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January 16, 2014
11:06 EDTGOOG, YHOOYahoo slides after COO removed, clash with CEO speculated
Shares of Internet search, mobile app, and content company Yahoo! (YHOO) are lower after the company revealed that Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro was removed from his post. Sources say he was fired due to clashing with Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, according to media reports. WHAT'S NEW: De Castro, who was originally recruited by Mayer from Google (GOOG), was removed from the company effective January 16, noted last night in a regulatory filing by Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal reported that Mayer and de Castro repeatedly clashed, quoting a source as saying that Mayer decided de Castro needed to leave after continued pressure from investors to deliver advertising growth. Reuters reported that the news broke to Yahoo employees in a company-wide memo from Mayer that reportedly read, "During my own reflection, I have made the difficult decision that our COO, Henrique de Castro, should leave the company." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Dissension seemed to have started early in 2013 when Business Insider reported on April 4 that Mayer was skeptical about a deal with Dailymotion that de Castro was pushing for. On September 3, Adweek reported, via sources, that de Castro was feeling "increased pressure" to deliver better ad results and was said to have found himself on the outs with Mayer. PRICE ACTION: During mid-morning trading, shares of Yahoo are down 2% to $40.23.
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November 17, 2014
06:16 EDTYHOOInvestors wanting Alibaba should consider Yahoo, says Citigroup
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06:10 EDTGOOGGoogle partners with Telstra to test Project Loon in Australia, SMH reports
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November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTGOOG, YHOOSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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13:03 EDTYHOOYahoo rises after analysts boost targets
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08:25 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $61 from $49 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer increased its price target on Yahoo (YHOO) as the firm raised its valuation of Alibaba (BABA) to $324B from $275B. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Yahoo.
08:21 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $60 from $50 at FBR Capital
FBR Capital raised its price target for Yahoo (YHOO) shares to $60 to reflect Alibaba (BABA) stock appreciation. FBR says Yahoo offers a lower-cost play on Alibaba with the potential for improved core Yahoo performance. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
06:00 EDTGOOGGoogle to retire Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2, 2015
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November 13, 2014
14:26 EDTGOOGAVG Technologies, Google renew Internet search and advertising agreement
AVG Technologies (AVG) announced earlier it has signed a renewal of its Internet search and advertising services agreement with Google (GOOG; GOOGL). The agreement has a 16-month term. AVG Technologies advised that the company's news release earlier today included an incorrect statement of the terms of the Google contract.
07:38 EDTYHOOBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
06:22 EDTGOOGLenovo, Asustek to launch $149 Chromebook, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo and Asustek plan to release Chromebooks using Google (GOOG) certified solutions from Rockchip in 1H15, reports DigiTimes. According to DigiTimes Resarch's latest finding from the Greater China supply chain, the devices are expected to be priced at $149. Reference Link
06:20 EDTGOOGAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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November 12, 2014
13:04 EDTGOOGYouTube launches Music Key beta monthly subscription service
Google introduced YouTube Music Key beta, a monthly subscription service starting with the promotional price of $7.99/month, discounted from $9.99/month, that will feature ads-free music, background play and offline viewing. It will also include a subscription to Google Play Music, which in the coming days will be upgraded to give users the ability to watch many YouTube official music videos right from the app. "Starting today, you’ll see a new home just for music on your YouTube app for Android, iOS and on YouTube.com that shows your favorite music videos, recommended music playlists based on what you’re into and playlists of trending music across YouTube," Google also stated in its blog post related to the launch. Reference Link
12:56 EDTYHOO, GOOGFCC chairman disagrees with Obama on Internet rules, Washington Post says
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told the executives of major Internet companies that he favors a more nuanced solution for regulating the Internet than the one suggested by President Obama, according to The Washington Post. Wheeler said he would "try to split the baby" between the president's proposal and the agenda of Internet executives who don't want the rules to affect their business, the newspaper stated, citing four unnamed sources who attended a meeting with Wheeler. Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Verizon (VZ), Cablevision (CVC) ,and AT&T (T) are major Internet Service Providers. Executives from Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) were at the meeting with Wheeler, the newspaper said. . Reference Link
11:14 EDTGOOGGoogle DoubleClick says software bug fixed
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10:58 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO DAL
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10:28 EDTGOOGGoogle says aware of, working on problem with DoubleClick, CNBC reports
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07:30 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $55 from $48 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill raised Yahoo's (YHOO) price target to $55 to reflect Alibaba (BABA) appreciation. Shares are Neutral rated.
07:27 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $58 from $52 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on Yahoo (YHOO) to $58 from $52 following its announcement it will acquire BrightRoll. The firm said the price adjustment reflects its recent price target increase on Alibaba (BABA) to $125 from $100 last week. UBS reiterates its Buy rating on Yahoo shares.
06:12 EDTGOOGVestager says not all concerns about Google can be covered by inquiry, WSJ says
New EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager says she will investigate the concerns posed by Google’s control over large amounts of data, but notes that not all of society’s concerns can be addressed by the competition case, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
06:00 EDTYHOOYahoo investors met with AOL CEO to push merger, Reuters reports
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