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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 has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn (US$3.17bn).

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).

Henrique de Castro has left Yahoo

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.

A leaked NSA slide detailing the “Google Cloud Exploitation”

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.

Dawn Airey will head up Yahoo's EMEA operation

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.

Qwiki specialises in micro video

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.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's CEO

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.”

Henrique de Castro has left Yahoo

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.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's CEO

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 has launched Axis, a web browser for iPhones, iPads and desktop PCs.

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.

Carol Bartz, former chief executive officer, Yahoo

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.

Carol Bartz, former chief executive officer, Yahoo

Bartz sacked as Yahoo CEO

Carol Bartz has been sacked as CEO of Yahoo, after more than two and a half years at the firm. CFO Timothy Morse has been made interim CEO while the board looks for a successor. Morse will also continue in his role as CFO.

Boxee brings it all together

Yahoo acquires mobile TV-tagging start up

Yahoo has acquired TV tagging start-up IntoNow in a deal reported to be worth between $20-30m. The purchase is expected to bolster the firm’s video and social content offerings. IntoNow, which only launched at the end of January this year, has developed a free iPhone application that allows users to share instantly the programmes they are watching with Facebook and Twitter friends as well as iTunes and Netflix. The expectation is that an Android version of the application will now be developed.

Jajah powers IP calls in Yahoo iPhone app

Jajah, the VoIP provider owned by Telefonica O2, has been selcted to power IP voice calling on Yahoo’s newly released Messenger iPhone App. The app allows iPhone users to make free VoIP calls on Yahoo Messenger as well as low cost calls to external networks.

Carol Bartz, president and chief executive officer, Yahoo

Carol Bartz, president and chief executive officer, Yahoo

As president and CEO of internet services outfi t Yahoo, Carol Bartz would have made the list anyway but the recent announcement of a tie-up between Yahoo and Nokia has given her infl uence on the mobile sector a significant boost.

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Yahoo gangs up with Nokia for web services

One in the eye for Google on Monday as the world’s biggest handset vendor struck a global deal with Yahoo to collaborate on the delivery of email, instant messaging and maps and navigation services in the mobile space.

Microsoft, Yahoo combine search and advertising strengths

Microsoft, Yahoo team up for search and advertising

The long rumoured partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo has finally come to pass, but not as a merger. Instead, the two companies will combine their search and advertising experience to take on the might of Google.

Sarin mulling top job at Yahoo?

Ex-Vodafone frontman Arun Sarin is being positioned to take the helm of struggling web giant Yahoo, according to widespread rumours across the telecoms industry. Sarin stepped down from his post earlier this year after five years at the helm, to be succeeded by then deputy chief executive Vittorio Colao. Having survived a boardroom fracas and […]

Nokia should jump on Yahoo, says analyst

Web giant Yahoo is floating rudderless following the departure of co-founder and chief executive Jerry Yang. The company has had a tough time of it lately – failing to secure a takeover by Microsoft, and then the collapse of its advertising partnership with Google. As a result, at least one industry watcher reckons Yahoo’s low […]

Fire Eagle stalks mobile users

Web giant Yahoo is catching flack more typically reserved for Google this week, as it announced the general availability of location mapping service Fire Eagle. In Yahoo’s own words, “Fire Eagle is an open platform that helps users take their location to the web while giving them the ability to easily control how and where […]

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