Ptch Acquired By Yahoo
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Glendale-based Ptch , a startup developing mobile applications for sharing video and photos, has been acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>.
Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal
MARCH 19, 2012
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King.com Extends Yahoo Deal To Latin America
AUGUST 2, 2011
Los Angeles-based King.com , the online casual games publisher, said Tuesday that it has extended a partnership it has with Yahoo! READ MORE>>.
Ross Levinsohn Takes Charge At Yahoo
MAY 14, 2012
A familiar face in Southern California's technology industry reappeared in a high profile position this weekend: Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media and venture capitalist at Fuse Capital, has taken the reins at troubled Internet portal Yahoo , after the company decided to replace CEO Scott Thompson. READ MORE>>.
Yahoo Taps Former MySpace Exec For Revenue Chief
JUNE 18, 2012
It looks like Ross Levinsohn is building out his team to help out at troubled web portal and media firm Yahoo. Barrett also has served at AOL Media Networks, GeoCities and Disney Online, in addition to a stint in Sales at Yahoo. yahoo executive revenue sales levinsohnREAD MORE>>.
Calacanis: Yahoo Should Buy Mahalo For $150M
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
In a list of 10 acquisitions he suggested Yahoo make "on day one", Calacanis--not one to shy from self promotion--said that Yahoo could acquire Mahalo for $75M to $150M, with a chance of closing a deal at greater than 50%. Calacanis gave his list of companies which would help Yahoo improve its brand and revive its content on Tuesday.
Acacia Research Gets $12.4M Win Against Yahoo
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corporation has scored a major patent lawsuit win, this time against Yahoo! , the firm announced this morning. Acacia also said that it has been awarded a royalty rate on all Yahoo IMVironment sales of 23%. Tags: acacia research patent legal licensing lawsuit yahoo
UberMedia Snags Yahoo Exec
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab-backed developer of mobile apps and other mobile advertising products, said today that it has named Yahoo veteran Eric Aledort as the company''s Chief Business Development Officer. Aledort was most recently VP, head of media for Yahoo''s global partnerships group. READ MORE>>.
Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub
DECEMBER 2, 2016
If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Read More.
Report: Yahoo Eyeballs Maker Studios
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
A report this morning from AllThingsD says that Yahoo is on the prowl for companies, and has been looking at Maker Studios. READ MORE>>.
Stubbs Alderton Precellerator Aims At Strategic Investments With Peter Csathy
JANUARY 24, 2017
Csathy has formerly served as CEO of Manatt Digital Media, CEO of Sorenson Media, CEO of SightSpeed (acquired by Logitech), President of MusicMatch (acquired by Yahoo), among other experience. stubbs alderton precellerator strategic investment peter csathy yahoo manattStubbs Alderton launched the Precellerator in 2012. READ MORE>>.
Yahoo Axes Upcoming.org
APRIL 22, 2013
Upcoming.org , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more. Upcoming.org''s founder posted a long diatribe on Yahoo''s shutdown of his creation Friday. READ MORE>>.
Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo
MAY 9, 2013
According to GoPollGo, it will be joining Yahoo! gopollgo idealab merger acquisition yahoo twitter feedback polling READ MORE>>.
Yahoo Outsources Yahoo Shopping To PriceGrabber
JANUARY 11, 2010
Yahoo said Monday that it is dropping its outsource most of Yahoo Shopping, its comparison shopping to Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber , the firm told its developers Monday. Yahoo Shopping is a comparison shopping site which displays products and prices for different products, including consumer electronics, computer, and related items.
It's Official: Ross Levinsohn Out At Yahoo
JULY 30, 2012
Ross Levinsohn , who has been heading up Yahoo as Interim CEO, is officially leaving the firm tomorrow, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo.
Nativo Snags Yahoo VP As New Executive
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Los Angeles-based native advertising provider Nativo said Tuesday that it has named Jay Freedman, a former VP at Yahoo, as its new Chief Revenue Officer. According to Nativo, Freedman was most recently in charge of Yahoo''s Technology and Telecom Vertical, and also had been at Interclick. READ MORE>>.
Yahoo Planning Big Investment In Snapchat, Says Report
OCTOBER 6, 2014
Yahoo is planning a big investment in Venice-based Snapchat , in a deal that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to a report over the weekend. The WSJ reports that Yahoo is investing around $20M in Snapchat at the lofty valuation, using money it cashed out of the IPO of Alibaba. READ MORE>>.
Ross Levinsohn Officially Starts At Yahoo
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, has officially started at Yahoo heading up its Americas Region, according to the company.
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SoCal Tech Calendar
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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Yahoo Taps Former Broadcom CFO For Board, As It Mulls Sale
MARCH 10, 2016
Yahoo! Yahoo said that it added both Brandt and Catherine J. yahoo broadcom executive board morgan stanley eric brandt catherine friedmansaid Thursday that it has named two new, independent directors--including Eric K. Brandt, former CFO of Broadcom--as it looks to explore strategic alternatives for the company. READ MORE>>.
Hulu: Kilar Declines Yahoo CEO Spot
JULY 6, 2012
Los Angeles-based Hulu has one word for Yahoo : hands off our CEO! According to a Hulu spokesperson, as reported, its CEO, Jason Kilar, has been a focus of Yahoo's CEO search committee. Jason Kilar, as well as current Yahoo interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, have both been rumored to be the top likely prospects for the Yahoo CEO position.
