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Yahoo snaps up Seattle mobile marketing startup Sparq

Internet giant Yahoo acquired Seattle, Washington-based mobile marketing startup Sparq for an undisclosed amount to start monetizing its mobile user base and drive revenue growth.

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Henrique de Castro, ex-Yahoo No. 2, paid more than CEO- report

Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's No. 2 chief who recently got fired, received a much higher compensation than other executives and even his boss Marissa Mayer when he was hired in 2012.

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Yahoo Editor-in-Chief Jai Singh quits

Yahoo's Editor-in-Chief Jai Singh resigned from the company due to an unconfirmed reason, on the heels of the news that the company's chief operating officer has been fired.

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Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro leaves the company

Yahoo Chief Operating Officer (COO) Henrique De Castro is leaving the company tomorrow, January 16, according to a regulatory filing, but the exact reason for the departure is unclear.

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Google Inc spends more than five biggest rivals combined in US in bid to grow to new markets- report

Compared to the spending of its five biggest US rivals combined, Google Inc has spent more money in the past two years in its effort to reach out to new markets, Bloomberg reported.

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Yahoo bought San Francisco startup Aviate for $80M -source

Internet giant Yahoo was earlier reported to have bought San Francisco-based startup Aviate for an undisclosed amount, but now a source familiar with the deal revealed that the acquisition was valued at $80 million.

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US blogging system Medium mulls raising $20M in venture capital -rumor

US-based online writing and reading system Medium by Evan Williams is considering raising $20 million from venture capitalists after basically thriving on angel investments, according to circulating rumors.

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Yahoo introduces new advertising platforms at CES 2014

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer unveiled new advertising platforms as the internet company looks to turn around its fortunes in digital advertising.

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Closing Time closes $2.7M in funding to simplify home-buying process in the US

California, US-based home buying to-do service Closing Time raised $2.7 million in a funding round led by Accel Partners and former Yahoo executives, for the expansion of its service and workforce.

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Yahoo chief reveals acquisition of San Francisco startup Aviate

Marissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Internet giant Yahoo has revealed the acquisition of Aviate, a San Francisco-based startup that automatically organizes apps on a phone's home screen.

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Pinterest picks up San Francisco's image-recognition startup VisualGraph

Photo pinning social site Pinterest bought San Francisco-based image recognition startup VisualGraph for an undisclosed amount to automatically detect items pinned on the site and to tailor future ads.

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Yahoo Mail brewing trouble from customers and small business owners due to outage

Yahoo has yet to address technical problems of its mail and small business services, which is causing frustration for many of its individual and small business customers, according to a TechCrunch report.

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US web companies makes joint call for tighter surveillance controls

Eight US technology firms in the US wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama, calling on government to impose stricter controls on online surveillance.

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US image sharing startup Imgur could be Yahoo's next big acquisition

Yahoo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marissa Mayer is eyeing image sharing startup Imgur as the company's next big acquisition, according to an anonymous source cited by Business Insider.

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Yahoo acquires Los Angeles-based mobile video startup Ptch

Yahoo has purchased Los Angeles-based Dreamworks Animation-incubated mobile video app Ptch, which will shut down on January 2, 2014, in a deal with yet undisclosed financial terms.

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