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  • Sep. 25, 2012, 6:01 PM
    Though Eric Schmidt didn't sound enthusiastic about Google's relationship with Apple earlier today, he declared Google (GOOG) "would love" to replace Microsoft (MSFT) as Yahoo's (YHOO) search provider. Yahoo is dissatisfied with results of the Microsoft partnership, and has reportedly been in talks with Google about a deal. But regulators might stand in the way.
  • Sep. 25, 2012, 4:56 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO) CFO Tim Morse is leaving the company, and is being replaced by Fortinet (FTNT) CFO Ken Goldman. Morse has been with Yahoo since June '09, and has been a steady figure for a company rocked by executive turmoil. News of Yahoo's CFO change arrives shortly after Marissa Mayer held a meeting with employees outlining her turnaround plans (previous). Details about the meeting should leak soon. FTNT -0.7% AH. (PR)
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  • Sep. 24, 2012, 3:36 AM
    Marissa Mayer plans to hold two meetings on Tuesday with Yahoo (YHOO) employees outlining her plans for the company, All Things D reports. These include increasing transparency, concentrating on metrics much more, and refreshing the company's email and homepage by putting a greater focus on the consumer experience, even at the expense of the bottom line in the short term.
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  • Sep. 20, 2012, 6:50 PM
    Cantor's Youssef Squali has launched coverage on the Internet sector with a relatively bullish stance: he predicts online ads, online travel, and U.S. e-commerce will respectively post CAGRs of 16%, 10%, and 14% through 2014. Companies receiving Buy ratings: GOOG, FB, AMZN, ACOM, VCLK, CPRS, NFLX, VPRT, PCLN, EXPE. Receiving Hold ratings: EBAY, YHOO, YELP, DHX, LNKD, SFLY, OWW.
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  • Sep. 20, 2012, 2:50 PM
    Marissa Mayer backed Yahoo's (YHOO) decision to return 85% of the proceeds from its Alibaba share sale to shareholders, a source tells Henry Blodget. It has been speculated Dan Loeb and/or other Yahoo board members pressured Mayer into agreeing to let go of the money, which many expected would be used for an acquisition spree. (also)
  • Sep. 20, 2012, 12:53 PM
    Cisco (CSCO) discloses Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang will retire from the company's board "to more fully pursue new personal and business interests." This will reduce the size of Cisco's board, accused at times of being filled with John Chambers' cronies, to 13. Yang resigned from Yahoo's (YHOO) board in January, apparently over his unwillingness to part with the company's Alibaba and Yahoo Japan stakes. (recent Cisco board additions)
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  • Sep. 19, 2012, 1:55 PM
    Facebook (FB +3.1%) is rallying again today after Baird's Colin Sebastian provides a favorable take on the company's mobile ad network plans. "Facebook is amassing the most comprehensive user profile database in existence," Sebastian asserts, and this could allow it to "become a more relevant ad network than Yahoo (YHOO) and AOL," as well as take on display ad leader Google (GOOG).
  • Sep. 18, 2012, 4:59 PM
    Why did Yahoo (YHOO) decide to return most of the cash from its Alibaba sale to shareholders? One explanation, Owen Thomas notes, is that Marissa Mayer & co. may have decided potential acquisitions such as Foursquare and Yelp (YELP) "were still too expensive and wouldn't move the needle on Yahoo's core business." He adds a source indicates negotiations for the sale of the company's Yahoo Japan stake, another potential source of funds, haven't gone anywhere. Yahoo should have over $3B in the bank post-Alibaba.
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  • Sep. 18, 2012, 2:43 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO +1.9%) spikes higher after announcing it will return 85% of the cash ($3.65B) obtained from the partial sale of its Alibaba (ALBCF.PK) stake to shareholders. Yahoo, which adds it still owns 23% of Alibaba, had fallen on worries Marissa Mayer would opt to hold onto most or all of the cash for the sake of pursuing acquisitions. "Marissa got over-lawyered into that 8-K," Eric Jackson opines. (PR)
  • Sep. 18, 2012, 12:05 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO) and Alibaba (ALBCF.PK) have officially closed their $7.6B share repurchase deal. Alibaba gets half of Yahoo's 40% stake back - it has the right to buy back half of the remainder if/when it IPOs - and Marissa Mayer now has $4.5B (post-tax) to potentially go acquisition-hunting with, following her decision to "review" plans to return the money to shareholders. Will Yelp (YELP) be in Mayer's crosshairs? Pinterest? Flipboard?
  • Sep. 12, 2012, 7:39 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) will close its deal to sell Alibaba assets in one week, according to AllThingsD. Still up in the air is if the company will consider returning any of the windfall back to investors in the form of a special dividend or share repurchases. (Previous: Mayer thinking twice about buybacks)
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  • Sep. 6, 2012, 10:31 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) sales chief Michael Barrett tells Ad Age he isn't leaving - there has been plenty of speculation that he would, given he was hired by the departed Ross Levinsohn. Barrett also confirms rumors Yahoo no longer plans to sell its ad tech ops, something it was considering before Marissa Mayer arrived. Ad Age previously reported Mayer has signed off on a plan to invest hundreds of millions in the ad tech division, which centers around stumbling Right Media.
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  • Sep. 5, 2012, 10:59 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) has hired Jacqueline Reses, formerly an exec at P-E firm Apax Partners, to be its new HR chief. Reses replaces David Windley, who left 3 weeks ago as part of Marissa Mayer's overhaul of Yahoo's HR and talent-acquisition efforts. Yesterday, it was reported Mayer has been personally reviewing every new hire made by Yahoo.
  • Aug. 30, 2012, 5:43 PM
    Bing (MSFT) is now capable of searching Facebook photos added by a user's "friends." The feature is the latest in a series of social networking-related enhancements made to give Bing a leg up on Google (GOOG), whose deal-making ability is hurt by its social networking ambitions. But thus far, Microsoft and Bing-powered Yahoo (YHOO) haven't done much to dent Google's search dominance, thanks to their weak mobile position and dependence on Internet Explorer, which is steadily losing ground to Chrome.
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  • Aug. 27, 2012, 6:13 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO) has hired Kathy Savitt, formerly the CEO of photo-sharing site Lockerz, to be its new chief marketing officer. Savitt replaces Mollie Spilman, who was appointed CMO by the departed Ross Levinsohn in May. (PR)
  • Aug. 21, 2012, 2:47 PM
    "It’s a bigger company than just engineers, and we pay the bills," grumbles a Yahoo (YHOO) ad sales employee, upset over Marissa Mayer's overwhelming focus on products and technical talent since becoming CEO. Kara Swisher reports "many in the sales, finance and media side of Yahoo" have similar concerns about Mayer, who hails from engineer-dominated Google. Plenty of sales execs, some loyal to the departed Ross Levinsohn, have recently left.
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Yahoo! Inc is a technology company. It offers search, content and communication on mobile phone, tablet or desktop.