December 23, 2009 |
Yahoo Inc. confirmed Tuesday that it would shut down most operations during Christmas week to save money, but experts said the holiday lull was par for the course in the Silicon Valley. The Internet company is mandating that most of its employees worldwide, except for those responsible for "essential functions" such as customer service, take off work Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. In the U.S., employees can either use vacation time or take unpaid leave. Christmas and New Year's Day will still be paid holidays.
May 15, 2008 |
Google has surpassed Yahoo to become the most popular website in the U.S., according to Internet tracking firm ComScore Inc.'s rankings by the number of unique monthly visitors. Google Inc. has long been the Internet's leader in search, but its audience has trailed Yahoo Inc.'s when counting other services such as e-mail and photo sharing. April's numbers, which ComScore plans to formally release today, show Google on top for the first time. The lead is tiny -- 466,000 visitors out of about 141 million apiece.
April 24, 2007 |
Yahoo Inc. is expanding its online music section to include the lyrics of 400,000 songs. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo is touting the free service as the Web's largest legally licensed database of lyrics. Most websites that publish lyrics technically are breaking the law by posting the words without the permission of the copyright owners.
February 4, 2004 |
Yahoo Inc.'s credit rating may be raised because the company made acquisitions that reduce the risk that it will lose key suppliers, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said. Standard & Poor's said it raised its outlook on Yahoo's $750 million in zero-coupon convertible bonds due 2008 to "positive" from "stable." Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo bought search-engine developers Overture Services Inc. and Inktomi Corp. last year. Yahoo shares fell $1.21 to $45.49 on Nasdaq.
October 5, 2006 |
Yahoo Inc. is introducing advertising linked to search results on mobile phones in the U.S. and Britain to compete with Google Inc. Mobile Web search results will now include sponsored links that take users to advertisers' sites or display their phone number, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo said. Advertisers pay when users click on their links.
November 26, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc., owner of the second-most popular U.S. search engine, gained a greater share of Web searches in the country last month, according to researcher ComScore Inc. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo's share expanded to 20.5%, up from 20.2% in September, ComScore said. Google Inc. held the lead in October with 63.1%.