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Yahoo Mail adds simple Flickr photo sharing

Many criticized a pre-Marissa Mayer Yahoo for doing little to integrate acquisitions with its core services, even when they were popular services like Del.icio.us. We can't accuse the company of negligence today, as it just added simple Flickr photo sharing to Yahoo Mail. Those drafting messages just have to tap ...

Happy Friday! Yahoo Kills a Dozen Products.

It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time to take out the trash. In a quiet blog post after markets closed, Yahoo announced it will be “sunsetting” 12 of its services over the coming months, beginning as soon as today. Among the casualties is Yahoo Axis, a rather attractive and creative search ...

Yahoo Offer to Buy Contact Startup Xobni Is at a Price of $30M to $40M

According to numerous sources close to the company, Yahoo is offering to pay $30 million to $40 million for the maker of address book apps and plugins. That’s below the more than $40 million raised by the San Francisco-based startup from a variety of venture capitalists, including First Round Capital, Baseline ...

What Is Yahoo This Year? A Technology Company, Some of Which It Dumps.

Much ado about how Yahoo is defining itself once again — for what seems like the umpteenth time since its founding back in the 1990s. It’s dumped the recent and very awkward “premier digital media company” moniker, which was bestowed upon it by ousted CEO Carol Bartz, for the geekier ...

Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

As I noted in a piece last week about the departure of Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma for a new job at Disney, the Silicon Valley Internet giant is likely to see a lot more execs unhappy with the new regime of CEO Marissa Mayer take off after annual bonuses ...

Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo’s Mayer Makes Mann Search Head

Longtime Yahoo techie Laurence “Laurie” Mann, who has recently been SVP of engineering operations at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has been given the new job of heading its search efforts, according to sources inside the company. The appointment by CEO Marissa Mayer, also announced in an internal memo last week, ...

Facebook Will Come Clean(er) About Its Retargeted Ads

Last year, Facebook started running ads that used your Web surfing history to target you. Soon they’ll be a little more obvious about the fact that they’re doing it. But not a lot more obvious. After months of discussion with the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Facebook is going to start incorporating a ...

Airbnb Hires Facebook’s Mike Curtis as Head of Engineering

Airbnb has hired Mike Curtis to fill a new role as its VP of engineering, the peer-to-peer travel company said today. Curtis, who started at Airbnb a week ago, was previously a director of engineering at Facebook, where he had worked on the company’s growth team since 2011. Airbnb now has 50 ...