Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) - NASDAQ
  • Dec. 21, 2010, 9:28 AM

    France says Google (GOOG) and other web bandwidth hogs should pay something to help European telecoms maintain or upgrade their clogging networks. France will explore new proposals, included mandated payments. “The digital economy is developing thanks to the investments of operators," says a French minister.

    | Dec. 21, 2010, 9:28 AM
  • Dec. 21, 2010, 9:04 AM

    After the Groupon failure, Google (GOOG) is in talks to acquire a smaller local online coupon company, instead of launching its own effort, say sources. Potential targets may include LivingSocial, or the New York City-based BuyWithMe. Premarket, Google is +0.4%.

    | Dec. 21, 2010, 9:04 AM
  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:11 PM

    Investors can profit off Facebook before its IPO by investing in companies like online ad firm WebMediaBrands (WEBM +12.2%), says Investment U. WebMediaBrands’ AllFacebook Service Directory is already like the "Yellow Pages for Facebook advertising." Revenue will grow as social networking expands, too.

    | Dec. 20, 2010, 1:11 PM
  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:25 AM

    Online ad spend will hit $25.8B in 2010, an increase of 14% from 2009, with newspaper print ad spending reaching $22.78B, a drop of 8.2%, says eMarketer. This is the first year that online ad revenues will exceed print ones. Advertisers see web ads as being more focused and a surer bet than the print dinosaur.

    | Dec. 20, 2010, 11:25 AM
  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:00 AM

    Yahoo (YHOO) expects to incur pre-tax cash charges of $33M to $38M for severance pay expenses and other costs related to last week's downsizing, according to an SEC filing. Most of the charges will be recognized in Q4. Yahoo is flat.

    | Dec. 20, 2010, 10:00 AM
  • Dec. 20, 2010, 8:45 AM

    Facebook is blocked in China, but that didn't stop CEO Mark Zuckerberg from paying a call on Baidu (BIDU) Monday to meet with company CEO Robin Li. Baidu didn't comment on the discussions, but it would be hard to believe Google's (GOOG) name didn't come up. Premarket, Bidu is +0.9%.

    | Dec. 20, 2010, 8:45 AM
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 3:58 PM

    Yahoo (YHOO +0.2%) isn't just cutting headcount, it's also removing or consolidating 8 of its products, including AltaVista and Yahoo Buzz. Yahoo explains this will help it "put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond."

    | Dec. 16, 2010, 3:58 PM
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 11:46 AM

    The Commerce Department may open a privacy office to develop "voluntary but enforceable" rules around the tracking of web consumers. The office, as currently envisioned by the Dept., will be essentially toothless - acting as a coordinator between the advertising and data mining companies and the public, and not as regulator.

    | Dec. 16, 2010, 11:46 AM
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 10:05 AM

    Hoping to boost its appeal to the advertising industry, AOL (AOL) buys Pictela, an ad technology company that offers slick video and photo capabilities. Pictela is AOL's first ad acquisition since Dec. 2009. AOL is -1.3%.

    | Dec. 16, 2010, 10:05 AM
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:46 AM

    In November, Google (GOOG) led the U.S. "explicit core search" market with a 66% share, says comScore. Yahoo (YHOO) was second with 16.4%, and Microsoft (MSFT) was third with 11.8%, up 0.3 percentage points from October. Both Google and Yahoo saw a -0.1 point change from the prior month.

    | Dec. 16, 2010, 9:46 AM
  • Dec. 15, 2010, 3:44 PM

    Sources say YouTube (GOOG -0.7%) is negotiating the buyout of web video production firm Next New Networks. Google desperately needs affordable and original content to boost its shaky web TV efforts. But so far it has avoided an acquisition, preferring to be the content distribution platform.

    | Dec. 15, 2010, 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:54 PM

    In her recent layoff announcement, Yahoo (YHOO -1%) CEO Carol Bartz explained "I didn’t come to cut Yahoo! to greatness." The company's turnaround is progressing, she says. Margins have expanded, revenue growth has stabilized, and with the company's infrastructure modernization, product rollouts are speeding up.

    | Dec. 15, 2010, 2:54 PM
  • Dec. 15, 2010, 11:52 AM
    Baidu (BIDU -1.2%) doesn't think it will see a repeat of 2010's surging financial growth rates in 2011. Baidu's strong Q3 was partially due to one-time factors, like the revamp of its keyword ad system and Google's (GOOG -0.4%) scale-down in China. Also Baidu is considering acquisitions.
    | Dec. 15, 2010, 11:52 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 15, 2010, 8:45 AM
    After weeks of rumors, a restructuring Yahoo (YHOO) announced it's cutting 4% from its 14K-strong workforce. Yahoo claims this will position it “for revenue growth and margin expansion."
    | Dec. 15, 2010, 8:45 AM
  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:04 PM
    Google (GOOG +0.3%), already facing European Union scrutiny, is warned by France not to abuse its online search engine dominance. After performing a 10-month investigation, French antitrust regulators say Google must be monitored closely. "It's starting to look horribly like a rerun of the Microsoft (MSFT) cases," says a lawyer.
    | Dec. 14, 2010, 1:04 PM
  • Dec. 14, 2010, 10:22 AM

    Yahoo (YHOO) disclosed last changes to its bylaws last week that will make it harder or less attractive for an outside fund or investor to get a representative on its board. Only time will tell whether the moves came because the board anticipates a specific challenge or because it was acting out of an abundance of caution.

    | Dec. 14, 2010, 10:22 AM | 2 Comments
Company Description
Yahoo!, Inc. is a global technology company, which delivers personalized search, content, and communications tools on the web and on mobile devices. The company provides a variety of products and services, many of them personalized, including search, content, and communications tools-all daily... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Internet Information Providers
Country: United States