Archive for August, 2009

Icahn pares Yahoo stake with sale of 12.7M shares (AP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Financier Carl Icahn, one of Yahoo Inc.’s largest stockholders, has sold 12.7 million shares to whittle his holdings in the slumping Internet company down a percentage point to a 4.5 percent stake.

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On the Eve Of Its First Birthday, Yahoo Quietly Shuts Down Indian Social Network SpotM (TechCrunch)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Yahoo India has decided to shut down SpotM, the social network it launched less than a year ago in India. According to the site, SpotM. which never exited private beta, will be shut down on Sep. 1. Yahoo launched SpotM as a social network for the 16-24 age bracket in an attempt to capture the growing market in India. It appeared that SpotM had potential to take off due the popularity of social …

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A Hired Gun for Microsoft, in Dogged Pursuit of Google (New York Times)

Monday, August 31st, 2009

An engineer who chased after Google for 10 years while at Yahoo is returning to his mission at Microsoft.

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Esther Dyson: What Should Yahoo! Do? (The Huffington Post)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Now that Yahoo! has freed itself from its fight with Google, it can return to its roots as a directory company that helped users make sense of the world around them.

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Yahoo to compete with Bing despite Microsoft deal (Malaya)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

SUNNYVALE, California?Yahoo Inc. said on Monday it has revamped its search to compete against Microsoft Corp?s Bing, even as it relies on the Redmond giant to power its queries.

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Acquisition of Maktoob by Yahoo agreed (AME Info)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Phil Blizzard talks to Keith Nilsson, Senior VP, Emerging Markets, Yahoo, on the agreement to acquire Maktoob.com as an entry point into the Arab world ‘online’ arena. The time frame of operations, the developing markets and possible future developments are also spoken about.

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Yahoo investors unimpressed with Microsoft deal (PhysOrg)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

An Internet search and advertising partnership that Yahoo Inc. struck with Microsoft Corp. last month has so far failed to inspire the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s investors.

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Yahoo! Philippines appoints new GM (Manila Bulletin)

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Yahoo! announced the appointment of Jack Madrid as General Manager of Yahoo! Philippines. Based in Manila, Madrid will strengthen Yahoo!?s position as the place where millions of Filipinos and the world go every day to see what is happening with the people and things that matter to them most.

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Yahoo takes aim at social network users (Tacoma News Tribune)

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Yahoo has unveiled a package of improvements to its e-mail, search and other products, hoping to become the foremost one-stop Internet hub and weave the world?s largest stable of e-mail users into a more cohesive social network.

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Privacy Missing From Google Books Settlement (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

If Google digitizes the world’s books, how will it keep track of what you read?

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