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Yahoo Unveils New Look For Its Mail Service
2012-12-11 14:45:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What a year it´s been for Yahoo: The company came under fire this spring when some of their largest investors took issue with the brand new CEO´s lies about his collegiate education. Scott Thompson (as well as several other board members and executives) stepped down and in July, ex-Google employee Marissa Mayer stepped in to right the ship. Since then, Yahoo´s been making headlines as they make changes,...

Yahoo And Facebook Partnership Rumored
2012-11-19 05:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Reports have surfaced claiming that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are discussing a potential partnership that would center around a search engine. The story, first reported by Katherine Rushton of The Sunday Telegraph on Saturday, cites unidentified sources and states only that the two companies are looking at ways in which the firms could "work more closely together." Furthermore, Rushton states that...

Yahoo Pulls Out Of South Korea
2012-10-21 10:38:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Yahoo has announced they will be closing down their South Korean web portal and ending their presence in the country by the end of the year. According to Jung-Ah Lee of the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Korea released a statement Friday saying the company's operation in that nation had faced "a lot of challenges" over the past few years, and the website's poor performance there had "slowed Yahoo's overall business growth"...

Yahoo Homepage Gets A New Look
2012-10-13 08:45:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Yahoo has unveiled a new look for its homepage that features a centered search box, fewer links to other services provided by the web portal on the left side, a relocation of trending topics, and summaries of some of the news stories featured lower on the page. The redesign comes only a couple of months after new CEO and former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over the company's reigns, and is believed to be the first part of a...

Yahoo Hires New CEO: Marissa Mayer
2012-07-17 11:10:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yahoo has chosen a former Google executive to take over as CEO, passing over Ross Levinsohn who had been acting as interim CEO and had made initial moves to bring peace between the Facebook and Yahoo houses. Marissa Mayer, 37, will now be in charge of turning the struggling Internet company around. She also becomes the third Yahoo CEO within a year. Yahoo´s decision is seen as a return to the aspects that once made the...

2011-05-09 05:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- TiE Silicon Valley announced today that Marissa Mayer, VP of Product Management, will deliver the closing keynote speech on Saturday, May 14th at TiEcon 2011. TiEcon 2011 will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 13-14. Each year, the conference brings together a diverse and dynamic group of leaders from business, technology, venture capital, and media for two days of education, inspiration, and...

2010-07-22 07:10:00

Search giant Google announced a major revamp of its image search business as it revealed that area of its search service is getting a billion page views every day. Google image search now has more than 10 billion pictures, compared to the 250 million it had when it launched in 2001. "This represents the largest image search engine by far," said Marissa Mayer, vice president of Google search. "I have been watching image search grow and grow for the last nine years since its launch. This is...

2010-05-06 06:25:00

Google started to roll out a new updated look to its search results pages on Wednesday, offering a more streamlined look with enhanced tools for more effectively tracking content for its users on the Internet. Google vice president of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer said in an online message explaining the updates, "It's powerful, yet simple." "We want to ensure that the Google you use today is better than the one you used yesterday," she said, adding that the latest...

2009-08-13 10:57:49

Google launched a series of new social gadgets for iGoogle on Wednesday that will allow its users to connect with each other. "Social gadgets let you share, collaborate and play games with your friends on top of all the things you can already do on your homepage," Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience and Rose Yao, iGoogle Product Manager, wrote on Google's blog on Wednesday. "The 19 social gadgets we're debuting today offer many new ways to make your...

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