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Yahoo to hold product-related event on Monday, CEO Mayer to speak

Yahoo to hold product-related event on Monday, CEO Mayer to speak

Shortly after we heard rumors about a possible Tumblr buyout from Yahoo this morning, the company has announced that they will be holding a press event on Monday where they are said to be announcing "something special" It doesn't look to be anything minor either, as company CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to make an appearance and speak.

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Yahoo eyeing Tumblr in $1bn grab for “cool” demographic insiders claim

Yahoo eyeing Tumblr in $1bn grab for “cool” demographic insiders claim

Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, with a potential deal worth as much as $1bn for the social blogging site, according to insider whispers. The acquisition would give Yahoo a vital footprint in the youth demographic the company currently lacks, sources tell AllThingsD and Adweek, in addition to giving a new outlet for brand advertising.

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Yahoo acquires GoPollGo and MileWise, shuts them both down

Yahoo acquires GoPollGo and MileWise, shuts them both down

Just several days after Yahoo acquired popular to-do app Astrid (shutting it down while they were at it), they acquired two more companies, both of which have now been immediately shut down by Marissa Mayer and company. Polling service GoPollGo and flight awards app MileWise have both been bought and shuttered by Yahoo.

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Microsoft renews Yahoo search revenue guarantee for another year

Microsoft renews Yahoo search revenue guarantee for another year

One of the tricks that Microsoft used to get Yahoo to agree to use Bing search results for the Yahoo search engine was a revenue guarantee. That revenue guarantee expired on March 31. However, Reuters reports that Microsoft has now agreed to extend that revenue guarantee.

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Yahoo acquires Astrid, plans to shut the service down

Yahoo acquires Astrid, plans to shut the service down

Yahoo has made another acquisition, this time of time management service Astrid, which just made the announcement on its blog. Such a move comes at a time when Yahoo has been buying up a variety of services and apps, a move in part to bolster the company. Not many details about the deal were provided, but those we do know we have for you after the jump.

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Yahoo reveals content additions and partnerships at 2013 NewFront event

Yahoo reveals content additions and partnerships at 2013 NewFront event

Tonight, Yahoo has kicked off its 2013 NewFront event in New York City, replete with a full roster of celebrities and a performance by The Lumineers accompanied by a half-hour live stream on Yahoo Music for those who wish to enjoy it from the comfort of their homes. All of this is to kick off some new shows that Yahoo has added to it content offerings, as well as the announcement of new partnerships and advertisement opportunities.

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Mayer reportedly new Jawbone director as Yahoo eyes wearables

Mayer reportedly new Jawbone director as Yahoo eyes wearables

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has joined the board of portable gadget specialist Jawbone - known for its UP fitness monitor, headsets, and speakers - it's reported, reigniting chatter that the search company might look to leveraging wearables along the lines of Google's Glass. Mayer had apparently been in talks with Jawbone about a director's position prior to joining Yahoo back in July 2012, so AllThingsD reports, and has already attended at least one board meeting sources at the company claim.

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Yahoo strikes deal to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content

Yahoo strikes deal to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content

Do you enjoy Saturday Night Live? If so, you're in good company, with Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer revealing in a blog post earlier today that she is also a fan. That's not all she revealed, however, expressing her fondness for the show amidst a bigger announcement: Yahoo has struck a deal with Broadway Video to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content later this year.

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Softbank Capital and Yahoo Japan aim at bringing U.S. startups to Japan

Softbank Capital and Yahoo Japan aim at bringing U.S. startups to Japan

In a move that will hopefully attract U.S. startups to the Land of the Rising Sun, Softbank Capital and Yahoo Japan have created a $20 million fund geared towards helping U.S startups, with a focus in mobile applications, e-commerce, and web advertising, get started in the Japanese market. The fund is designed to help out early-stage startups who still need to get their foot onto the ground. Alongside the new fund, Yahoo Japan has also assigned a new head of U.S operations, Toshiaki Chiku, who will be working out of Softbank's New York City location.

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Google tipped to attain Wavii natural language startup

Google tipped to attain Wavii natural language startup

Google has been said to have acquired Wavii, a natural language processing startup. Wavii is a service that is said to operate the same way as Summly, the news app that was recently swiped up by Yahoo. Both services search for news stories from all around the web, and then create short summaries of the main points of these stories. While Summly gathers separate news articles, Wavii collects entire stories, and provides links to several different sources reporting on the story.

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Yahoo iOS app adds Summly content curation

Yahoo iOS app adds Summly content curation

Yahoo has updated its iPhone app today, which most notably integrates a new Yahoo feature known as Summaries, which comes from the fruits of the labor of a 17-year-old app developer who released news summary app called Summly back in November last year. Yahoo bought the app for $30 million, and have integrated the app's features in their updated app.

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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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