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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Udi Manber, who ran engineering for Google's core search products before leaving in 2015, is joining health insurance giant Anthem as its head of AI   —  - The move signals that Anthem is making investments in both its core technology and customer experience.
Oct 24, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Court filing: Verizon and Altaba agree to pay $50M in damages and up to $37.5M in legal fees to settle with Yahoo users affected by the 2013 breach   —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services …
Oct 23, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Jake Swearingen / New York Magazine:
Joshua Schachter on inventing tags for bookmarks, selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo in 2005, and Yahoo's mismanagement of the service before its 2017 shutdown   —  As told to , Jake Swearingen @JakeSwearingen  —  Joshua Schachter's groundbreaking social-bookmarking site Del.icio.us, founded in 2003 …
Oct 20, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Alex Blumberg / New York Magazine:
Interview with former Groupon CEO and founder Andrew Mason on how he built and scaled the company, passed on Yahoo and Google acquisition offers, and got fired   —  Andrew Mason started Groupon ten years ago.  He was a graduate student in his mid-20s, making money on the side by building websites.
Oct 14, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo launches Together, formerly Squirrel in beta, a group messaging app that lets groups organize chats by topics   —  Farewell, Yahoo Messenger.  Hello, Yahoo Together?  Yep, Yahoo is returning to the messaging space today after closing its older app due to lack of use.
Oct 4, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Isabella Steger / Quartz:
Yahoo Japan announces it will shut down its GeoCities service in March 2019, 22 years after its launch, citing profitability and technological issues   —  A decade ago, internet users who grew up with Web 1.0 bid a fond farewell to Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Colosseum, and other “neighborhoods” …
Oct 1, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Altaba, Yahoo Japan's second-largest shareholder, is set to raise $4.3B by exiting its stake at 354 yen/share, a discount of ~4.6% to the stock's last close   —  - The company says it's offering entire stake at 354 yen a share  — Firm increased the size of the sale from about 750m shares
Sep 10, 2018, 5:13 PMIn context
Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: as Verizon execs remain wary about sharing user data with Oath and ad growth fails to take off, Tim Armstrong weighs leaving as early as October   —  Tim Armstrong combined Yahoo and AOL but struggled to marry Verizon's wireless customer data with online advertising
Sep 7, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Yahoo's Oath has been pitching advertisers on a service that analyzes its 200M+ Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail inboxes; source says practice began 10+ years ago   —  Web giant analyzes more than 200 million inboxes for clues about what products people might buy—a practice much of Silicon Valley has declared off-limits
Aug 28, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Nikkei:
Sources: Japan trade commission is investigating allegations that pressure from Apple forced Yahoo Japan to pull back from its web-based game platform Game Plus   —  FTC looks into alleged pressure to quash Yahoo's Game Plus platform  —  TOKYO — Japan is investigating allegations that pressure …
Aug 15, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context

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