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'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board

Yahoo announced the nomination Wednesday of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who earned the nickname and formal job title of "Chief Yahoo." Filo was named along with Charles Schwab, head of a big investment firm bearing his name, and H. Lee Scott, former president and chief executive at Walmart.

Yahoo sees signs of growth in 'core'

Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Tuesday, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in the Web giant's "core" business. The California Internet company said it earned $312 million on revenues of $1.1 billion, topping most analyst forecasts. Profits were down 20 percent from a year ago with revenues nearly flat for Yahoo, which has been making major shifts under Mayer, a former Google executive.

Yahoo profit beats estimates at $312 mn

Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Tuesday, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in the Web giant's "core" business. The California Internet company said it earned $312 million on revenues of $1.1 billion, topping most analyst forecasts. Profits were down 20 percent from a year ago with revenues nearly flat for Yahoo, which has been making major shifts under Mayer, a former Google executive. Mayer said the first quarter data "was an early and important sign of growth in our core business."

Yahoo profit beats estimates at $312 mn

Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Tuesday, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in the Web giant's "core" business. The California Internet company said it earned $312 million on revenues of $1.1 billion, topping most analyst forecasts. Profits were down 20 percent from a year ago with revenues nearly flat for Yahoo, which has been making major shifts under Mayer, a former Google executive. Mayer said the first quarter data "was an early and important sign of growth in our core business."

Yahoo profit beats estimates at $312 mn

Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Tuesday, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in the Web giant's "core" business. The California Internet company said it earned $312 million on revenues of $1.1 billion, topping most analyst forecasts. Profits were down 20 percent from a year ago with revenues nearly flat, with Yahoo has been making major shifts under Mayer, a former Google executive. Mayer said the first quarter data "was an early and important sign of growth in our core business."

Yahoo in talks to buy NDN video

US Internet giant Yahoo is in talks to buy the online video service NDN, which could help it compete with YouTube, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Yahoo could pay $300 million in the deal for News Distribution Network, according to unnamed sources cited by the Journal. A Yahoo spokeswoman declined comment. And NDN did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Video is one of the pillars of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's strategy to boost the company's growth.

Yahoo in talks to buy NDN video

US Internet giant Yahoo is in talks to buy the online video service NDN, which could help it compete with YouTube, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Yahoo could play $300 million in the deal for News Distribution Network, according to unnamed sources cited by the Journal. A Yahoo spokeswoman declined comment. And NDN did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Video is one of the pillars of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's strategy to boost the company's growth.

Yahoo serves up Yelp user reviews

Yahoo on Wednesday began serving up Yelp reviews in US search results as it sought to win users away from Google. "We're thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Yelp," Yahoo product management senior director Anand Chandrasekaran said in a blog post. Looking up businesses on smartphones, tablets or computers on Yahoo Search will trigger results that include Yelp user-generated reviews and ratings, according to Chandrasekaran.

Yahoo spurns Facebook and Google sign-in credentials

Yahoo on Wednesday confirmed that it will stop letting people sign into its online services using credentials from rival Internet titans Facebook or Google. The shift began with the Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'Em arena and will gradually expand to all of the company's online services and products, including photo-sharing website Flickr. "We are moving towards requiring all users to access our service with a Yahoo username over time," the faded Internet search star said.

Yahoo buys smartphone diary-app maker Wander

Yahoo on Tuesday added the startup behind smartphone visual diary-app Days to its list of acquisitions as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to pump new life into the aging Internet pioneer. Financial terms of the deal to buy New York City-based Wander were not disclosed, but technology news website TechCrunch put the value at more than $10 million. The Days app, launched in March of last year, lets people weave images captured at various moments into "visual diaries" of any given days in their lives.
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