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Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Analytics firm comScore has delivered its latest search engine rankings, and it probably isn't going to surprise you at all to hear that, for the month of September, Google remained the reigning king. The big G actually enjoyed a 0.3 percentage increase from August to September, climbing from 66.4% explicit search share to 66.7%. Others enjoyed small gains too, including Ask, which was up 0.3% itself, from 3.5% share to 3.8%.

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Ken Goldman becomes new Yahoo CFO

Ken Goldman becomes new Yahoo CFO

Looking at the business side of things for a moment, Ken Goldman has been named Yahoo's new Chief Financial Officer. He joins the Yahoo from threat management company Fortinet, where he held the same title. Goldman won't start his new gig at Yahoo until October 22, but when he walks through Yahoo's doors that day, he'll be in charge of overseeing the company's "financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations."

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Mayer gives all Yahoo employees a new smartphone

Mayer gives all Yahoo employees a new smartphone

Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer has been working hard to turn things around at the once prominent search firm. Mayer has been shaking things up and making some significant changes at Yahoo in her turnaround attempts. We mentioned not long ago that Microsoft was going to be handing out a bunch of new gadgets to employees and now Yahoo is getting in on the action.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 17, 2012

Friday has come and gone, which means that the weekend is here once again. The latest iPhone 5 rumors have propelled Apple's stock to its highest point ever, and it turns out the company's funds will go toward helping tap a recently-discovered underground river in Crook County, Oregon. Earlier today we saw a picture of what was reported to be the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but later on in the day Daniel YU informed everyone that it was just his mock-up used without his permission. That's disappointing, but his mock-up looks great, so be sure to check that out.

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Yahoo on the hunt for a new COO

Yahoo on the hunt for a new COO

Now that Yahoo has its new CEO Marissa Mayer, the company is kicking off the search for a new COO. Yahoo isn't looking for any old chief operating officer; the company is on the lookout for someone with skills in turning around ailing companies. According to AllThingsD, recruiting firm Spencer Stewart has been reaching out to executives on Yahoo's behalf.

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Yahoo CEO courts Twitter’s head of international markets

Yahoo CEO courts Twitter’s head of international markets

We talked more than a few times about the new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer is working hard to turn the fortunes of Yahoo around before the Internet stalwart goes extinct. Reports are surfacing that Mayer has been trying to recruit a new employee from the ranks at twitter. Specifically, Mayer has reportedly been trying to lure Katie Jacobs Stanton, twitter's head of international markets, to Yahoo.

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Yahoo Interim CEO leaves the company

Yahoo Interim CEO leaves the company

After having been the interim CEO for Yahoo since May of 2012, Executive Vice President Ross Levinsohn has now decided that he will leave the company entirely. This decision is being reported as having been anticipated by many, but it's only after the hiring of former Google executive Marissa Mayer as CEO for Yahoo rather than just bumping him up, it appears to have been the mark Levinsohn needed to make the move. In a statement made this Monday, Levinsohn noted that "it's time for me to look for the next challenge."

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“Please don’t stop” Yahoo CEO pleads with staff

“Please don’t stop” Yahoo CEO pleads with staff

Freshly installed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has urged staff to "keep moving" as the company attempts to find its footing, with a leaked internal memo pleading with employees "please don't stop." In the memo, illicitly acquired by AllThingsD, the ex-Google exec says she is "sensitive" to the amount of strategy changes Yahoo employees have had to cope with over the past few months, but insists the firm is "an internet icon" which she has been a fan of since since she was a Stanford student back in 1994.

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