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Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was an early pioneer in the dotcom boom, but was quickly overhauled by Google and others. In 2008, it rejected a US$44.6 billion bid from Microsoft, and subsequently Yahoo’s market capitalisation slipped to just US$22.24 billion just three years later.

Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

How do you defeat the country's No 1 e-commerce firm? It may not require any innovation in technology, just a piece of paper, says Jack Ma Yun, the founder and chairman of Alibaba.

Thursday, 20 March, 2014, 12:53am 1 comment

Yahoo e-mail passwords stolen, used to gather personal data

Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo’s e-mail customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said on Thursday.

31 Jan 2014 - 5:25pm

Yahoo executive fired amid disappointing growth

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer dismissed chief operating officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment with his efforts to boost growth, sources said.

17 Jan 2014 - 1:10am

Google and Yahoo outraged that the NSA tapped its cables

Google and Yahoo reacted with anger as reports emerged that the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart had apparently tapped the fibre-optic cables connecting overseas servers of the two technology giants and were copying vast amounts of e-mail and other information.

1 Nov 2013 - 2:34am 5 comments

Roll out Bing in Hong Kong and Taiwan, judge in US orders Yahoo

A US judge refused to let Yahoo delay using Microsoft’s Bing search capabilities in Taiwan and Hong Kong, affirming on Monday an arbitrator’s decision in favour of Microsoft.

22 Oct 2013 - 2:42pm

Yahoo to keep bigger stake than planned in Alibaba after IPO

Yahoo said on Tuesday it would keep a larger stake in Alibaba Group than originally planned after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public, hoping to profit from the company’s future growth.

Alibaba is expected to file for an estimated US$15 billion IPO next year, valuing the operator of retail, auction and content websites at more than US$100 billion.

16 Oct 2013 - 3:21pm

Alibaba faces bumpy road in US flotation after abandoning Hong Kong offering

The United States will not be an easy option for the potential US$15 billion listing of Alibaba, which has been stuck in a war of words with the Hong Kong stock exchange and regulator over its listing plan.

8 Oct 2013 - 8:18am 2 comments

Web's inventor Tim Berners-Lee teams with internet firms to boost access

British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has teamed up with Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and other organisations in a global coalition to drive down the cost of internet access in less-developed countries.

7 Oct 2013 - 9:23am

Alibaba in no rush to float in Hong Kong this year

Alibaba Group may postpone its potential HK$100 billion listing plan to 2015 if the mainland's top e-commerce firm cannot get a deal done in Hong Kong this year. 

13 Sep 2013 - 7:51am 1 comment

Yahoo boss says monthly traffic surpasses 800 million users

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said the Internet company now has more than 800 million monthly active users, which she said represented 20 per cent growth.

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Mayer said the 800 million users did not include traffic from Tumblr, the online blog and social media hub that it acquired earlier this year.

12 Sep 2013 - 8:45am