In the wake of Google alum Marissa Mayer's surprise hiring as CEO, variations of the same question are popping up again and again:
When a website that claims more than a half-billion monthly visitors gets hacked, users pay attention.
Christine Romans looks at a claim by a hedge fund that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson lied on his resume.
Hackers posted online what they say is login information for more than 450,000 Yahoo users.
When Yahoo decided to sue Facebook for patent infringement a few months ago, many tech watchers felt that this was a desperate act by a company whose best days were long behind it.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys half its stake back from Yahoo. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports
Yahoo and China's Alibaba Group have agreed to a $7.1 billion deal in which the Hangzhou-based internet behemoth buys back half of Yahoo's 40% stake in the company.
The vetting process and the subsequent hiring of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson seemed like standard procedure. But in recent days he has come under fire for the controversy surrounding his academic credentials.
One week after cutting 2,000 employees -- about 14% of Yahoo's workforce -- CEO Scott Thompson unveiled an internal overhaul aimed at streamlining the sprawling Internet portal.
The patent war between Facebook and Yahoo may be only just starting.
While most of the tech world was partying at South by Southwest in Austin yesterday, Yahoo announced it was filing a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly infringing on 10 patents from their 1,000+ patent warehouse.
Facebook shot back at Yahoo Tuesday in the wake of Yahoo's patent battle against the social media company.
As Yahoo struggles to turn itself around, a key stakeholder is waging war to take control of the process.
After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle and his patent-holding company Eolas Technologies ? named after the Irish word for knowledge ? may be finished.
Four longtime Yahoo board members, including the chairman, are leaving the company.
Yahoo on Tuesday reported quarterly results in line with analysts' expectations, a somewhat quiet start for new CEO Scott Thompson.
U.S. stocks ended mostly in the red Tuesday as investors awaited progress on Greek debt talks and waded through another batch of corporate results.
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from the board of directors and all other positions at the company.
Yahoo's new CEO is poised to score a rich payday for taking on the troubled company. He's eligible for up to $26 million this year in salary, stock and bonuses.
You can divide the automotive universe into two categories: those who paid too much for a new car and those who think they did. Such is the maddening process of visiting dealers, deciphering their "real" cost, and negotiating the labyrinth of fees. Revolutionizing the MO of car buying is the crusade of Scott Painter, the 43-year-old founder and CEO of TrueCar.com. Starting Jan. 1, his website will become Yahoo's exclusive partner for car shoppers.
Carol Bartz had a rough two years as Yahoo's CEO. She promised a turnaround for the aging Internet portal, but wasn't able to pull it off -- and was unceremoniously sacked by phone.
After four leaderless months, Yahoo named Scott Thompson as its new CEO on Wednesday -- choosing an outsider to take over the helm despite shareholders' calls to sell the company.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Thursday, as investors weighed improving jobs data with a weaker final reading on economic growth. Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were all higher ahead of the opening bell, but the indicators came off their earlier highs. Stock futures indicate the possible direction of the markets when they open at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday, after a big rally on Wednesday, as investors were reluctant to push prices higher amid ongoing worries about Europe.
Since 1999, it has greeted visitors to San Francisco while standing as a symbol of the Bay Area's status as a tech hub: A Yahoo billboard, retro-styled to look like a 1960s-era motel sign, with the tag line, "A nice place to stay on the Internet."
These are seriously ugly times for Yahoo, yet the struggling Internet company is getting courted like the prettiest girl in school.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously doesn't hold back, and a tech conference on Tuesday proved to be no exception.
Yahoo's sales and earnings in the third quarter fell compared to last year, but came in ahead of analyst forecasts.
Nothing to see here! That's the story from a top Yahoo executive, who faced tough questions about the troubled, CEO-less company at a tech conference on Monday.
Yahoo's big announcement on Monday was something of a snoozer: It's partnering with ABC News on newsgathering and content. But the deal highlights how nicely buyout-ripe Yahoo's assets fit with big media companies like ABC owner Disney.
Yahoo and ABC News are teaming up to share news content, reporting resources and original videos.
