Biz Please episode 4: Has Chipotle’s hit guac bottom after E. coli?

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Chipotle has received the O.K. from the Center for Disease Control following its e. coli outbreak. 

But is the damage already done? We bring in Mashable’s real-time news editor and senior investigative burrito correspondent Brian Ries. 

Advertising reporter Patrick Kulp also joins to talk Super Bowl ads. 

Warning: there’s lots of talk about wiener dogs.

And Google is vying with Apple to be the world’s most valuable company despite not making nearly as much money. We delve into that and why its former rival, Yahoo, isn’t even in the running. Read more…

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Yahoo To Fire Another 15% As Mayer Attempts To Hang On

New submitter xxxJonBoyxxx writes: Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has announced plans to cut the company’s workforce by 15% and close five foreign offices by the end of 2016 after announcing a $4.4bn loss. Yahoo shares have fallen 33% over the past year, including a 17% drop in the last three months. Its shares fell again in after-hours trading after Mayer announced her plan. Yahoo expects its workforce to be down to 9,000 and have fewer than 1,000 contractors by end of 2016. About a third of Yahoo’s workforce has left either voluntarily or involuntarily over the last year. And the cuts may just be starting: one activist investor (SpringOwl) says the total number of employees should be closer to 3,000 for a company with its revenue.

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Yahoo Signals Its Core Business Could Be For Sale By Exploring “Strategic Alternatives”

Yahoo_Sunnyvale_BuildingDSign Well, we sort of expected this one to happen.
After its core Internet business has continued to flounder, Yahoo says it is now exploring “strategic alternatives,” which could imply a number of things — including selling off its core business to another company, as was previously reported.
“The Board also believes that exploring additional strategic alternatives, in… Read More

Yahoo Plans To Cut 15 Percent Of Workforce, Reports $4.5B Writedown On Tumblr, Americas And Europe

yahoo-earnings Yahoo confirmed plans today to lay off approximately 15 percent of its workforce. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its its fourth quarter earnings, where it reported revenue of $1.27 billion and earnings per share of 13 cents. That’s ahead of revenue estimates — had analysts had predicted revenue of $1.19 billion and EPS of 13 cents. The Wall Street… Read More

Yahoo Downsizes In Latin America, Closes Mexico And Argentina Operations

yahoo espanol Ahead of its Q4 earnings and news of a bigger restructuring, Yahoo is downsizing in its regional operations, specifically in Latin America. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Yahoo has closed its offices in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. But it’s not pulling out of Latin America altogether: the company is keeping teams in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Coral Gables… Read More

Passwords May Soon Be Passé

retinapassword The early January theft of more than 320,000 user emails and passwords from cable giant Time Warner Cable gave validation to the argument that simple password authentication is becoming less and less reliable. But the Time Warner Cable hack is far from being the worst case of identity theft. In fact, it’s quite insignificant compared to some of the more severe cases we’ve seen in… Read More

Yahoo’s Email App Improves With Customizable Swipes, Attachments Search And More

yahoomail-ios-swipe In October, Yahoo introduced a brand-new version of its email app designed for the way people access their inbox on mobile devices, which included things like swipe gestures, easier access to attachments, integration with social services like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and more. Today, the company is rolling out its first major update to that app since its debut, with a handful of… Read More

Watch Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer drive a mini Zamboni like a boss

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has criticism coming from all sides for her management of the company since taking the top seat in 2012, but one thing everyone can probably agree on is that she knows how to party.

Gizmodo scored exclusive footage of the top executive and mother of two recent twins driving a mini Zamboni (or ice resurfacer, for you generic folks) around an ice skating rink at a company party.

The video shows a very jolly Mayer, complete with santa hat, gliding across the ice like a total boss. Look at the way she controls that steering wheel. It’s like she’s a professional Zamboni driver. Read more…

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Watch Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer drive a mini Zamboni like a boss

Marissa-mayer

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has criticism coming from all sides for her management of the company since taking the top seat in 2012, but one thing everyone can probably agree on is that she knows how to party.

Gizmodo scored exclusive footage of the top executive and mother of two recent twins driving a mini Zamboni (or ice resurfacer, for you generic folks) around an ice skating rink at a company party.

The video shows a very jolly Mayer, complete with santa hat, gliding across the ice like a total boss. Look at the way she controls that steering wheel. It’s like she’s a professional Zamboni driver. Read more…

More about Yahoo, Ceo, Marissa Mayer, Tech, and Zamboni


Yahoo Fixes Bug That Could Compromise Email Accounts When Opening an Email

An anonymous reader writes: Yahoo! has fixed a cross-site scripting bug that would have allowed attackers to fully compromise email accounts just by sending a malicious email. To lose control over their accounts, victims needed only to open the email. The researcher who discovered the bug said, “The code would be automatically evaluated when the message was viewed. … We provided Yahoo with a proof of concept email that would forward the victim user’s inbox to an external website, and an email virus which infects the Yahoo Mail account and attaches itself to all outgoing emails. The bug was fixed before any known exploits ‘in the wild.'” Yahoo!’s bounty program awarded $10,000 for the research.

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