But what analysts and investors really want to know is how much did the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based corporation bring in on its second-quarter earnings report, published after the bell on Tuesday.
In many cases, CEOs are judged by their company's share price. If that's the case with Yahoo, Melissa Mayer has won over her bosses.
Mayer was appointed CEO on July 16 of last year when Yahoo's share price hovered around $15. As of this writing, the company's stock has risen 74.4 percent to land at $27.24.
Mayer, who formerly worked at Google, has made a host of changes at Yahoo in the past year, including acquiring several major online services firms, such as Tumblr, and bringing much-needed stability to the chief executive office.
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A standards group has rejected a proposed standard from several advertising groups on the best way to let people tell Web site operators not to track their behavior.
The leaders of Tracking Protection Working Group, which includes representatives from browser makers, advertisers, privacy groups, and more, announced the decision Monday night. Instead, the group will use the June 2013 draft of the proposed "Do Not Track" standard.
Following Netflix's lead, Yahoo announced it will live-stream a video broadcast of the Internet company's second-quarter earnings call on Tuesday.
Video of the meeting, which will feature CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman, will be broadcast from Yahoo's studio in Sunnyvale, Calif., on the Internet company's investor relations page beginning at 2 p.m. PT Tuesday. The video will then be immediately archived for 90 days, the company said in a statement.
Yahoo has won a motion from a secretive court that allows it to publicly reveal its efforts to avoid becoming part of PRISM, the National Security Agency's controversial data collection program.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled Monday that the Justice Department must unseal documents from a classified 2008 case that Yahoo has said will demonstrate the Internet company "objected strenuously" to providing the government with customer data.
"The Government shall conduct a declassification review of this Court's Memorandum Opinion of [Yahoo's case] and the legal briefs submitted by the parties to … Read more
Yahoo on Monday officially opened a request site for inactive usernames, so people can start claiming any IDs that have been inactive for more than a year.
The company said last month that it was doing some more cleaning on its site by closing inactive accounts. In order to save IDs from extinction, users simply had to log in before Monday.
To request a name, users need to submit their top five choices to a wishlist page. Yahoo will let you know in mid-August which ID is available and will send you a link so you can claim the ID. … Read more
At its developer conference this week in San Francisco, cloud storage giant Dropbox announced a few new developer tools, called Drop-Ins, that create a link between Dropbox and any app or online service.
The first Drop-Ins are called Saver and Chooser. True to their names, Chooser lets you choose and import your Dropbox files into other apps, and Saver helps you save files directly to Dropbox without downloading them to your hard drive or device.
The news means different things to different people. For iPhone owners who use Dropbox on their phones, this is great news. Previously, there was no … Read more
Yahoo has set 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2013 as the deadline for users to sign into the site or their Yahoo mail. Those who don't will lose their Yahoo IDs, and the usernames will be put for grabs so others can try to claim them.
How many Yahoo IDs are we talking about? Dylan Casey, Yahoo's senior director of Consumer Platforms, wouldn't specify other than … Read more