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Yahoo! users will be mostly mobile in 2014 says CEO

Struggling Internet giant Yahoo! will see more users accessing its services by mobile in 2014 than classic desktops, chief executive Marissa Mayer said on Wednesday at the Davos World Economic Forum. "2014 will be the year of the crossover," Mayer said while sitting on a panel regarding the world digital context. "By the end of this year we will have more mobile users than we have PC traffic. You have to be prepared for that," she said.

Yahoo! users will be mostly mobile in 2014 says CEO

Struggling Internet giant Yahoo! will see more users accessing its services by mobile in 2014 than classic desktops, chief executive Marissa Mayer said on Wednesday at the Davos World Economic Forum. "2014 will be the year of the crossover," Mayer said while sitting on a panel regarding the world digital context. "By the end of this year we will have more mobile users than we have PC traffic. You have to be prepared for that," she said.

Yahoo honeymoon hits reality for Internet sweatheart Mayer

The axing this week of Yahoo's second-in-command sent a signal that reality is setting in for Silicon Valley sweetheart Marissa Mayer, who leads the struggling Internet pioneer. Hearts soared when Mayer was wooed away from rival Google in July of 2012 to become the seventh chief of Yahoo in five years. The cultured, stylish and smart veteran engineer promised to bring some of the Internet giant's money-making magic with her in the move from the Googleplex in Mountain View to the Yahoo campus in Sunnyvale.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer parts way with top operations exec just 15 months after hiring

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is cutting loose her top lieutenant in a possible sign that the Internet company's efforts to revive its long-slumping advertising sales aren't paying off. Wednesday's surprise announcement of the departure of Yahoo's chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, represents a setback for Mayer, who signed him to a $58 million deal just 15 months ago to help her lure more advertisers to a company that has been struggling to compete against Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. in the race for online marketing dollars.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround plan taps into recent acquisitions of technology, talent

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Yahoo is leaning more heavily on its recent acquisitions of technology and talent to as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company's services. Mayer unveiled the latest steps in her efforts to accelerate Yahoo's lacklustre revenue growth during an hour-long presentation at the International CES, an annual gadget show held in Las Vegas.

Yahoo chief apologizes for 'frustrating week'

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer posted an apology late Friday for a "frustrating week" experienced by millions of its email service users. "This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry," Mayer said in a message at Yahoo-owned blog platform Tumblr. "For many of us, Yahoo Mail is a lifeline to our friends, family members and customers," she continued. "This week, we experienced a major outage that not only interrupted that connection, but caused many of you a massive inconvenience."

Yahoo's hiring of Marissa Mayer, Alibaba investment paying off for long-suffering company

SAN FRANCISCO - Not much had been going right for Yahoo until it lured Marissa Mayer away from Google to become its CEO last summer. The move is shaping up as the best thing to happen to Yahoo since 2005 when it invested $1 billion in what was then a little-known Internet company in China, Alibaba. Mayer's magnetism and Alibaba's prosperity are now combining to transform Yahoo Inc. from a tale of woe into a comeback story that is winning over Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

Yahoo's Mayer shines spotlight on video

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As Marissa Mayer approaches her one-year anniversary as chief executive of Yahoo, she's hewing closely to the struggling Web portal's traditional advertising model--and eyeing more video programming of every stripe as central to the strategy.

Under Mayer: Boosting mobile, redesigning the Web page, buying companies as stock gains

Yahoo Inc. lured Marissa Mayer from Google in July to become its fifth CEO in as many years. Her task: Help the Internet pioneer regain its stature after years in a financial funk. In her 10 months leading the company, she has overseen a redesign of Yahoo services and orchestrated several acquisitions, including a deal to buy online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Here are some of the milestones on her watch:

Report: Yahoo board to meet Sunday to vote on proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Yahoo may be on the verge of closing its biggest acquisition during the 10-month reign of CEO Marissa Mayer as she tries to attract more traffic and advertisers to the Internet company's website and mobile applications. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company's board of directors will meet Sunday evening to consider approving a $1.1 billion acquisition of online content-sharing site Tumblr in a deal Mayer negotiated, according to the technology news site All Things D. The story posted late Friday cited anonymous sources.
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