The recent Florida capture of a Burmese python measuring a state-record 18 feet, 8 inches, made headlines around the country. A story I posted on GrindTv Outdoor was featured on the Yahoo homepage Monday and Tuesday and garnered 4 million views. Show More Summary
By Valuentum: Former web titan Yahoo (YHOO) made headlines after announcing it acquired social media/blog site Tumblr for $1.1 billion, mostly in cash. Even though Tumblr generates little revenue, Facebook (FB) did acquire Instagram for $1 billion (in cash/stock at the time) when the company didn't post any revenue. Show More Summary
BySimon Trinh: It's typical when you are searching for something on the internet to just "Google it" because the Google search engine has become such a commonality in our lives. But for those of you following the story, Yahoo (YHOO) has been making a huge push to replace Google as the new search engine of the future. Show More Summary
Yahoo might covet Tumblr's native advertising system, but that poses a big problem: Tumblr users hate Tumblr's native ads.
AppleInsider makes a very good point about Tim Cook's appearance before a Senate panel to defend Apple from charges of tax evasion yesterday: Though some such as U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) portrayed Apple's tax strategy as "unique,"...Show More Summary
Woman Feeds Her Pigs Drugs To Fatten Them Up A Washington state farm owner is trying out an unconventional method to fatten up her pigs in the wake of the state’s fast approaching legalization of medical mary jane. via Yahoo
ByBlack Coral Research: This article will look at the sustainability of three media companies to determine which represent the best investment. (click to enlarge) Source: Yahoo Finance The One To Buy: Gannett Company (GCI) Gannett Company is a media and marketing solutions company. Show More Summary
ByRichard Cox: One of this week's biggest market stories has been the decision by Yahoo (YHOO) to acquire social blogging network Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Given the sheer size of the price tag, all the buzz should not come as a surprise, as this outpaces even Facebook's (FB) purchase of Instagram, which came in closer to the $1 billion mark. Show More Summary
Exec Larry Hryb will chat live with Yahoo! users at 4 p.m. ET
Much of the fallout surrounding Flickr's massive updates this Monday continues to center around the legacy 'Pro' accounts and a contentious statement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: 'There’s no such thing as Flickr Pro today because [...]...Show More Summary
Facebook said Wednesday that it joined the Global Network Initiative, an advocacy group that promotes online privacy and freedom. The organization already features several other technology giants such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, as well as rights groups such as Human Rights Watch and Human Rights in China.
This series, brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense, and which ones investors should act on. Today, our headlines focus on the housing sector, as one analysts shifts its stance on three big names in homebuilding — downgrading both PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) and The Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE:RYL), [...]
(Reuters) - Former Yahoo Inc executive Shashi Seth has joined Tribune Co to lead its digital ventures as the newspaper and broadcast company seeks new revenue sources.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb reported that Metwit was releasing a free, short term trial plan of the Metwit Weather API to help developers who have created applications using Yahoo! Weather APIs and have been impacted by the shut down of the Yahoo! Geocoding API. Metwit has now announced the addition of a brand new feature to the Metwit Weather API: Push Weather Notifications.
Famed film director Ang Lee won’t be bringing his Oscar-winning filmmaking to the small screen anytime soon. The Life of Pi director has bowed out of directing the Tyrant TV pilot. A report on Yahoo! News cited Ang Lee’s need for some rest and relaxation as his reason for bowing out of the TV pilot. Lee signed up to take control [...]Show More Summary
The big news this week was Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)‘s $1.1 billion acquisition of micro-blogging site Tumblr. Tumblr has grown its user base rapidly since it was founded in 2006, and today the site has over 100 million registered blogs, which have posted a combined 50 billion blog posts. Web traffic is through the roof, with 184 [...]
By Bret Jensen: M&A activity seems to be picking up recently. This week Yahoo (YHOO) picked up Tumblr for over $1B despite the fact the company had just ~$13mm worth of annual revenue at the time of acquisition. Data & web security firm...Show More Summary
There’s a new map and website on the Internet showing the best 50 BBQ joints. And they’re all in Texas. Of course, the list was compiled by a Lone Star publication, Texas Monthly. Editor Jake Silverstein told Yahoo News that he’s ready to “declare war” on all famous BBQ regions, including Kansas City, North Carolina [...]
Shashi Seth, whose résumé includes management and executive roles at Yahoo, Aol, and Google, is joining the Tribune Company as the president of a new unit called Tribune Digital Ventures. Seth's role was first reported yesterday at AllThingsD, and the company is now confirming the news. It says Tribune Digital Ventures will operate as an independent unit based in Silicon Valley.
If we needed an event to wake people up to the power of native advertising, it's surely Yahoo's $1.1-billion purchase of Tumblr. We'll be talking about this a lot at AdNatively, a one-day conference I'm emceeing in New York on Thursday,...Show More Summary