Yahoo, the once-vaunted internet giant, is in shambles. Its revenue is in decline. Its shareholders are crying foul. Its prized public faces are scrambling for an exit, and the company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce. Its core business—internet search and advertising—is negatively valued. Looming over all of…
Late on Monday afternoon, Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein sent a tweet out into the world. This wouldn’t be a particularly noteworthy action, except that it included an image of what appears to be Variety’s upcoming cover, depicting Marissa Mayer as a Christ-like figure carrying a Y-shaped cross. What?…
In November 2013, Yahoo hired high-profile TV news anchor Katie Couric to be its “global anchor,” a nebulous position that company CEO Marissa Mayer said would involve “being the face of Yahoo News and shooting features for our homepage.” Couric was compensated handsomely for the deal, receiving $6 million per year,…
Yahoo is having a midlife crisis. Today, the company announced that it’s seeking strategic alternatives (i.e. - looking to sell some or all of its properties) in an attempt to generate more cash and please shareholders.
EXTRA—EXTRA! Gizmodo has obtained exclusive footage of Marissa Mayer riding a Zamboni.
In its quest to rebuild Flickr into the premier photo service it once was, Yahoo has swiped Google's ex-global director of product marketing, Bernardo Hernandez, and given him the ultimate task—taking down Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and a whole host of other services so Flickr can reign supreme.
Sure, Yahoo just about killed Flickr, but today it's trying to restore its former glory. Just after the company this morning announced its $1.1 billion dollar acquisition of Tumblr, it showed off a completely redesigned version of Flickr with giant photos and more storage than you probably even need.
This morning Yahoo announced it bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion, along with a GIF and a promise "not to screw it up." The Mayer-ship is hosting a "product-related" event in New York City tonight. We'll be there covering it live. But just what's the company talking about? Here's what we've heard so far:
Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer is in the process of trying to rescue the ailing company, which means lots of hires and fires and business blah blah nobody cares about. But buried within the recent news from the company is a little tidbit that'll be interesting to anyone who'd like to see Flickr get a kick in the pants.
With Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo is following Google's lead: it wants to focus on product, not profit. [WSJ]
At an hour in length, this Lady Gaga sit-down with Google is hardly worktime viewing. But bookmark it for later, and you can see Google's Marissa Mayer chatting to her about her rise in fame—and how Google's helped.
This is Marissa Mayer, the queen of Google. Every Google thing that you use goes through her. And she's nerd. So she says, sitting on her red ball in that red dress:
The illustrious Marissa Mayer, Vice President at Google, was on Charlie Rose last night to talk about (disclaimer: I didn't watch nearly this entire hour of footage) interesting things, including the future of search.