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SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Yahoo Inc pledged to pay its shareholders at least half the proceeds from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's mega-IPO this fall, and plans to keep a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce company than expected. Yahoo's roughly 24 percent stake in the world's largest Internet retailer is viewed on Wall Street as its most prized asset.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Julia Boorstin and Jon Fortt look at today's Power Lunch stories, including major job cuts at Microsoft ahead, and what to expect from Yahoo's earnings this afternoon.
Investors will know more about the health of tech's Intel, Google, eBay and Yahoo as analysts expect to see Q2 earnings for the sector next week.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche says reporters spotted Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and AOL's Tim Armstrong talking at the Allen & Company media and technology conference. Re/code's Kara Swisher, weighs in on Yahoo's flattening traffic.
Yahoo is holding its annual shareholder meeting today. CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses the proposals up for vote. And the "Squawk Alley" team debate CEO Marissa Mayer's performance at Cannes Lions where she overslept.
CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports CNBC's study for the top state in the U.S. for business and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer missing an important meeting due to oversleep are the hottest topics on CNBC.com.
The "Squawk Alley" crew discusses embarassing headlines for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. The Wall Street Journal reports she fell asleep and arrived two hours late to a big meeting last week. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff also weighs in.
Apparently Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was over two hours late to a major meeting with marketing executives at Cannes Lions because she fell asleep. CNBC's Julia Boorstin explains why this is a big deal.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer arrived nearly two hours late to a dinner with marketers last week, according to unnamed sources cited in the Wall Street Journal. The tech exec had fallen asleep, those sources said.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer arrived nearly two hours late to a dinner with important marketing executives, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Jeff Mallett, Yahoo former president and COO, weighs in on the Alibaba IPO and discusses Marissa Mayer's performance as CEO.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the tech community's focus on Internet surveillance. It's in Google's best interest and all the tech company's best interest to protect privacy and trust, says Michael Wolf, Activate founder.
Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, discusses Microsoft's new direction under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, and its relationship with Yahoo.
Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, discusses Google's track record on introducing new products. And Brent Thill, UBS, weighs in on where the next big ideas are coming in the tech sector.
David Garrity, GVA Research principal, shares his thoughts on Microsoft's venture into language translation. Microsoft is doing some very interesting things in technology, despite what people say, Garrity says.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss what's behind Yahoo's acquisition of Snapchat rival, Blink.
May 14- Yahoo Inc has bought Blink, a mobile messaging startup whose app lets users send messages that will self-destruct at a time set by the sender. Yahoo was not immediately available for comment outside regular U.S. business hours. Blink is a product of Meh Labs, a company founded by ex- Google employees Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan.
Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, explains when he thinks the reported deal of Apple to buy Beat makes sense. Wolf says the fact that analysts don't get the deal probably means it's the right thing.
"What product does Yahoo have that's a must use?" asks Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider, with CNBC contributor Natali Morris, discussing what Alibaba's IPO means for Yahoo and Marissa Mayer's reign as CEO.
What will Yahoo do with all of that Alibaba cash? CNBC's Josh Lipton says Yahoo could use the money to pay out a dividend or for acquisitions.