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What’s the deal with Yahoo changing its name to ‘Altaba’

The name Altaba is quite like Alibaba, and is thought to be a blend of the words "alternative" and …

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Yahoo cofounder David Filo considered joining a group that tried to buy the company

Sponsor F had initially made a joint bid with another party only identified as "Sponsor E," but aft…

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The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

“As part of the narrative, I have included passages of dialogue. Dialogue— what words were said— is…

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The Top 10 David Letterman Top 10 Lists [VIDEO]

To present this, Letterman had the actual California residents read off their name and show their l…

Kirsten Acuna   


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CBS Spoils Huge Bill Murray Entrance On 'Letterman' Before Tonight's 20th Anniversary Episode

If you wanted to be surprised, CBS has already spoiled Murray's big entrance with photos and video …

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Here's the funny mistake that made Yahoo purple

Yang revealed that when the company was just getting started, he and members of the team had sent F…

Nick Vega   


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Here's what Yahoo looked like back when it ruled the web

Thanks to The Internet Archive, we can revisit the early days and see exactly what Yahoo used to lo…

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After the $4.8 billion Verizon deal, the husk of Yahoo will rename itself 'Altaba'

The composition of the Altaba board is a huge coup for Starboard, the activist investor largely cre…

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How a couple rides in a junky car with Yahoo's founder had a big impact on young Sergey Brin

That said, Brin does co-own several private planes, a fancy new Tesla, and, according to a Bloomgbe…

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Yahoo Co-Founder Nominated To Company's Board After 18-Year Absence

The 47-year-old Filo is among three board candidates hoping to be elected at Yahoo's annual meeting…

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

3. Yahoo cofounder David Filo considered joining a group that tried to buy the company. According t…

Lara O'Reilly   


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After 20 Years, Yahoo Is Killing Its Founding Feature, The Yahoo Directory

Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Inte…

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A requiem for Yahoo and the time when the web was open, exciting, and new

This was a big deal at the time. The 1990s weren't that far removed from the pre-cable TV era, when…

Matt Rosoff   


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Donald Trump gives Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' a big ratings boost

According to very early numbers in the 56 metered markets, "Late Show" averaged a 3.7 rating/10 sha…

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Marissa Mayer: Yahoo still has the same core focus as it did back in 1994

"It's our heritage, it's where Yahoo started," Mayer says. "As digital content becomes richer, as s…

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17 Companies You Didn't Know Were Founded By MIT Grads

MIT has built a strong research and engineering culture since its founding in 1861, producing 80 No…

Eugene Kim   


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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Snap has chosen to move its international headquarters outside the US. The parent company of Snapch…

Jonathan Garber   


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John Doerr: the greatest tech entrepreneurs are 'white, male, nerds'

"That correlates more with any other success factor that I've seen in the world's greatest entrepre…

Sam Colt   


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10 things you need to know in markets today

Richard Desmond is in talks to sell his UK tabloids to rival Trinity Mirror in a deal that would ma…

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8 Of Yahoo's 11 Leaders Are New

Since the beginning of 2012, we have made key changes to enhance our executive leadership team. Mar…

Owen Thomas