| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Yahoo Inc.'s share of the search market in the United States climbed above 10% last month as the search engine became the default option on the latest version of the Firefox browser.
The news was followed Thursday by a letter from an investor expressing...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:38 AM
At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company.
Their move follows an...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Yahoo Inc will pay about $640 million for automated advertising service BrightRoll, beefing up its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers.
The acquisition sustains Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree and sharpens the...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser in the United States, a move that Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said will help boost its flagging search market...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tumblr, the micro-blogging site Yahoo acquired last year for $1.1 billion, has rolled out new features to make itself a better home for video. But despite speculation that it's aiming to become a rival to Google's YouTube, Tumblr still has a long way to...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Entertainment companies have yet another social-marketing tool to play with: Yahoo's Tumblr micro-blogging site has launched autoplay video ads, with initial advertisers including Universal, CW and Hulu.
The video ads on Tumblr will show up in users'...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Marissa Mayer caused an uproar last year when she banned telecommuting for Yahoo employees. Now it looks like she again wants workers as close to the company as possible.
The online tech company is reportedly cutting about 400 positions at its...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Japanese phones and online giant Softbank has been in the news this week over reports -- yet to be confirmed by the company itself -- about deals to buy DreamWorks Animation or Legendary Pictures.
Now add another possible acquisition to the list: Yahoo!...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An activist investment firm has urged Yahoo to consider merging with AOL -- claiming the combination could produce $1 billion of cost synergies -- but several Wall Street analysts say such a tie-up likely doesn't make sense.
On Friday, Starboard Value...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:38 AM
While telecommuting, most employees perform at least as well as in the office, and some actually do better, according to a new study. "We have many reasons to expect that telecommuters should work as well or better than others," said Ravi S. Gajendran,...