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Aug 16th, 2018, by in Latest news

Lu has stepped down from his COO role at Baidu and instead is taking up the position as head of Y Combinator China. Y Combinator has been credited with seeding popular tech start ups such as Dropbox Inc, Airbnb, and Reddit, to name a few.

Jun 25th, 2018, by in Latest news

Ballmer solicited a quick and easy trick for Google and Facebook to follow to circumvent a seemingly inevitable legal collision; work with the government.

Jul 25th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft reported an increase of only 8% in search advertising revenue ($124 million), in Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report released on July 20, 2017.

Jun 23rd, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft is sending out emails to Skype users notifying them that Google, LinkedIn or Yahoo connections will no longer auto-populate in Skype, but this change will also affect Outlook.com accounts.

Jun 13th, 2017, by in Latest news

The dust finally settled with Verizon claiming acquisition over Yahoo, where it will join AOL and other smaller companies in Oath.

May 15th, 2017, by in Latest news

Users of the Windows 10 Yahoo Mail app have begun receiving notifications within the app, informing them that the app will cease to work on May 22nd, just a few days from now. The Windows Store listing for the Yahoo Mail app is still online but the ability to download it has been removed. In […]

Oct 5th, 2016, by in Latest news

Yahoo Inc. issued a statement regarding the allegations concerning invasion of private emails for federal intelligence. Says there’s no software.

Oct 4th, 2016, by in Latest news

According to a report by Reuters, Yahoo Inc built a secret custom software program to search all of its customers’ email messages for specific information, at the request of U.S. intelligence officials. The report cites three unnamed former employees and “a fourth person appraised of the events,” saying that the company scanned “hundreds of millions […]

Sep 19th, 2016, by in Latest news

The three major search engines have all finally agreed to ban sex determination searches in India

Aug 22nd, 2016, by in Latest news

Media.Net, the firm which powers the Bing and Yahoo network’s contextual ads program, is being acquired for $900 million by a group of Chinese investors.

Jul 25th, 2016, by in Opinion

One of the most famous phases of Microsoft’s 30 year history came in 2007 with a series of attempts by then CEO Steve Ballmer to acquire Yahoo, with a roller coaster ride ending in a failed $45 billion bid for the company, although Ballmer recalled some years later that “sometimes, you get lucky.” Fast forward to […]

Jul 6th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft cloud specialist Zhou Jingren to head up its AliCloud as the company seeks to expand its significant data processing and artificial intelligence portfolio.

Jul 6th, 2016, by in Latest news

The Indian Supreme Court has concluded the Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo violate laws around sex determination tools and procedures.

Mar 29th, 2016, by in Latest news

A counterfactual analysis by The Street supposes Steve Ballmer would look like a genius today if his failed bid for Yahoo! in 2008 had been a success.

Mar 25th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft may offer financial help to potential buyers of Yahoo, in order to remain a “good partner” to the new owners if a sale goes through.

Dec 24th, 2015, by in Latest news

Bing is one of Microsoft’s key businesses and  has also been one of its bigger money black holes until this year. Reflected by the financials, Microsoft is slowly gaining market share in the search space, along with Yahoo, at the expense of a still dominating Google. The figures are taken from comScore’s latest U.S. desktop search market share […]

Oct 21st, 2015, by in Latest news

Ever since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo, the company has been looking for more wiggle room in its search deal with Microsoft. When the search agreement between Yahoo and Microsoft was first inked, the two companies relied heavily on each other to compete in the market. Since the original deal, the conditions […]

Jul 17th, 2015, by in Latest news

As Microsoft makes its departure from display advertising, US paid search numbers are rolling in for the quarter. According to a Digital Marketing report published by the firm Merkle RKG and gathered by Search Engine Land, search ad spend growth slowed in the US. CPC (cost-per-click) growth for the quarter was hindered by advertisers wising […]

Jul 8th, 2015, by in Latest news

In the wake announcing Microsoft’s handover of its display ad business to AOL, it was confirmed that Bing is making money as a sustainable and standalone multi billion dollar business. While Microsoft did not release any specific figures with their previous statement, they have just released an interesting new data visualization tool to detail the […]

Jul 4th, 2015, by in Latest news

Earlier this week, Microsoft tossed chum into shark infested journalistic waters when it announced its departure from the display advertisement business. Pundits, journalists, and analysts were elated by the news, creating a feeding frenzy of baseless predictions and doomsday prophecies for the company. Over the past couple of days, the news cycle picked at the tattered carcass […]

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