Mayer polled the room of tech-forward attendees and judged about half had used a Yahoo product in the past month, dispelling the myth that “the cool kids” don’t use Yahoo.
Yahoo today acquired its nineteenth startup, Beijing-based Ztelic, which analyses data from social websites.
Sure, it’s Pinterest-ic and Tumblr-y. But if you love images and imagery, the new Flickr displays photos immeasurably better that the previous iteration.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acquired seven companies since taking the helm of the once-foundered search/media company. Each of the first six has been shut down.
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.
This acquisition is part of a broader strategy to help Yahoo become the leading destination for news content.
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.
Congratulations to Yahoo chief exec Marissa Mayer! According to a tweet from the proud husband and new father this morning, Mayer gave birth to a son last night.
Personalization, mobile, and acquisitions are the big themes in Marissa Mayer’s first announcement of her turnaround plan for Yahoo. That, and peanut butter.
Can $7 billion reinvigorate Yahoo? That’s a question for new CEO Marissa Mayer, who looks to be clearing the decks in preparation for significant changes to Yahoo strategy.
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has brought her first Google staffer over to Yahoo, as AllThingsD notes: Anne Espiritu, who ran consumer technology PR for Google. In other words, not a geek.
Marissa Mayer was one of Google’s first 20 employees, and had worked at the company since 1999. Through that time she held five different roles, and been honored as one of the most powerful women in technology … but she’s already off the Google executive team webpage.