Yahoo! Inc

Yahoo! Inc

Founded in 1994 by Stanford Ph.D. students David Filo and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! began as a hobby and has evolved into a leading global brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information. Today, led by an executive team that includes CEO and Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang, President Susan Decker, Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen, and Co-Founder/Chief Yahoo David Filo, Yahoo! Inc. has become the world's largest global online network of integrated services with more than 500 million users worldwide. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with a presence in more than 20 markets and regions around the globe.


News on Yahoo! Inc

Yahoo to Stream NHL Games – But Not in Canada
Yahoo has partnered with the National Hockey League to stream game broadcasts, but only in the US. Yahoo will stream four live games per week, but as with many video and music streaming... more
Marissa Mayer Still Believes Yahoo Can 'Return to Greatness'
Yahoo is an "iconic" company, says CEO Marissa Mayer, who believes the beleaguered firm can return "to greatness." To do so, Yahoo has formed a committee of independent directors to explore... more
Yahoo Trimming Workforce by 15%, Report Reveals
Yahoo is reducing its workforce by up to 15%, a new report suggests. According to the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo also plans to close several business units. With roughly 11,000 employees, that... more
Yahoo’s Use of Visier Workforce Analytics Shows $2.5 Million Savings
Yahoo's latest quarterly earnings, reported earlier this month, were disappointing. The company saw a slight boost in revenues, but overall Yahoo's performance was below analysts' forecasts. A... more
Designer of Gmail User Interface Joins Montreal’s
Montreal-based has hired Kevin Fox, who designed the user interface for Gmail, as its chief experience officer. Fox, has worked at Yahoo, Facebook and Mozilla in addition to Google, where... more
On Mobile, Canadians More into Fitness, Less into Games Than Americans
86 percent of the time Canadians spend on mobile devices is spent in apps and 14 percent is spent in the browser, new data shows. Flurry from Yahoo data shows Canadians spend the most time in... more
What Canadians Read Most on the Internet This Year
Today, Yahoo Canada announced its annual Year in Review, a look at the happenings, personalities and stories that Yahoo users in Canada searched for in 2014. The much-anticipated top searches on... more
Canadian Talent Crucial to US Tech Giants, Says Venture Capitalist Lars Leckie
Lars Leckie has a lot of praise for Canadian talent in the technology sector. A managing director at Hummer Winblad in San Francisco, the prominent venture capitalist says that Canadian influence... more
Now Yahoo Wants to Buy Hulu
Yahoo just acquired Tumblr this past weekend for $1.1 billion, but it's already on the hunt for another purchase. According to a report from The Los Angeles Times, the company has set its sights... more
Yahoo Introduces New Flickr Experience with Free Terabyte of Space for 500,000 High-res Photos
A picture is worth a thousand words and nobody knows that fact better than Flickr. The image and video hosting website is now offering users one terabyte of free space—that is over 500,000... more
Yahoo to Shut Down BlackBerry App After Deeming It 'Unsuccessful'
Yahoo is on a war path—against its own products. The struggling company is shutting down seven products that it has deemed "unsuccessful." One of thise products is Yahoo's mobile app for... more
What Canadians Searched for the Most Online in 2012
Today, Yahoo Canada unveiled its 8th annual Year in Review, revealing the stories, events and individuals that captured the nation’s attention this year.  Kate Middleton is the most... more
Yahoo Security Breach Exposed 450,000 Passwords
Yahoo is investigating a security breach on its site that exposed 450,000 usernames and passwords for Hotmail, AOL, and other accounts, the company has stated.  “At Yahoo we take... more
Is Facebook Going to Launch its Own Web Browser?
This week, Yahoo launched Axis, its own web browser. Considering Yahoo's eroding reputation, and the fact that many sleek and popular web browsers like Chrome and Firefox are already well... more
Low-ball CBC-BCE Bid Could Give Olympic Broadcasting Rights To Yahoo
According to a report in the Globe and Mail yesterday, Yahoo is considering entering the bidding for the Canadian rights to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio De... more
Yahoo Appoints New CEO
Beleaguered tech company Yahoo has finally appointed a new CEO. Scott Thompson, formerly president of eBay's PayPal, will become the chief executive officer and a board member as well. His role... more
Canada Pension Plan to invest Skype windfall into Yahoo!?
According to the Wall Street Journal the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is working with private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft to put together a proposal to buy... more
Yahoo revenue down 24%; IBM shares slip on earnings report
Yahoo and IBM both released earnings reports today. Yahoo met expectations, but that's not necessarily a good thing—expectations were pessimistic. Meanwhile, IBM met expectations too but... more
Alibaba wants to buy Yahoo
Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba wants to buy Yahoo, America's struggling web portal (or whatever it is these days). In an interview held at Standford University, CEO Jack Ma said he is "very... more partners with Yahoo Canada to launch online dating service on Yahoo, an online dating company, and Yahoo Canada, a digital media company, have announced a partnership enabling to power Yahoo Canada Dating and Yahoo Quebec Rencontres. Yahoo... more
Carol Bartz forced out of CEO role at Yahoo, replaced by CFO
