Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer: ‘We’re eager to start this new era with Microsoft’

Marissa Mayer has been clear about her dissatisfaction with Yahoo’s Microsoft search partnership in the past — saying at last year’s Goldman Sachs technology conference that the partnership needed to produce better financial results, and the companies needed to stop just trading market share. However, at the same conference yesterday, the Yahoo CEO expressed a… Read More

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Shakeup at Yahoo: COO Henrique de Castro is out

Yahoo COO Henrique de Castro will be leaving the company tomorrow, according to an SEC filing from the company today. No reason was given for his departure. Marissa Mayer hired de Castro away from Google in 2012, where he was president of partners business solutions, to run the company’s ad business. But de Castro hasn’t been able… Read More

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CES: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces Aviate deal, trots out Katie Couric, unveils news app and tech pub

LAS VEGAS — The buying spree continues! Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was on stage at CES for less than five minutes before she announced an another acquisition this afternoon, saying that the company has purchased intelligent mobile home screen company Aviate, the latest in a string of acquisitions. It’s part of a broader attempt by… Read More

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Mayer: Yahoo sees 800M users a month, 12k resumes

SAN FRANCISCO– While the rest of the internet has fretted over Yahoo’s new logo, Marissa Meyer is more interested in the substance of the company. “We’re happy with the logo, but for us, the focus is really on the product.” Yahoo’s new CEO sat down with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference… Read More

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Yahoo buys, kills Rockmelt in the same day

The question floating around Silicon Valley seems to be: what isn’t Yahoo buying these days? Social browser company Rockmelt is the latest company to join the menagerie of acquisitions by Yahoo in recent months. Rockmelt began as the brainchild of Eric Vishria and Tim Howes, Hewlett-Packard alumni who wanted to build a browser that allowed… Read More


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on $1.1 billion Tumblr deal: ‘We promise not to screw it up’

Well, this kind of says something. In her first public remarks about the blockbuster $1.1 billion cash purchase of Tumblr, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promises “not to screw it up.” Meanwhile, Tumblr CEO David Karp notes that the fast-growing blogging platform, which boasts 300 million unique visitors per month and 120,000 signs up every day, will… Read More


Yahoo posts revenue growth for first time in four years

Marissa Mayer continues to make her mark at Yahoo. The company today reported revenue of $1.3 billion for the fourth quarter, a two percent increase over the same period last year and the first revenue growth in four years. Revenue for the full year came in at $4.986 billion — a slight increase over the… Read More

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Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

In other e-mail news today, Yahoo Mail launched an upgrade that would make it “faster and easier” to use. Instead, when Yahoo Mail users tried to log into their accounts, they got stuck in a vortex of a unresponsive terms and conditions page or a failed message. As TechCrunch reported, the upgrade is still causing… Read More

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New CEO Marissa Mayer cashing in over at Yahoo

It’s official. New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is making serious bank at the struggling tech giant. All Things D wrote this afternoon that Mayer’s take could reach at least $60 million. The LA Times Business section took a look at the same numbers and came up with a much larger valuation of $129 million if… Read More


Yahoo results: Can Marissa Mayer fix the Microsoft deal?

Yahoo posted so-so quarterly results this afternoon, with revenue flat at $1.08 billion after adjusting for the cost of acquiring traffic. One reason for the underwhelming performance: Microsoft’s alliance with Yahoo still isn’t living up to either company’s expectations. Can a former Google executive fix it? Newly appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the former Google… Read More