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Ptch Acquired By Yahoo


Glendale-based Ptch , a startup developing mobile applications for sharing video and photos, has been acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>.

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Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal


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Yahoo 11 Extends Yahoo Deal To Latin America


Los Angeles-based , the online casual games publisher, said Tuesday that it has extended a partnership it has with Yahoo! READ MORE>>.

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Ross Levinsohn Takes Charge At Yahoo


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


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


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


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


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>>.

The Future of UX | Retaining Humanity

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Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Read More.

Ross Levinsohn leaves Yahoo

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Ross Levinsohn the then interim CEO has today left Yahoo. Ross Levinsohn has left Yahoo and has not revealed his next task yet. Marissa.

Report: Yahoo Eyeballs Maker Studios


A report this morning from AllThingsD says that Yahoo is on the prowl for companies, and has been looking at Maker Studios. READ MORE>>.

Yahoo Axes

socalTECH , 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.''s founder posted a long diatribe on Yahoo''s shutdown of his creation Friday. READ MORE>>.

Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo


According to GoPollGo, it will be joining Yahoo! gopollgo idealab merger acquisition yahoo twitter feedback polling READ MORE>>.

Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!

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Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! Excellent companies Zao Yang, COO at BetterWorks Inc ,/ Co-Creator of Farmville.

It's Official: Ross Levinsohn Out At Yahoo


Ross Levinsohn , who has been heading up Yahoo as Interim CEO, is officially leaving the firm tomorrow, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo.

Yahoo Outsources Yahoo Shopping To PriceGrabber


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.

myfab5 Wanst to Reinvent The Way You Find Food | Interview With Co-Founder Calvin Schemanski

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Marissa Mayer Yahoo’s New CEO

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Marissa Mayer  has started work at Yahoo! Her appointment is expected to spice things up at Yahoo, once a top internet and media firm.

Nativo Snags Yahoo VP As New Executive


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


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>>.

Yahoo Taps Former Broadcom CFO For Board, As It Mulls Sale


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>>.

Ross Levinsohn Officially Starts At Yahoo


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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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 -- Blake Irving, EVP and CPO, Yahoo! Blake Irving is executive vice president and chief product officer at Yahoo! Pepperdine Dean's Executive Leadership Series. Irving most recently was a professor at Pepperdine Universitys Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California.

Hulu: Kilar Declines Yahoo CEO Spot


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


Dossett was most recently at Yahoo!, Tags: adventurelink travel executive booking yahoo READ MORE>>.

Yahoo To Shut Geocities


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


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.

Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

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DivX Sues Yahoo


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

Keep Your Finger On The Pulse | Pulse Conference At UCLA [Discount]

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Advertising & PR Arts & Entertainment Entrepreneurship Events New Media ABC Disney Fox Networks Google NBC Universal Pulse Conference Sony UCLA Yahoo YouTubeUCLA's Anderson School of Management would like to invite you to Their inaugural PULSE Entertainment & Sports Conference. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Demand Media Snags Yahoo Exec


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>>.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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02 per Google search, and provided Yahoo for free. In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Value Chain.

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Report: Levinsohn, Hulu's Kilar Top Prospects For Yahoo CEO Post


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


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


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


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?


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.

Yahoo Sets Final Shutdown Date For Geocities


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.

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