MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 12: Skylar Grey performs during Yahoo! On The Road at Turner Hall on May 12, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Yahoo has a huge ad sales group ... They've got traffic, they've got an audience, they've got an ad sales network, and they've got infrastructure. They still also have very strong brands like Yahoo Finance and the sports channel and dating sites.
The highest-grossing, highest use portions of Yahoo are its news and fantasy games and sports, not search, so having the user-generated content that Tumblr brings, and the press and publicity around it and the page views, seems like a logical fit.More quotes »
Tech Review: Apps that may become mainstays
mainstays on your device's home screen:Yahoo! Weather ( iOS , Android ; free)Typically, weather apps are bare bones, but Yahoo! has done a fine job breaking the stereotype with this offering, which is one of the most visually appealing on the market. For starters, Read more »
Silicon Valley firms add perks to keep workers at work
is already planning an even larger, more exciting new campus.More than ever before, Silicon Valley firms want their workers at work. Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer recently went so far as to ban working from home, and many companies offer prodigious incentives Read more »
Report: Iran blocks VPN access to Gmail, Yahoo
went into effect last Wednesday.Sobhani says the block restricted access to some international email services such as Gmail and Yahoo in some parts of the country.Since the street unrest that followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 2009 re-election, Iran Read more »
LI execs split on Yahoo's telecommuting ban
Inc. last week shocked many in the business community when it told employees it was going to ban working from home.The Internet media company wants to become more innovative, and it believes the best path is "side-by-side" communication and collaboration among Read more »
Poll: Are employees who work from home more productive?
week, Yahoo Inc. told its employees it will ban telecommuting -- the practice of working from home. The company said in a memo that in-person interaction between employees is critical to innovation.Some Long Island business experts agree that in-office contact Read more »
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If Yahoo Buys Tumblr, What Will It Do With All That Porn?
content including minors, anything that promotes self-harm, or gore that is posted just to be shocking. But considering that Yahoo is ostensibly interested in Tumblr for the advertising, it’s hard to see the environment getting any friendlier for pornographers 10 m ago from Hacker News Read more »
David Karp's Dilemma
to gather his thoughts. On this walk (or jog or glass of wine at a bar), he likely mull over two main outcomes. He could take Yahoo’s money, whether it be the $1.1 billion that the board is trying to approve giving him or the more that he negotiates. Or, well, 1:48 AM from TechCrunch Read more »
Andrus has 5 hits in Texas' 7-2 win over Detroit (Yahoo! Sports)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Elvis Andrus was swinging for the fences in the eighth inning. The Texas shortstop, though, was thrilled with a soft single that capped one of the best nights of his career. Andrus scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a pair o 12:23 AM from Yahoo! Sports Read more »
Ortiz powers Red Sox past Twins, 12-5 (Yahoo! Sports)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Ortiz insists he isn't trying to do anything special to show the Minnesota Twins they made a big mistake by letting him go in 2002. It just looks that way every time he crushes another ball into the Target Field seats. Ortiz homer 12:17 AM from Yahoo! Sports Read more »
Gattis, Simmons hit HRs as Braves top Dodgers 3-1 (Yahoo! Sports)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves already knew rookie Evan Gattis is an impressive power hitter. He's also proving a quick learner. Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis with another homer off Jansen after each listened to quick reminders from Upton on the right-hand 5/18/13 from Yahoo! Sports Read more »