AdventureLink Snags CEO From Yahoo
MAY 29, 2009
Dossett was most recently at Yahoo!, Tags: adventurelink travel executive booking yahoo READ MORE>>.
Yahoo To Shut Geocities
APRIL 23, 2009
Internet portal Yahoo is quietly shutting Geocities , the Internet home page portal it acquired in 1999. Yahoo said it is no longer accepting new customers, and will discontinue the service later this year. billion stock-and-option acquisition by Yahoo in 1999. The firm was later moved to the Bay Area by Yahoo.
Yahoo Confirms Ross Levinsohn Hire
OCTOBER 27, 2010
Internet portal Yahoo confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it has hired Ross Levinsohn , former head of Fox Interactive Media, and current venture capitalist at Fuse Capital, as its new Executive Vice President of Americas. Tags: yahoo ross levinsohn executive media content News of the hiring was first reported by AllThingsD.
DivX Sues Yahoo
NOVEMBER 18, 2008
San Diego-based DivX said Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Yahoo! for breach of contract, after Yahoo notified the firm that it intends to breach its two-year advertising services agreement with DivX. The lawsuit was filed in the California Superior Court in Santa Clara County. READ MORE
The Future of UX | Retaining Humanity
Tech Zulu Event
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
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Demand Media Snags Yahoo Exec
MARCH 15, 2010
Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media venture of Richard Rosenblatt, announced Monday afternoon that it has hired on Joanne Bradford, most recently Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand Revenue and Market Development, as its Chief Revenue Officer. Bradford reports to Rosenblatt. READ MORE>>.
Report: Levinsohn, Hulu's Kilar Top Prospects For Yahoo CEO Post
JULY 5, 2012
A report Thursday says that Hulu 's Jason Kilar , and interim Yahoo chief Ross Levinsohn are considered the top prospects for a permanent replacement for troubled Internet portal Yahoo. Regardless of who does gain the CEO post, it's clear that they will have quite a job cut out for them to reverse the ailing fortunes of Yahoo.
Report: Demand Media Snags Another Yahoo Vet
MAY 7, 2010
A report Friday afternoon from the WSJ's Kara Swisher says that Santa Monica-based Demand Media has snagged yet another Yahoo executive, this time, Yahoo VP of Brand Packaging Erika Nardini. The move comes shortly after Demand hired former Yahoo Head of U.S. Tags: demand media executive yahoo READ MORE>>.
Report: Demand Media Snags Yahoo VP
MARCH 15, 2010
Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has apparently scored a high profile executive from Yahoo, according to reports. According to AllThingsD, Joanne Bradford, most recently Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand READ MORE>>.
Yahoo Employees Get Free Lunch, But Not In Santa Monica
JULY 30, 2012
Yahoo , which finally has a new CEO, former Googler Marissa Mayer, has brought back one of the most cherished startup institutions: free lunch, at least in Sunnyvale, according to AllthingsD. In the article, AllThingsD said that Ross Levinsohn, who had been serving as interim CEO at Yahoo, is apparently planning to leave the company.
Yahoo Extends Free Food Perk In New York: Whither SoCal?
AUGUST 8, 2012
Internet portal Yahoo is continuing its makeover back into a Silicon Valley style workplace, and apparently has extended its free food offer to employees at two of the company's New York locations, according to reports today. However, it looks like--so far--that revolution has skipped Yahoo's Southern California operations.
Ross Levinsohn leaves Yahoo
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 31, 2012
Ross Levinsohn the then interim CEO has today left Yahoo. Ross Levinsohn has left Yahoo and has not revealed his next task yet. Marissa.
Yahoo Sets Final Shutdown Date For Geocities
OCTOBER 8, 2009
The last chapter for Internet homepage Geocities has been written, with Yahoo telling its last remaining users of the service that it will shut down on October 26th. According to Yahoo, as of October 26th, GeoCities sites will no longer appear on the web. Yahoo had initially said it would shut GeoCities in April.
Yahoo Deal With Microsoft May Hit Overture
JULY 29, 2009
In a major deal, search portal provider Yahoo and software giant Microsoft said that the two companies are in a deal where Yahoo will replace its own search engine technology with that of Microsoft--with potentially huge repercussions to Yahoo's Southern California search engine marketing operations.
HireRight Takes On Resume Padding Executives
MAY 17, 2012
hireright resume padding yahoo executive biography background check saasPricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.
Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning. Yahoo's editorial team remains in Santa Monica. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica.
Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!
Tech Zulu Event
APRIL 25, 2011
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Yahoo, Microsoft Deal Includes Up To 550 Employees
AUGUST 5, 2009
Further details on the deal between Yahoo and Microsoft have come out in a filing by Yahoo with the SEC, with Yahoo saying that Microsoft will hire at least 400 Yahoo employees, and potentially another 150 employees to help with the transition, as Microsoft takes over the search engine features of Yahoo's sites.
Report: Levinsohn May Head Up Yahoo North America
OCTOBER 27, 2010
Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, is possibly the top candidate to head of Yahoo 's North American operations, according to a report from AllThingsD. Yahoo has been undergoing some management turmoil, and recently lost Hilary Schneider, who headed up Yahoo's US operations.