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New Yahoo CEO can't afford to dawdle on to-do list

(AP) -- When he takes over as Yahoo's CEO next week, Scott Thompson will be under more intense scrutiny than he faced the past three years while crafting PayPal's online payments service into one of the crown jewels in eBay ...

Jan 05, 2012
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How much is Yahoo worth? The case for buying

(AP) -- It's losing business to Google and Facebook. Its stock has gone nowhere since 2008. It just announced its fourth CEO in five years. It's enough to make investors replace the exclamation point in the logo with a question ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Internet pioneers oppose US online piracy bills

The founders of Craigslist, eBay, Google, Twitter, Yahoo! and other Internet giants expressed concern to the US Congress on Wednesday over legislation intended to crack down on online piracy.

Dec 14, 2011
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Web giants, film companies at odds over anti-piracy bills

Film director Penelope Spheeris' new comedy, "Balls to the Wall," had barely premiered in Europe when bootleg copies started popping up on the Internet, throwing its U.S. release into jeopardy. A Spheeris assistant sent out ...

Dec 07, 2011
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eBay buys recommendation service Hunch

Internet auction giant eBay said Monday it has bought Hunch, an online service which provides users with personalized recommendations for products and services.

Nov 21, 2011
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PayPal lets Facebook friends send cash

Online financial transactions powerhouse PayPal released an application on Thursday that lets friends send one another cash at leading social network Facebook.

Nov 17, 2011
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Epinions co-founder launches Facebook-like startup

Nirav Tolia was still in his 20s when he co-founded high-flying startup Epinions, which let users ask questions and post opinions about everything from books to banks to baby strollers. It became one of the bright lights ...

Nov 03, 2011
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