This acquisition is part of a broader strategy to help Yahoo become the leading destination for news content.
Levinsohn will become the CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, a new umbrella company that includes several entertainment-minded news sites, including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Adweek.
Editor’s Pick Instagram v. Twitter! Yahoo v. Google! Can’t we all just get along? No. No, we cannot. Besides, it’s more amusing this way.
With outlandish lawsuits, a botched IPO, and a detailed social record of historic world events, 2012 will be remembered as a year of extreme highs and lows in social media. Here are the top 10 social stories that defined the year.
Editor’s Pick It’s not all developer drama. Every story has a moral. Here are the seven most important lessons we learned in 2012.
If you don’t like the way social networks try to own your data, but you’re not willing to sign off completely, there is a third way. Here’s how to regain control of your own stuff without giving up Twitter and Facebook.
Tech execs Tim Cook and Marissa Mayer have joined the president of Egypt, Bill and Hilary Clinton, and yes, Barack Obama himself on the shortlist of people being considered for Time’s Person of the Year. As did a little known scientist who proved Einstein right.
A fallen CEO starts work on reviving his reputation.
Yahoo grabbed PayPal co-founder and Evernote director Max Levchin for its own board, but loses two of its existing members. Yahoo now has a total of 11 on its board.
The Yahoo-owned Flickr, alongside the release of a brand new app for iPhone, threw in support for Twitter Cards this morning, bringing its newly filtered captures to tweets near you.
Just a day after releasing new email apps for iOS and other platforms, Yahoo has updated its Flickr app for iPhone with Instagram-like filters, an easier sign-up process, and more.
Former Yahoo and Microsoft executive Blake Irving will take over as chief executive officer of major web domain business Go Daddy, succeeding interim CEO Scott Wagner.
Yahoo, still one of the most popular email services in the world, has revamped its email apps for web, iOS, Android, and Windows 8 with a much cleaner look that emphasizes speed.
New Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro is aparently planning a major shift in the way the company sells its advertising.
Marissa Mayer is making good on a promise to buy Yahoo’s way to mobile dominance with the talent acquisition of the team behind OnTheAir.
In her first public interview as Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer channeled Vince Lombardi, the legendary former coach of the Green Bay Packers, to explain how she prioritizes her demanding life.
Lionsgate is reportedly in advanced negotiations to sell off TVGuide.com, with Yahoo at the forefront of those negotiations.
Yahoo! and Facebook may be joining forces.
Ebay isn’t giving up on China. The company today announced a new partnership with local fashion e-commerce website Xiu, which will sort through eBay’s inventory for pieces that will appeal to China’s culture.
Smartphones and tablets are gaining attention in Japan, and this deal should allow both companies to take advantage of this trend.
The female executives on the list span a variety of industries from enterprise technology to retail. Given the amount of media attention paid to technology companies of late, it’s no surprise that Silicon Valley-based CEO’s dominate the list.
Newly minted Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has purchased Stamped, a mobile recommendations-focused startup with a team of talented ex-Googlers, to help the company catch up to competitors far ahead in the all-important race for mobile mindshare.
In her first earnings call since joining Yahoo as CEO, Marissa Mayer didn’t waste any time explaining how her first 100 days have been.
Yahoo’s stock price is taking a nice stroll upwards, ticking up more than 3 percent in after-hours trading following a better-than-expected earnings report today.
Editor’s Pick This week isn’t just about Apple vs. Microsoft. It’s about where technology is going.
Hot on the heels of nabbing Google’s Henrique De Castro to be its new COO, it looks like Chief Revenue Officer Michael Barrett will soon exit the company in preparation for a new CRO.
Yahoo has just hired another former Googler. But this one is a doozy: Google’s former president of Global Media, Mobile, and Platforms.
Yahoo’s chief technical officer Ash Munshi has left the company.
All those crazy hours take their toll, despite the perks, and that stress has to come out somewhere. Lucky for us, Googlers find an outlet in sarcastic humor.
Personalization, mobile, and acquisitions are the big themes in Marissa Mayer’s first announcement of her turnaround plan for Yahoo. That, and peanut butter.
If you live in San Francisco and work at a tech company in Silicon Valley, you probably take a shuttle to work. Now, an impressive new map shows just how extensive these shuttle services are.
Marissa Mayer is getting ready to unveil her strategy.
Google will best its younger rival Facebook in one important area this year: display ad revenue.
Yahoo has agreed to sell back half of its stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, in a $7.6 billion deal.
Yahoo’s new chief executive Marissa Mayer is intent on making the company a more enjoyable place to work, and thus far, she’s doing a pretty good job at it.
Ever since former Googler Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo’s CEO, we’ve been waiting to see who she puts on her executive team, with the latest addition being a new head of HR.
Marissa Mayer made her first major hire today since stepping up as Yahoo’s CEO. This afternoon, the media company announced that Kathy Savitt will come on board as chief marketing officer on Sept. 14 and will report to Mayer.
Marissa Mayer is all about the bennies in her first few weeks at Yahoo. From free food to new cooler, collaborative workspaces to … no more BlackBerries?
Yahoo may be on the hunt for a chief operating officer, as CEO Marissa Mayer begins to flesh out the company with people who complement her product prowess.
A decade — 10 years. Doesn’t sound like much, right?
But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally … fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.