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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 12:36 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO) has struck a distribution deal with Wenner Media, publisher of US Weekly and Rolling Stone: Each company's content will appear on the other's sites, and the two will "co-produce a new breed of online editorial franchises." Peter Kafka notes Yahoo Music and OMG have a combined 46M unique users. Former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn struck a number of content deals before leaving; the pace has slowed down since Marissa Mayer took over.
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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 6:26 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO) says it will ignore the "Do Not Track" privacy requests sent by search partner Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft's decision to make "Do Not Track" a default setting on IE10 has already sparked an uproar within the Internet advertising industry, and Yahoo's move could further pressure Microsoft to backtrack.
  • Oct. 25, 2012, 2:39 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO +0.3%) has acquired Stamped, developer of a mobile app that allows users to recommend their favorite items to friends and receive recommendations in turn. The deal fits with Marissa Mayer's stated goals of improving Yahoo's mobile position and focusing on smaller deals that add engineering talent. Stamped says its app will be discontinued by year's end.
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  • Oct. 22, 2012, 6:02 PM
    Half of Yahoo's (YHOO) workforce should be focused on mobile (a current weak spot), says Marissa Mayer during her first call as CEO. Improving ad targeting and site integration are also named priorities. Mayer claims most of Yahoo's acquisitions will be in the sub-$100M range (MM and OPEN, reportedly drawing Yahoo's interest, are much bigger), and that Yahoo plans to continue working with Microsoft (MSFT) in spite of "disappointment" with the search partnership. Shares +4.1% AH. (live blogs: I, II) (Q3 results: I, II)
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  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:22 PM
    More on Yahoo's Q3: $750M credit facility obtained, boosting Yahoo's resources for acquisition-hunting. Job cuts contributed to the EPS beat - sales/marketing expenses -7% Y/Y, R&D -5%. Also contributing were $190M in stock buybacks, part of Yahoo's efforts to return the Alibaba proceeds. Search revenue +11% Y/Y, a nice improvement from Q2's +4%, evidence monetization is improving. Display ads flat (+1% in Q2), a sign of further share loss. CC at 5PM ET (webcast). YHOO +2.7% AH. (PR) (slides - PDF)
  • Oct. 22, 2012, 4:09 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO): Q3 EPS of $0.35 beats by $0.09. Revenue of $1.09B (+2% Y/Y) beats by $10M. No guidance provided. Shares +2.9% AH. (PR)
  • Oct. 22, 2012, 9:20 AM
    Millennial Media (MM) +3.3% and OpenTable (OPEN) +1.5% following a Reuters report claiming they're on Yahoo's (YHOO) radar. The modest gains indicate the Street isn't holding its breath over a deal going down.
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  • Oct. 22, 2012, 7:56 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) is due to release its Q3 earnings after the bell, with analysts expecting that EPS rose to $0.26 from $0.23 a year earlier as revenue edged up 0.6% to $1.08B. The main focus will be on Marissa Mayer's vision for Yahoo, which it's hoped she'll outline on her first earnings call as CEO. The results come after Google last week revealed a sharp drop in its cost-per-click rate.
  • Oct. 22, 2012, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Monday’s close: CE, CNI, DHT, HMA, SCCO, SWFT, TXN, VECO, WDC, YHOO, ZION
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  • Oct. 21, 2012, 8:25 PM
    OpenTable (OPEN - $985M market cap) and Millennial Media (MM - $1.12B market cap) were among the companies Yahoo (YHOO) "appeared to show interest" in buying when pitched on deals by bankers, a source tells Reuters. Also reportedly piquing Yahoo's interest were PubMatic, a provider of ad monetization services for Web publishers, and Turn, a developer of ad targeting apps. Yahoo, which is giving back 85% of its Alibaba proceeds to shareholders, is said to be eying targets that can improve either user engagement or ad monetization.
  • Oct. 21, 2012, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Monday’s close: CE, CNI, DHT, HMA, SCCO, SWFT, TXN, VECO, WDC, YHOO, ZION
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  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:53 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) is exiting the South Korean market after years of struggling to compete against local rivals such as NHN and Daum, and to a lesser extent Google. Yahoo Korea, which has 200-250 local employees, will shutter its portal in December. Yahoo's Korean failure contrasts greatly with the success of Yahoo Japan, in which the company maintains (for now) a 35% stake.
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 3:29 PM
    Marissa Mayer has told Yahoo (YHOO) execs chief revenue officer Michael Barrett is leaving, Kara Swisher reports - Barrett was reported to be "negotiating his exit" yesterday. Meanwhile, new COO Henrique de Castro might not be able to start until year's end, leaving Yahoo without a sales chief in the interim. That could cause further issues for Yahoo's sales force, reportedly feeling overlooked in the Mayer era. Sources tell Swisher Mayer "has spent a negligible amount of time with sales execs." Update: Swisher now reports de Castro will start on Nov. 12.
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:46 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO +1.5%) chief revenue officer Michael Barrett is negotiating his departure, a source tells AdAge. The hiring of fellow ex-Googler Henrique de Castro as COO had already led many to suspect Barrett, who arrived only 4 months ago, would be the next exec not hired by Marissa Mayer to leave. (recent departures: I, II, III)
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:32 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.1%) has tapped Asia-Pac/worldwide mobile chief Daniel Alegre to replace Henrique de Castro as the head of its Partner Business Solutions group, which handles ad sales relationships with partners. Shares are down slightly this morning even though many tech peers are edging higher: there could be concerns Marissa Mayer will be able to get additional Google execs to jump ship for Yahoo (YHOO) in the wake of de Castro's hiring.
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:52 AM
    Yahoo's (YHOO) hiring of senior Google sales exec Henrique de Castro as COO didn't come cheap: his total compensation could reach $56M over the next 4 years. The hiring of de Castro, who appears to have mixed reviews from former co-workers - his intelligence seems to be rated more highly than his people skills - could lead to the departure of chief revenue officer Michael Barrett, who was hired by Ross Levinsohn. (Yahoo sales force issues: I, II)
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Yahoo! Inc is a technology company. It offers search, content and communication on mobile phone, tablet or desktop.