some interesting points on how…

YAhoo Goes For a China Push

Everyone wants a piece of the China market..Yahoo is planning an aggressive push into China, where it has so far had limited success in the…

Yahoo’s Semel Gets Raise, Stock

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel got a $150,000 raise in 2003 and was also awarded 2.9 million in new stock options, according to a regulatory filing..…

Yahoo Hints At Social Networking Service

Tim Cadogan, Yahoo’s VP for search, said the company sees a future in which people can share their Web searches with friends.
At a Stanford…

Yahoo Profit Up on Online Ad Growth

(Conference call at 5 PM EST today..listen in here) Yahoo’s quarterly profit rose from a year ago, buoyed by the recovery in traditional onl…

Yahoo Earnings to Shine On Search

The earnings season is upon us again, and first on tap, Yahoo, this Wednesday…it is expected to report a quarterly profit of 11 cents a s…

Yahoo to Unveil Branding Campaign

(sub. req.): Yahoo will introduce a new branding campaign this week, its first to market the company overall since the Super Bowl 2002, and…

Rediff.com Jumps on Yahoo Hook-up

Whatever spin they want to give to it, effectively, this means that Yahoo has given up on developing its online portal in India. The only he…

No More Free Lunch at Café Yahoo!

I am going to keep this straight: this is funny. I almost took it for real. “A revolutionary program that allows news stories to bid on posi…

Yahoo India to Grow By 40%

Yahoo India is well poised to grow with an annual growth of 40 percent.
The site will now focus on three areas after restructuring: media sa…

Yahoo Beta Testing News Search 2.0

Yahoo has begun beta testing Yahoo News 2.0, a new News Search Engine which unlike the current Yahoo News, draws in news stories from thousa…

Yahoo Launches Kids Broadband Video Service

Yahooligans, the kids-targeted section of Yahoo, has tied up with indie-cartoon company DIC Entertainment to launch Yahooligans! TV. The new…

Early Investor in Yahoo Nets $8 Million

Yahoo director Arthur Kern, an early investor in the Internet media giant, collected a net gain of almost $8 million last month by exercisin…

Yahoo puts Local Content On the Map

Yahoo is launching a new service aimed at providing localized content to Web search users via its online map system….basically CitySearch…

An Ad-Free Yahoo?

Yahoo, whose fortunes depend on selling online advertising, could some day offer versions without ads, its CEO Terry Semel said at a confere…

Hee Haw Yahoo

(yes, that’s a terrible, terrible headline..I apologize in advance to country music fans):
Ok, before we get to the news, here’s a piece of…

Will Semel Work Up the Yahoo Again?

Under Terry Semel, Yahoo has become a big hit on Madison Avenue. But now Mr. Semel must win over a tougher audience: Silicon Valley.
Among t…

Yahoo: Expanding Wireless Effort, Once Again

Piper Jaffrey analyst Safa Rashtchy believes next growth engine for Yahoo will be in the wireless arena: “We believe the company’s three rec…

Yahoo Japan’s Earnings

Yahoo Japan, Japan’s top Internet portal, posted an 87 percent jump in third-quarter profit on Wednesday and raised its forecast for the ful…

Yahoo Pulls Out Of Scandinavia

Some pin-pricking in the Yahoo’s chest thumping following its results last week: Yahoo will pull out of Scandinavia at the end of the month,…

Yahoo, Fandango Sign Movie-Ticket Deal

Online movie-ticket seller Fandango and Yahoo have entered into a long-term agreement to make Fandango’s services available to consumers thr…

Yahoo Japan Posts 87 Pct Jump in Profit

Yahoo Japan, Japan’s top Internet portal, posted an 87 percent jump in Q3 profit, and raised its forecast for the full year, thanks to recor…

Yahoo Bundles Up With Canadian Cable Giant

Yahoo will bundle its Web services with high-speed Internet service from Rogers Cable, a major Canadian cable company. These services includ…

Yahoo Exits E-Books Biz As Well

Yahoo’s e-book customers are now being redirected to the eBook Express site owned by OverDrive.
Blackmark Online, which first reported it, s…

