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Facebook partners with Yahoo in surprise exit from patent battle

Facebook partners with Yahoo in surprise exit from patent battle

Earlier today it was leaked that the end of the legal war between Facebook and Yahoo was at hand - this afternoon it's been announced that Yahoo and Facebook will officially be tying the knot, so to speak, with portfolio cross-licensing, event cross-branding, and more. This update certainly takes the cake as far as businesses finding ways out of legal damages - and what better way to do it, after all, than with a good ol' cup of tea and a dash of patent sharing?

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Facebook and Yahoo tipped to settle lawsuit

Facebook and Yahoo tipped to settle lawsuit

This week the folks at Facebook and Yahoo have been reported to be settling things between one another in regards to a collection of patent suits that were being fired at one another earlier this year. According to sources close to the dealings speaking with AllThingsD, a deal will be announced later today in which no money will change hands, somehow or another. Instead it seems that a strategic deal has been met and will be working with joint online advertising sales and patent cross-licensing.

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Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

The man in charge of streaming video site Hulu is reportedly the man that Yahoo wants in charge of its products and services. As you may recall, Yahoo is in something of a transition period right now because its previous chief executive lied on his resume and ended up being ousted from the top spot.

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New Yahoo CEO axes Livestand

New Yahoo CEO axes Livestand

In November 2011, Yahoo unveiled a new feature called Livestand. The new feature was launched at the company's annual Product Runway event and was one of several announcements made at the event. Livestand was a digital newsstand for tablets and smartphones that was an application available on several platforms. At launch, Livestand had 100 publications.

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Yahoo! Axis security issue discovered

Yahoo! Axis security issue discovered

Yahoo! launched its Axis search browser for iOS, PCs, and Macs this morning, but did it rush it out the door? Some have found it strange how Yahoo! offers Axis as an extension rather than an actual browser, and that may have lead to a security issue with Chrome. Extensions are signed with a security certificate so that Google knows it comes from a trusted source. Yahoo! seem to have included its own private certificate in the browser code for all to see.

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Yahoo! Axis browser debuts

Yahoo! Axis browser debuts

Everyone may be content using Google as their primary search provider, but Yahoo! still has a horse in the race. The company has unveiled its latest creation, dubbed Axis, a new browser designed to make searching more visual and intuitive. Dedicated apps are available for the iPhone and iPad, while Axis serves as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on PCs and Macs.

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Yahoo! selling 50% of Alibaba in $7.1bn divorce

Yahoo! selling 50% of Alibaba in $7.1bn divorce

Yahoo! and Alibaba are finally beginning their troubled divorce, with the Chinese e-commerce firm buying out half of Yahoo!'s stake in a $7.1bn deal valuing the company at $35bn overall. Meanwhile, options for Yahoo! to shed its remaining shares are also on the table, with Alibaba required to buy - or allow Yahoo! to sell off - another quarter when it floats for IPO, while Alibaba will also be able to operate Yahoo! China under its partner's branding for a further four years.

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All change at Yahoo!

All change at Yahoo!

Yahoo saved its big executive shake-up for a Sunday, confirming that Scott Thompson was being replaced as CEO, and putting a digital media specialist and ex-Fox exec in temporary helm of the company. Thompson's departure - after a week and a half of grilling over apparent false claims in his resumé - sees former Yahoo Americas EVP Ross Levinsohn take the top spot, with the company apparently hoping to draw a veil over its former chief.

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is finally gone amid scandal

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is finally gone amid scandal

The CEO of Yahoo Scott Thompson is now ex-CEO, in an announcement that leaves just about everyone saying, "It's about time." As to be expected, Yahoo's official wording about the departure of Mr. Thompson said nothing about why he left the company, and it even leaves some gray area as to whether he was officially fired or just resigned. Either way, as startling as it is to hear that it finally happened, no one should be surprised.

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