marissa mayer

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 Yahoo Mail service. While I think Mayer’s moves as CEO have been pretty revolutionary for the … [Read more...]

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 back into relevance by gobbling up lots of other companies over the past few months, like … [Read more...]

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 time at Google, Mayer once had her team test 41 different shades of blue to determine which … [Read more...]

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 receive an email with the option to activate a username on their WishList now have the choice to … [Read more...]

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 corporations these days, the majority of the headlines she’s garnered have been positive. And it seems … [Read more...]

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 ago with social network integration, but failed to make a dent in the stranglehold of more … [Read more...]

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 until there’s nothing left? That seems to be what Yahoo’s been doing under the leadership of CEO … [Read more...]

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