May 20, 2013 Tumblr joins GeoCities, Broadcast.com and Overture in the small fraternity of Yahoo's $1 billion-plus acquisitions. What can the company can learn from its previous purchases?
May 20, 2013 Yahoo will pay about $1.1 billion for the six-year-old blogging site. Tumblr's leadership won't change and Yahoo promises it will be independently operated.
May 19, 2013 The deal for the blogging site is designed to attract younger users to the ailing Web portal. The Wall Street Journal is basing its report on unnamed sources close to the situation.
March 26, 2013 Yahoo recently bought Summly, a news-summarizing app, for $30 million. But the company is ditching the app and only keeping the small team and the algorithm that drive it. So could this signal a change in companies buying fewer actual products and services and instead taking gambles on algorithms?
February 27, 2013 Marissa Mayer's decision to ban working from home at Yahoo has sparked a debate about the effectiveness of teleworking. NPR's Steve Henn, who works a fragmented schedule from his Silicon Valley home, says research on what works is mixed, but success largely depends on the job and whom you're collaborating with.
February 25, 2013 The decision by Yahoo to stop its remote work policy seems to fly in the face of recent trends that allow more working-from-home, not less.
July 6, 2012 The deal would involve swapping advertising and ends a contentious patent dispute launched by Yahoo three months ago.
May 14, 2012 As Facebook prepares to sell stock to the public, perhaps valuing the company at nearly $100 billion, investors will be betting that the firm won't make its users so uncomfortable over privacy that they quit. Meanwhile, Yahoo, another company that also once had a bright future, continues to undergo upheaval as it struggles to define its mission.
May 14, 2012 Third Point, a hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb, has been arguing that Yahoo needs new leadership and may need a new direction. Now, its preferred candidate for the CEO's post is in that position on an interim basis.
April 4, 2012 One widely watched report estimates that employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls last month. But Yahoo announced 2,000 layoffs — about 14 percent of its workforce.
October 3, 2011 The websites say they're launching a "strategic news alliance." This afternoon, they're due to stream an interview with President Obama.
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