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  1. Marissa Mayer: Yahoo Will Focus More on Search, Core Products

    The firm's Q3 earnings for 2012 saw the firm report an income of $3.16 billion, although a $2.8 billion chunk of that came from the company's recent sale of its stake in Chinese firm Alibaba. Recently appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has promised...

  2. Yahoo Shareholders to Get $3.65 Billion as Alibaba Completes $7.6 Billion Buyback

    Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, has announced the successful buyback of half of Yahoo’s assets in their company, in a deal worth approximately $7.6 billion. Also, because we still own 23 percent of Alibaba's common stock, we have the opportunity...

  3. Taobao SEO: A Guide to One of the World's Largest Consumer Marketplaces

    The Alibaba group in 2003 took the site to the public in a very successful strategy to compete against eBay who was entering the market at the time. One question I get almost every week is, “why am I struggling so much with selling directly to...

  4. Ouch! Microsoft's Latest Bid for Yahoo Half of 2008 Offer

    Alibaba, which Yahoo owns a 40 percent interest in, have indicated a desire to buy the entire company and are waiting to see how the partial stake offers are received. Alibaba is waiting to see whether Yahoo's board will deem the partial-stake bids...

  5. Microsoft's Yahoo Bid May Have the Right Stuff

    Other interesting bidders include Alibaba - Yahoo has a 40 percent stake in the company so it would be a way to reclaim that and a perfect way to enter the market outside of Asia - and Thomas H. The Silver Lake consortium is one of a number of...

  6. Microsoft & Alibaba Seeking Partners for Yahoo Bid

    While Microsoft, Alibaba, and several purchasing groups ready their figures and hunt for partners, Yahoo's Jerry Yang assures us that a buyout is only option being examined. At that time, Microsoft and Alibaba seemed to be amongst the potential...

  7. Baidu Releases Mobile OS, Dell Making Hardware

    However, Chinese companies are starting to enter the scene, with the Alibaba Group – a Chinese internet company – showcasing the AliYun OS in late July of this year. Baidu, China's largest search engine, has released a mobile operating system built...

  8. Yahoo CEO Bartz Survives the 2011 Shareholder Meeting

    search deal, the low stock value for the company, and – most recently – the controversy with Alibaba. Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a 43 percent share, recently spun off their payment system (Alipay) to a Chinese company.