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Yahoo Chief Product Officer resigns

Yahoo Chief Product Officer resigns

Things have been rough at Yahoo for a long time now. Yesterday the company announced massive layoffs with 2000 workers feeling the axe. The brunt of those cuts came within divisions that were overseen by Yahoo Chief Product Officer Blake Irving. Sources close to Yahoo claim that Irving has turned in his resignation.

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Facebook fires back at Yahoo with 10 patent countersuit

Facebook fires back at Yahoo with 10 patent countersuit

It's a tit-for-tat world in patent lawsuits, and Facebook has fired back at Yahoo with a countersuit arguing the aging search company violates its tech in advertising, photo sharing and more. The response comes on the heels of Yahoo's case against Facebook last month, in which it was claimed the social network infringed on multiple patents and refused to pay license fees; Facebook described the suit as "puzzling" and embarked on a patent shopping spree, picking up 750 to bolster its defense. Ten patents are cited in the counter-claim.

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Yahoo to begin massive layoffs next week

Yahoo to begin massive layoffs next week

Yahoo is planning to announce layoffs next week followed by a major restructuring plan the week after, reported AllThingsD citing multiple sources. Under new CEO Scott Thompson, Yahoo is trying to refocus its products and drastically slim down its operations. The job cuts are expected to be in the thousands.

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Yahoo starts ‘Do Not Track’ this summer

Yahoo starts ‘Do Not Track’ this summer

This week Yahoo Inc has announced that they'll offer their own "Do Not Track" feature on all of their associated websites by this summer. What we've learned over the past few weeks about how much and how often search engines, web browsers, and other web giants track us has been shocking, to say the least, and Yahoo appears to be joining the fray of groups attempting to win back customers turned off by such allegations. This feature will provide customers with a peace of mind, Yahoo hopes, that at this moment will come from nothing else but those three words: Do Not Track.

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What the Facebook Yahoo lawsuit means for you

What the Facebook Yahoo lawsuit means for you

The short answer to the question of what this newest litigation will mean for you, the Facebook or Yahoo user, is "absolutely nothing." There've been countless cases like the one going on right this second going on for many years now back and forth between tech companies, and they will be continuing throughout the vast expanse of the business-driven industry. How it will affect the "good name" of either company in the short run is a different issue entirely - starting with Facebook's admission that they had no idea they were being sued by Yahoo until after the media reported it.

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Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

Yahoo has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, a first in the realms of social media and an extension of the patent feuds already blistering in Silicon Valley between smartphone and tablet makers such as Apple, Microsoft, and Motorola. Yahoo pulled the trigger today following reports last month that the company had been threatening legal action against the social network, proving it wasn't bluffing.

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Google grabs Yahoo Labs head Prabhakar Raghavan

Google grabs Yahoo Labs head Prabhakar Raghavan

Many of the worker mice over at Yahoo are jumping ship looking for a safe, dry place to call home. Yahoo is almost certainly on the way out as stock prices shrink along with its share of the search market. Yahoo has now lost the head of its Labs unit who is leaving to take a job at Google. I would bet Prabhakar Raghavan's superiors aren't happy to see him go, especially to Google.

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