The possibility of Yahoo falling under Chinese control raises significant privacy risks for its users elsewhere and could provoke a backlash in Washington, privacy campaigners and other China-watchers in the US have warned.
Jack Ma, the CEO of Chinese Internet conglomerate Alibaba Group, said late Friday that his company would be "interested" in buying all of struggling online media firm Yahoo.
It's not every day you read about one top-level executive asking another where his balls are. But in the end, former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz lived up to her reputation for "salty language" and candid management style.
Here's some unsolicited advice for interim Yahoo CEO Tim Morse, and whoever is -- lucky? unlucky? -- enough to replace him permanently.
When Carol Bartz says she wishes Yahoo "only the best going forward," she means it -- her severance package leaves her with millions of dollars tied to the company's stock performance over the coming year.
Just when investors' sentiment turned utterly negative and seemingly could not get worse, the stock market rebounded on Wednesday.
The ax has swung. Carol Bartz is out as Yahoo CEO, ending a fraught tenure that culminated in months of speculation about when she would be ousted.
Reading through Yahoo! Sports' bombshell expose about former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, my blood boiled thicker with every paragraph. But who exactly was I angry at?
Yahoo has finally come to an agreement with Chinese Internet giant Alibaba in a months-long battle over the ownership of payment site Alipay.
Yahoo shares slumped almost 8% Wednesday, one day after the company reported earnings and said changes to its sales organization weakened the display ad sector.
Yahoo reported second-quarter earnings that met Wall Street estimates, but weakness in display and search revenue sent shares lower in after-hours trading.
Even the smallest shareholders get their day once a year, when public companies are required to throw open their doors and let stockholders bend the ear of corporate bigwigs.
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz tried valiantly to put a good spin on things at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, but the shareholders weren't having any of it.
Hulu is considering an unsolicited takeover offer, according to several news reports making the rounds on Wednesday.
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma said this month one of his key stakeholders, Yahoo, should split itself up. Now he's taken his own advice and reorganized Alibaba's Taobao retail unit into three parts.
Alibaba's "peace talks" with major stakeholder Yahoo have been slow going, CEO Jack Ma said Wednesday -- and he had plenty to say about how the big purple giant could fix its problems.
Yahoo is rolling out an upgraded version of its e-mail service to its 284 million users.
Do you think Carol Bartz regrets moving to the Purple Profit Eater?
Move over Barney. There's a new purple dinosaur in town that adults love to hate. Its name is Yahoo.
Stocks fell Friday as the dollar gained ground and commodity prices pulled back, but managed to end the roller coaster week little changed.
Yahoo shares plunged another 6% Friday after the company struggled to explain its deteriorating relationship with Chinese Internet company Alibaba.
U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly higher Friday, as commodities continue to gain ground.
Google became a $30 billion company on the back of search advertising -- but the company thinks its other multi-billion-dollar advertising business will be its growth engine of the future.
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has a well-known proclivity for salty language. She'd fit in swimmingly at a stevedore convention. Or in a Martin Scorsese movie.
Once a year, public companies have to throw open their boardroom doors and meet with their investors. Those annual meetings give small stockholders a chance to bend the ear of corporate bigwigs, and put their own proposals up for a shareholder vote.
Yahoo reported first-quarter sales and earnings in line with Wall Street's expectations, though net income slid 6% compared to last year.
Stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, following Monday's sharp selloff, as investors' attention turned to corporate earnings and the latest housing reports.
Yahoo is looking to one-up Google and its own search partner Bing, offering a new search experience it describes as the "fastest thing you have ever seen."
Shares of Yahoo rose more than 3% Wednesday on rumors that the company is planning to unload its share of a Japanese joint venture in order to free up cash.
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz on Wednesday unveiled Livestand, a magazine platform for publishers to deliver personalized content on a wide array of platforms, including the iPad.
Looking for new ways to package its growing crop of content, Yahoo is developing an application for the iPad and Android tablets called Livestand.
