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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…

Google, Microsoft, Others Deny Involvement in NSA Project Prism

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A leaked PowerPoint presentation suggests that the nation’s largest tech companies are giving the NSA access to user data. continue…

Can Flickr and Tumblr Spark a Yahoo Comeback?

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer clearly hopes her bold moves will spark a corporate turnaround. continue…

Yahoo Promises Not to Screw Tumblr Up

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Yahoo has a history of making high-profile acquisitions that subsequently implode in spectacular fashion. continue…

Fatherhood Equality: Yahoo Policy Raises Questions

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Following the backlash from its recent telecommuting ban, Yahoo has doubled its paid maternity leave for new mothers from eight to 16 weeks. But new fathers didn’t fare as well — they’ll continue to have only eight weeks’ leave under the new policy. Yahoo’s approach is just the latest example of fatherhood getting the short-shrift in family leave, which is echoed across a number of companies and industries. But in the technology industry, which is largely male, this discrepancy is… continue…

If Apple and Yahoo Got Together, What Would the Baby Look Like?

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A new report suggests the two tech companies are considering some sort of mobile alliance. continue…

Does Yahoo’s Summly Buy Signal a Tech Bubble?

A true tech bubble occurs when total irrationality takes over. continue…

Mayer’s Hiring Practices May Not Do Yahoo Any Favors

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Marissa Mayer’s ban of telecommuting at Yahoo and the hiring practices she’s said to have imposed on the struggling company smack of practices at her previous employer, Google. So how come everyone in Silicon Valley is crying foul? What’s good for Google can’t be good for anyone else? Resume Checkpoint Reportedly, Mayer now requires that she sign off on every new hire, though she denies favoring those with elite university credentials, according to Reuters. Though most people assume this is a… continue…

Does Yahoo’s Telecommuting Ban Signal a Trend?

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Why a tech executive such as Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer would all but eliminate the option of telecommuting has spawned any number of hypotheses about her motivations, from forcing employees to work more closely together to simply driving home the point that these are critical times for the once-dominant Internet brand. But here’s a question we haven’t seen many people ask: Is Mayer simply the first Silicon Valley CEO to begin down a path many others have wanted to follow for… continue…

Will Yahoo’s Telecommuting Ban Hurt Recruitment?

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has put the kibosh on working from home, raising plenty of eyebrows as the rest of the tech world — and indeed the wider business world — continues to shift toward greater workplace flexibility. In a memo obtained by AllThingsDigital, the company’s HR chief, Jackie Reses, said that “to become the absolute best place to work … we need to be working side-by-side.” Reses continued: Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria… continue…