Yahoo is still one of the great survivors of the internet age. But for how much longer? What began life in a Stanford University dorm as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” has been around for 22 years – in internet terms roughly the geological equivalent of the early Jurassic – and is now living on borrowed time. For it to have any chance of survival, shareholders should bite the bullet and give in to demands from the activist investor Starboard Value.
Ad-blockers are increasingly sophisticated – which may be great for the consumer but what does it spell for the future of a medium utterly reliant on income from advertising? Brendan Eich is looking to clean up, says Kevin Maney
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says company is considering selling its Internet business; Microsoft buys UK AI firm SwiftKey
Plans include sacking 15 per cent of the workforce - some 1,600 jobs
Regulators to report on HBOS failings; Royal Mail profits are down; Pfizer in near agreement to buy allergan in biggest deal
The very technology that enables telecommuting and working from home could be destroying its value.
Metadata from iPhone and Android apps can leak data about the phone's model, age of users, gender and location
The Obama administration and some of America’s biggest technology companies have agreed a tentative deal that would allow the firms – including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft – to tell the public more about how the US Government collects information on their customers.
Series of announcements by CEO Marissa Mayer strengthen Yahoo's focus on mobile products and creation of media content
Couldn’t you just pretend you’re going to buy a white boat (named Dirty Girl)?
The site has more than 100 million users and would increase Yahoo's already substantial portfolio of social sites with young user bases
It used to be just angry celebrities (and Moses) who wrote open letters. Now, even America's top businesses are taking the president to task, says Clare Dwyer Hogg
CEO Marissa Mayer announces greater encryption levels for users' data after reports of the US government gaining access to Yahoo data centers
Data shows that US makes the most requests, but exact numbers are still obscured due to 'gagging order'
Doodle challenges users to release as many virtual sweets as possible by thwacking a star-shaped piñata with a stick
Mayer stressed that Yahoo had no choice in complying with government requests; Zuckerberg says: "The government blew it"