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Yahoo Japan to acquire eAccess

Yahoo Japan has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn (US$3.17bn).

Web firm Yahoo’s Japanese subsidiary has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn ($3.17bn).

Yahoo COO exits the firm

Henrique de Castro has left Yahoo

Yahoo’s Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro left the company Thursday, having been apparently fired. Yahoo announced the news in a US Security and Exchange Commission filing. It offered no reason for his departure but said it was effective immediately.

Google ‘outraged’ over NSA datacentre hack

A leaked NSA slide detailing the “Google Cloud Exploitation”

According to National Security Agency documents recently leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the US intelligence agency has hacked the main communications links between the public internet and Google and Yahoo’s datacentres globally. Google is ‘outraged’ by the reports, saying it underscores the need for urgent reform.

Yahoo appoints TV chief to head EMEA

Dawn Airey will head up Yahoo's EMEA operation

Web services firm Yahoo has announced the appointment of British TV executive Dawn Airey as senior vice president of the company’s EMEA operation.

Yahoo continues buying spree with Qwiki purchase

Qwiki specialises in micro video

Yahoo continued its acquisition spree on Tuesday, jumping on the micro video bandwagon with the acquisition of Qwiki. The US startup has iPad and iPhone tools that turn a user’s photos and videos into short movie montages.

Yahoo bets farm on Tumblr acquisition

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's CEO

Internet firm Yahoo on Monday moved to acquire blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn in cash. In some ways this is a last ditch attempt to keep Yahoo relevant and CEO Marissa Meyer made a promise during the announcement “not to screw it up.”

Yahoo poaches another Google chief

Henrique de Castro will join Yahoo as COO

Just three months after ex-Google executive Marissa Mayer became CEO, web firm Yahoo has poached another former Google employee to become its chief operating officer (COO). Henrique de Castro has been serving as vice president of Google’s worldwide partner business solutions group, where he was responsible for advertising platforms and services for Google’s publisher and commerce partners.

IPv6 evangelist, Yahoo!: “IPv6 is real, and is here.”

Jason Fesler, distinguished architect and IPv6 evangelist for Yahoo!

Jason Fesler, is a distinguished architect and IPv6 evangelist for Yahoo!. He will be appearing as a panel speaker on Day One of the Broadband World Forum 2012 in the Next Generation IP Networking section of the Service Delivery & Support track. Here, he talks about why IPv6 networking is important to the industry and how it will affect end users.

Yahoo appoints Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's new CEO

Web search firm Yahoo has appointed former Google executive Marissa Mayer as its new CEO. Mayer joined Google in 1999 as the firm’s 20th employee. Her most recent role was to oversee the web giant’s Local, Maps, and Location Services for Google; a suite of products that includes Google Maps, Google Earth, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile.

Yahoo!: “We ensure that our cross-platform apps are built for mobile first”

Denise Parkinson, entertainment partnerships director, Yahoo!, UK

Denise Parkinson, entertainment partnerships director, Yahoo!, UK, is speaking as part of the Innovate! Track on Day Two of the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We catch up with her to get her views on how connected devices are making content providers think differently about how they approach the market.

Yahoo launches web browser

Yahoo has launched Axis, a web browser for iPhones, iPads and desktop PCs.

Yahoo has launched a web browser for iPhones, iPads and desktop PCs. Axis aims to improve how people search and browse the web, and according to Yahoo, offers the only search experience that allows users to enter their search and see and interact with visual results, without leaving the page they are on.

Yahoo: “The next big area of growth in mobile Internet consumption is infotainment”

Tommaso del Re, Yahoo!

We speak to Tommaso del Re, Head of Mobile and Business Development at Yahoo! India & Southeast Asia, about the influence mobile devices are having on internet usage, the increasingly fragmented nature of audience interactions, and the distinctions he has noticed in mobile internet usage across different markets in Southeast Asia.

Bartz resigns from Yahoo board

Carol Bartz, former chief executive officer, Yahoo

Carol Bartz has resigned from the Yahoo board after being sacked from her role as CEO last week. Bartz had said at the time of her dismissal that she intended to remain as a director, but the company has now confirmed that she has given up her seat on the board.

Bartz sacked as Yahoo CEO

Carol Bartz, former chief executive officer, Yahoo

Carol Bartz has been sacked as CEO of Yahoo, after more than two and a half years at the firm. CFO Timothy Morse has been made interim CEO while the board looks for a successor. Morse will also continue in his role as CFO.

Yahoo acquires mobile TV-tagging start up

Yahoo! has acquired TV tagging start up IntoNow

Yahoo has acquired TV tagging start-up IntoNow in a deal reported to be worth between $20-30m. The purchase is expected to bolster the firm’s video and social content offerings. IntoNow, which only launched at the end of January this year, has developed a free iPhone application that allows users to share instantly the programmes they are watching with Facebook and Twitter friends as well as iTunes and Netflix. The expectation is that an Android version of the application will now be developed.

Core competencies

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The theme of this year’s Industry Outlook event, to be held by Informa this month, is partnerships. With that in mind telecoms.com spoke to Ken Hart, senior director of business development at Yahoo, who is responsible for driving partnerships in the mobile area in Europe, Middle East and Africa for consumer internet services and mobile advertising.

Jajah powers IP calls in Yahoo iPhone app

Jajah, the VoIP provider owned by Telefonica O2, has been selcted to power IP voice calling on Yahoo’s newly released Messenger iPhone App. The app allows iPhone users to make free VoIP calls on Yahoo Messenger as well as low cost calls to external networks.

Carol Bartz, president and chief executive officer, Yahoo

Carol Bartz, president and chief executive officer, Yahoo

As president and CEO of internet services outfi t Yahoo, Carol Bartz would have made the list anyway but the recent announcement of a tie-up between Yahoo and Nokia has given her infl uence on the mobile sector a significant boost.

Safety in numbers

Two of Google’s greatest rivals, Nokia and Yahoo, joined forces in late May

Was it one in the eye for Google when Nokia struck a global deal with Yahoo? Not quite, if only because the search giant refuses to stand still long enough to take a hit.

Yahoo gangs up with Nokia for web services

Yahoo gangs up with Nokia for web services

One in the eye for Google on Monday as the world’s biggest handset vendor struck a global deal with Yahoo to collaborate on the delivery of email, instant messaging and maps and navigation services in the mobile space.

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