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Tumblr to flip the switch on blog ads this week

Wow, that didn’t take long. Just one day after Verizon revealed it would be acquiring Yahoo for $4.83 billion, Tumblr quietly announced intentions to introduce ads across its more than 300 million blogs (Yahoo, as you may recall, purchased the…

Time Inc. reportedly interested in merging with Yahoo

Time Inc. is said to be the latest company interested in some or all of Yahoo's assets. Sources familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that Time Inc., which owns Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune and People magazines, has heard a presentation…

Struggling Yahoo to fire 1,700 employees and close five offices

Things aren't going so well for Yahoo, and CEO Marissa Mayer is desperately attempting to steady the ship. Revenues continue to decline, leading the company to lay off 15 percent of its workforce – approximately 1,700 employees – and shut…

Is Marissa Mayer interested in buying AOL?

Earlier this month at the Sun Valley conference, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer were spotted at a bar together. The rumor mill went into overdrive with speculation that Yahoo might purchase AOL. As an early investor…

Yahoo planning to launch YouTube rival this summer

Yahoo is planning to lock horns with Google in the online video space. The Internet pioneer is hosting discussions with video producers with intentions of launching a YouTube competitor later this summer according to people briefed on the matter as…