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Yahoo Makes One of Its Biggest Acquisitions Under Marissa Mayer: Flurry

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Yahoo has agreed to buy Flurry, a mobile app analytics service, the two companies announced late Monday

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but an earlier report in Re/code said the price tag would likely be in the “hundreds of millions” of dollars. If true, that would make this one of Yahoo’s biggest acquisitions under CEO Marissa Mayer

Flurry was founded in 2005 and works with developers and marketers to “optimize the mobile experience through better apps and more personalized ads.” It has received more than $60 million in funding to date and works with more than 500,000 apps Read more…

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New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

indexeus-sm Indexeus.net looks like it could have been a Y Combinator project. With a slick design, snappy copy, and a bitcoin-based payment system, it looks unusually legit. But what the site is hiding is the produce of hundreds of hacking efforts from around the web.
I’ve left out the link because it’s unclear if the site may deliver malware now or in the future. You can type it in if… Read More

Yahoo Exec Accused Of Sexual Harassment Files Defamation Counter-Suit

Old Courthouse, Santa Clara County Prominent Yahoo executive Maria Zhang filed a defamation complaint Wednesday against a former female employee who sued her for sexual harassment and subsequent wrongful termination. In her filing, Zhang called Nan Shi’s allegations — that she forced Shi to have oral and digital sex — “outrageously false” and based on attempts to extort Yahoo. Read More

Marissa Mayer’s 2-Year Report Card at Yahoo: C-

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Marissa Mayer has been CEO of Yahoo for two years. In that time, there has been no shortage of speculation about her plans for the company

Yahoo is constantly subjected to the question “is it a tech company or a media company?” ever since Steve Jobs stopped by the company’s headquarters. The question points to the widely held assumption that, to succeed, the company will need to learn to compete at a high level in one of those two industries

It has become clear that Mayer does not agree. “In short, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we build products that people love,” she recently said in response to the question Read more…

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Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Says Disappointing Earnings Were Just A “Short-Term Setback”

yahoo After an earnings report that came in below analyst expectations, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spent a good portion of today’s analyst call making the case that she can still turn the company around. Mayer said that Yahoo was “not satisfied with our results this quarter.” However, she also argued that “a transformation of this size and scale will take multiple years,”… Read More

Yahoo Gets To Keep More Of Its Stake In Alibaba

marissa-mayer7 As part of today’s earnings release, Yahoo revealed that Alibaba is allowing it to keep a greater portion of its stake when it issues its initial public offering. Yahoo will be required to sell 140 million shares in the Chinese e-commerce company, compared to the 208 million the two companies agreed to last October. Read More

Yahoo Revenue Declines Again; Marissa Mayer Is ‘Not Satisfied’

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A day shy of the two-year anniversary of Marissa Mayer being named Yahoo CEO, the company announced second-quarter earnings that missed already low expectations.

Yahoo reported second-quarter revenue ex-TAC (excluding traffic acquisition costs) of $1.04 billion, below the $1.08 billion analysts forecast. Earnings also came in below expectations at $0.37 compared to $0.38.

“Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results,” Mayer said in the press release.

Yahoo has struggled to improve its advertising revenue, which makes up a little less than half of its overall income. Meanwhile, other companies have continued to take advantage of growth in the broad digital ad industry. Read more…

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Yahoo Misses In Q2 With Revenue Of $1.04B, EPS Of $0.37

yahoo-earnings Today after the bell, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue (excluding traffic acquisition costs, or TAC) of $1.04 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. Revenue including TAC was $1.08. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.38 on revenue of ex-TAC $1.08 billion. Yahoo, which slipped in regular trading in a down market, is up slightly… Read More

Yahoo Misses In Q2 With Revenue Of $1.04B, EPS Of $0.37

yahoo-earnings Today after the bell, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue (excluding traffic acquisition costs, or TAC) of $1.04 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. Revenue including TAC was $1.08. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.38 on revenue of ex-TAC $1.08 billion. Yahoo, which slipped in regular trading in a down market, is up slightly… Read More

Yahoo Misses In Q2 With Revenue Of $1.04B, EPS Of $0.37

yahoo-earnings Today after the bell, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue (excluding traffic acquisition costs, or TAC) of $1.04 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. Revenue including TAC was $1.08. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.38 on revenue of ex-TAC $1.08 billion. Yahoo, which slipped in regular trading in a down market, is up slightly… Read More