Analysts weigh in on Yahoo earnings

Is Web giant being too conservative in its earnings outlook? So think the analysts…some analysts believe Yahoo’s prospects are better than…

Yahoo Sells Back Stake in Zed Mobile Portal

Yahoo has dropped its stake in TeliaSonera’s Zed wireless data portal, but said it will continue to offer co-branded services with Zed acros…

Yahoo Beefs Up UK News Operation

Yahoo UK is planning to increase the journalistic content of its UK websites…it has poached the Daily Express comment editor, Simon Hinde…

Yahoo Tops Q4 Goals

The earnings season starts with Yahoo, literally… Yahoo turned in its ninth consecutive profitable quarter and announced that sales nearly…

Yahoo Launches News Search, in Beta

From the ever excellent ResourceShelf…Yahoo has launched a news search portal…about 7000 sources being crawled. Content is in 35 languag…

Yahoo and Sina Sign Net Deal on Auctions

Yahoo and Chinese Web portal Sina have agreed to set up an Internet-based auctions service in China.
The two said in a statement that the a…

Yahoo May Put Music in The Messenger

Yahoo is gauging demand for new instant messaging features that would allow people to listen to music while chatting, or manage a single add…

Yahoo Launches Premium Package

Yahoo, in an effort to counter AOL’s broadband access/content combo, has launched “Yahoo Plus”…it combines various utilities, such as pare…

SBC Yahoo DSL expands retail presence

SBC Communications and Yahoo will set up kiosks displaying their SBC Yahoo service in 2,000 locations throughout RadioShack, OfficeMax, Stap…

Yahoo Promotes Execs to Boost Products

Yahoo is shuffling its executives in hopes of realigning its product development efforts. Geoff Ralston, former senior VP of network service…

Yahoo To Buy 3721 For $120 Million

Yahoo is buying out a Chinese software firm, 3721 Network Software, for up to $120 million in cash over two years. 3721 is a local Chinese d…

Yahoo Shutters Enterprise S/W Division

So Yahoo has decided to solely be a media company and a media company alone: it is shuttering its enterprise software division and has laid…

What Yahoo’s Video Rewind Tells Us

Silicon.com expands on my reasoning of why Yahoo’s Platinum video offering was a dud: their sports offering were anemic, at best. Even with…

Yahoo Launches Premium Spam Features

Subscription e-mail customers will be able to set up dummy e-mail addresses for use when entering personal information at websites.
Yahoo al…

RIP: Yahoo Sign

(via Gawker) The (in)famous Yahoo sign on Lafayette/Houston street is gone…

Yahoo Profits Boost European Plans

Yahoo Eurpopean chief said today that the company plans to introduce more paid-for services on this side of the Atlantic after their success…

Yahoo Tie Gives SBC New Edge

(sub. req.): “It’s those improvements, linked with the Yahoo portal, that have made SBC’s broadband a success, at least in terms of adding c…

Yahoo Q3 Profit Rises

Yahoo has posted a larger profit for Q3: a net profit of $65.3 million, compared with a year-earlier profit of $28.9 million. Revenue was $3…

Yahoo Settles Copyright Suit with EMI

Yahoo has settled a copyright infringement suit with EMI Group relating to its Internet radio service, Launchcast… Yahoo will make a one-t…

A Yahoo Year For Terry Semel

A tribute-album on CEO Terry Semel: Many attribute Yahoo’s financial success and a renewed focus this year on its core Internet search produ…

SBC Yahoo’s New Look For Fall

Yahoo and SBC Communications launched an updated version of their joint Internet access services on Tuesday, in a move that mirrors similar…

Yahoo May Buy BT’s Dotmusic Music Portal

Now that Yahoo has tied up with BT in UK, and BT is preparing to get out of content completely, what happens to the likes of Dotmusic? Well…

Yahoo: Would You Pay To Open Up IM?

Yahoo released a survey hinting that paid, interoperable IM services could be on the way for the portal giant.
“Assume the following: Yahoo…

BT Yahoo Broadband Goes Live

BT Yahoo Broadband has been formally launched today in UK…BT provides the infrastructure whilst Yahoo provides content. Over £10 million…

Yahoo To Buy Blog Hosting Company?

