Yahoo Fire Eagle Takes Flight

Yahoo Brickhouse division-head Tom Coates officially launched the Fire Eagle platform today to a packed room of San Francisco journalists, analysts and bloggers (and Yahoo cofounder David Filo). The platform, in beta since March, is based on managing users' location…

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Alibaba: China’s Genie in a Bottle

Alibaba is China’s answer to Google and Yahoo!. The online site is 39 percent owned by Yahoo and recently entered a strategic partnership with Infomedia, the second-largest Yellow Pages publisher in India. The agreement with Infomedia provides Alibaba access to…

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Yahoo! Beefs Up Local Organic Results

Yahoo! announced that it will make a considerable change to its result pages, and the content it will allow Web sites to provide in organic listings. According to the Yahoo! Search Blog: Site owners will be able to provide all…

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Google Photo Sharing: Time to Push?

This morning I noticed something vaguely different about Google. Just like when a friend or significant other changes something like a haircut, and you get an overall sense that something is different but you can't pinpoint it. Finally I saw…

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Microsoft and Yahoo!: TKG’s Take

Today’s big news is Microsoft's unsolicited takeover bid for Yahoo!. The $44.6 billion bid represents a 62 percent premium on Yahoo!'s closing stock price yesterday, which was affected by Yahoo!’s depressing earnings announcement, in which Yahoo! said it would lay…

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Yahoo! Reorgs Local Markets and Commerce

The way Yahoo! breaks up business segments is always instructive -- something we follow closely at The Kelsey Group as we do our best to sort out our Interactive Local Media, Marketplaces and Yellow Pages/Directional Advertising (“The Kelsey Report”) research…

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