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.
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.
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.
August 23, 2005 |
Yahoo Inc. said co-founder David Filo planned to sell as many as 2 million shares of Yahoo over the next year. Filo, who founded Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo with Jerry Yang, established a plan for the sale over a 12-month period beginning in October, Yahoo said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.