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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack's ad in The New York Times made the company look afraid of Microsoft Teams, undermining its message and echoing past sentiments from companies like Rdio   —  Paper tiger  —  Slack has always been easy to like.  The fast-growing team communication startup had a classic underdog story …
Nov 3, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Recode:
Sources: Qi Lu, Microsoft's EVP of applications and services, is leaving the company due to health issues; Corporate VP Rajesh Jha to assume many of Lu's duties   —  Rajesh Jha will assume many of Lu's responsibilities  —  Longtime Microsoft executive Qi Lu is leaving the company following medical issues …
Sep 29, 2016, 2:20 AMIn context
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Ad tech startup Media.net, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo, sells to group of Chinese investors for $900M   —  The startup, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing, plans a move akin to a reverse merger that would make it a public company in China.
Aug 22, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid   —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
May 7, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Security expert says 272.3M email credentials being traded in Russian underworld: 57M Mail.ru, 40M Yahoo, 33M Hotmail, and 24M Gmail   —  Exclusive: Big data breaches found at major email services - expert  —  Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts …
May 4, 2016, 10:35 AMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Yahoo sets April 11 deadline to submit preliminary bids for core Web business and Asian assets   —  Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline to Submit Preliminary Bids  —  Microsoft has discussed financing a Yahoo bid with private-equity firms  —  Yahoo Inc. has given potential suitors two weeks …
Mar 28, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mar 24, 2016, 8:00 PMIn context
Nikhil Krishnan / CB Insights:
M&A 2015: Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo made fewer acquisitions in 2015 than in 2014, while Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon made more   —  Microsoft Races Ahead With M&A As Yahoo, Google And Others Pull Back  —  Facebook and Apple are also among the tech giants making less acquisitions …
Mar 8, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Following Facebook, Google and Microsoft, Yahoo open sources its AI engine, CaffeOnSpark   —  Don't Laugh: Yahoo's Open Source AI Has a Secret Weapon  —  Yet another tech giant is sharing its artificial intelligence know-how with the world.  Today Yahoo published the source code …
Feb 25, 2016, 10:20 PMIn context
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Inside Marissa Mayer's efforts to maintain Yahoo Labs amid layoffs, overseas office shutdowns, and a shift from longer-term research to product initiatives   —  Marissa Mayer is struggling to revive Yahoo's Google-like moonshot factory  —  Google has its famous X lab, Microsoft has Microsoft Research, and Yahoo has Yahoo Labs.
Feb 2, 2016, 1:33 PMIn context

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