Yahoo has today officially announced a raft of site changes, highlighting the importance businesses are now placing on social media. The California firm said in a statement that from this week it will expand its relationship with social networking site Facebook. Users of both sites will be able to link their accounts and share and […]… Read Article
The chief executive of Yahoo has said Google needs to diversify its business, or risk coming up against “a problem”. In an interview with BBC News, Carol Bartz said the US search giant will have to “do a lot more than search” in the future. According to data analysis firm comScore, figures for March 2010 […]… Read Article
The managing director of Yahoo's European mobile operation has left the company after four-and-a-half years. Mitch Lazar, who joined the company in 2005, is not believed to have taken up another offer of employment. A report by New Media Age said Lazar’s departure makes him the third senior executive to leave the mobile division in […]… Read Article
Photocopier and document management company Xerox is suing Google and Yahoo for patent infringement. The Connecticut-based company has accused the search firms of using patented Xerox technologies in relation to search queries and the management of documents on the internet, according to Business Week. Apparently the companies have been in discussions for a while over […]… Read Article
The European Union has given its approval to a deal that will see Microsoft take over Yahoo's search business. The 10-year arrangement, which will see Microsoft’s Bing search engine power Yahoo’s search page, has also been given the green light by regulators in Washington. According to a report by the Associated Press, the European Commission […]… Read Article
Yahoo has insisted it is still a player in the search engine business, in spite of its deal with Microsoft. The company, which is waiting for the US Regulator to approve a deal which will see Microsoft’s Bing search engine run on Yahoo’s website, held a press conference to answer critics and put right “misconceptions” […]… Read Article
Bing, the search engine launched by Microsoft last June, is capable of making a profit, according to a top Microsoft Executive. Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft’s online audience business, said finalising the deal with Yahoo and increasing its share of the search market is the key to success. Mehdi told Reuters: “As soon […]… Read Article
Technology firm Yahoo! has been criticised by one of its Chinese business partners after publically coming out in support of Google's decision to consider quitting the country. The US firm revealed it will no longer censor search results through Google.cn and is considering pulling out of the country and ceasing its business operations following a […]… Read Article
Yahoo and Facebook have announced a link-up that will allow people to log into any Yahoo website using their Facebook details. The partnership marks a significant milestone for the Facebook Connect service, which is already used by a number of sites including CNN and Yelp. “This increases Facebook’s prominence as a big part of the social […]… Read Article
Glam Media, which operates some of America's largest online portals and is hugely dominant in the women's interest market, has hired a senior executive from big rival Yahoo. Josh Jacobs, the company's former vice-president and general manager of advertising technology platforms, was in charge of Yahoo's entire display ad platform, and previously ran the portal's […]… Read Article