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Did Yahoo breach Verizon’s trust?

As news of the Yahoo data breach hits the headlines, two questions spring to mind; who would have thought Yahoo has 500 million users, and secondly, what does this mean for the Verizon deal?

Verizon finally buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

The saga surrounding Yahoo’s new ownership has finally reached a resolution, with Verizon reaching an agreement to acquire its operating business for $4.83 billion.

Yahoo snaps up Flurry to boost mobile play

Internet company Yahoo has confirmed the acquisition of mobile analytics specialist Flurry as it seeks to reinforce its commitment to “building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions.”

Yahoo Japan to acquire eAccess

Web firm Yahoo’s Japanese subsidiary has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn ($3.17bn).

Yahoo COO exits the firm

Yahoo’s Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro left the company Thursday, having been apparently fired. Yahoo announced the news in a US Security and Exchange Commission filing. It offered no reason for his departure but said it was effective immediately.

Google ‘outraged’ over NSA datacentre hack

According to National Security Agency documents recently leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the US intelligence agency has hacked the main communications links between the public internet and Google and Yahoo’s datacentres globally. Google is ‘outraged’ by the reports, saying it underscores the need for urgent reform.

Yahoo appoints TV chief to head EMEA

Web services firm Yahoo has announced the appointment of British TV executive Dawn Airey as senior vice president of the company’s EMEA operation.

Yahoo continues buying spree with Qwiki purchase

Yahoo continued its acquisition spree on Tuesday, jumping on the micro video bandwagon with the acquisition of Qwiki. The US startup has iPad and iPhone tools that turn a user’s photos and videos into short movie montages.

Yahoo bets farm on Tumblr acquisition

Internet firm Yahoo on Monday moved to acquire blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn in cash. In some ways this is a last ditch attempt to keep Yahoo relevant and CEO Marissa Meyer made a promise during the announcement “not to screw it up.”

Yahoo poaches another Google chief

Just three months after ex-Google executive Marissa Mayer became CEO, web firm Yahoo has poached another former Google employee to become its chief operating officer (COO). Henrique de Castro has been serving as vice president of Google’s worldwide partner business solutions group, where he was responsible for advertising platforms and services for Google’s publisher and commerce partners.

Yahoo appoints Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO

Web search firm Yahoo has appointed former Google executive Marissa Mayer as its new CEO. Mayer joined Google in 1999 as the firm’s 20th employee. Her most recent role was to oversee the web giant’s Local, Maps, and Location Services for Google; a suite of products that includes Google Maps, Google Earth, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile.

Yahoo launches web browser

Yahoo has launched a web browser for iPhones, iPads and desktop PCs. Axis aims to improve how people search and browse the web, and according to Yahoo, offers the only search experience that allows users to enter their search and see and interact with visual results, without leaving the page they are on.

Bartz resigns from Yahoo board

Carol Bartz has resigned from the Yahoo board after being sacked from her role as CEO last week. Bartz had said at the time of her dismissal that she intended to remain as a director, but the company has now confirmed that she has given up her seat on the board.

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