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Marissa Mayer, A 13-Year Veteran of Google, is Yahoo’s New CEO

Yahoo has just appointed Marissa Mayer (@marissamayer), longtime executive at Google, to be its new Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of the Board of Directors effective July 17, 2012. The appointment of Marissa Mayer, a leading consumer internet executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and advertising revenue for one of the world’s largest consumer internet brands. Most recently, Mayer was responsible for Local, Maps, and Location Services for Google, the company’s suite of local and geographical products including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile. Mayer ... Read More »

10 Famous Social Networks that Failed Unhappily

The unqualified success of such popular sites as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn makes it easy to forget that the social networking landscape is littered with the wreckage of many who have gone down in flames. You know the ones… sites that have fallen short of catching on, clones which just couldn’t match that winning formula. Here’s a list of ten social networking attempts that failed miserably – MySpace Tacky profile pages and a muddled layout doomed this site from the start, attracting all the wrong kind of networkers. Beyond the tweens and garage band profiles, MySpace never quite caught on ... Read More »

Yahoo Aims To Assist Small Businesses By Launching New Marketing Dashboard

Yahoo has been operating a product called Yahoo small business, which help small and midsize businesses and sites with a variety of e-commerce solutions including domain name registration, web hosting, and website design templates just to name a few. In order to further help SMBs to strengthen their online presence and get their own share of the market, Yahoo debuted a new marketing dashboard for small businesses. Yahoo is offering its new Marketing Dashboard for free. The tool aims to help small business owners find new marketing opportunities in order to grow their businesses, while being able to keep track ... Read More »

Yahoo Sues Facebook: Yahoo Has Filed an Intellectual Property Lawsuit Against Facebook

Yahoo claims Facebook has infringed 10 of its patents including systems and methods for advertising on the web. Yahoo said in a court filing Monday that Facebook is infringing 10 of its patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking. Facebook vowed to defend itself vigorously against what it called “puzzling actions” by Yahoo. “We’re disappointed that Yahoo, a longtime business partner of Facebook and a company that has substantially benefited from its association with Facebook, has decided to resort to litigation,” Facebook said in a statement. The lawsuit comes just weeks before Facebook is due to cash in with its ... Read More »

Yahoo Co-Founder “Chief Yahoo” Jerry Yang Resigns

Chief Yahoo … No longer! Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is leaving the struggling company which he started in 1995. It comes just two weeks after Yahoo Inc. hired former PayPal executive Scott Thompson as its CEO. “My time at Yahoo, from its founding to the present, has encompassed some of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life,” Yang wrote in a letter to Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock. “However, the time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo.“ Yang, 43, is also resigning from the boards of Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group Holdings. Yang is ... Read More »