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Apploi, A Job Hunting App, Raises Over $7 Million In Series A

Applying to jobs seems easy: you roll into a shop, fill out an application, and wait for a call. But aside from nicer handwriting, how do you stand out from the crowd of applicants? You use Apploi.<p>Apploi’s CEO, Adam Lewis, launched the company to allow service industry workers put their best foot …

Employment

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales exceed predictions at $9.3bn

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1123000/1123046_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534413269_5746ce3bd461d56686fd4e0f221f7ce6<p><b>China's online retail giant Alibaba says it has pulled in $9.3bn (£5.9bn) in sales from its annual 'Singles' Day' shopping event.</b><p>At the end of …

Yahoo launches digital magazine Yahoo DIY with slideshows, listicles, and original videos

Yahoo today launched a new magazine called Yahoo DIY. As the name implies, the offering is aimed at do-it-yourself enthusiasts looking to get their hands dirty.<p>Yahoo DIY isn’t just full of text that explains how to get the job done. Editor-in-Chief Katie Brown is promising readers content like …

Yahoo pushes outs its native-ad recommendation boxes to publishers

Yahoo launched its native ad platform Stream Ads last year — a box located beneath articles that suggests other content to users — and now it’s pushing out its native ad service to other publishers, AdAge reports.<p>The recommendation boxes host content from around a publisher’s site as well as native …

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Marissa?

[Disclosure: Author was long YHOO at time of writing.]<p>There’s been a sharp response to the post I wrote last Wednesday in Forbes outlining the rationale for either Alibaba or SoftBank buying Yahoo at current levels.<p>The stock is up 6.5% since that story first was published on heavy volume.<p>To me, the …

Why Eric Vishria is leaving Yahoo for Benchmark

When Benchmark raised $425 million for its eighth venture capital fund late last year, we reported that the Bay Area firm was in search of at least …

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Financial Services

3 Things Everyone Should Know About Alibaba and Its IPO

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The <b>Alibaba</b> IPO is coming.<p>It is going to list its stock on the <b>NYSE</b>. It will trade under the ticker BABA. The <i>StockTwits</i> Alibaba …

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru

If you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity’s performance online.<p>There’s TwitterCounter (owned by The Next Web) for tracking how many followers you have, Klout for giving you a social media ‘rank’ …

Yahoo's head of mobile products talks new products, acquisitions, and the road ahead

Adam Cahan joined Yahoo in 2011 when his startup, the TV companion app IntoNow, was acquired. A year later, Marissa Mayer became CEO, and soon after she put him in charge of the company's lineup of mobile products. Over the next several months, Cahan oversaw an upgrade to nearly Yahoo's entire line …

Yahoo News Digest for iPhone and iPod touch

MARISSA MAYER: 'We Are Very Sorry' For Yahoo Mail's Big Outage This Week

In a post on her Tumblr page, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologized for the outage, but said it only affected about 1% of Yahoo Mail users. She also explained exactly what caused the problem.<p>"This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry," Mayer wrote.<p>Mayer said the problem …

Yahoo’s webmail outage continues to frustrate users

Yahoo (s yhoo) may have spent most of this year trying to claw its way back to internet relevancy, but a days-long webmail outage is fraying the …

Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

This week, Yahoo continued with its prolific acquisition strategy with a one-two punch picking up companies working on video — a sign that, while some of its acquisitions have been basic talent grabs, at least a few of them have a very specific focus to them, concentrating on fixing its …

Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

A little over a year ago, only a few months into her tenure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent out an internal “goals” memo to employees that outlined a …

Employment

Marissa Mayer Subverts Expectations, Hires Star New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue To Build A New Site

The hope was that she would save the company by fixing its current stable of products and come up with some new ones - the next Pinterest, Snapchat, or Instagram.<p>Mayer was <i>not</i> hired for her ability to turn Yahoo into a successful media company built around original and licensed content.<p>In fact, the …

No Henry, you need to get real about Yahoo. Here are the facts

For past year or so, there has been a bit of a lovefest around Yahoo (s YHOO), the rapidly aging former web star that has lost the attention and …

Why does Yahoo! buy failed startups? It's the only way it can get good developers

The acqui-hire isn't bad business<p>Yahoo bought Rockmelt today, a startup that debuted with a wave of media fanfare touting it as the company that would reinvent the browser for the age of the social web. It didn't catch on, Rockmelt pivoted, and eventually the company faded into obscurity, at which …

Yahoo Updates Fantasy Football iOS App With Mobile Drafting

Yahoo has updated the iOS app for its incredible popular Fantasy Football product for the 2013 NFL season with mobile drafting, a much-requested feature. Before, fantasy team owners were required to use a full-sized computer to conduct a fantasy draft, while now players will be able to draft from …

After installing Marissa Mayer at Yahoo, activist investor Dan Loeb exits with a tidy profit

Loeb shook up Yahoo leadership and juiced the stock before selling his stake and heading for the door<p>Dan Loeb, the activist investor who led the charge to oust former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson and replace him with Google veteran Marissa Mayer, is making his exit from the company's board, and taking …