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Yahoo! in Talks to Acquire Tumblr: Deal Could Reach As High As $1 Billion (Adweek)
Is Marissa Mayer about to make a game-changing acquisition? It appears so. Yahoo! is in serious talks with Tumblr to acquire the social blogging site, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. While its revenue is modest, Tumblr has positioned itself as one of the few players in the digital ad world that is well-suited for brand advertising. And Tumblr is also the domain of the young, cool and creative crowd — not currently a Yahoo! sweet spot. AllThingsD Earlier this week, Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JPMorgan’s Global Technology conference and underscored the need for the aging Silicon Valley Internet giant to attract more users from the coveted 18-to-24-years-old age bracket. Along with more marketing, he explicitly said Yahoo! needed to be “cool again.” The Verge Since taking control of Yahoo!, Mayer has pursued a string of acquisitions, including Summly, Astrid, Jybe and others. In addition to the failed Dailymotion acquisition, the company has also been rumored to be looking at Hulu, although Mayer has previously said that the company is shopping for smaller targets valued in the $100 million range. Read more

Morning Media Newsfeed: Yahoo! Eyes Tumblr | Post Buys Out Veterans | Miami Herald Moves


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Yahoo! in Talks to Acquire Tumblr: Deal Could Reach As High As $1 Billion (Adweek)
Is Marissa Mayer about to make a game-changing acquisition? It appears so. Yahoo! is in serious talks with Tumblr to acquire the social blogging site, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. While its revenue is modest, Tumblr has positioned itself as one of the few players in the digital ad world that is well-suited for brand advertising. And Tumblr is also the domain of the young, cool and creative crowd — not currently a Yahoo! sweet spot. AllThingsD Earlier this week, Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JPMorgan’s Global Technology conference and underscored the need for the aging Silicon Valley Internet giant to attract more users from the coveted 18-to-24-years-old age bracket. Along with more marketing, he explicitly said Yahoo! needed to be “cool again.” The Verge Since taking control of Yahoo!, Mayer has pursued a string of acquisitions, including Summly, Astrid, Jybe and others. In addition to the failed Dailymotion acquisition, the company has also been rumored to be looking at Hulu, although Mayer has previously said that the company is shopping for smaller targets valued in the $100 million range.

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Apple, Yahoo And Microsoft Only Want to Hire Men? This Tumblr Says So

The hurdles women face in the tech business have been widely discussed since Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg‘s new book launched a movement for more companies, especially those in Silicon Alley and Valley, to “lean in.”

And as a new Tumblr that began posting six days ago seems to show, there are many Tech Companies That Only Hire Men.

Even Yahoo, captained by the ever-intriguing Marissa Mayer, seems to have a male-bias.

  • “The candidate will build quality into the solution by writing the appropriate unit tests for his code and work with qa counter…”

For more, click over to the Tumblr. Do you think New York’s tech companies should be working harder to attract women? Tell us below in the comments.

h/t [Buzzfeed's Anna North]

Image: [Launchdfw.com]

Yahoo CEO Trumpets ‘Infinite Scroll’

At 4:02 a.m. this morning in the blog “Yodel Anecdotal,” company CEO Marissa Mayer cut the ribbon on a redesigned Yahoo home page. The biggest navigation change involves the way news stories are listed below the familiar slide-show panel window:

Since streams of information have become the paradigm of choice on the Web, we’re introducing a newsfeed with infinite scroll, letting you experience a virtually endless feed of news articles. Whether you are a sports fanatic or entertainment buff, you can easily customize your newsfeed to your interests.

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Marissa Mayer, The Clintons Among Time ‘Person of The Year’ Finalists

Time readers/4Chan voted rocket-blastin’ Kim Jong-Un as 2012′s Person of The Year, but we still await the official Time Person of The Year announcement, which will come tomorrow morning.

In the meantime — in our continued effort to get you all ramped up about something that doesn’t really matter at all — below are the finalists for the award:

  • Marissa Mayer
  • Tim Cook
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Undocumented Americans
  • President Barack Obama
  • Mohammed Morsi
  • Fabiola Giannati

Are you going crazy with anticipation now??? We know some of you are, and that’s okay. Hell, we’re the ones covering the award, right?

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TVNewser: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is called that for a reason.

AppNewser: Yahoo has made its first acquisition under Marissa Mayer. Unfortunately, it was not a giant pile of money.

UnBeige: Ai Weiwei is at it again and this time, he’s dancing.

Marissa Mayer Grabs Third Spot on Fortune Magazine ‘40 Under 40’

Being ranked right behind Google’s Larry Page and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a position any 37-year-old new mom would envy. For Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, it’s just the latest bit of remarkable news in a truly remarkable year.

The former Google exec is number three on Fortune magazine’s just-released “40 Under 40” hit list. For the accompanying sidebar profile, reporter Patricia Sellers talked to dozens of friends, colleagues and acquaintances about Yahoo’s fourth chief executive in five years (and youngest leader of any Fortune 500 company):

“When Marissa became captain of the pompom squad, she wasn’t in with that clique of girls, but she won them over in three ways,” recalls Abigail Garvey Wilson, Mayer’s best friend from childhood. “First, sheer talent. Marissa could choreograph a great routine. Second, hard work. She scheduled practices lasting hours to make sure everyone was synchronized. And third, fairness. With Marissa in charge, the best dancers made the team.”

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Oprah Plummets in Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ List

Fortune has published a list of the 5o most powerful women in business, featuring Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s CEO, on the cover. Mayer has the coveted front of the magazine, but on the list she came in at 14th. The most powerful woman in business (at least according to Fortune) is Ginni Rometty, the president and CEO of IBM. Mayer is the youngest on the list though, so that’s… Something.

One thing that stuck out about Fortune’s list? Oprah grabbed the 11th spot last year, but plummeted all the way down to 50th this year. Yikes. Maybe OWN should broadcast Keeping Up With The Kardashians to gain some viewers.

Here’s a quick look at some of the other women in media that made Fortune’s list:

#45: Gracia Martore, President and CEO, ­Gannett Co.
#46: Laura Lang, CEO, Time Inc.
#48: Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, Comcast

Yahoo! to Get Billions in Chinese Company Sale

Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer is about to get a nice chunk of cash to work with. According to All Things D, China’s Alibaba Group is going to pay Yahoo! $7.6 billion to buy back 20 percent of Alibaba that Yahoo! owns. Yahoo! still owns another 20 percent.

If the deal goes through, that means Yahoo! would get about $7.1 billion for the deal, along with another $550 million for annual licensing fees that Alibaba has paid Yahoo!. In the end, Mayer would have about $4.5 billion.

That’s quite a lot of money to throw around. Yahoo! initially said it would give it to investors, but later relented on that position, saying that Mayer might keep it to acquire properties and make other moves. We can’t imagine that Yahoo!’s shareholders will be excited about that, no matter what she ends up buying.

Jacqueline Reses Joins Yahoo!

Jacqueline Reses is joining Yahoo! as its executive vice president of people and development. Reses was formerly a partner, head of  media at Apax Partners, where she worked for 10 years. She has also served on several boards, including Cengage Learning and Nelson Education.

“We are very excited to have Jackie join the Yahoo! team, leading our efforts around finding and retaining the best talent,” said Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, in a statement. “Jackie brings two decades of uniquely applicable operational experience around structuring organizations, programs, and strategies to build world-class teams in media and technology. Her tremendous energy will serve our employees well, and we’re looking forward to her fresh perspectives.”

Rese joins Yahoo! on September 7.

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