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Eric Jackson / Forbes:
After several costly errors by CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo could use another activist investor   —  How Do You Solve A Problem Like Marissa?  —  [Disclosure: Author was long YHOO at time of writing.]  —  There's been a sharp response to the post I wrote last Wednesday in Forbes outlining …
Jul 30, 2014, 9:50 AMIn context
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits   —  Twitter has acquired Madbits, a deep-learning-based computer vision startup founded by proteges of Facebook AI director Yann LeCun.  It's the latest in a spate of deep learning and computer vision acquisitions that also includes Google, Yahoo, Dropbox and Pinterest.
Jul 30, 2014, 12:40 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others   —  Yahoo-owned photo-sharing and storage site Flickr announced this morning the rollout of a new licensing program aimed at the service's members who are looking to have their work discovered …
Jul 29, 2014, 2:10 PMIn context
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP Makes $50 Million Strategic Investment in Hortonworks   —  To the steadily growing list of big companies making strategic investments in the open source big data platform known as Hadoop, you can now add computing giant Hewlett-Packard.  —  Re/code has learned that HP today will announce …
Jul 24, 2014, 7:50 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
There Have Been No Google-Spotify Acquisition Talks   —  When last we checked in, The Wall Street Journal was surmising, based on a public cocktail between AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in Sun Valley, that a merger could possibly be afoot between their companies.
Jul 22, 2014, 6:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: Yahoo is paying $200M-$300M for Flurry   —  Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry For North Of $200M  —  Yahoo has made no secret of its ambitions and advances in mobile, earlier this month reporting 450 million monthly active users and search and display mobile ad revenues growing 100%.
Jul 21, 2014, 7:40 PMIn context
Scott Burke / Yahoo:
Yahoo to Acquire Flurry to Strengthen Mobile Products   —  Over the past couple of years, Yahoo has been focused on re-imagining our users' daily habits, and mobile is at the center of everything we do.  Today, I'm excited to announce the next step in our vision, that we have reached …
Jul 21, 2014, 4:46 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Confirmed: Yahoo Poised to Buy Mobile Analytics and Ad Platform Flurry   —  Yahoo is poised to buy mobile analytics and advertising platform company Flurry, according to people with knowledge of the situation.  —  [Flurry and Yahoo just confirmed the deal in blog posts.]
Jul 21, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Michael Forsythe / New York Times:
Alibaba's I.P.O. Could Be a Bonanza for the Scions of Chinese Leaders   —  It was billed as biggest private financing deal in the history of China.  —  In September 2012, the Alibaba Group announced that it had completed a $7.6 billion deal to buy back half of Yahoo's stake in it.
Jul 21, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Search Share Falls Below 10 Percent For “All-Time Low”   —  We're on the cusp of new comScore U.S. search market share data for June.  According to financial analyst notes, releasing the numbers early, desktop search declined for the fifth consecutive month after a period of growth in mid-2013.
Jul 18, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context

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