Wednesday was a fairly busy day for deals, with old-industry blue chipper GE investing big into a new platform as a service company, Yahoo Japan investing in U.S. startups, and API management company 3scale announcing new funding to grow faster.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just made her first big play into video.
The goal: To make American startups interested in doing business in Japan.
Are we more productive in the office or out?
Yahoo updated its app today to include technology from recently acquired “summary” startup Summly.
In the early 2000′s, then-Google VP of user experience Marissa Mayer used to get mysterious emails from a complete stranger, each containing only a single number: 45, 52, 56.
Marissa Mayer explains her decision to stop people from working from home after keeping quiet for two months.
Get ready for a resurrection: Mayer has brought Yahoo back from the dead, this time with gorgeous apps, cutting-edge devices, and a bright outlook for the future.
When Yahoo talks about mobile, it’s not just referring to tablets and smartphones. It’s also talking about the smartwatches, visors, and God knows what else you’ll be using next year and the year after that.
High-gloss aesthetics, full-page photos — the result is amazingly fresh and very much in stride with the apps mobile-first companies are releasing right now.
Editor’s Pick Late last year, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told techsters her big game plan for the company: Making Yahoo accessible and relevant to a mobile-first culture. So, did she deliver?
It’s too early to declare whether iconic tech company Yahoo is in full turnaround mode, but the company first quarter 2013 earnings certainly show it’s headed in the right direction.
Apple already offers Yahoo weather and finance data pre-loaded on the iPhone, but Yahoo and Apple are reportedly in talks to get more cozy.
Yahoo Mail has integrated with cloud storage hotshot Dropbox so email users can send attachments of any size and save attachments to Dropbox.
With $3 billion in forecast revenue, Yahoo might be seeing its first real growth in years.
Yahoo has acquired Summly, a startup that has developed technology to automatically summarize news articles for mobile sites, the company announced this morning.
The data center will use low-cost hydropower from the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant as well as an outside-air cooling system to keep machines at optimal temperatures.
Yahoo has purchased social trending startup Jybe today, and along with it a slew of former key employees that previously worked for the company.
Yahoo is rumored to be in talks to buy a large stake in France Telecom-owned video site Dailymotion.
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Rumors that Yahoo might buy Zynga are fading as Bing Gordon talks about the magic of independence.
In six months under Mayer, Yahoo’s stock price has jumped from $15 to $23, adding over $17 billion in market value to the still-slumbering purple giant.
Guest Post In the age of Skype, Google Docs, Dropbox and oDesk (where I work) these are pretty stunning pronouncements from one of the industry’s most progressive companies, and from Marissa Mayer, one of Silicon Valley’s most closely watched working Moms.
The latest U.S. census data says that working from home for at least one day a week grew 34 percent, and this comes just a couple of weeks after CEO Marissa Mayer famously killed Yahoo’s telecommuting policy.
Yahoo is once again taking out the trash.
Guest Post Thank goodness someone finally had the courage to stand up and say that telecommuting is officially banned.
Alibaba predicts that 2013 will be the year that Chinese e-commerce surpasses U.S e-commerce, with $265 billion in sales compared to a projected $230 billion for America, and that total Chinese online sales will reach $445 billion in 2015.
Guest Post I find the recent changes to Yahoo’s work-at-home policy bewildering. Yes, Yahoo has a lot of deadweight. Yes, it needs to jettison that deadweight. But there’s more deadweight working in Yahoo’s offices than at home.
Yahoo sent a memo to employees yesterday, letting them know that they were expected to show up at the office every day. Silicon Valley was outraged.
Flickr for iPhone has lots of new features, a sign that Marissa Mayer is serious about making Yahoo a product company again.
Marissa Mayer is bringing the Google to Yahoo with a new, clean Yahoo homepage.
Yahoo’s CEO isn’t kidding around when it comes to mobile.
Yahoo took a big step toward making its mobile experience better today by acquiring location discovery app Alike.
After a successful first run, Yahoo is launching the second season of it’s popular comedy “Burning Love” on Valentine’s Day.
Editor’s Pick Gay and transgender engineers converged on a technology conference aimed at LGBT folks hosted on the Facebook campus last weekend. Here’s why many Silicon Valley companies are taking this group seriously.
Yahoo is getting a dose of Google ads.
Editor’s Pick Early in her career former Yahoo and Google exec Jennifer Dulski was mentored by a woman who changed her life. Today was her first day of work as the new CEO of Change.org, where she’s planning to help 25 million users change the world.
Stealth startup Tomfoolery raises $1.7M for mobile enterprise applications that make “work awesome.”
Once endlessly depressing Yahoo is showing new signs of life after releasing its Q4 2012 earnings, with the company’s stock price getting nearly a 5 percent increase to $21.32 per share in after-hours trading at peak.
While Yahoo Mail may not be the most popular email service in the world, it is widely preferred to all other services in Iran.