Topic: marissa mayer

Look: Just Ditch Your Yahoo Mail Account Already

Look: Just Ditch Your Yahoo Mail Account Already

Back in October, our own Jeff Weisbein asked a question about whether or not Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer might be slipping in her attention to detail—specifically because of the big, big problems regarding the revamped … [Read more...]

Picture This: Yahoo May be Trying to Buy Imgur

Picture This: Yahoo May be Trying to Buy Imgur

Earlier this year, Yahoo and its (then) new CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when the company bought the hugely popular microblogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Since then, Yahoo has been brute-forcing its way … [Read more...]

Is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Slipping When It Comes to Attention to Detail?

Is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Slipping When It Comes to Attention to Detail?

Marissa Mayer, now CEO of Yahoo [former Google exec], has developed a reputation over the years of her career as someone who pays extremely close attention to detail and data.  Just how extreme is extreme?  During her … [Read more...]

Yahoo’s $1.99 WatchList Is Brilliant, It’s About Building A Loyal User Base

Yahoo’s $1.99 WatchList Is Brilliant, It’s About Building A Loyal User Base

This morning Yahoo released those inactive usernames to people who were the first to put them on their WishList.   In addition to the release of the inactive usernames, the company announced that users who did not … [Read more...]

Yahoo Bests Google for Site Visits in July

Yahoo Bests Google for Site Visits in July

Since Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo’s CEO last year, she’s made a number of high-profile moves and acquisitions that have put the company in headlines. And unlike so many news stories surrounding big name … [Read more...]

Yahoo Acquires Rockmelt Social Browser

Yahoo Acquires Rockmelt Social Browser

It’s a day of the week that ends in ‘Y,’ so that means Yahoo has purchased yet another tech startup. Today its Rockmelt, a “social browser” that had attempted to enter the desktop web browser market a few years … [Read more...]

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Advert Company Admovate

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Advert Company Admovate

You know those times when you’ve got some cash in your pocket, and you know that you ought to stick it in your bank account (or under your mattress), but you just can’t help going from store to store to spend it … [Read more...]

Yahoo CFO Hints at Foursquare Acquisition

Yahoo CFO Hints at Foursquare Acquisition

While it’s nowhere near the dominant force it once was, lately it seems that Yahoo’s determined to claw its way back into relevance. Only a few weeks ago, it was revealed that Yahoo would buy Tumblr—the hip … [Read more...]

Yahoo’s Board Approves $1.1 Billion Tumblr Acquisition

Yahoo’s Board Approves $1.1 Billion Tumblr Acquisition

Yahoo's board approved the plan for the company to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.  The deal will be in all cash. Additionally, previous reports said that Tumblr's board had given … [Read more...]