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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...

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2012-07-09 15:07:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook and Yahoo have decided that they´re better when they´re together, putting an end to their courtroom battles. Now, they´ve agreed to cross-license the patents at the center of their scuffles and expand their advertising and content-sharing partnership. In the end, Yahoo stands to recover some lost ground in their news services and advertising divisions while Facebook can show their heavily tailored ads on...

Yahoo Finds Over $7 Billion By Selling Stake In Alibaba
2012-05-21 08:06:57

US Internet pioneer Yahoo, which has been struggling with cash flow and market relevance, has agreed to sell its stake in China´s top e-commerce player, Alibaba, for at least $7.1 billion, the two companies announced this weekend. Negotiations have been a year in the making to get to this point and the transaction will come about in several stages, AFP reports. Yahoo´s interim CEO Ross Levinsohn said in a statement that the agreement will provide “clarity” for Yahoo...

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Steps Down
2012-05-13 14:27:35

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has decided to leave the company in the wake of all the controversy surrounding his resume. Effective immediately, Ross Levinsohn will take over as interim CEO while the company looks for a new CEO to run the endangered Internet company. In addition, the Yahoo! Board has announced they have struck a deal with Third Point to settle any proxy contest related to their 2012 meeting of the shareholders. Third Point has been...

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2009-04-01 15:49:36

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch announced on Wednesday that former AOL chief Jonathan Miller will be chairman and chief executive of the company's newly created Digital Media Group. Miller, 52, will oversee MySpace and other digital businesses at News Corp., and will serve as the company's Chief Digital Officer, according to a statement by New York-based News Corp. Miller, who served as AOL's CEO from 2002 to 2006, will be based in New York and will report directly to Murdoch, the...

2008-11-11 09:00:19

Velocity Interactive Group, a leading investment firm focusing on digital media and communications, announced today that Mickie Rosen has joined the company as an investment partner focusing on video, music, social media, publishing, games and online advertising. Rosen brings extensive experience in media, technology and consulting to the Velocity team. Most recently, she headed up entertainment for Fox Interactive Media as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment, where...

2008-10-15 09:00:19

FatTail Inc., an innovator in online advertising optimization software, today announced that it has closed its Series A financing. The $3M round was led by Velocity Interactive Group, whose partners include former AOL Chief Executive Jonathan F. Miller and former Fox Interactive Media President Ross Levinsohn, with participation by Ted Meisel, former Overture CEO and former president of Yahoo! Search Marketing, and others. Levinsohn will join FatTail's board of directors. The company will use...

2006-08-14 07:15:32

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" for downloading from Web sites owned by parent News Corp., in what some analysts said could be the first step toward creating a broader online video strategy. Fox Interactive Media said it will begin to sell movies and shows on the Direct2Drive download site, owned by Fox's IGN Entertainment, by October. The programs can be viewed on personal...

2006-08-13 20:49:48

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" from Web sites owned by parent News Corp. in the company's first step in the online movie market. Fox Interactive Media said it will begin to sell movies and shows on the Direct2Drive download site, owned by Fox's IGN Entertainment, by October. The programs can be viewed on personal computers as well as Windows portable media devices. The...

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2006-03-31 08:20:58

NEW YORK -- While News Corp.'s recently acquired online community destination MySpace.com is thriving in its current form, the media giant already is devising plans to make the site even stickier and more profitable, possibly by acquiring so-called "Web 2.0" properties, enabling transactions between members and adding subscription offers. "We're looking for technologies or feature sets that give users tools to participate in the media rather than just sit back," Ross Levinsohn, president of...