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Yahoo co-founder joins Lenovo’s board of directors

Yahoo co-founder joins Lenovo’s board of directors

Jerry Yang, one of the co-founders of Yahoo Inc., is now part of Lenovo’s board of directors. His new position is called the “plum” position, because the only thing he has to do is sit in on the meetings and offer his views. He has no voting rights, or any rights at all. For just being on the board and offering his two cents, he will be paid nearly $200,000. He will be paid $61,875 in cash and be given $135,000 in equity rights.

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Yahoo gets personal with homepage revamp

Yahoo gets personal with homepage revamp

Yahoo! has launched a new, refreshed homepage, with a greater emphasis on personalization together with aggregation of news, entertainment, Facebook recommendations, and more. Designed for both desktop and mobile browsers, whether on tablet or smartphone, the new Yahoo! experience includes an updated set of applications, including pulling Facebook birthdays in if you log in with your account, and fitting recommended news articles from friends into an infinite scroll feed.

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Microsoft search deal fails to deliver according to Yahoo CEO

Microsoft search deal fails to deliver according to Yahoo CEO

Microsoft has provided the default search results for Yahoo for the last several years. This deal predates Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer significantly. Recently Mayer said that the search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was not delivering the sort of gains in market share or the type of revenue that the partnership should deliver. Mayer specifically said that Yahoo wants collective growth rather than just trading share with Microsoft.

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Yahoo! pens deal to allow Google ads on its web properties

Yahoo! pens deal to allow Google ads on its web properties

Yahoo! announced earlier today that it has penned a deal with Google that will allow the Internet giant to display advertisements on its Web properties. The particularities of the deal weren't revealed, but nonetheless it's a big move for both companies, and both are sure to benefit from it. Under the deal, Google's ads will show up on Yahoo's various websites.

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Yahoo CEO Mayer: Lack of hardware, software allows for “strong partnerships”

Yahoo CEO Mayer: Lack of hardware, software allows for “strong partnerships”

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took the reigns of the company back in July, and it's been a busy time for her and the company so far. Mayer has made quite a bit of changes, including hiring a new head for Yahoo's Flickr division, as well as giving all employees a new company smartphone. The CEO also just did her first television interview with Bloomberg, and she revealed some details about the company and reflected on her time so far as CEO.

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Yahoo to end its music service in China

Yahoo to end its music service in China

Yahoo China has announced that its Yahoo Music service will be permanently shutdown on January 20, 2013. This announcement follows a similar one from Google that took place in September in which Google stated that its Chinese music service would be taken offline. The closure comes after Yahoo's sale of its share of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce website, for $7.6 billion.

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Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer among TIME Person of the Year finalists

Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer among TIME Person of the Year finalists

TIME Magazine has unveiled its shortlist of finalists for the magazine's 2012 Person of the Year award, which goes to the person or group that TIME editors deem had the single greatest impact during the past year. Among the final eight to make the list include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

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GoDaddy hires former Yahoo and Microsoft exec Blake Irving as CEO

GoDaddy hires former Yahoo and Microsoft exec Blake Irving as CEO

GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest web hosting and domain registration company, has hired Blake Irving to be the company's new CEO. Irving will begin duties as CEO starting January 7, succeeding interim CEO Scott Wagner. Irving was an executive at Yahoo, and also spent 15 years at Microsoft where he took on various senior roles.

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Yahoo launches new email web client, also coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Yahoo launches new email web client, also coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Yahoo may no longer be your primary choice for email service, but the fact is that millions of people still use it, and to keep their email service relevant and up-to-date, Yahoo has upgraded the interface and added some performance enhancements, as well as released new iOS and Windows 8 apps, while updating their existing Android app.

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Yahoo and NBC Sports announce partnership

Yahoo and NBC Sports announce partnership

Yahoo and NBC Sports have announced that they will be teaming up on sports reporting, broadcasts, and news coverage. The two companies have a goal of creating the largest dedicated sports news platforms in the US. According to the announcement, Yahoo Sports will combine its "premium sports news and events coverage" with the NBC Sports Groups digital brand and TV promotion and integration.

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Yahoo! grabs OnTheAir for Google Hangouts strike

Yahoo! grabs OnTheAir for Google Hangouts strike

Yahoo! has snapped up video streaming startup and Google+ Hangout rival OnTheAir, as CEO Marissa Mayer continues to cherry-pick tech to make the company more competitive against her former employer Google. OnTheAir works as an ad-hoc webcast and video chat service, allowing for impromptu broadcasts with dynamic switching between participants, similar to the Google+ Hangouts On Air feature.

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Yahoo’s year-end search report sees iPhone 5 near top

Yahoo’s year-end search report sees iPhone 5 near top

Now that we've officially entered December, 2012 is beginning to wind down. Since we'll soon be saying hello to 2013, it's time once again for those interesting year-end list that give us all sorts of statistics from the last 12 months. Today one of those lists is coming from Yahoo, breaking down its 10 most popular search terms for the year.

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