Question: what would you do with six hours in Amsterdam? Dubai? Barcelona? That is precisely what Yahoo TimeTraveler was created to answer.
Editor's Pick Everyone knows it, but few people acknowledge it: Mobile web browsers absolutely suck. Technologists are launching commercial space flights, mapping the human genome, and building flexible computer displays, yet we still haven’t figured out the right way to use a browser on a small device with crap connectivity.
Although Scott Thompson joins the jobless after recently resigning from his CEO position at Yahoo, don’t look for him on any unemployment lines. Yahoo stated in a filing today Thompson would be receiving nearly $7 million in make-good cash from Yahoo.
Scott Thompson, who resigned this weekend as chief executive of Yahoo, reportedly disclosed to the company’s board of directors and several colleagues last week that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Guest Post Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s latest explanations don’t cut it. He needs to go.
Some people interpreted my piece calling out Silicon Valley’s snobbishness about computer science degrees as a defense of embattled Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson. It’s not.
I don’t have a computer science degree. There, I said it.
Microsoft announced today that it will be selling hundreds of patents to Facebook, a sign that it wants to protect its investment from litigation as the social network heads towards an IPO next month. But this wasn’t a sudden change of heart.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Update 2 p.m. Pacific: AOL stock closed up 43 percent for the day. News hit the wires this morning that AOL plans to sell 800 of its 1,100 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion in cash, money CEO Tim Armstrong says will be used to repay AOL shareholders. This one-time transaction also grants Microsoft a non-exclusive license to to the 300 remaining patents, which cover key technologies such as advertising, search, content generation/management, social networking, mapping, multimedia/streaming, and security.
Tech giant Yahoo has struggled to find its way over the last five years, rotating through four CEOs and a series of layoffs. Now, activist shareholder Third Point, which is agitating to add four handpicked members to Yahoo’s board, has launched an entire website, valueyahoo.com, to make its case about what is going wrong at Yahoo’s business and what can be done to turn it around.
Proxy battles are tailored made for tech blog coverage: conflict, deadlines, inflammatory letters! But the latest move by Yahoo, which appointed three new board members yesterday, is not the smack in the face that blogger Kara Swisher (who we typically defer to in all things Yahoo), is making it out to be.
Facebook has purchased 750 patents from IBM to help it battle Yahoo’s recent troll-like patent lawsuit, according to Bloomberg.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that there was “a purchase,” but declined to give any further details.