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Stanford University is 1st college to raise $1B

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday.

02/20/2013

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Yahoo redesign aims to make site more inviting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and stay longer.

02/20/2013

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Microsoft’s Outlook takes aim at Google’s Gmail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet’s best email service that it’s about spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.

02/19/2013

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New search engine tailors its results for tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The makers of Blekko believe they’ve built a great alternative to Google, but they’re also realistic. They know their two-year-old Internet search engine won’t ever supplant Google for search on laptop and desktop computers.

01/04/2013

Yahoo apologizes after fantasy site goes down

(AP) – Yahoo Sports is apologizing for a site outage that left thousands of fantasy football players complaining of last-minute lineup problems and possible lost money on an NFL Sunday. Ken Fuchs, head of entertainment, […]

11/12/2012

Yahoo buys mobile-app developer Stamped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo Inc. has purchased a mobile app developer, Stamped, the first acquisition under new CEO Marissa Mayer. Stamped, a year-and-a-half-old startup based in New York, runs a website and mobile app […]

10/25/2012

Stocks gain…Apple and Amazon earnings…Yahoo purchase

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Stocks ended the session with modest gains. The Dow rose 26 points to 13,104. The S&P was up 4 points to 1,413, while the Nasdaq added 4 points […]

10/25/2012

Yahoo CEO raids Google to hire top lieutenant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has lured away one of Google’s top advertising executives to help engineer a turnaround at Yahoo. Henrique de Castro is leaving Google to become Yahoo’s chief operating […]

10/16/2012

Penske Media, owner of Deadline site, buys Variety

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Penske Media Corp., the owner of the snarky entertainment website Deadline, has purchased venerable show business publication Variety for $25 million. Reed Elsevier Group PLC announced its sale of the publication […]

10/09/2012

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has baby boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo is confirming that CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday night. Yahoo spokeswoman Anne Espiritu said Monday that “both Marissa and baby are healthy and the […]

10/01/2012

Yahoo replaces CFO as CEO draws up turnaround plan

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) – Yahoo is bringing in a new chief financial officer as recently hired CEO Marissa Mayer prepares to share her vision for turning around the troubled Internet company. Software industry veteran Ken […]

09/25/2012

Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords

Security blogger Graham Cluley is senior technology consultant at Sophos. In his post today, he has an important alert for Microsoft users: Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com – it could be […]

09/25/2012

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