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Yahoo founder Jerry Yang resigns

Jerry Yang

Mr Yang founded the online company in 1995 with David Filo and was its chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009. His resignation comes two weeks after the company hired former PayPal executive Scott Thomson to be its new chief executive.

Senh: Holy moly. I guess he's officially giving up on Yahoo.


Tom Hanks' Web series to stream on Yahoo


Tom Hanks' long gestating Web series is coming to Yahoo. "Electric City," an animated futuristic series Hanks has been developing for years, will premiere on Yahoo this spring.


Yahoo names PayPal exec as its CEO


Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO, the fourth one in less than five years for the struggling Internet company.

Senh: At least Scott Thompson is familiar with the internet. I think they need to find an innovator, but those guys are hard to find.


Alibaba hires U.S. lobbying firm as it eyes Yahoo


China's Alibaba Group has hired Washington lobbying firm Duberstein Group Inc as it eyes a possible deal with Internet giant Yahoo Inc.


Yahoo to weigh deals for Asian assets: sources

Yahoo Inc is discussing a plan to slash its stakes in China's Alibaba Group and its Japanese affiliate as part of a complicated share transaction valued at roughly $17 billion, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.


Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft Unveil Ad-Selling Alliance

Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft Unveil Ad-Selling Alliance

Competition's all relative. Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL all compete for ad dollars, but they all agree that marketers ought to put their budgets into premium content, not search or social.

Senh: Heh, they making an alliance against Google and Facebook.


Yahoo eyes minority stake sale, recap: sources

Yahoo Inc is contemplating the sale of a minority stake to a private equity firm followed by a large share repurchase, in a bid to buy time to turn around the Internet company, people familiar with the matter said.


Yahoo to buy Interclick for $270 million

Internet company Yahoo Inc. has agreed to buy online advertising network Interclick Inc. for $270 million in cash. The deal announced Tuesday is expected to help Yahoo target advertisements to its online audience. Interclick's technology will allow Yahoo to "to expand its targeting and data capabilities to deliver campaigns" more effectively, Yahoo said.


Google Considers Yahoo! Deal: Report

Google Considers Yahoo! Deal: Report

Google is considering participating in a bid for troubled Internet search pioneer Yahoo!, according to a published media report. Google has held talks with at least two private-equity firms about helping them to finance a purchase of Yahoo!'s core business, according to the report, published Saturday on The Wall Street Journal's Web site.

Senh: Google did get their start with Yahoo when the web directory used it as their third-party search engine. Yahoo is mainly a content company nowadays, but they're still the second largest search engine in the search market. Owning Yahoo and replacing Bing, which Yahoo currently uses for search, with their own search engine would make Google even more dominant in search. It's insurance against Bing (Microsoft). Expect a bidding war between Google and Microsoft.


Bidders balk at Yahoo's "no cross talk" provision

Bidders balk at Yahoo's

Some potential buyers of Yahoo Inc are balking at the Internet company's demands for confidentiality that would prevent them from discussing joint bids, according to several people close to the situation.


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