It's every Flickr addict's worst nightmare: One day, the vast photo archive you've uploaded and annotated for years suddenly vanishes. It happened this week to Mirco Wilhelm, when a Flickr staff member accidentally deleted his five-year old account, wiping out 4,000 photos.
Yahoo reported fourth-quarter sales and earnings that lived up to Wall Street's expectations, with net income rising 120% compared to last year.
What's the best way to find great links on the web? Is it algorithmic search engines like Google, people-powered decision-making, or a combination of both?
App stores are booming, but there may not be enough applications to fill them all.
For King Midas, as the Greek legend goes, everything he touches turns to gold. Yahoo's stroke is decidedly less effective.
Days after cutting its global workforce by 4%, Yahoo turned the axe on its product portfolio. Yahoo said Friday that it is killing Buzz, a two-year-old experiment in community news curation.
Yahoo cut about 600 jobs Tuesday, the company confirmed, finally swinging the ax on layoffs that had been widely rumored for weeks.
Precious metals like gold and silver took center stage Monday as few investors showed a willingness to jump into the stock market fray on a day with no major economic news on tap.
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the most searched term on Yahoo in 2010, the search engine said Wednesday.
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco to field two key questions: What is Yahoo, and will it soon be taken private?
Facebook is launching a new product barrage aimed at capturing the heart of its 500 million users' digital lives: their inboxes.
As countless print- or TV-based news organizations continue their descent, the future of the news business still seems curiously bright.
Yahoo is preparing to cull its workforce of around 14,000, according to reports from two tech blogs, but how deep the cuts will go is an open question.
Hooray for Yahoo! It's finally beating Google at something.
U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly lower Monday as investors shift their focus to the global economic picture.
Yahoo wants to make its Web e-mail service a place you never want to -- or more importantly -- have to leave to get your social fix.
One day, Google's chief health strategist, Dr. Roni Zeiger, had an epiphany: On any given day, more people are posing health questions to Google than posing health questions to their doctors.
Yahoo needed a blowout quarter to silence its critics, and this wasn't it.
With buyout rumors and CEO criticism swirling, Yahoo needs a stellar earnings report on Tuesday to silence its doubters.
Yahoo's stock price surged in early trading Thursday on reports that rival Internet portal AOL is considering a takeover of the company, with some help by private equity firms.
Yahoo is rolling out a new search experience today, making its web search more streamlined and visual, improving its mobile search and adding a list of hot search topics to the Yahoo front page.
Does anyone care about Yahoo anymore?
Yahoo posted higher second-quarter earnings Tuesday that topped Wall Street expectations, but sales missed estimates.
As BP continues to try to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the energy giant is also dealing with a public relations nightmare.
People who use both Facebook and Yahoo will be able to link those accounts and share updates and messages across platforms thanks to a major redesign rolled out by Yahoo on Monday.
Fresh off a deal that will keep 'FarmVille," "Mafia Wars" and other popular Zynga titles on Facebook for at least the next five years, the company has inked a partnership with Yahoo to bring its social games to the Internet giant's massive userbase.
Yahoo unveiled changes to its e-mail service on Tuesday that will make it easier for users to follow the social network activity of people in their address books.
High-profile tech mergers have been ramping up, with big names like IBM and Google getting deals done this year.
Shares of Yahoo fell after the bell Tuesday when the world's second-largest search engine said its first-quarter profit beat Wall Street's expectations, but sales failed to measure up.
Yahoo! and the micro-blogging site Twitter have struck a content-sharing deal, they announced Wednesday -- a plan that will share real-time tweets with the 600 million users in Yahoo's global network.
Google and Yahoo plan to fight a lawsuit filed last week by Xerox, which claims that the two search-engine giants infringed on the copier and printing company's patents.
Microsoft and Yahoo said Thursday that their online search deal has received approval from U.S. and European Union regulators, paving the way for the two companies to combine much of their Internet search business.
The Rodney Dangerfield of search engines is starting to get a little annoyed about its plight.
Shares of Yahoo rose after-hours Tuesday after the company posted a fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, driven by stabilization in advertising revenue.