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Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune:
Instagram founder Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart's board   —  Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom will join Wal-Mart's board of directors as its 15th member, effective Monday.  —  He won't be the lone tech executive either: Systrom joins Yahoo YHOO CEO Marissa Mayer as a board member of the world's largest retailer.
Sep 29, 2014, 11:35 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Forget AOL — Activist Attack on Yahoo Is All About Forking Over Alibaba Cash   —  While the noisy late Friday afternoon attack on Yahoo by perennial shareholder attacker Starboard Value was designed to attract headlines, especially the suggestion that the Silicon Valley Internet giant merge with AOL …
Sep 27, 2014, 7:25 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Yahoo Directory — Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine — Is To Close   —  For some, it may seem like there has always been Google, and it's always been the main way people have found things on the web.  But before Google, there was the Yahoo Directory and its hand-compiled list of websites, organized into topics.
Sep 26, 2014, 9:40 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Yahoo plans to close Yahoo Education, Qwiki and Directory next quarter   —  Yahoo today announced it is closing three more products: Yahoo Education, Qwiki, and Directory.  The company says the decision is part of a broader strategy to focus on its more successful projects.
Sep 26, 2014, 12:45 PMIn context
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Activist investor Starboard buys stake in Yahoo, urges Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to merge with AOL   —  Activist Shareholders Go After Yahoo, Tell Marissa Mayer To Buy AOL  —  Activist investor Starboard has sent a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer urging her to combine Yahoo's business with AOL's.
Sep 26, 2014, 12:25 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Yahoo transparency report: Data requests drop, but FISA stats are worrying   —  Updated 10:09 a.m. PT with the correct number of government data requests.  We apologize for the error.  —  Today Yahoo released its third transparency report, revealing 18,594 government data requests impacting 30,511 users.
Sep 25, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Yahoo buys its first startup from India, cloud docs specialist Bookpad in an undisclosed deal   —  India looks like it has netted its third notable startup exit this year, after Yahoo swooped to purchase Bookpad, a one-year-old company that hosts cloud-based documents, according to local media.
Sep 22, 2014, 9:15 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's Core Business Value Cut in Half to $6.8 Billion After Alibaba IPO   —  As Alibaba shares soared in their first day of trading on Friday, the value that investors are placing on Yahoo 's core business was sliced in half to about $6.8 billion.  —  That's because Yahoo still owns …
Sep 19, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Mexican companies sue Yahoo, law firm, allege conspiracy to avoid $2.7 billion judgment   —  (Reuters) - Two Mexican companies have sued Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) and law firm Baker & McKenzie in New York federal court, accusing them of engineering a conspiracy to avoid a $2.7 billion judgment issued by a Mexican court in 2012.
Sep 12, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Yahoo News Digest arrives on iPad with weekly segments from Katie Couric   —  Yahoo's global new anchor will deliver short explainers every Sunday  —  Yahoo News Digest, which offers a twice-daily summary of current events delivered to your mobile device via push notification …
Sep 11, 2014, 6:55 PMIn context

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