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Tumblr, the publishing site Yahoo acquired for more than US$1 billion in 2013, has changed hands again. However, its new owners Auttomattic, which owns WordPress.com, reportedly paid less than $20 million for the business. Yahoo had already written down Tumblr’s value by $230 million in 2016 and the blogging site

Yahoo disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. This attack is distinct from the 500 million accounts hacked in late 2014 that Yahoo told us about in September. Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob Lord said Yahoo

Information from at least 500 million Yahoo user accounts has been stolen in a data breach that occurred in late 2014. The internet pioneer confirmed the breach in a statement today and is pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor.” It’s a statement no company ever wants to make, especially

Tomorrow, by all reports, Yahoo’s 21 year moment in the sun will end — acquired by Verizon. Time to cancel your Tumblr account if you value your privacy.

Britain’s Daily Mail is currently in talks with possible partners to launch a bid to buyout Yahoo’s internet assets, with the goal to snag the troubled US company in order to boost ad sales from the Mail’s news site. Buying Yahoo’s assets, which extend to include search, news, email, sports,

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has played a big hand today, spinning out all of the company’s $US40 billion worth of shares in Alibaba into a new independent company called Spinco. “The stock of the new company will be distributed pro rata to Yahoo shareholders, resulting in SpinCo becoming a separate

Marissa Mayer is sitting atop a cash mountain of over $US12 billion at Yahoo, in part fueled by the recent sales of a big chunk of its Alibaba holding. What she does with the loot will determine if the optimism and sense of renewal (and, frankly, the fawning and sycophancy)

One year ago, Yahoo bought Tumblr for just over a billion dollars. At the time, it was seen as a very big deal — not just because of the size of the pay day, but also because of the signature on the cheque. Tumblr was Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s biggest throw

The Internet sector’s biggest names (including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter) are fighting back against plans to scrap net neutrality — the practice of treating all users equally on the Internet. Recent court rulings, and commentary from new FCC chief (and former cable industry lobbyist) Tom Wheeler, suggests

Almost unnoticed, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayers’s decision to buy Tumblr has given the micro-blogging social network beloved by teenagers (and Which-50 publishers) a massive boost. Which-50 has tested the numbers, and in just eight weeks since the deal was sealed Tumblr has added 14 million new blogs — up 13