Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) - NASDAQ
  • Jan. 4, 2011, 1:56 PM

    Skype's (EBAY -0.1%) Chinese partner TOM Group says its joint calling service is perfectly legal, even as the government cracks down on illicit web phone service providers. Certainly, it would hurt Skype's future IPO to be barred from the world's largest internet market. Right now, it's "business as usual," claims TOM.

    | Jan. 4, 2011, 1:56 PM
  • Jan. 4, 2011, 1:31 PM

    ThinkEquity initiates coverage of Chinese web content company Sina (SINA +3.7%) with a Buy. It notes Sina's 23.6% share of the 2009 Chinese display ad market, and high-quality user base. China's internet sector has been hot lately, and Sina offers the promising Weibo mini-blog platform.

    | Jan. 4, 2011, 1:31 PM
  • Jan. 4, 2011, 1:13 PM

    Benchmark Capital upgrades Amazon (AMZN +0.1%) to Buy from Hold, citing how U.S. e-commerce spending saw a 13% growth rate this past holiday season. The online momentum will continue in 2011. The Kindle also was a great seller, notes Benchmark.

    | Jan. 4, 2011, 1:13 PM
  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:29 AM

    Google (GOOG -0.4%) may leverage its Android footprint to create a mobile payment and advertising service, say sources. It's no surprise Google is ready to enter the near field communications race. In November, a consortium of companies, including Verizon (VZ +1.%), formed the Isis mobile payments venture.

    | Jan. 4, 2011, 11:29 AM
  • Jan. 4, 2011, 9:00 AM

    Goldman Sachs' reported plan to sell its clients up to $1.5B in Facebook equity may excite Uncle Sam's regulatory curiosity. The government might want to see if the social networking giant is avoiding disclosure rules. The SEC is already looking into the so-called secondary marketplace where shares of pre-IPO companies trade.

    | Jan. 4, 2011, 9:00 AM
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 3:24 PM

    In November, Microsoft (MSFT) Bing and the Bing-powered Yahoo (YHOO) search engines saw a combined 4.3% query volume rise from October, says Compete. The companies nearly had a combined 30% search market share. Despite a 1.1% volume decline from October, Google (GOOG) was number 1, with 66.4% share.

    | Jan. 3, 2011, 3:24 PM
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 1:04 PM

    With so many existing hits to refine, Apple (AAPL +2.1%) is probably done with new products lines for at least 2011, says Piper Jaffray. The focus will be on new versions of the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod. But it's likely Apple will introduce cloud-based iTunes streaming services this year - possibly supported through its new datacenter.

    | Jan. 3, 2011, 1:04 PM
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Many iPhone (AAPL +2.2%) users found the devices' alarm clocks malfunctioned during the weekend. Apple says the alarm problem would self-correct today, and if so, the fallout will be limited. And Hotmail (MSFT +0.4%) users also complained of missing or misplaced emails over the New Year.

    | Jan. 3, 2011, 12:00 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 10:57 AM
    Facebook's $500M funding deal will let it "cash out" some of its existing investors and employees, and then "it’s all about growth." But it also possibly indicates there's no looming IPO coming, relieving Facebook of the tests of the "real stock market" and keeping its shares in the shadowy secondary trading world.
    | Jan. 3, 2011, 10:57 AM
  • Dec. 31, 2010, 12:24 PM
    Smartphone users aren't "flinching" when it comes to paying for their apps, says TechCrunch. Given the explosion of smartphones, in 2011 Apple (AAPL) alone will pull in up to $2B in gross revenue through its App Store, says Citibank. That's about equal with Citibank’s 2011 estimate for the entire online video ad market.
    | Dec. 31, 2010, 12:24 PM
  • Dec. 31, 2010, 8:15 AM
    Web advertising company Groupon has raised $500M in an equity stake sale. Most of the cash will be used to buy back investor shares, according to a regulatory filing. But fast-growing Groupon still plans to raise another $450M.
    | Dec. 31, 2010, 8:15 AM
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 5:13 PM

    Google's (GOOG) recent stumbles around its Chrome OS, tablet PC, and TV initiatives "are worrying signs," says Trefis. Resolving the underlying issues could result in increased operating expenses and hurt profit margins and cause downside to the stock. Google closed at -0.3%.

    | Dec. 30, 2010, 5:13 PM
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 4:00 PM

    Citigroup says Google (GOOG -0.3%) is its favorite large-cap internet stock for 2011. Online is due to absorb 25% of all ad spending in the next 5 years, up from 15%. Google already has a 70% lock on the web ad market and is unlikely to see that lead shrink.

    | Dec. 30, 2010, 4:00 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 10:15 AM
    Web users aren't all freeloaders: 65% have paid for downloads or access to online content, says a Pew study. The content varies, but the most popular types customers shell money out for are music, software, and apps. Conspicuously absent from the list are magazines.
    | Dec. 30, 2010, 10:15 AM
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:57 AM
    Skype (EBAY) offers a video-calling app for the iPhone (AAPL) and other Apple devices. Given Skype's scale, this could worsen mobile network bottlenecks, and renew calls from European telecoms to make the web services companies contribute cash to infrastructure upgrades.
    | Dec. 30, 2010, 8:57 AM
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:12 AM
    Sources claim Groupon is looking to hold an IPO by the end of 2011. This could lift shares of listed rivals such as ReachLocal (RLOC) and (LOCM). Groupon is also filing to raise $950M in equity financing.
    | Dec. 30, 2010, 8:12 AM
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