September 7, 2011

Yahoo fire Carol Bartz

by Kerry Butters

Yahoo have announced a “leadership reorganization” in which chief exec Carol Bartz has been removed from her role with the internet company, “effective immediately”. She has been replaced on an interim basis by Timothy Morse, and the Board of Directors have also named a newly formed Executive Leadership council “tasked with supporting Morse” in the […]

June 6, 2011

Spear phishers attack Hotmail and Yahoo Mail

by Jan Harris

Hotmail and Yahoo Mail have become the latest spear phishing targets, just days after Google’s Gmail service suffered similar attacks. Although the attacks are not believed to be connected, Trend Micro has noted similarities in the way the attacks were carried out. The attacks used malicious file attachments and also tried to exploit cross-site scripting […]

December 15, 2010

Yahoo announces 600 job cuts

by Jan Harris

Yahoo! has announced the loss of 600 jobs, representing 4% of its workforce. The latest cuts are the fourth round of redundancies in three years at the search company, and are part of Yahoo!’s efforts to boost profits. Yahoo! said the cuts are part of its strategy “to deliver differentiated products to the marketplace.” While […]

September 17, 2010

Yahoo updates search and promises new products

by Jan Harris

Yahoo announced a number of upgrades at a ‘Product Runway’ event yesterday, as it tries to gain ground on Google. In an effort to improve its core search function, results for news searches will include videos, images, articles and tweets on the same page. Search results for movies, music, artists or celebrities have also been […]

August 25, 2010

Yahoo! now powered by Bing in US

by Jan Harris

The results of a 10-year deal struck last year between Microsoft and Yahoo! are now started to take effect. Microsoft’s Bing search engine now powers Yahoo search results in the US and Canada, with other countries expected to follow soon. Bing is designed to organize search results so that the user can make quicker and […]

August 16, 2010

Yahoo! offers Premier League football highlights

by Jan Harris

Yahoo! has announced the launch of a new service offering video clips of Premier League football games. The clips, which are up to five minutes in length, offer all the goals from the previous weekend’s action and will be available from just after midnight every Monday. The service follows Yahoo!’s successful World Cup activity with […]

November 13, 2008

Google stock sees sharp decline

by Brian Turner

Shares in Google continue to lose ground – GOOG is currently trading at $285/share, which down 35% since October, and almost 60% since the start of the year. While analysts remain downbeat about Google’s earnings due to the financial crisis and world recession, the US technology sector is taking a beating as leading companies lower […]

November 9, 2008

Yahoo: we’ve failed, buy us

by Brian Turner

In what is tantamount to an admission of failure, Yahoo is now inviting Microsoft to buy company and its assets: “To this day the best thing for Microsoft to do is buy Yahoo,” said [Jerry] Yang. “I don’t think that is a bad idea at all, at the right price whatever that price is. We’re […]

September 6, 2008

Google: trapped in its own search box

by Brian Turner

Google as a brand has become synonymous with search – heck it’s even a verb. You don’t use search – you Google for something. Yet Google’s powerful brand connection with search hasn’t allowed the brand to lead in other areas, despite Google’s repeated attempts to broaden its reach. Conversely, other brand names have failed to […]