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Yahoo Goes Big and Buys Tumblr

by Allen Weiner  |  May 19, 2013  |  2 Comments

In what has been a relatively slow year for big acquisitions in the tech world, Yahoo’s board has approved a billion-dollar-plus layout to buy Tumblr, a blogging platform that has over 100 million blogs as of mid-May 2013. For Yahoo, the Tumblr purchase represents its first big move under Marissa Mayer’s regime and an attempt […]


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Can Marissa Mayer Restore the Yodel?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 16, 2012  |  Comments Off

Keeping a secret is a mighty task in a time when whispers are heard ‘round the world but Yahoo pulled one off by naming Google executive Marissa Mayer as its new CEO. While not an obscure choice, Mayer is a less than obvious one with her engineering and product skill set more of a match […]

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Yahoo 2012

by Allen Weiner  |  January 24, 2012  |  2 Comments

Yahoo’s brand spankin’ new CEO Scott Thompson had his coming out party at what turned out to be a rather curious Q4 earnings call. The numbers are the numbers: up here, down there; news on the Microsoft Search Alliance and the usual “we’re going to try harder and do better” sort of rah-rah chatter. What […]


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The Bartz Era at Yahoo Comes to a Sudden Close

by Allen Weiner  |  September 6, 2011  |  1 Comment

Some 75 days after giving CEO Carol Bartz a vote of confidence, Yahoo’s board has announced a leadership reorganization under which Timothy Morse has been named interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing Carol Bartz, who has been removed by the board. The board has also announced a newly formed Executive Leadership Council tasked with supporting Morse […]

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Yahoo’s Take on The News

by Allen Weiner  |  July 6, 2010  |  Comments Off

True to its word, Yahoo is making good on two of its promises: 1) the company said it would take a new view of its role in search and 2) begin to create new content opportunities. Called into evidence is Upshot a news page on which a team of editors (two) and reporters (six) look […]

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Yahoo-Microsoft Deal Approved; Google Books, Not So Much

by Allen Weiner  |  February 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

It is a good time to be a lawyer The U.S. Department of Justice has given its approval to the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal which will add search results from Microsoft’s Bing to Yahoo search result pages. The deal also includes Yahoo’s ability to sell premium search advertising for both companies. Yahoo has indicated it intends […]

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Yahoo Needs To Go Shopping

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2010  |  1 Comment

Good news for Yahoo watchers: the company’s search-advertising and display-advertising businesses each improved from the company’s third quarter, but were down compared with the fourth quarter of 2008. Yahoo’s search-ad revenue declined 15% from a year ago, compared with a 19% drop in the third quarter. Its display-advertising revenue fell 1% from a year ago, […]

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HotJobs’ Sale Could End Yahoo’s Newspaper Consortium

by Allen Weiner  |  December 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

According to this report from Reuters, Yahoo is open to selling HotJobs fir the right price. If this report is true, then I suspect Yahoo’s newspaper consortium will lose much of its momentum if not outright come to an end; there are more than 600 newspapers in the consortium and HotJobs is one of the […]

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Microsoft, Yahoo! Ink Search Deal

by Allen Weiner  |  July 29, 2009  |  Comments Off

After walking halfway down the aisle with Google in 2008 in a proposed (and then scrapped) search-advertising pact, Yahoo! has inked a 10 year deal in which Microsoft will power Yahoo! search and sell self-service keywords through AdCenter while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. The […]

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Yahoo’s New Homepage: Show Me the Wow

by Allen Weiner  |  July 22, 2009  |  Comments Off

During Yahoo’s second quarter earnings call, CEO Carol Bartz talked of her company’s many current and planned projects aimed at providing operational stability, the tools to hit the ground running when the economy recovers and offering the market a sense of “wow” related to Yahoo’s products and services. Bartz pointed to the newly unveiled homepage […]

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