Latest Marissa Mayer Stories

Yahoo Could Recruit YouTube Stars For Its Own Video Streaming Site
2014-03-31 14:11:18

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching video has quickly evolved into one of the Internet's favorite pastimes. And while there are a handful of video-sharing sites, Google's YouTube has remained the one to beat. Recent reports suggest that Yahoo may be planning to build a direct competitor to YouTube, and it might be recruiting a few YouTube sensations to bring it popularity, Re/code reports. Acquisition was the first course of action, though that idea was dead...

2014-01-29 00:20:45

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The net worth of Yahoo Inc's CEO Marissa Mayer is estimated to be US$310 million, according to Wealth-X, after Yahoo announced its first-quarter outlook on Tuesday. Mayer's net worth is calculated after accounting for shares in public and private companies, residential and passion investments such as art, planes and real estate, and is based on the most recent publicly available disclosure of her shares and options in Yahoo. The company's...

LookFlow Image Recognition Startup Joins Yahoo, Flickr
2013-10-24 12:26:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo! has acquired image recognition startup LookFlow and now plans to incorporate the technology into its photo-sharing service Flickr. The small company, consisting of only five engineers, explains their work as “a powerful new way for people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they’re interested in.” Yahoo! has now acquired more than 20 companies since Marissa Mayer took the helm last year in an...

2013-10-17 23:01:42

EverSpark Interactive design team comments on the search engine empire and the decision to revise its logo. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 After publicly trying out dozens of contenders, Yahoo rolled out its new company logo last week. The new logo is the result of 30 days of experimenting, in which the tech giant tried out a different logo concept on its main website every day according to CNN(09.06.2013). The final design, which is similar to its predecessor but uses thinner, sleeker lines,...

Yahoo Monthly Active Users Up According To Mayer
2013-09-12 19:25:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expressed her delight at how things are going at the once struggling company. Mayer announced that the Yahoo monthly active users are up 20 percent to 800 million globally, including 350 million monthly active users on mobile. These increases have come since Mayer took the helm of the company in July of last year, but do not include Tumblr, the high...

Yahoo Buys Qwiki
2013-07-03 12:16:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo has purchased video making app Qwiki for nearly $50 million, a deal which was predicted by All Things D two weeks earlier. This marks the fifth acquisition by Yahoo in three months, and each time the company has taken to their Tumblr page - itself the product of an acquisition - to announce the news. Qwiki also announced the purchase on their Tumblr page, complete with a video made in the app's typical style. Yahoo says...

2013-03-28 23:02:23

On Hold Company Urges Executives To Act As Undercover Customers. Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 When Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer, listened to her company's on hold music and heard "garbage," she knew she had a customer service problem. That's a strategy every business owner should emulate, says On Hold Company in a recently published blog post. Every business owner should know what customers experience while waiting for service. "Think of it as a variation on the TV show...

Yahoo Teams Up With Google, Gets Ads For News Sites
2013-02-07 10:37:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last year, Yahoo´s board of directors hired former Google employee Marissa Mayer to work as their CEO, the third CEO for the company within 12 months. Many wondered aloud if Mayer would try to Googlefy Yahoo, bringing practices and standards from the search giant to the struggling company. Yesterday, Mayer did these wonderers one better, bringing Google ads to Yahoo´s Finance and News sites. “At Yahoo!,...

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