Posts tagged with 'Yahoo'
While the violent and depressing patent wars that are being waged in the technology industry aren't new, Yahoo's patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook has created a firestorm in Silicon Valley.
From bloggers to venture capitalists to former employees, individuals are lashing out at the once-dominant portal, criticizing it for being desperate, evil or some combination of other less-than-nice words.
Facebook hasn't even gone public yet and it looks like the company's IPO honeymoon may be over before it starts.
Today, a consumer internet behemoth with which Facebook has maintained a relatively friendly relationship with, Yahoo, slapped the social networking giant with a lawsuit alleging that it is infringing on 10 Yahoo patents which focus primarily on advertising, but also include, for instance, an "Online playback system with community bias."
Last week, Yahoo brought together a panel led by Patrick Albano, VP Sales of Social, Mobile and Innovation, to talk about how Yahoo is using its own content across social media.
The panel focused on the integration of Facebook’s Open Graph into their home page and the use of Social Bar, a tool that allows advertisers to ask consumers questions through the ads themselves.
Yahoo has started the process of merging its UK search marketing accounts and search traffic into Microsoft's adCenter, so all search results and ads will now be delivered by Bing.
The migration, which is due for completion at the end of April, means the ad platform will now account for around 6% of UK search traffic.
Today, the administration of US President Barack Obama announced a blueprint for a "Privacy Bill of Rights."
The goal: "improve consumers’ privacy protections" and "give users more control over how their personal information is used on the Internet", all the while maintaining the internet's status as an "engine for innovation and economic growth."
To achieve that goal, the president has enlisted the help of some of the internet's biggest names, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL.
According to some in the tech startup community, television is dead, or should be.
Instead of striking fear in the hearts of executives at the major television networks, it probably brings a smile to their faces. After all, year after year they count billions of dollars in revenues from upfronts as it rolls in.
How to compete with Google in the display advertising space? Late last year, three unlikely allies, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft, forged a pact that would allow each company to sell certain display ad inventory for the others.
At the time, Yahoo and Microsoft decided to use different ad exchanges, while AOL remained undecided.
Google, PayPal, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, alongside 10 other leading email, security and financial providers, have formed the technical working group, DMARC, in order to reduce email phishing and spam.
The DMARC, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, will create internet standards to improve email senders' authentication practices.
Q4 financial results have hit us hard this week, from all directions.
Yes it's ridiculous that Apple’s quarterly net profit was larger than Google's Q4 gross revenue ($13bn versus £10.6bn), and yes it's sad to see Nintendo almost triple its estimated losses.
But what of Yahoo? It's still hanging on in there, with control of millions of Yahoo mail accounts and a chunk of display thrown in good measure.
Occasionally, you'll see a post on a significant move by company
founders and CEOs but for the most part these pages will show you how to
make marketing (and the internet) better.
Today marks the first of a weekly digest of the most senior and
significant job moves from the past week in the US. After our UK contingency
launched their moves digest last week, we thought it was important that
we did the same. We all know that a change in who runs a company could
affect how we all do our business so we should cover it.
Every Friday morning, starting from today, come to us for the latest
in who's flying in to shake things up and who's shuffled off to parts