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Marissa Mayer to take over as Yahoo CEO

Marissa Mayer to take over as Yahoo CEOMarissa Mayer, who was working in Google, will now take over as the new Chief Executive officer of Yahoo Inc at a time when the company is struggling against increased competition.

Mayer has been working as the Web-search executive at Google for a long time and will bring deep technology experience. Yahoo's board members had made sure that the company finds a product expert indicating that the company might return to its internet roots.

Yahoo not to pay severance package to ex-CEO Scott Thompson

Yahoo not to pay severance package to ex-CEO Scott ThompsonWashington, May 15 : Embattled Internet firm Yahoo has announced that it would not give former Chief Executive Scott Thompson a severance package following his short tenure with the company.

The firm disclosed in a regulatory filing on Monday that it isn''t paying Thompson anything more.

Thompson recently resigned after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography broke out.

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigns

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resignsScott Thompson, who was appointed as the head of the company in January, has announced his decision to step down as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of internet major, Yahoo Inc.

Thompson agreed to step down over the weekend amid growing calls for him to step down over an inaccuracy in his educational credentials, which were published repeatedly over the years. The board found evidence that contradicted his claim of innocence over the matter and this made him step down from his position, according to people closer to the matter.

Calls for Yahoo CEO’s resignation over lies in academic history

Calls for Yahoo CEO’s resignation over lies in academic historyThe calls for resignation of Yahoo’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Scott Thompson over a lie about his academic credentials, are getting stronger and he might have to step down from the post merely four months after taking over the troubled internet giant.

Yahoo accused Facebook of buying patents for countersuits

Yahoo accused Facebook of buying patents for countersuitsOnline giant, Yahoo is accusing rival social networking giant, Facebook decided to purchase patents after it was sued by the company in order to file countersuits against Yahoo.

Yahoo alleged in a filing with a federal court in San Jose on Friday that Facebook acquired patents after it was sued by Yahoo in March and used the newly bought patents to file a countersuit against Yahoo as a revenge for the original suit from Yahoo.

Yahoo sued Facebook amid social network’s IPO

Yahoo sued Facebook amid social network’s IPOInternet giant, Yahoo! has filed a law suit against Facebook at a time when the social networking giant is in the process of coming out with its Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Yahoo claims that Facebook has infringed on 10 of its patents covering areas from messaging to advertising. The lawsuit comes after the two companies failed to reach an agreement over the use of technologies. The lawsuit is also being seen as a tool for Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson to aggressively compete with rivals on the Internet.

Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook over infringement

Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook over infringementInternet player, Yahoo has filed a lawsuit against social networking giant, Facebook for allegedly infringing upon 10 of its web-based patents.

Yahoo claims that Facebook has infringed on 10 of its patents covering areas from messaging to advertising. The lawsuit comes after the two companies failed to reach an agreement over the use of technologies. The lawsuit is also being seen as a tool for Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson to aggressively compete with rivals on the Internet.

Cyber attack on website of petitioner against Facebook, others

Cyber attack on website of petitioner against Facebook, othersNew Delhi, Feb 7 - The website of a petitioner and Islamic scholar who dragged Facebook, Google, Yahoo and others to court over allegedly objectionable content has been defaced and left with a message "Probably best not to piss the social networking sites off!"

Petitioner Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi told IANS that his website www. fatwaonline. in has been defaced for the past one week. He now plans to file a police complaint.

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang steps down

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang steps downSan Francisco / London, Jan 19 - Yahoo's co-founder Jerry Yang stepped down from its board along with all other positions he held in the company, it was announced Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Yang also resigned from the Boards of Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba Group Holding limited, Xinhua quoted the company as stating in a press release.

Having founded the online company in 1995 with David Filo, Yang served as Yahoo's chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009.

Yahoo names new CEO

Yahoo names new CEOWashington, Jan 5 : Yahoo has named Scott Thompson, former president of online payment service PayPal, as its new chief executive officer.Wednesday's announcement ended the internet company's four-month search for the right person to fill the position, Xinhua reported.Thompson's appointment will be effective Jan 9, when he will also formally join the company's board of directors, Yahoo said in a press release.

Yahoo Looking For Possible Merger with AOL

Yahoo Looking For Possible Merger with AOLIt has been recently reported that there are talks being conducted between AOL and Yahoo, the two IT firms, for a possible merger.

