Britain’s Daily Mail Eyeing Yahoo Bid

The parent company of British tabloid newspaper and website the Daily Mail is in discussions with “several” private-equity firms about a possible bid for Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal said Sunday. Although Yahoo was an early Internet pioneer and is

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Britain’s Daily Mail Considering Bid For Yahoo

The parent company of British tabloid newspaper and website the Daily Mail is in discussions with “several” private-equity firms about a possible bid for Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal said Sunday. Although Yahoo was an early Internet pioneer and is

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Report: Verizon Plans Bid for Yahoo and Its Yahoo Japan Stake

(Reuters) — Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is ready to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo’s Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

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The Long Knives Come Out for Yahoo’s CEO

Although Marissa Mayer has brought stability and mobile growth to Yahoo over the last three years, after the company went through four failed CEOs, activist hedge funds are bringing out the long knives to threaten dumping Mayer.

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How the Media Smeared Donald Trump as a Nazi

A story is making the rounds on Facebook that claims Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for “ID badges” for American Muslims. The image on the story is of Jewish children wearing yellow starts during the Holocaust. Very frightening–and a lie.

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Pregnant Yahoo! CEO Slammed for Taking Only 2 Weeks Off

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on tumblr.com that she is pregnant with twins, but plans to approach her pregnancy and delivery by taking “limited time away” and “working throughout.” Mayer, 40, said her identical twin girls will likely be born in December. She and her husband Zachary Bogue already have a son.

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CEOs of Silicon Valley’s Top Firms Reveal Diversity

Silicon Valley often gets knocked for a lack of diversity, but historically excluded groups are making an impressive showing at the top spot of the most valuable companies. Just looking at the top ten companies based in Silicon Valley by NASDAQ market cap, 40% are run by someone who is a woman, an immigrant, or non-white. By individual demographics, 20% are women, and 30% are foreign-born.

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Yahoo Ex-Employee Sued for Leaking Passwords for Marissa Mayer Book

Leaking information to reporters in Silicon Valley is an everyday occurrence. But a former employee at Yahoo is being sued for actually leaking passwords to confidential computer files inside the company to help a financial industry journalist write an unauthorized biography titled: “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!”

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Net Neutrality: Silicon Valley’s Whiz Kids Are Stumped

The whiz kids of Silicon Valley are celebrating the GOP’s apparent collapse on Net Neutrality. The New York Times exults: “the little guys appear to have won.” It omits that the “little guys” are some of the richest people in America, and–by their own lights–the smartest. The odd thing is that the nerds who have an app for everythng seem to be unable to explain what Net Neutrality actually is, and why we need it. Case in point: Tuesday’s epic failure by Tumblr CEO David Karp on CNBC.

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