Category Archives: Social

Yahoo Financials – Advertising declines, new deal with Alibaba

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A few days ago we posed the question “What is next for Yahoo?“. After analyzing the two years under Marissa Mayer, how the share price has developed, acquisitions and other factors we concluded with a number of main aspects to focus on: Short-term Yahoo is going to rely on the growth and IPO success of Alibaba. Long-term they have to

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What is next for Yahoo? – Acquisition spree continues

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Marissa Mayer took charge of Yahoo in July 2012. She has tried to radically change the company culture, while often controversial, Yahoo is certainly not seen as the former giant, that is now old-school and just not worth looking at for the rising talents within the tech industry. When Mayer took charge of Yahoo, the closing price on NASDAQ was

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Russia wants user data, local offices and data centers – otherwise websites will be shut down

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According to AFP, the Russian government has just passed a bill in an attempt to force companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to open up local offices and store user data locally by building data centers in the country. Companies have until September 2016 to comply, otherwise the government will be able to shut down the websites in Russia. Here

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Facebook buys video-advertising company LiveRail for $500 million

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The acquisition craze in Silicon Valley continues and Facebook is once again at it with an acquisition. Earlier this year, Faceook started to implement video advertising and now they want to continue to improve in that segment. LiveRail serves video ads on the Web for ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett and Major League Baseball. “We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and

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Acquisitions continue – Google buys Songza – wants to know how you listen to music

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Google is at it again and is acquiring Songza, a streaming service that will serve you playlists based on your mood. So why is Google buying a streaming service for $39 million when they have Google Play Music? The service has over 5 million users, but that is not the reasons Google is buying them. Songza has tons of data

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