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. Ptch said it will join Yahoo''s team to help bolster Yahoo''s photo and video platforms. startup video sharing photo mobile acquistion merger yahoo ptch
Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal
MARCH 19, 2012
Los Angeles-based Fandango announced htis morning that it has scored an exclusive deal with Yahoo , where it will be the exclusive ticket seller for Yahoo! The firms said the deal includes both Internet and mobile access to Yahoo!
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! King.com said the partnership gives Yahoo!'s king casual games hispanic latin america videogame yahoo
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. Yahoo has also replaced its Chairman, Roy Bostock, by Fred Amorosa, who had been heading up the board's investigation of Thompson's credentials.
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 levinsohn
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. mahalo merger acquisition yahoo content learning videoHow much is Santa Monica-based Mahalo worth?
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! , 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 the firm announced this morning. According to Acacia Research, its subsidiary, Creative Internet Advertising Corporation, has received $12.4M
Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when they reach maturity or a major liquidity event, their talent disperses and germinates into the next generation of companies.
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. ubermedia advertising exchange yahoo mobile apps
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. The report comes after reports that Yahoo is considering an acquisition of TVGuide from Lionsgate, in a deal worth $20M.
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. Taking a clue from Google, Yahoo has begun closing donw lesser used services owned and operated by the company, including a half dozen different services announced Friday, including Upcoming, Yahoo! Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more. overture geocities sunset shutdown yahoo upcoming
Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo
MAY 9, 2013
Pasadena-based Idealab has sold another one of its companies to Yahoo today: GoPollGo , a Twitter polling service which let Twitter users collect feedback from their friends and followers. According to GoPollGo, it will be joining Yahoo!
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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 manatt
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. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo. Tags: pricegrabber yahoo comparison
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. The move is not at all surprising or unexpected, given Yahoo's hiring of former Googler Marissa Mayer as CEO earlier this month.
The Future of UX | Retaining Humanity
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
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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. publishing brand advertising sales yahoo executive nativo
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. snapchat yahoo investment venture capital valuation social networking
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. Fuse Capital has not yet made any statement on how the firm is managing the departure of Levinsohn to Yahoo.
Blake Irving, Yahoo!
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FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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 Universitys Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California. Previously, he served as corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform group at Microsoft. See [link] (more
Ross Levinsohn leaves Yahoo
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 31, 2012
Ross Levinsohn the then interim CEO has today left Yahoo. Levinsohn has left Yahoo and has not revealed his next task yet. He leaves after the Yahoo board chose Marissa Mayer as new CEO by passing him again. I am proud of Yahoo.
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. Friedman, a former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, as part of its efforts to refine its strategy and explore strategic alternatives for the company.
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. Yahoo has been in the midst of attempting to find a new CEO to help right the ship at the ailing Internet portal, which has been churning through CEOS and battling to regain relevance. rumor executive kilar hulu ross levinsohn yahoo
AdventureLink Snags CEO From Yahoo
MAY 29, 2009
Dossett was most recently at Yahoo!, Tags: adventurelink travel executive booking yahoo Los Angeles-based AdventureLink , a venture funded online adventure travel booking site, said Friday that it has appointed Jeff Dossett as the firm's Chief Executive Officer.
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. Tags: yahoo geocities shutdown
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. According to Yahoo, Levinsohn reports directly to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, and will manage the company's media group, advertising sales, and partnerships for the Americas region. Tags: yahoo ross levinsohn executive media content
Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!
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APRIL 25, 2011
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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. DivX said that Yahoo has informed the firm that it will discontinue making payments required under an agreement with the firm.
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. According to Demand, Bradford will oversee brand advertisers on the firm's top 20 owned and operated web sites. Bradford reports to Rosenblatt.
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. Both Kilar and Levinsohn are Southern California technology veterans, which implies that Yahoo's center of gravity may once again be swinging towards the region and its ties to the entertainment and media industry, a key part of Yahoo's customer base.
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. Swisher also says that Yahoo program manager Sarah Northern also tendered her resignation and is joining Demand. Tags: demand media executive yahoo
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. Revenue and Market Development, is leaving Yahoo for Demand Media to serve as Chief Revenue Officer. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand
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. The move--which doesn't apply to Yahoo's employees in Santa Monica or elsewhere in Southern California--looks to be the first attempt to shift the culture at Yahoo, which has been battling a lengthy death spiral after a series of CEOs.
Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 17, 2011
He also designed the Farmville iPhone application (top iPhone app), and worked on corporate development deals including Microsoft, Yahoo, Zynga Japan, and Zynga corporate strategy. The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet!
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. Yahoo has operations in Santa Monica, San Diego, and Burbank, which among them show a few dozen job openings.
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. In addition, the company warned users that they will lose all access to their account and files, with all of the files being deleted from Yahoo's servers with no hope of recovery. Yahoo later moved Geocities to the Bay Area.
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. Tags: technology advertising engine search microsoft overture yahoo
HireRight Takes On Resume Padding Executives
MAY 17, 2012
Here's a new product that the board over at Yahoo might have wished they could have used, before the huge flap over once-CEO Scott Thompson's resume: HireRight , the Irvine provider of employment screening software-as-a-service, said it has launched a new product called HireRight Executive Biography Verification, which will help organizations to vet the biographies of high-profiles executives, board members and other high-profile positions.
myfab5 Wanst to Reinvent The Way You Find Food | Interview With Co-Founder Calvin Schemanski
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
For example, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo have all either acquired small startups in the space or are forming big partnerships with other players like Yelp and FourSquare. Forget visits to random restaurants, myfab5 uses the power of the crowd to help you search for the best restaurant in town.
Marissa Mayer Yahoo’s New CEO
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 17, 2012
Marissa Mayer has started work at Yahoo! Her appointment is expected to spice things up at Yahoo, once a top internet and media firm. This might revive Yahoo’s leading properties like Yahoo! Mail ,Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo!