Ptch Acquired By Yahoo


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

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Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal


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!

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Los Angeles-based , the online casual games publisher, said Tuesday that it has extended a partnership it has with Yahoo! said the partnership gives Yahoo!'s king casual games hispanic latin america videogame yahoo

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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. Yahoo has also replaced its Chairman, Roy Bostock, by Fred Amorosa, who had been heading up the board's investigation of Thompson's credentials.

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New Owner Looks To Sell Tsavo Media, Sees Yahoo Penalty Fees


The new owner of former Los Angeles startup Tsavo Media , Canadian-firm Cyberplex , said today that it is looking for "strategic alternatives" for the unit of the firm, after a fiasco involving Yahoo's traffic quality reporting system. Cyberplex said that Tsavo Media was informed that it will be required to pay Yahoo approximately $4.8 million, due to Yahoo's indication that Tsavo was sending it "low quality" traffic. tsavo media yahoo penalty advertising cyberplex

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. mahalo merger acquisition yahoo content learning videoHow much is Santa Monica-based Mahalo worth?

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! , 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

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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


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


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

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. 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


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!

Miso Robotics Hires COO to Help Expand Restaurant Installations

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Miso Robotics, a maker of burger-flipping robotic arms, announced it has appointed former Yahoo executive Melissa Burghardt as its chief operating officer

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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. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo. Tags: pricegrabber yahoo comparison

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. 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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I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Jod at the Los Angeles UX Meetup in the Yahoo! Apps Dev & Design Mobile Blitz Agency Bret Victor Crystal Ehrlich Jod Kaftan Los Angeles UX Meetup YahooWe see it all the time. Everywhere you look.

Stubbs Alderton Precellerator Aims At Strategic Investments With Peter Csathy


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

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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. publishing brand advertising sales yahoo executive nativo

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. Fuse Capital has not yet made any statement on how the firm is managing the departure of Levinsohn to Yahoo.

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. snapchat yahoo investment venture capital valuation social networking

Blake Irving, Yahoo!

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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. Previously, he served as corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform group at Microsoft. See [link] (more

Ross Levinsohn leaves Yahoo

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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.

AdventureLink Snags CEO From Yahoo


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.

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. 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

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. Tags: yahoo geocities shutdown

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. 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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Neal Weiss, Yahoo! Yahoo! Originals is Yahoo!’s Masterson YahooJoin us tonight live at 8pm PST from UCLA Korn Hall for Digital LA’s Branded Entertainment panel right here on TechZulu.

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. Friedman, a former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, as part of its efforts to refine its strategy and explore strategic alternatives for the company.

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. 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


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.

Ross Levinsohn Joins SteelHouse's Board


Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse announced on Thursday that it has named Ross Levinsohn, the former CEO of Yahoo!, Levinsohn, who is a well known advisor and investor in the digital media and technology market, has previously served as CEO of Yahoo!, ross levinsohn steelhouse digital media technology investor board advisor executive 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. 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


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