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How Yahoo Keeps Trying to Reinvent Itself

1 of 11<p>Yahoo is under more pressure than ever to increase returns for investors. Here's a look at steps CEO Marissa Mayer has taken to reinvent Yahoo.<p>…

The clock is ticking for investors who want Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer fired — what's next?

The two sides met last week, right after Yahoo announced the addition of two new members many viewed as a rebuke to Starboard.<p>The company, which wants Yahoo to sell its core business and replace CEO Marissa Mayer, still hasn't submitted its nominations for the new board members it will need to get …

Yahoo Mail just got a whole lot smarter

Yahoo has added some new features to its Mail service that will enhance the links you send in emails by transforming them into visual, informative cards to give recipients a snapshot of the content right in the message.<p>The new previews will allow people to play video and audio clips directly within …

Apps

Yahoo May Talk To Facebook To Acquire Tumblr Ad Biz

Misery makes for strange bedfellows, to paraphrase Shakespeare.And miserable returns likely explain why Facebook could soon take over Tumblr’s …

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Yahoo says bankruptcy court can't compel it to turn over email | Reuters

Yahoo Inc says U.S. bankruptcy law cannot be used to force the Internet company to turn over a user’s email messages, which are being sought in connection with the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank.<p>Yahoo in court papers on Wednesday argued the Stored Communications Act (SCA), the law governing …

Privacy

Verizon CEO confirms interest in buying Yahoo

Verizon Communications chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam spoke with Jim Cramer of CNBC's "Mad Money" on Friday, and confirmed the company is considering …

Money

RIP Yahoo Games, my favorite online games portal a decade ago

I still yearn for the long gone days of Flash gaming online, even if it was probably far more awful than I remember.<p>Yahoo! Games, which has been officially killed this week as part of Yahoo’s cutbacks, was one of the first places I discovered in the early 2000’s on my dial-up connection in New …

Yahoo Ex-Employee Files Suit Alleging Problems With Performance Reviews

Yahoo said review process rooted in fairness<p>A former Yahoo Inc. employee filed a lawsuit Monday saying that the Internet company used performance reviews to terminate workers without proper warning.<p>In the complaint, filed with U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., Gregory Anderson, a onetime …

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Yahoo to cut 15 percent jobs, close several units

The plans are expected to be announced after Yahoo's fourth-quarter results, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>Yahoo, which is scheduled to report on Tuesday, could not be immediately reached for comment.<p>(Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

Yahoo to decide next strategic steps after quarterly earnings: sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc YHOO.O will decide on its next strategic steps only after releasing quarterly earnings on Feb. 2, people familiar with the matter said, as the company continues to resist investor calls to explore a sale of its core Internet assets.<p>Yahoo wants to gauge shareholder reaction …

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What Twitter and Yahoo should do next

There’s a new maxim in Silicon Valley: Be careful what Chris Sacca wishes for.<p>So far this year, Twitter’s stock has fallen every day. Today it dipped …

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Yahoo investor sends new letter: Do not waste any more capital

Canyon, a Los Angeles-based investment firm and a Yahoo shareholder, wrote in a letter seen by Reuters that the internet company's board and management team have spent in excess of $3 billion on acquisitions to which, based on the its stock price, the market appears to ascribe absolutely no, or …

The Drip of the Departing VPs at Yahoo Keeps Dripping, Including Head of Global Public Policy

The turnaround of CEO Marissa Mayer is now more of a downturn.<p>Yahoo has lost two more well-regarded VPs this month, part of an ongoing exodus of top talent at the company. <b>Re/code</b> wrote about that in October, but it has accelerated since.<p>VPs at the Silicon Valley Internet giant make up about 2 …

Yahoo settles e-mail privacy class-action: $4M for lawyers, $0 for users

Company won't stop scanning e-mail for ads, but plaintiffs now seem unbothered.<p>In late 2013, Yahoo was hit with six lawsuits over its practice of …

Privacy

Yahoo’s plan A, B, C, D, and E for appeasing frustrated investors

Spinoff? Reverse spinoff? Something else altogether?<p>The never-ending Yahoo saga keeps dragging out. According to a Jan. 8 report from Bloomberg, Yahoo is now exploring an outright sale of its web business—the latest in a series of attempts to appease investors frustrated with the company’s lagging …

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Yahoo to Reconsider Sale of Web Business Instead of Spinoff

Yahoo! Inc. is considering an outright sale of its business, marking what could hasten a significant shift in the company’s thinking as it faces …

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Inside Yahoo's troubled advertising business

Between a sinking stock, an embattled CEO and restless investors demanding that the company be dismantled, these are not great days for Internet …

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Max Levchin on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: 'Hardest working CEO in Silicon Valley, bar none'

Despite recently giving up his seat on Yahoo's board, Levchin reiterated his support for Mayer during an interview with Bloomberg West's Emily Chang on Wednesday, noting that his confidence in the embattled CEO remains "certainly high."<p>"She is the hardest working CEO in Silicon Valley, bar none," …

Yahoo is prepping to lay off 10% or more of its workforce

The company is working on a plan to cut at least 10% of its workforce, said sources familiar with the situation. The cuts would reduce Yahoo's headcount by more than a thousand employees and could begin as early as this month, the sources said.<p>While the cuts are expected to affect all parts of the …

Activist investor Starboard sent another blistering letter to Yahoo lambasting its management

Starboard — which owned 0.75% of Yahoo as of September 30 and is the company's 23rd-largest shareholder — says it believes Yahoo shareholders have lost confidence in the ability of current management.<p>Starboard also thinks Yahoo's recently announced plan to spin off its struggling internet …

Taking our Bug Bounty Program to the next level | Yahoo Security

Happy New Year!<p>The Yahoo Paranoids are excited to announce a restructuring of our Bug Bounty Program geared toward continuing to protect our users …

Yahoo must face class action over text messages: U.S. judge | Reuters

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc was ordered by a Chicago federal judge on Monday to face a class action lawsuit accusing the Internet company of sending unsolicited text messages to Sprint Corp cellphone users in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.<p>Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during her …

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Some Yahoo investors want to sell Internet business even if it triggers big tax bill | Reuters

(Reuters) - Several major Yahoo Inc shareholders are so concerned the company’s core Internet business could fall in value that they want it sold as soon as possible.<p>Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, …

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