Following rumors that Yahoo may soon be launching blogs, this story reports that Yahoo may be buying a blog hosting company soon: “company i…

More on Yahoo, ET Deal

More facts coming out on the Yahoo-ET deal (read the earlier story): the agreement does not involve a monetary exchange.
War of words b/w A…

When The Hurrah Died Down

An interesting story about the startups who sold out to Yahoo..and what are the people behind those startups doing now…
“Internet-video fi…

Yahoo Takes Over ET Website

(free r.r) Yahoo is partnering with Paramount Television Group’s popular celebrity news program “Entertainment Tonight”: under the deal, Yah…

Yahoo Ready to Ditch Google

Yahoo has given one of its strongest indications yet that it will soon end its reliance on Google. Yahoo Australia, search producer, Peter C…

Yahoo to Shutter Australian Auction Site

Yahoo will close its Australia-focused online auction business, Sold.com.au, on Aug. 20, in a move that will leave the market solely to domi…

Yahoo Tests Analytics ASP Model

Yahoo has deployed a real-time ASP analytics application from Island Data to help it identify customers who are ready to bolt, and perhaps s…

Yahoo’s Ad Account Shifts to WPP

Yahoo has moved its advertising account from Havas’ Black Rocket, part of Euro RSCG Worldwide. The company said it is shifting its U.S. adve…

Yahoo Would Have Had Loss on Option Cost

Yahoo would have posted a net loss in the second quarter, instead of a profit, had it been forced to fully expense the cost of stock options…

A Closer Look at Yahoo News

Yahoo has fortified its news service in recent weeks, offering both increased depth and powerful search tools that make it a compelling choi…

Yahoo Launches Site Publishing Tool

Yahoo is launching a new publishing tool for subscribers of its small-business Web hosting service. Overture’s acquisition would add to the…

Yahoo Japan Posts Strong Q1 Results

Group net profit at Yahoo Japan, owned 42 percent by Internet services firm Softbank, rose 108.6 percent from a year earlier to 4.54 billion…

Yahoo Drafts Allies for Portal Tool

Following the earlier post on Yahoo-Oracle tie-up, read a more formal story on Yahoo’s attempts to bolster its product for building corporat…

Yahoo Europe Gets Former BBC and C4 Boss

Yahoo Europe has announced the appointment of ex-BBC and Channel Four content and programming boss Peter Grimsdale as editorial director. Gr…

Yahoo Platinum’s a Dud

Yahoo’s multimedia subscription service, Yahoo Platinum, launched with some fanfare earlier this year, has proved to be a dud…you know wha…

Yahoo Europe Confident For Future

Yahoo’s international division of the company had posted its fourth consecutive year on year revenue growth of over 30 percent..Yahoo Europe…

Yahoo Touts For-Fee Services

Yahoo is promoting its premium services through in-network marketing: “They even have a central page with links to all of their premium serv…

Waiting for Yahoo

Yahoo’s Q2 results will be announced later today…conference call at 5 PM EST.
Tune in here to listen to the conference call.
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Boo-hoo for Yahoo?

[Premium] Fees accounted for only 22.5 percent of Yahoo’s overall sales in the first quarter. Unless that percentage starts heading higher,…

Yahoo Results Expected to Please

Officially, Yahoo! has forecast revenue will be between $295 million and $315 million, but most analysts have said they expect Yahoo! will t…

Yahoo Japan Shares Hit 33 Month High

Shares of Yahoo Japan, Japan’s most popular Internet portal, on Thursday hit their highest level since September 2000 — helped by sunny ear…

Yahoo Debuts “Launch” in Europe

Yahoo is debuting its popular streaming music service “Launch” in Europe, its first crack at the region’s burgeoning online music market. Ya…

Yahoo Ties up With BT For Broadband Service

Yahoo has finally taken the full plunge in UK: It has tied up with BT to deliver a co-branded broadband service, and BT broadband’s service…

Yahoo Japan: King of the Hill

Thanks to CEO Inoue’s innovations, it’s now the country’s premier Net destination. And early broadband moves may help keep it that way.

Is Yahoo Platinum Doing Well?

