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Yahoo! Q3 earnings total $1.2bn, exceed expectations

Yahoo! Q3 earnings total $1.2bn, exceed expectations

Yahoo's Q3 financial results were published today, revealing $1.2 billion in GAAP revenue. This was CEO Marissa Mayer's first full quarter at the company, and in the press release she stated, "Yahoo! had a solid third quarter, and we are encouraged by the stabilization in search and display revenue." Overall, the reported numbers were higher than expected.

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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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