• Yahoo's telecommuting problem is management, not collaboration

    Posted March 6, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's controversial decision to ban employees from working from home led some to question the value of social business tools. Two executives from social business providers say Yahoo's problem isn't about collaborating. It just needs to manage better.
  • Faking IT: 5 executives who lied on their resumes

    Posted May 14, 2012 - 5:25 pm

    Scott Thompson isn't the first executive from an IT company to be forced out due to false information on the resume. The ignominious list contains other CEOs, CFOs and even the IT Head of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • AltaVista's view was nice, for a moment in time

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    AltaVista will be "sunsetted" soon--reminding us that even though the bubbly mid-90's seems like a century ago, the Web is merely a toddler.
  • Move over Google Labs...Yahoo! is here

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Much ado has been made about Google Labs. For good reason, actually. But what about Google's ugly stepsister? Yes, Yahoo has its very own laboratories, just brimming with second-tier ideas and applications that really are worth a look.
  • How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    We've tracked down the inside scoop on six of tech's most unforgettable company names. Some of them have pretty surprising backstories -- like a well-known Web giant that was almost called "BackRub"
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted February 6, 2009 - 11:39 am

    Whose Facebook posting outed her as a Wikipedia-dependent fraud? What made the Google-using hordes wring their hands and then turn to Yahoo and Microsoft? Who made us all feel like the underachievers we are? What event didn't draw rock star attendees (Bono excepted)? Who thinks managing the government's nuclear stockpile is more or less like garaging a car for 20 years? These questions and more in this week's news quiz.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    Why is $2.4 billion is an important number? How much 3-D do you have if there's 3 times more? Who needs some friggin' breathing room? Who expected a certain percentage of nutters and nudies? Answers to these questions and more in this week's news quiz.
  • Quiz: The week in quotes

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 12:57 pm

    Who knows what's best for Microsoft? Who doesn't want to drive innovation with the parking brake on? When is years of deliberation not quite enough? Who broke down and admitted to learning something? Think you know? Take the quiz and prove it.
  • Palin’s email debacle highlights security risks

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 5:46 am

    Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email was hacked by a group calling itself “Anonymous”, which depending on your point of view, are either a group of “hacktivists” or self-righteous cyber-vigilantes with too much time on their hands. Her emails were posted on Wikileaks.
  • Market meltdown: Which tech firms become predator and prey?

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    While most eyes are still on stopping the bleed on Wall Street, smart tech companies will likely take a page out of Warren Buffet's playbook by looking for merger and acquisition opportunities with stocks at multi-year lows. Here's a run-down of the potential prey and predators in this new buyer's market.
  • Spammers Choose GMail

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 6:42 am

    A study by Roaring Penguin has discovered that during the past three weeks, the amount of spam originating from Gmail has risen sharply while spam originating from Yahoo and Hotmail remained flat or dipped slightly. Experts say this huge rise in spam is thanks to the cracking of Google’s CAPTCHA system.
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