A small detail in Safa Rashtchy’s latest Silk Road Weekly newsletter caught my eye: “faster-than-anticipated growth in subscription revenues…

Knock, Knock — Yahooligans! There

Yahooligans, Yahoo’s kid-friendly property, has some interesting challenges when trying to make revenue from its site. An interview with Yah…

Sweet Semel of Success

A story on Terry Semel’s role in Yahoo’s “turnaround”.

Yahoo Platinum Adds More Content

Yahoo Platinum the multi-media subscription service in competition with RealNetworks’s RealOne, has added new content with video and audio c…

Yahoo Japan Posts Upbeat Earnings

Yahoo Japan, part owned by Yahoo US and Softbank, has posted upbeat earnings for the year ended in March. Group net profit rose 106.1 percen…

Yahoo Plans Premium Services for Europe

Yahoo plans to launch a raft of premium services for Europe…among these include the US Yahoo! Platinum service for the European market. It…

Yahoo’s Results

Yahoo’s first-quarter results beat analysts’ profit forecasts as sales leaped 47 percent on the back of solid growth in advertising and prem…

Waiting for Yahoo’s Results Later Today

Yahoo will be announcing its results later today at 5 PM EST: the company is expected to announce more international moves or branch further…

Yahoo Japan To Give Music For Free

Yahoo Japan has inked a deal with Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, that will allow it to distribute music o…

Customers Pay for the Experience

This according to Tim Sanders, the chief solutions officer at Yahoo, speaking at the Jupiter Online Media Conference. He said that portal to…

SoundView Cuts Yahoo’s Rating

SoundView Technology Group lowered its earnings and revenue estimates for Yahoo, citing seasonal pressures and what it said was declining re…

How Launch Made it Through, Thanks to Yahoo

(free registration required): An interview with David Goldberg, formerly CEO of Launch and currently GM of music for Yahoo. Launch still con…

Yahoo Unveils Platinum Subscription Service

More details on the Yahoo Platinum multimedia subscription service, launched today (More factual details in company’s press release). Even t…

Yahoo Launches Suicide Application?

Well, so thinks Arnold Kling, on the new Yahoo Platinum subscription service. “What woodhead wants to pay for that? “. Not that I agree wit…

Yahoo Set to Launch Paid Multi-Media Service

Yahoo is expected to roll out its subscription audio and video service on Monday. Called Yahoo Platinum, which will include clips of news, e…

Yahoo’s New Ad Campaign For Online Dating

Yahoo will launch a promotional blitz for its online personals that will run on television, radio, billboards and the Net. The ad campaign w…

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Yahoo’s Radio Business Sees Ad-Supported

Yahoo’s Radio Business Sees Ad-Supported Future: “‘We truly believe the ad-supported side will eventually be the bigger side, in the long ru…

Semel: Products to drive Yahoo

Semel: Products to drive Yahoo in 2003: As expected, the company announced a streaming video subscription service and a planned premium serv…

The Tortoise And the Hare,

The Tortoise And the Hare, At Internet Speed: Lately Yahoo is looking like the proverbial tortoise that plodded ahead to win the race while…

Can Yahoo Make the Bounce

Can Yahoo Make the Bounce Last?: “Yahoo will soon roll out a “bring-your-own-broadband” service. Subscribers will pay a monthly fee to use a…

Yahoo to Launch Paid Net

Yahoo to Launch Paid Net Video Service: The first “real” competition to RealNetworks: Yahoo is close to unveiling details of a paid, subscri…

Yahoo Japan Says Q3 Profits

Yahoo Japan Says Q3 Profits Doubled: Yahoo Japan, the country’s most popular Web portal, said Wednesday that its third quarter profit more t…

Yahoo tops Q4 rev and

Yahoo tops Q4 rev and EPS expectations; Fees and Listings Revenues Increase 120 Percent: Yahoo reported a quarterly profit versus a year-ear…

Yahoo Enjoys a Rebound That

Yahoo Enjoys a Rebound That Rivals Haven’t Seen: WSJ does an analysis story on Yahoo, ahead of its Q4 earnings later today. “[Y]ahoo needs t…

