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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 ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in Business
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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 ...

dateJan 04, 2012 in Business
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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 ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Other
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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.

dateNov 21, 2011 in Internet
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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 ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Internet
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Romania eBay hacker gets suspended sentence

A Romanian court on Wednesday handed a three-year suspended sentence to a hacker accused of causing auction website eBay millions of dollars in losses by illegally accessing its email accounts.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Internet
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PayPal opens Southeast Asian operations centre

PayPal, the US-based online payment giant, has moved to expand its global presence with its first Southeast Asian operations centre, the latest in a string of similar offices around the globe.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Internet
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