Yahoo Takes Top Spot, Overtakes Google In US Traffic

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Struggling Web media company Yahoo has gone through many ups and downs during the previous years. One of the original brands still surviving since the early days of the World Wide Web, Yahoo has since fallen considerably from its top perch as one of the more popular websites that helped in making the Web what it is today. The company has seen its value falling over the years and has lost a majority of its influenc

Yahoo! Revamps Site with Social Features

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Yahoo! is undergoing a major overhaul on its website, as it introduces features similar to Facebook such like news feed and likes. This has been Yahoo’s biggest revamps since CEO Marissa Mayer took over the ailing online company last year. In Yahoo’s official blog, Mayer said the redesigned website will allow users to log in using their Facebook ID, enabling them to gain access to content and informati

Yahoo! Picks Google Exec as New CEO; Reveals She Is Pregnant

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo! searched far and wide to find its newest CEO and has found it in one of its fiercest rivals in the person of Google’s erstwhile executive Marissa Mayer. She has taken over the reins since Tuesday, making her one of the few women CEOs in the male-dominated tech industry. Mayer, 37, will also take on a new role–being a mother. She has confirmed the pregnancy on her Twi

Facebook, Yahoo Settle Legal Disputes, Forge Partnerships

Friday, July 6th, 2012
Facebook and Yahoo enter the final stage of its legal settlement over each other’s patent lawsuits with a broad advertising partnership. Citing sources who are aware about the pact, All Things D reported that both companies agreed on forging a strategic deal involving joint online advertising and cross-licensing of key patents. No Benjamins will be exchanged in the process of this deal, which will be announc

Yahoo Enters Browser Wars with Axis

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Yahoo, one of the pioneers in the Internet industry, has announced its very own “search browser.” Dubbed as Axis, the tool is designed to enhance the search experience of mobile Web users, wherein it combines searching and browsing into a single activity. People using the Axis on their mobile devices see the search results in form of thumbnail images from actual Web pages instead of just boring links

Yahoo Selling Half Of Its Alibaba Stake

Monday, May 21st, 2012
It seems that the way for Yahoo to still survive its currently tumultuous existence is by trying to sell some of its properties. The recent news is that Yahoo will be selling half of its stake in China e-commerce giant Alibaba. But the transaction is said to take a more complex route. It will also require Yahoo to buy back some of its own shares from the capital gains that it is set to earn on the deal. The deal i

Yahoo! CEO Steps Down Amid Resume Padding Shocker

Monday, May 14th, 2012
Yahoo has confirmed that its CEO, Scott Thompson, has “left the company” after it was found he padded his resume with a computer science degree that he never received. Thompson served in the struggling Internet pioneer for just four months. Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo’s media chief, will be named interim CEO. The scandal began almost two weeks ago, when it was revealed that Thompson lied about his ed

Yahoo! CEO Apologizes for Resume Inaccuracy

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has apologized for allowing an inaccuracy in his curriculum vitae appear in his official profile. In a memorandum sent Monday to his employees, Thompson said sorry for the uproar caused by the information. The document did not provide explanation as to why Thompson’s bio included a bachelor’s degree in computer science that he never received. Despite the apology, Thompson will

Yahoo! CEO Lied About College Degree

Friday, May 4th, 2012
Yahoo, the Internet pioneer that has definitely seen better days, has been forced to admit that its newest CEO, Scott Thompson (pictured), has a bloated resume. While Thompson’s credentials include a degree in “accounting and computer science” from Stonehill College near Boston, the truth is that Stonehill began offering computer science degrees four years after the CEO graduated. Instead, Thomps

Yahoo! Overhauls Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
The shakeup in Yahoo! continues to rattle. After founder Jerry Yang left the Board of Directors last month, the board continues to shed off old faces in favor of new ones. PC World reports that four members of the board have tendered their resignations. Among those departing the Yahoo’s BOD is Chairman Roy Bostock, ending his four-year reign in that position. He is perhaps most well-known for his refusal t