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Jul 25, 2016

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, plans to roll it into AOL

SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon, extending its digital reach, has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star. The nation’s largest wireless carrier paid […]

Oct 21, 2014

Yahoo earnings get big Alibaba boost

Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO.

Sep 11, 2014

Yahoo faced daily fine of $250K for withholding user data

Yahoo! Inc. said the U.S. government threatened in 2008 to fine it $250,000 a day for refusing to comply with national security-related requests for its users’ Internet data.

Dec 10, 2013

Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s profit machine has become tarnished by revelations that the National Security Agency trolls deep into the everyday lives of Web surfers. […]

Oct 8, 2013

Yahoo remakes email again, taking on more of Gmail look

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo’s free email service is becoming a bit more like Google’s Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. The similarities to Gmail probably aren’t coincidental. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer helped design some of Gmail’s features while she was a top executive at Google Inc. Since its debut […]

Sep 18, 2013

LinkedIn asks court to let it disclose FISA data

WASHINGTON — LinkedIn has asked a secret court to allow it to disclose the number of national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. On Wednesday, LinkedIn joined four other companies that have similar cases pending before the FISA Court. The other four are Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook. Among […]

Aug 9, 2013

Tumblr founder to get $81M to remain at Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo’s recently completed acquisition of Internet blogging service Tumblr includes an $81 million payment to Tumblr founder David Karp as long as he remains on the job for the next four years. The retention payment disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday is part of the windfall that Karp and Tumblr investors realized […]

Jul 10, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

How do you and your company deal with the attorney general's office in your state?

Jul 8, 2013

Yahoo shuts down Internet relic AltaVista

NEW YORK — Once up on a time, there was a popular search engine called AltaVista. It lives no more. On Monday, its owner Yahoo Inc. sent to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture and the butler from Ask Jeeves. Palo Alto, Calif.-based AltaVista was introduced in 1995, three years before […]

Jun 18, 2013

Yahoo discloses number of U.S. government data requests

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo is the latest company to disclose how many requests for user data it has received from U.S. government agencies, putting the number between 12,000 and 13,000 in the six months that ended on May 31. Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer and General Counsel Ron Bell said in a blog post late […]

May 20, 2013

Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday is Mayer’s boldest move since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo’s latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo’s most expensive […]

May 2, 2013

YouTube says the battle with TV is already over

NEW YORK — YouTube vs. TV? YouTube says the battle — if there ever was one — is over. In a flashy presentation to advertisers Wednesday night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declined to forecast that Internet video will displace television watching. Instead he declared: “That’s already happened.” Schmidt said “the future is now” for […]

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