Yahoo Goes Broad, While Google

Yahoo Goes Broad, While Google Sticks to Roots: A good analysis by Jimmy Gutterman, on the differences between the two companies’ strategies…

Anticipating Yahoo’s Q4 results: Yahoo

Anticipating Yahoo’s Q4 results: Yahoo is expected to post earnings of about $36.4 million, or 6 cents a share–analysts have been anticipat…

Yahoo Looks to Launch Wireless

Yahoo Looks to Launch Wireless Subscription Services in India: Yahoo, which has more than 27 million registered accounts from India, expects…

Yahoo Makes Online Dating Easier

Yahoo Makes Online Dating Easier with Video, Voice: In an overture to new paying subscribers, Yahoo is adding video and voice capabilities t…

Is Yahoo the Sleeper Content

Is Yahoo the Sleeper Content Clearinghouse? Well, it can be. The title is up for grabs…it could be Amazon.com’s as well. Yahoo is re-launc…

Yahoo Passes Paid Subscriber Goal:

Yahoo Passes Paid Subscriber Goal: Internet media company Yahoo met its goal to end the year with 2 million paying subscribers ahead of sche…

AP’s Archival Sales to Consumer

AP’s Archival Sales to Consumer Accounts for 1 Percent of Revenues: This according to this story…no wonder, since $1.50 is still a ridicul…

With Google at Gates, Yahoo

With Google at Gates, Yahoo Arms Itself: An excellent analysis of why Yahoo had to buy Inktomi, and the increasing threat it faces from Goog…

Lower the Price of Web

Lower the Price of Web Archives: Following yesterday’s news that Yahoo has a new deal with the Associated Press–to offer individual archive…

Yahoo Sets Up Premium News

Yahoo Sets Up Premium News Archive Service With AP: The search engine on Yahoo News’ site will be able to search the AP Archives going back…

Yahoo CEO Sees Subscribers Ahead

Yahoo CEO Sees Subscribers Ahead of Forecast: Yahoo will end 2002 with more subscribers than it expected and is on track for industry-defyin…

Yahoo Testing Bundled Subscription Service:

Yahoo Testing Bundled Subscription Service: This one is a heavy hitter: Yahoo is pilot testing a new bundled subscription service called “Ya…

Yahoo Launches “Industry Center”, a

Yahoo Launches “Industry Center”, a Possible Precursor to Premium Industry Verticals (via TEoF): A new section of Yahoo Finance called “Indu…

Yahoo UK’s Try-Before-Buy Games Service:

Yahoo UK’s Try-Before-Buy Games Service: Yahoo UK has launched a try-before-you-buy games service, its first paid-for games venture. The ser…

BusinessWeek’s E.Biz 25: Yahoo’s Terry

BusinessWeek’s E.Biz 25: Yahoo’s Terry Semel: BusinessWeek’s latest E.Biz 25 ranking profiles Terry Semel, CEO of Yahoo. According to the st…

Yahoo’s Potential on Tapping its

Yahoo’s Potential on Tapping its Community: eMarketer analyzes Yahoo’s paid subscription services and how its partnership with SBC for broad…

Is Semel the Right Guy

Is Semel the Right Guy for Yahoo?: Business 2.0 posits the question. “Yahoo is uniquely positioned to be the entertainment industry’s prime…

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Can Yahoo Make ’em Pay?”:

Can Yahoo Make ’em Pay?”: The story focuses on Yahoo’s partnership with SBC Communications to sell broadband access. SBC subscribers who sig…

Yahoo’s Q2 Results–Back in Black:

Yahoo’s Q2 Results–Back in Black: Yahoo reported a net profit of $21.4 million or 3 cents per share in the second quarter, compared with a…

Glimmer for Yahoo: Even though

Glimmer for Yahoo: Even though most of Yahoo’s revenues are still advertising dependent, the web portal is is expected to report revenue of…

Yahoo Launches New Homepage: As

Yahoo Launches New Homepage: As planned, Yahoo has relaunched its streamlined homepage, meant to be more advertiser-friendly. The redesign a…

Yahoo Closes Finance Vision

Bereft of any way to monetize the seemingly valuable programming, Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) has decided to close two free services: is scrapping…