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April 9, 2012 | 2:54 pm

Video: Kara Swisher Calls Yahoo! Board ‘Most Incompetent in Internet History’

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Tech journalist Kara Swisher of AllThingsD analyzed the Yahoo! situation on KQED TV’s “This Week in Northern California” last Friday. “What happened to Yahoo? When did it go off the tracks?” host Belva Davis asks, referring to the 2,000 jobs the company is cutting in response to declining revenue and the relentless ascension of marquee […]

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When Yahoo! Was King: Scenes From the Bubble

April 6, 2012 | 4:37 pm

When Yahoo! Was King: Scenes From the Bubble

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It’s been a tough week for employees of Yahoo!, which announced it’s laying off 2,000 of them – the latest and most eye-catching round of labor reduction for a company that shuffles along on a seemingly inexorable path to historical Silicon Valley footnote. As an ex-employee, I have friends who got the boot the last […]

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April 4, 2012 | 6:55 am

Yahoo to Lay Off 2,000 Employees

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don’t fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company. The cuts announced Wednesday represent about 14 percent of the 14,100 workers employed by Yahoo, which is based in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company estimated […]

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83% Rate Google as Preferred Search Engine; Yahoo! is Second at 6%

March 9, 2012 | 10:01 am

83% Rate Google as Preferred Search Engine; Yahoo! is Second at 6%

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is almost everyone’s favorite search engine, despite misgivings about data-collection and advertising practices that are widely seen as intrusive. A survey of released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found 83 percent of U.S. search engine users rated Google as their preferred search engine. That was up […]

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Yahoo! Chairman, 3 Other Board Members Leaving

February 7, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Yahoo! Chairman, 3 Other Board Members Leaving

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SUNNYVALE, California (AP) — Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock and three longtime board members are leaving the troubled Internet company. The shake-up announced Tuesday continues a drastic makeover of Yahoo’s leadership during the past month as the company tries to win back investors frustrated with years of broken turnaround promises. Yahoo Inc. ushered in a new […]

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Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns From Board

January 17, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns From Board

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Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang has “resigned from its Board of Directors and all other positions with the company, effective today,” Yahoo! said today. Update 4:35 p.m. From Kara Swisher in AllThingsD: According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is just the first shoe to drop in what is shaping up to […]

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Carol Bartz: “Yahoo F**** Me Over”

September 8, 2011 | 11:47 am

Carol Bartz: “Yahoo F**** Me Over”

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I’m starting to wonder if Carol Bartz is actually a character in a David Mamet play. Here’s the money quote from what she told Fortune magazine last night. “These people f**** me over.” Bartz goes on to recount that the axe came down while she was traveling in New York. She says board chairman Roy […]

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Carol Bartz Memos: A Best Of

September 7, 2011 | 4:01 pm

Carol Bartz Memos: A Best Of

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Back in 2009 I happened to overlap with Carol Bartz at Yahoo! for a few months. I was a contractor, she was the CEO, so we didn’t end exactly end up playing golf together. I did happen to be, however, one of thousands of recipients of this early memo from the new boss, sent to […]

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Morning Splash: Prop 8 Backers Appear to Win Legal Round; Yahoo’s Bartz Fired; Solyndra Worker Class Action Suit; Guv to Decide on Shark Fin Ban

September 7, 2011 | 7:51 am

Morning Splash: Prop 8 Backers Appear to Win Legal Round; Yahoo’s Bartz Fired; Solyndra Worker Class Action Suit; Guv to Decide on Shark Fin Ban

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Justices seem to side with backers of Prop. 8 (SF Chronicle) The California Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it won’t stand in the way of a showdown in federal court over the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. At a hearing in San Francisco, all seven justices, including newly confirmed Justice Goodwin Liu, appeared to agree […]

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Carol Bartz Fired as Yahoo! CEO

September 6, 2011 | 4:35 pm

Carol Bartz Fired as Yahoo! CEO

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Update 5:58 p.m. Yahoo! has confirmed that Carol Bartz is out as CEO. Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse is taking over as interim CEO. Adding insult to injury, Yahoo! shares are up over six percent after-hours. The news was first reported by Kara Swisher on All Things Digital. A number of sources, including TechCrunch , […]

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