Yahoo SVP Adam Cahan to exit after Verizon acquisition closes

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 Another high-profile Yahoo executive, SVP of Mobile and Emerging Products Adam Cahan, will leave the company as the acquisition by VerizOath: comes to a close. This news via multiple sources comes amid cuts of as much as 15 percent of the combined Oath/Yahoo staff. Read More

June 10th 2017 yahoo

Sources: Yahoo CISO Bob Lord out after AOL-Yahoo merger

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 According to our sources, Yahoo’s chief information security officer, Bob Lord, is losing out to AOL’s Chris Nims for the security chief’s chair of new umbrella entity, Oath. Read More

June 10th 2017 security, yahoo

Yahoo + AOL = Oath, for some reason

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 Verizon’s long-promised Yahoo acquisition has a name. And it, for some reason, is Oath. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong acknowledged the strange new branding on Twitter earlier today after word leaked out that the four-letter word was set to become the love child of the forthcoming AOL-Yahoo merger. Read More

April 4th 2017 yahoo

Weekly Roundup: Claims surface on Trump’s dealings with Russia, Yahoo splits into Altaba

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marissa mayer As part of the Verizon acquisition, Yahoo has split itself into an investment unit called Altaba and is now waiting for Verizon to undertake its remaining assets. Amazon announced a plan to create 100,000 U.S. jobs, and memos about Trump’s dealings with Russia surfaced this week. You can receive this post in your inbox by signing up here. Read More

January 14th 2017 Facebook, yahoo

Marissa Mayer resigning from Yahoo board as remaining company renames itself Altaba

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marissa-mayer15 Despite hiccups, Yahoo’s planned sale to Verizon appears to be moving forward — but some portions of the company will be left behind and renamed Altaba Inc.
Yahoo is hanging on to its 15 percent stake in Alibaba and its 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan, and those assets will survive as an investment company under the new name Altaba Inc., as the rest of Yahoo integrates with Verizon. Read More

January 10th 2017 security, yahoo

Yahoo introduces ‘Answers Now’ app, but will users respond?

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The company hopes to address historical quality problems with a matching algorithm.

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December 10th 2016 yahoo

Yahoo 2016 Year in Review: ‘2016 Election’ top search term & ‘Election Day’ No. 1 news story

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Yahoo says “Donald Trump” ranked as its second most popular search of the year, while “Hillary Clinton” barely made the top 10.

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December 8th 2016 yahoo

Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Note 7 recalled, Amazon’s music service and Verizon/Yahoo sale troubles

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marissa-mayer-writing Things were pretty bleak for tech companies this week as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was officially recalled and Yahoo’s securities woes reportedly drove Verizon to request a $1 billion discount on its pending acquisition. Here are the top stories from around the tech universe to get you up to speed. Read More

October 15th 2016 Facebook, yahoo

Why This NBA Champion Thinks Esports Stars ‘Are the Next Generation of Athletes’

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There will come a day when watching an NFL, NBA or MLB game won't be a passive experience for most. With the rise of esports and fantasy components, the big leagues are evolving and marketers are increasingly signing on for the ride.

At the Yahoo-sponsored Advertising Week session Go Live: The Shift to Live Video, several members of team Yahoo talked up the virtues of livestreaming news, sports and finance.

Yahoo's head of esports Travis Gafford talked about the company's partnership with General Mills to produce Yahoo Esports Live, an hour-long weekly live show which premiered earlier this month.

Gafford also introduced NBA star Rick Fox, who now runs esports organization Echo Fox. Fox talked about how esports was a connector to his son, who is both a millennial and a cord-cutter. "I truly believe that these esports stars are the next generation of athletes," said Fox, himself a 3-time NBA champion.

After Fox purchased Echo Fox, the Philadelphia 76ers today became the first American professional sports franchise to invest in esports. The NBA team announced it bought esports franchises Dignitas and Apex and will combine the two powerhouse squads.

In its 11th season, the 90-minute Fantasy Football Live Now is Yahoo Sports' longest-running livestreaming show. Yahoo Sports produces 120 fantasy football videos every week, according to fantasy football analyst Liz Loza. Loza thinks the future of livestreaming sports will include live game analysis with a fantasy angle, rather than just a play-by-play analysis of a specific game.

"For my 7-year-old daughter, livestreaming is the only thing she knows," added Yahoo chief revenue officer Lisa Utzschneider.

"We aspire to meet consumers' expectations by providing content to wherever they are," said Utzschneider, who boasted about the company's 400 annual live sports events, three daily live financial market shows, as well as Yahoo News Live, hosted by Katie Couric, who will be anchoring coverage of the first 2016 presidential debate tonight

Yahoo Finance editor in chief Andy Serwer broke the news that Yahoo will once again partner with Berkshire Hathaway to livestream the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting in May.

September 27th 2016 Technology, video, yahoo

Weekly Roundup: Apple’s auto rumors, GoPro’s new devices and CZI’s $3B pledge

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chan zuck This week, Yahoo came clean about a 2014 hack, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a huge investment to cure disease, rumors swirled around possible car tech acquisitions for Apple and the AI startup space continued to heat up with a few chat bot acquisitions. These are the top stories of the week. Read More

September 24th 2016 apple, Google, iphone, yahoo