Yahoo could be up for sale following firing of CEO Carol Bartz

Yahoo could be up for sale following firing of CEO Carol BartzLondon, Sept 8 : Internet services company Yahoo could be sold before it appoints a new chief executive to replace recently fired Carol Bartz, according to sources.

Software giant Microsoft that tried to buy Yahoo in 2008 for 45 billion dollars is likely to reprise its bid.

"Some of the same rationale, in terms of expertise in display advertising and search - still stands, so if Microsoft can get it for half the price, it will want to do so," the Telegraph quoted a source, as saying.

Yahoo fires CEO Carol Bartz over phone

Yahoo fires CEO Carol Bartz over phoneLondon, Sept 7 : The chief executive of Internet services company Yahoo, Carol Bartz, has reportedly been fired by the company's board over the phone.

The board named Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse to be interim CEO while it searches for a replacement for Bartz, the Telegraph reports.

Bartz said in a memo to employees that she was fired by Yahoo''s Chairman of the Board over the phone, the paper said.

Yahoo Expels CEO Carol Bartz

Yahoo Expels CEO Carol BartzMr. Carol Bartz was fired from the post of Chief Executive of Yahoo Inc. over performance issues, and for not being able to give better results to the web company.

The decision was taken on 11the hours and he was informed about his expel over phone. Sources near to Mr. Carol revealed that he was not expecting such move.

Bing and Yahoo Scoring over Google: Report

Bing and Yahoo Scoring over Google: ReportThough the market share of Google is 65.1% when compared to its Microsoft competitor Bing share which is 14.4%, the award for more accurate platform would go to Bing and not to its competitor said Experian Hit wise, the analytics firm.

As per this week released report, Bing and Yahoo were considered to be the most sought after sites, irrespective of their low market share in comparison to Google. The figures in the report goes like this: roughly 68% internet surfers visited the recommended websites of Google and more than 81.36% in Yahoo and for Bing the figure rose to 80%.

Trada to announce new partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft YahooTrada, a paid-search platform that connects firms and experts, is set to announce its new partnership with Microsoft as well as Yahoo.

The two companies will join to enable search and paid-search marketing with technological support from Microsoft on their search engines. Trada will be a certified reseller providing support to small and medium-sized businesses spending on engines powered by Bing.

Trada will have access to technology for assisting its partners reach SMBs. Bing and Yahoo search engines will now support a higher volume of SMBs with help from Trada.

Yahoo begins rolling out upgraded e-mail service

Yahoo begins rolling out upgraded e-mail serviceYahoo has said n Tuesday that it will begin rolling out the brand-new interface for its e-mail service to the users around the world.

The internet giant had introduced the beta version of the service in October and is finally ready to offer the new version of Yahoo Mail to its 284 million users worldwide. Yahoo Mail is 43 markets and 26 languages around the world.

Yahoo! Rides high on its social strategy

Yahoo! Rides high on its social strategy With the fad of social networking sites increasing among the users, Yahoo! pulse has bagged the number four slot. The site which witnesses 3.5 million unique users in just one month of its launch in June is following the league of facebook and Orkut in India.

As per a recent data by Comscore, yahoo owns two of the top ten social networking sites- Yahoo! Pulse and Yahoo! Buzz with 1.8 million visitors.

Yahoo's search migrates to Microsoft

Yahoo's search migrates to MicrosoftSan Francisco, Aug 25 - Yahoo has completed the migration of its web and mobile search functions to Microsoft's Bing search engine as the two companies hope that their combined market power may prove a more significant threat to the dominance of Google.

The integration comes more than a year after Yahoo and Microsoft announced their 10-year search deal under which Microsoft will power Yahoo's search site, while Yahoo manages sales for both companies' premium search advertisers.

The Upshot- news blog of Yahoo

The Upshot- news blog of YahooYahoo has unveiled the latest News blog- The Upshot, according to a report by technology site TechCrunch.

Upshot Editor, Andrew Golis said that the News Blog is based on Yahoo’s search engine and aims at provide the crisp, exact information that listeners need to know.

He further added that the information provided shall be as soon as a story breaks and will be stuck until the end.

It was further stated that the work seen on the site will be coming from the competitors and one should be able to read it with a link.

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