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Column: Close but no cigar for Mayer's Yahoo

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In its latest quarter, Yahoo met expectations, more or less. That may be a good thing, but it's hardly a great one.

In her first 18 months at the top of the company, Marissa Mayer has managed to slow, but not halt, the decline in key numbers behind the one-time giant in Web search and content.

Here's where we mention that Mayer, on taking the job in mid-2012, said it would require several...

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Gifts for men, eggnog among the top Yahoo searches this holiday

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(Credit: Eggnog is a top search this holiday on Yahoo.)

Yahoo Monday released its top searches for the holiday season, and, predictably, users want to know what to buy loved ones for Christmas.

Specifically, people are having trouble finding presents for guys, as the top gift search in the last 30 days on Yahoo was “gifts for men,” with 71% of those searches by women.

One popular search term was “gifts for men who have everything.” Spiking...

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Good news for Alibaba is good news for Yahoo

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The world’s financial centers are fighting each other for the right to host Alibaba Group’s initial public offering (IPO).

There’s no date set yet, although it is widely expected to happen in the first quarter of 2014. There are no documents that investors can pore over. There isn’t even final word that it’s going to happen.

But China’s biggest e-commerce site—a privately-held Chinese-language...

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It's official: Katie Couric joining Yahoo

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Katie Couric will join Yahoo next year as its “global anchor” while still hosting her daytime talk show, the tech company announced yesterday.

“Beginning in 2014, Katie will help develop Yahoo News’ coverage with a growing team of global correspondents,” Yahoo said in a release. “Katie will continue to host her syndicated daytime talk show, ‘Katie.’”

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said Couric...

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