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Yahoo’s Web Victory Comes with Serious Caveat

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Although Yahoo had the most-visited Web properties in the U.S. last month, that total doesn’t include mobile. continue…

Gmail Isn’t Violating Anyone’s Privacy

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An automated system scanning your email isn’t the same thing as a pair of human eyeballs reading it. continue…

Yahoo Labs Plans to Hire 20 Researchers

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Yahoo Labs has hired 30 Ph.D. level researchers this year and plans to add 20 more by the end of December as CEO Marissa Mayer rebuilds the company’s research operations, according to Bloomberg. For the past four years, the lab’s budget has been reduced, slowing the pace of research and leading to executive departures. Last year, the group’s founder, Prabhakar Raghavan, jumped ship for a position at Google. Mayer told Bloomberg she wants to “build [Yahoo Labs] back up” with… continue…

The Best Tech Companies for Work-Life Balance

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Flexible schedules and a 35-hour work week make SAS employees the most satisfied around when it comes to work-life balance, according to a survey by Glassdoor. But one of the more interesting developments in this year’s report is the inclusion of Yahoo for the first time. For Yahoo, making the list marks another win on the employee front. On its recent earnings call, the company noted that its employee attrition rate declined 59 percent in the second quarter, compared to… continue…

Is the Online Ad Business Even Sustainable?

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Google’s quarterly results are just the latest sign that online advertising can be a problematic revenue driver. continue…

Yahoo’s Workers Have Stopped Jumping Ship

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Despite layoffs and the controversy surrounding her elimination of telecommuting privileges, Marissa Mayer’s been good for Yahoo’s workforce. In releasing the company’s second-quarter results, the struggling Internet pioneer’s chief noted that more employees are sticking around than bolting and some of its former workers are coming back into the fold. In May, for example, Yahoo received 10,000 resumes, Mayer said. Ten percent of its second quarter hires were former employees. But most dramatically, year-over-year attrition decreased 59 percent. “The energy… continue…

Yahoo Pays $50 Million for Qwiki

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Yahoo’s acquisition run continues with this latest video app. continue…

Mayer Has Dropped Yahoo Employment By 17 Percent

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has pared down the Internet pioneer’s workforce by roughly 1,000 employees since she joined the company last July, she told Reuters. Those layoffs were on top of the approximately 2,000 cuts that her predecessor, Scott Thompson, announced about four months before Mayer’s arrival. In total, Yahoo ended 2012 with 11,700 employees, down 17 percent from a year earlier. Yahoo has eliminated jobs through attrition and more aggressive performance management, she told Reuters. Among other things, employees… continue…

Yahoo Becomes Next Firm to Reveal Law-Enforcement Requests

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Yahoo has joined Apple, Microsoft, Google, and other firms in revealing official requests for its users’ data. continue…

Yahoo Needs to Tie It All Together

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Yahoo’s latest acquisitions, GhostBird Software and Rondee, illustrate the scattershot nature of its current acquire-and-enhance strategy. continue…