Marissa Mayer

  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report April 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for Apple...
  • Yahoo buys Vizify 'to bring a more visual approach to data' March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Vizify, a startup that specialises in creating interactive infographics and videos of users' social media data has been acquired by Yahoo. The details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Vizify's services will be shut down following the acquisition. "As part of our transition to Yahoo, we will no longer...
  • Yahoo to stop users logging into its services with Facebook, Google accounts March 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo will stop letting consumers access its various online services, including Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, by signing-in with their Facebook or Google credentials. The change, which will be rolled out gradually according to a Yahoo spokeswoman, will require users to register for a Yahoo ID in order...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's net worth estimated at $310 million January 30, 2014

    New York: The net worth of struggling Internet giant Yahoo Inc's CEO Marissa Mayer is estimated to be $310 million, according to Wealth-X, a global wealth intelligence and prospecting company. Mayer's net worth is estimated to be $310 million, based on the most recent publicly available...
  • Yahoo COO de Castro leaving; no replacement named, no reason given January 16, 2014

    Yahoo says Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro is leaving the company, effective Thursday. In a Wednesday filing, the Internet company did not name a replacement or give a reason for de Castro's departure. He was named Yahoo's COO in October 2012, three months after Marissa Mayer came on as CEO. Like...
  • CES 2014: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveils Google Now competitor January 8, 2014

    CES 2014: All that's on at the trendiest tech show Las Vegas/San Francisco: Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled a handful of new products, including a competitor to Google's predictive search technology for smartphones, in a debut appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show that drew a big crowd. The former Google executive...
  • Yahoo email gets Gmail-like conversation view, themes, also 1TB storage October 9, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. The similarities to Gmail probably aren't coincidental. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer helped design some of Gmail's features while she was a top executive at Google. Since...
  • Yahoo's stock tops $30 for 1st time since February 2008 September 13, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo's stock is close to doing what many thought would be impossible: eclipsing the price that Microsoft offered to buy the Internet company for in 2008. The stock crossed a symbolically important milestone Thursday when it topped $30 for the first time since February 2008, when Yahoo co-founder and...
  • Yahoo CEO says company now has 800 million users September 12, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the Internet company now has about 800 million worldwide users, a 20 per cent increase since she was lured away from Google 15 months ago to steer a turnaround. The gain disclosed Wednesday at a technology conference in San Francisco is the latest evidence...
  • Yahoo unveils its new logo after a 30-day countdown September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Ever since Marissa Mayer took over reins at Yahoo there have been a constant string of changes at the Internet giant and the latest is a new logo for the company. What hasn't changed in the new Yahoo logo is the colour purple and the iconic exclamation mark....
  • Yahoo appoints chairman as Mayer's turnaround effort continues August 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc said it appointed veteran technology executive and Silicon Valley investor Maynard Webb as chairman, replacing Fred Amoroso at the company, which is struggling to jumpstart its advertising business. Webb, who has served as interim chairman since April and is a former eBay Inc chief operating officer, has...
  • Yahoo trims 2013 sales outlook as CEO Mayer's effort falters July 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc trimmed its outlook for 2013 revenue after revealing a sharp 12 per cent slide in ad prices in the second quarter, signs that CEO Marissa Mayer's attempts to revive the struggling Internet giant may not produce quick results. The company is now forecasting revenue of $4.45 billion...
  • Meet Tumblr founder David Karp: The 26-year-old technology wunderkind May 21, 2013

    New York: As a teenager, Tumblr CEO David Karp would canvass the streets of New York City's Upper West Side, offering to build websites for local businesses. After his freshman year of high school, the precocious, computer-savvy kid decided to drop out altogether to devote more time to his passion...
  • Yahoo's board approves $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition May 20, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo's board has approved a deal to buy blogging and social networking site Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying on Sunday. Such an acquisition would be Marissa Mayer's largest deal since taking the helm of the once-iconic...
  • Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $ 1.1 billion: Report May 20, 2013

    New York: 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 on Sunday evening to...
  • Yahoo schedules event for May 20, to unveil 'something special' May 18, 2013

    New York: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is promising to unveil "something special" on Monday in New York as she tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company. The Sunnyvale, California, company gave no further details Friday other than that Mayer will be discussing a product. Reporters are being...
  • Yahoo launches iOS weather app, email apps for iPad, Android tablets April 19, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo is taking the next step in its effort to make some of its most popular services more appealing and accessible to the growing audience connecting to the Internet on smartphones and tablet computers. The mobile push being orchestrated by CEO Marissa Mayer has hatched Yahoo's first email application...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy stake in video site Dailymotion: Report March 20, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites, in what would be Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's largest deal since taking the reins in July, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Yahoo could purchase as much...
  • Irrespective of Yahoo's decision, work from home to stay in India March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The trend of employees working from home is here to stay in India despite companies like Yahoo! banning the practice, experts have said. The decision by new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to ban work from home plans has set off a debate as to whether this was a...
  • Yahoo bans working from home, sparks debate February 27, 2013

    London: An internal memo at Yahoo introducing a ban on working from home has sparked a debate on whether remote working leads to greater productivity and job satisfaction or kills creativity and is just a chance to slack off. Working remotely has become commonplace due to technology and has been welcomed...
  • Yahoo unveils website revamp February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Yahoo, one of the Internet's pioneering websites, is giving its website a facelift. According to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, "to make Yahoo even more social, you can log in with your Yahoo or Facebook ID to get articles from thousands of news sources as well as those shared...
  • Yahoo email revamped in Marissa Mayer's first big product move December 12, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo is spiffing up and expanding its email service in an attempt to regain some of the ground lost to a Google alternative that lured away millions of users. The changes unveiled on Tuesday are meant to make Yahoo's email faster and easier to use on the Web. To...
  • Yahoo CEO unveils overhaul of email service December 12, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc rolled out new versions of its popular Web email on Tuesday, the first major product makeover since Chief Executive Marissa Mayer took the helm of the struggling Internet company five months ago. Yahoo released new versions of its Yahoo Mail product for smartphones and tablets - in...
  • Yahoo CEO's comeback plan homes in on technology October 23, 2012

    San Francisco: Marissa Mayer, who earned a reputation for decisive action and intensity during her 13-year stint at Google Inc, has spent her first months as Yahoo Inc CEO quietly moving the Internet pioneer back to its roots in technology. Long torn between whether it should focus on media content...
  • Yahoo to exit South Korea in first Asian pullout October 20, 2012

    Seoul: Yahoo Inc's South Korean operation said on Friday it will quit the country, underscoring its struggle against Google Inc and local competitors expanding aggressively into mobile advertising and online services. South Korea is the first Asian country Yahoo is leaving, the firm said. An industry pioneer and household Internet...
  • Yahoo CEO raids Google to hire top lieutenant October 16, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is mining her old advertising connections at Google to help her tackle the challenges facing her in her new job. Henrique de Castro, one of Google's top advertising executives for the past two years, is leaving the Internet search leader to be Mayer's top...
  • Yahoo CEO adds motherhood to list of challenges October 2, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy late Sunday, adding motherhood to her challenges as she tries to steer the struggling Internet company in a new direction. The birth came a week ahead of the October 7 due date that Mayer shared with the public in July....
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to return to work in a week October 2, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, three months into a nascent effort to revamp the struggling Web company, could be back in the office in one week, following the birth of her first child on Sunday. The 37-year-old Mayer will work from home and continues to lead the company and...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gives birth to a baby boy October 1, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer was on Sunday night blessed with a baby boy. The news of the arrival of the new member of the family was made public on Monday by Zachary Bogue, the husband of the Yahoo CEO. Bogue posted a message in this regard on...