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2011-05-16 07:50:00

Dispute over a major Internet asset transfer has escalated the already strained relationship between Yahoo Inc. and Alibaba Group, a Chinese Internet company, as they struggle to iron out differences. In a joint statement, the two companies announced that they were in "productive negotiations" to resolve "outstanding issues related to Alipay," which is the online payment service of Alibaba. As Yahoo struggles to keep up with Google, Alibaba's position as one of China's most powerful Internet...

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2011-04-19 07:00:00

Yahoo is extending the amount of time it holds on to user search records from the previous 90 days to 18 months beginning this summer. The move comes two and a half years after the company broke from standards that the other big Internet search engines followed and promised to delete such data promptly. But the new policy brings the company more in line with Google, which dominates the search industry, and Microsoft, which powers Yahoo's search results. Both those companies failed to follow...

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2010-10-07 14:15:00

Yahoo is adding additional features to its Internet search results in an effort to orchestrate a revenue revival, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The new tools will help people find information they seek more quickly, especially when searching about entertainment, sports and major events. Some of these shortcuts are already available on Yahoo, but now there will be even more options and snapshots featured in capsules appearing at the top of the results page. More marketing...

2010-04-28 13:50:00

Human rights organization continues to urge Yahoo! to publicly call for Shi Tao release on World Press Freedom day WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA members and other activists will hold a vigil at the Yahoo! headquarters demanding the release of Chinese journalist, Shi Tao. He was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison for sending an e-mail to a U.S.-based pro democracy website. Yahoo! provided Chinese authorities with the information that...

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2009-08-05 13:14:09

If government regulators approve the proposed alliance, Microsoft Corp. will be bringing at least 400 workers on board from Yahoo Inc. Yahoo would be compensated $150 million for any unexpected costs incurred while they change to new technology, according to details released on Tuesday in a meeting expounding on last week's announced agreement. According to Yahoo, an unspecified number of its 13,000 would have the opportunity to work for Microsoft after the Redmond, Wash.-based software...

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2008-10-30 10:30:00

An insider said on Wednesday that Yahoo Inc and Time Warner Inc's AOL unit are reviewing each other's finances to determine how much money they could make combined, indicating that a merger between the two companies could happen very soon. While indicating the deal was not going to happen immediately, the source noted that the two companies have communicated in a "meaningful" way about a potential partnership in the past couple of weeks. The talks are aimed at how to incorporate AOL's...

2008-09-09 09:00:20

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today announced that Joanne K. Bradford, a recognized leader in the online content and advertising industry, has joined Yahoo! as senior vice president, U.S. Revenue and Market Development. In this newly created role, Bradford will oversee Sales, Market Development for Advertisers, Small Business, and Yahoo! HotJobs, and will report to Hilary Schneider, executive vice president of Yahoo! U.S. "We are thrilled to have an executive of Joanne's caliber to lead Yahoo!...

2008-08-08 12:00:21

Today Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) announced that it will offer users greater choice in how they manage their privacy online by enabling them to opt-out of customized advertising on Yahoo.com. This new option expands Yahoo!'s existing opt-out program for customized advertising served by Yahoo! on third party networks. Yahoo! announced the new opt-out capability as part of its response to a Congressional inquiry about customization sent to 33 companies from the House Energy and Commerce...

2008-08-04 06:00:06

By Miguel Helft Jerry Yang, the soft-spoken chief executive of Yahoo, rarely becomes animated, at least in public. But ask him about his company's lackluster performance over the past year, and he pounds the table - albeit ever so lightly - punctuating his answer with a dose of impatience. "We have a plan," Yang said during an interview at Yahoo's headquarters here. "We want to grow the business over a three-to five-year period. We are executing against that plan. And we are still doing...

2006-08-09 23:15:12

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - A rights group accused Western Internet companies on Thursday of complicity with censorship in China and called on Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. to resist Beijing's demands. New York-based Human Rights Watch called the blocking of politically sensitive Web sites and search terms "arbitrary, opaque and unaccountable" and urged the publicly traded firms to be upfront with their users about censorship. "It was ironic that companies...