Yahoo Plans Splashy New San Francisco Digs (And Dreams of Neon Billboard’s Return)

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images News According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo is close to signing a lease for a splashy new San Francisco outpost to keep up with the fast growth of other Web companies that have opened high-profile offices here. Yahoo’s Mayer apparently is hoping for a big PR announcement of … Continue reading

Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

A little over a year ago, only a few months into her tenure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent out an internal “goals” memo to employees that outlined a new system of evaluating the efficacy of its staff. It read, in part: “Moving forward, we will have both annual goals and quarterly goals that we will … Continue reading

Yahoo bundles up its fantasy games into a new Fantasy Sports app for Android and iOS

Yahoo has launched its newest Fantasy Sports app for iOS and Android that comes with a new redesign and mobile drafting. This is the first app that integrates technology from the company’s recent acquisitions, Bignoggins Productions and Loki Studios. In a blog post, Yahoo’s Product Director of Mobile Fantasy Sports Ron Belmarch writes that users … Continue reading

Yahoo Creates Wish List For Your Desired User Names

If you’re itching to shed that old, embarrassing Yahoo username in favor of something a little more age appropriate, we’ve got good news. Mayer and Co. have just opened up a wish list to request inactive usernames. Plug in your five moniker requests (in order of preference) by August 7th, and if you’re first in … Continue reading

Yahoo Still Has Lots of Money to Spend on Acquiring Start-Ups

Yahoo just released its mixed Q2 earnings, and a few sentences may have given the answer everyone was waiting for – yes, Yahoo still has plenty of cash to pursue more acquisitions. Evidence of this lies in the company’s share buyback program. “During the second quarter of 2013 Yahoo repurchased 25 million shares for $653 … Continue reading

The Yahoo Influence: Tumblr Stops Indexing Porn Blogs (But Won’t Police Them)

Tumblr has quietly stopped indexing adult-oriented blogs in search engines and in Tumblr’s internal searches, a move that has raised new questions about whether the popular blogging service will crack down on porn in the wake of its acquisition by Yahoo. An FAQ doc for adult-oriented blogs, apparently published in the past couple of months, … Continue reading

5 things we learned from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s tweet from Apple Store Fifth Avenue last night

“Late Tuesday night Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a finalist and runner-up for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year award, visited the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City,” Eli Langer reports for CNBC.  “Mayer posted a tweet to Twitter that read: “The 5th Avenue Apple store at 11pm. Wow…” The tweet also included a … Continue reading