Is Scott Thompson the ‘back to basics’ guy Yahoo’s needed all along?

January 6, 2012

Yahoo has once again gone outside the company to breathe new life into the once-mighty Internet titan: Scott Thompson, most recently the president of eBay’s PayPal division, takes the helm on Monday, January 9th.

Tech wrap: Yahoo battle with Alibaba heats up

May 13, 2011

Yahoo’s battle with Alibaba intensified as they issued contradictory statements over the Chinese company’s transfer of a major Internet asset to its CEO. Analysts said the handover of Alipay, an online e-commerce payment system, to Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has reduced the value of Yahoo’s 43 percent Alibaba stake.  Yahoo said it had been blindsided by the deal, while Alibaba countered that Yahoo was aware of the transaction by virtue of having a board seat, now held by former Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang, who is also a Yahoo director.

Sun Valley: The stars align

July 8, 2009

Allen & Co’s 27th Sun Valley media and technology conference starts on July 7 and ends on July 12. In the meantime, expect media writers to breathlessly report, blog, tweet, photograph and record the event. Why the fuss? There are literally hundreds of people coming who are known to do nothing else than run the universe when it comes to TV shows, movies, telecoms, the Internet and all sorts of other electronic communications. We have lists of all the people who bankroll them as well, along with a list of other interesting people you will find there.

Yahoo: new boss, and (almost) everyone’s happy!

January 14, 2009

We’ve had two months to ruminate, speculate and analyze about who will take over as Yahoo chief executive after co-founder Jerry Yang who decided 18 months in the hotseat was enough for him.

Ballmer upstaged at first-ever CES keynote?

January 8, 2009

After watching Bill Gates deliver Microsoft’s keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show for 12 years, CEO Steve Ballmer finally got his moment in the sun on Wednesday.

Steve Ballmer might as well take applications for Yahoo job

November 19, 2008

Able to use a computer? Check. High school diploma? Check. Work well with others? Check. Willing to strike a deal with Microsoft? Ummmm….

Fight on the blogs! Fight on the blogs!

November 18, 2008

There’s the story, and there’s always the side-story. The snarky, juicy, lip-smacking stuff. 

Yahoo rejected again (and again)

November 6, 2008

Yahoo: Shun me once, shame on you. Shun me three times in one day, shame on… uh, shame on all of you.

APT question: A big win or an empty promise?

September 25, 2008

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Cheaper? Easier?!??? Those words are the lifeblood of the advertising community.

Just what Yahoo needs: more controversy

August 5, 2008

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Not yet, but one of Yahoo Inc’s largest and most critical shareholders, Capital Research Global Investors, has asked for a probe of last week’s shareholder vote, which was widely seen as a pat on the back for Chief Executive Jerry Yang.