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  • Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    July 31- Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its' Mavens' growth strategy. Polyvore's co-founder and CEO Jess Lee was earlier part of Google Inc's associate manager program, which...

  • Good Housekeeping magazine once dubbed the service a "fashionista's playground." The results have been lackluster so far, barely budging Yahoo's revenue. The acquisition, which hasn't closed yet, will mark a homecoming for three of Polyvore's co-founders, Jianing Hu, Guangwei Yuan and Pasha Sadri.

  • Yahoo plays catch-up in messaging with video texting app Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    Yahoo is trying to make that happen with Livetext, a new app that seeks to make video calling as private as texting. Yahoo says video calls can be better than texts for expressing emotions, but their audio component makes private conversations public. It's the latest example of Yahoo trying to catch up in mobile services since Marissa Mayer became the company's...

  • Yahoo stock dips on earnings miss and lower guidance Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 5:10 PM ET
    Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo beat on revenue but also announced lowered guidance for the third quarter of 2015.

  • Yahoo suffers 2Q loss as revenue growth eludes company Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo is still limping along as the Internet company prepares to shed the financial crutch that has been propping up its stock during the three-year reign of CEO Marissa Mayer. The latest evidence of the challenges facing Mayer emerged Tuesday with the release of Yahoo's second-quarter earnings report. Yahoo posted a nearly $22 million loss...

  • For Yahoo earnings it's all about Alibaba...again Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    A jogger runs by the Yahoo logo outside the Yahoo Sunnyvale campus in Sunnyvale, California.

    Investors will watch for any updates on the planned Alibaba spinoff when Yahoo reports earnings after the bell on Tuesday.

  • Yahoo to spinoff Alibaba stake into new entity Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    A jogger runs by the Yahoo logo outside the Yahoo Sunnyvale campus in Sunnyvale, California.

    Yahoo is moving forward with the spinoff of its sizable stake in China's Alibaba Group, and announced a name for it: Aabaco.

  • More Yahoo brain drain: Exec heads to Flipkart Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Flipkart application on an iPhone

    Yahoo Vice President Eric Lange is leaving the struggling Web company to join Indian e-commerce site Flipkart.

  • Yahoo is testing Google-powered search results Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    Yahoo confirmed it began testing the use of Google search ads for part of its desktop and mobile search results, the NYT reports.

  • Yahoo's annual meeting Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Yahoo's annual meeting

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on comments by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at the company's annual shareholder meeting.

  • Ford joins competitors in growing car-sharing field Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:30 PM ET

    June 23- Ford Motor Co will test new car-sharing programs with U.S. and UK partners as part of a strategy to embrace alternatives to traditional car ownership, including more flexible on-demand models. Ford's finance arm is launching pilot car-sharing programs with Getaround in the United States and easyCar Club in London, Ford Chief Executive Officer Mark...

  • The woman who changed Silicon Valley Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Kenandy founder Sandy Kurtzig with her granddaughter, Jamie.

    Sandy Kurtzig is a Silicon Valley legend, who happens to be a female founder. At 68, she's quietly moving on from the CEO role at Kenandy.

  • Yahoo to shut down Maps, some other services Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    June 4- Yahoo Inc said it was shutting down a few of its services, including Yahoo Maps, as it realigns itself to focus on search and digital content. Maps.yahoo.com will shut down by the end of this month, Amotz Maimon, Yahoo's chief architect, said in a blog post, as the service faces intense competition from Google Inc's Maps service. Yahoo is scaling back mail...

  • The Top 10 highest-paid female CEOs Friday, 29 May 2015 | 4:47 PM ET
    Female executives

    A study reveals that the median pay of female CEOs increased by 21 percent compared to last year.

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • Tim Armstrong's 'great' leadership Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Tim Armstrong's 'great' leadership

    Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital founder, says Tim Armstrong has been a great shareholder, commenting on the CEO's tenure at AOL. Also Jackson shares his thoughts on Marissa Mayer's leadership.

  • Cramer: Fairy tale stocks ready for a big comeback Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    The electronic McDonald's sign in Times Square, New York

    Jim Cramer's five stocks that are hard to kill and ready for a big turnaround. Could they be good spec plays for your portfolio?

  • Yahoo needs transformative acquisition: Analyst Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Yahoo needs transformative acquisition: Analyst

    Yahoo's display and search advertising revenue disappointed in Q1. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, provides perspective.

  • Steadying Yahoo's ship Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Steadying Yahoo's ship

    Yahoo's display and search advertising revenue fell in Q1. Nick Bilton, The New York Times columnist, and Jon Steinberg, The Daily Mail North America CEO, discuss.

  • Yahoo needs to fix operations: Pro Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
    Yahoo needs to fix operations: Pro

    What to make of Yahoo's disappointing first quarter results, with Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ. Kessler has a "hold" on the stock.