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Yahoo appoints former AOL exec as new Global Public Privacy head

Yahoo appoints former AOL exec as new Global Public Privacy head

Yahoo has just appointed Tekedra N. Mawakana as its Deputy General Counsel and Vice President of Global Public Policy. Mawakana used to be the Senior Vice President of Pubic Policy and Deputy General Counsel at AOL, where she worked for around 12 years. At her new position, she will be working together with industry and government agencies to work on global governmental affairs and help develop policy initiatives.

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Yahoo makes major cuts in services as Mobile ramps up

Yahoo makes major cuts in services as Mobile ramps up

This afternoon the folks at Yahoo have announced their intent to end services with Yahoo Deals, Yahoo SMS Alerts, Yahoo Kids, and the feature phone versions of Yahoo Mail and Messenger. While the smartphone versions of both Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail will (of course) continue to roll forward, both the feature phone versions and legacy smartphone versions of these apps "will be going away", as Yahoo reports. This is all part of Yahoo's move into the mobile universe they've been vocal about this week more than once.

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Yahoo interview tips future with full mobile engagement

Yahoo interview tips future with full mobile engagement

This morning Yahoo heads Marco Wirasinghe and Lee Parry spoke in an interview about the future of the company - specifically on how they'll be making a major push for mobile device engagement starting immediately. Wirasinghe works with Yahoo as their mobile and emerging products director while Parry is senior director. Both made it clear today: Yahoo is headed to a place full of high-level engagement for mobile users, apps first.

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Yahoo publishes first-quarter 2013 financial data

Yahoo publishes first-quarter 2013 financial data

Yahoo has reported the results of 2013's first quarter, which came to an end on March 31. The numbers show a revenue of about $1.07 billion, a rate that Yahoo calls flat in comparison to the same quarter in 2012. Still, the company that has been struggling to regain its foothold has beat out expectations despite an 10-percent drop, pulling in $425 million in GAAP revenue.

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