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…
Twitter and Yahoo executives recently met to discuss a possible merger but, by all accounts, the meeting was pretty lopsided. Sources told the New York Post that Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer was there, but Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey didn’t even show up. Twitter dropped out of the bidding process shortly…
Today, Yahoo announced the public disclosure of three National Security Letters it received from the FBI—an acknowledgement that’s happening for the first time due to the reforms of the USA Freedom Act, according to the company.
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?…
A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.
Baseball season is here, and while super fans have long had streaming access to every game from MLB.tv, Yahoo’s now streaming a game a day for free from its site.
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.
Yahoo has added a new feature to its Mail app that allows you to integrate your entire Gmail account into the webmail service — even enabling you to search and find attachments.
Yahoo is reversing its plan to spin-off its huge stake in Chinese retail monster Alibaba. Instead it will spin off its core internet business, including names you recognize like Flickr, Tumblr, et al, into another business. It’s a riveting morning in Marissa Mayer’s empire.
Yahoo is considering selling off its core internet business, which includes Flickr, Tumblr, and of course, Yahoo.com. It’s not surprising that the company’s board is looking for an escape hatch: Yahoo is hurting, and the footfalls of this stumbling tech titan have been echoing for awhile now.
So, did you watch any of Bills/Jaguars, the first NFL game to be exclusively broadcast online? It was, by all accounts, a pretty good stream. But the popularity of the broadcast probably wasn’t anywhere near as high as Yahoo would like you to believe.
San Francisco’s tech workers may be looking for a new ride to work if their shuttle bus drivers go on strike over contract negotiations. At a meeting yesterday in San Leandro, leaders of the Teamsters Local 853 advised members to be prepared for a strike if there’s no progress on the contract proposal that the union…
This week is all about Windows 10 (as it should be), but that doesn’t mean mobile operating systems decided to take a weeklong vacation. We’ve got a new launcher from Microsoft, ways to finally get down to business and learn code, and Yahoo’s zombified resurrection of Yahoo Messenger.
Smartphone apps are entering a live-streaming age, with services like Meerkat and Periscope offering instant access to everyone you follow. Yahoo’s new Livetext app is the same idea—but tweaked for more personal, one-on-one conversations. Think soundless video for texts. It’s kind of weird.
It was exhilarating to be back in the game again, a 20-year-old college dropout with stock options, working at the center of the internet revolution. But I was overwhelmed. I’d only ever worked on a team with a half-dozen people, and Lycos was a huge company with hundreds of employees. All the developers seemed much…
Only the saddest degenerates would waste a Sunday morning this October watching a Bills-Jaguars game emanating from London, but with a new deal between the NFL and Yahoo, anyone with an internet connection can. You know, if they want to.