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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan to Get Apple to Dump Google and Default to Yahoo Mobile Search   —  Wall Street gave Yahoo stock a big boost today — largely due to the stellar quarterly performance of China's Alibaba, in which the Silicon Valley Internet giant has a big stake.
Apr 16, 2014, 5:42 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo's Q1 Earnings as Meh as Expected, But China's Alibaba Doing Great!   —  Yahoo pretty much came in on target in the first quarter with what Wall Street had been expecting, earning 38 cents a share on $1.087 billion in revenue.  Minus traffic acquisition costs, that meant a pretty weak one percent increase in revenue.
Apr 15, 2014, 4:22 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
IAC bought 11% of Tinder from Palihapitiya for only $55M, valuating company at $500M   —  Hot but Not That Hot: Tinder Stake Sale Puts Valuation of Whole Startup at $500 Million  —  As in dating online, a Bloomberg report from earlier today that put the valuation of popular dating app Tinder …
Apr 11, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
One Kings Lane CEO Doug Mack Departs to Run Fanatics   —  According to an internal memo just sent out at online home decor site One King's Lane, CEO Doug Mack is departing the company to become CEO of Fanatics, a sports site.  The interim CEO will be Dinesh Lathi, who has been CFO and COO.
Apr 9, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Resigns as CEO, Leaves Foundation Board   —  Brendan Eich, the well-known techie who has gotten swept up in a controversy about his support of California's anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8, is resigning as CEO of for-profit Mozilla Corporation and also from the board …
Apr 3, 2014, 3:02 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo Mulling Plans to Ax Its Shine Women's Site, Opting for More Online Lifestyle “Magazines”   —  Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is poised to take an ax to its longtime and massive women-focused content site Shine, closing it down by the second quarter, according to numerous sources close to the situation.
Apr 1, 2014, 9:50 AMIn context
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Yahoo tries to lure YouTube stars with better ad rates for new video service   —  Ready for Marissa's Closeup?  Yahoo Is Considering Creating Its Own YouTube (and Poaching YouTube Stars)  —  Google-owned YouTube hasn't had a serious competitor for years.  But Yahoo would like to try …
Mar 28, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Still More Bitcoin Investing: Circle Internet Financial Raises $17 Million From Oak, Others   —  Boston-based Circle Internet Financial said it has closed a $17 million Series B financing round to allow the digital currency company to expand its offerings to consumers.
Mar 26, 2014, 12:25 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
In Google's Shadow, Facebook's Zuckerberg Pursued Oculus Over Several Months, Ending in Weekend Marathon of Dealmaking   —  According to sources close to the situation, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg started his quest to buy Oculus VR, the maker of the nifty Rift virtual reality headset …
Mar 26, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Nilay Patel, No Longer Managing Editor of The Verge, Moves to Vox.com   —  Nilay Patel, the well-known and highly regarded managing editor of The Verge, which he founded with editor-in-chief Josh Topolsky, has left that high-profile job, according to several sources.
Mar 24, 2014, 1:10 AMIn context

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