Yahoo's chairman forced Carol Bartz from her CEO title, replacing her on the interim with CFO Tim Morse. Before her departure, Carol emailed Yahoo employees en masse via her iPad to inform them... more
BrightRoll launches Toronto office, hires former Yahoo exec to lead Canadian operations
BrightRoll, a provider of digital video advertising services, today announced the official launch of its Canada office in Toronto. David Bellemare joins BrightRoll as managing director and will... more
Yahoo Canada's leader ditches company to work for Facebook
Yahoo, the internet pioneer turned semi-relevant web portal, has lost its Canadian vice president and country manager to the newer, trendier, booming social network Facebook. Matti Idema has left... more
Yahoo! and theScore team up for NHL Trade Deadline coverage
The NHL trade deadline is coming up fast, and there are still plenty of questions to be answered around the league. Will the Dallas Stars succeed in trading Brad Richards for a first-round pick, a... more
Who owns the Internet? Advertising Week kicks-off with a look at the rules of social engagement online
The Advertising Week speaker series kicked-off in Toronto yesterday with a panel discussion on the topic of why All Media is Social sponsored by Yahoo! Canada.  Matthew Ingram, Sr. Writer at... more
Rumour mill keeps on turning on potential AOL-Yahoo! merger
It looks like a rumoured AOL-Yahoo! merger is becoming more likely than previously thought. According to The Associated Press, AOL has hired new financial advisors for the specific purpose of... more
Are Yahoo! and AOL set to merge?
Yahoo! and AOL were both big time players in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, but since then, both have struggles to maintain relevance under pressure from Google, Microsoft and Web 2.0... more
News in Short: Yahoo revamps search engine, Twitter revamps search engine
Yahoo revamps search engine Yahoo is rolling out a new interactive search system today, with "intelligent shortcuts" and some intuitive enhancements that offer localized search results and more... more
Toronto-based Zoocasa to offer real estate search on Yahoo! Canada
Early this morning Yahoo! and Toronto-based real estate search engine, Zoocasa announced the launch of a new application.  This new real estate search application will enable Canadians to... more
Co-founder of Microsoft is suing Facebook, Google, Apple, eBay, and more
Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft (but has since left), has filed lawsuits against  AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube (owned by... more
News in Short: Canadians don't like e-bills, Facebook CEO aims for 1 billion users
Canadians prefer to read bills on paper, pay online Canadians appear to be comfortable with paying bills online, but still prefer to read the financial statements of those bills in good old... more
Yahoo's web content style guide now on sale
The first of its kind, Yahoo's style guide, which is designed specifically and exclusively for online content, is now for sale at a variety of bookstores. We recently covered the guide: They... more
Yahoo launches style guide for web writing
Yahoo has just launched a style guide for online content, available in parts online, and in full, ironically to some extent, in print. I'm somewhat surprised it hasn't been done before, given how... more
WordStream adds a free negative keyword tool to its roster
WordStream, a provider of keyword tools for pay-per-click and search engine optimization efforts, today releases its "Free Negative Keyword Tool"—yes, that's the official name.... more
Digital Marketing Strategies with Syncapse's Kerry Munro
On May 4th the BCAMA is hosting a seminar on Digital Marketing Strategies and they're bringing ex-Yahoo! Canada Boss Kerry Munro in to teach the secrets of building digital marketing strategies... more
Yahoo! Canada ' Toronto Office
I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne Acri (@joanneacri) and Sarah Bradley (@sbradley) last week to tour the Yahoo! Canada Toronto office at 207 Queens Quay.  We sat down to discuss the... more
User-based design in the new Yahoo! homepage
  Mitch Spolan, Vice President, North American Field Sales, Yahoo! was the wrap up speaker at the "Clicking with the Human Mind" session as part of Advertising Week in Toronto.  Mitch... more
Online Ad Effectiveness (a Yahoo! study)
  Dr. Jill Strawbridge, from the User Experience Lab at Yahoo! presented a talk entitled "Online Ad Effectiveness" at the "Clicking with the Human Mind" session at Advertising Week in... more
Yahoo brings FanCouver to Vancouver for 2010 Games
Yahoo! announced today that it has big plans for coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, both online and on the ground in Vancouver. In addtion to a games-dedicated website, Yahoo! will... more
Venture capital, IPOs, M&A and revenues follow users to international Internet markets
This blog post is part 2 of 3 in a series by Eric J. Gerritsen - Principal of Global Internet Advisors, a Silicon Valley-based international strategy consulting firm. Are U.S. financiers missing... more
Strutta's new boss is a real Yahoo
  Vancouver’s own Strutta has a new boss, former Yahoo! Ben Pickering. As someone who took charge of Yahoo’s first foray into User Generated Content (UGC), Pickering knows a thing... more
SurveyMonkey picks up former Yahoo as new CEO
Without a doubt, my favorite “they’re a Silicon Forest company?!!?” startup is Portland-based SurveyMonkey, the nearly ubiquitous Web-based survey service. It’s one of... more
Yahoo! CEO Resigns
Yahoo CEO and co-Founder Jerry Yang stepped down as top dog on November 17. The move does not come as a surpise to anyone, amid plummeting Yahoo! stock prices, a failed acquisition by Microsoft,... more

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