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Business 03 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba’s Ma: Break up Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO: Alibaba founder Jack Ma didn't shed new light on his negotiations with Yahoo and Softbank during an appearance at a conference on Wednesday, but he did offer some unexpected advice for Yahoo.

Business 17 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba to split unit Taobao into 3

SHANGHAI: Alibaba Group said yesterday it had reorganised Taobao, China's largest ecommerce website, into three separate companies, squashing any chance of a Taobao public offering.

Business 24 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo chairman defends CEO to shareholder's dismay

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc. Chairman Roy Bostock sought to defuse speculation about CEO Carol Bartz's job security at the Internet company's annual shareholders meeting Thursday, only to have it ignited again at the end of the session by an exasperated investor.

Business 20 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo 2Q revenue drop overshadows earnings gain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo Inc. plodded through another disappointing performance in the second quarter, a familiar script that's wearing thin with exasperated investors.

Business 30 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

THL eyes Yahoo’s US ops

NEW YORK: Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) is interested in buying the US operations of Yahoo Inc, breaking away from other bidders that are for now eyeing either a minority stake or teaming up with the Internet giant's partners in Asia, sources said.

Business 22 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo to weigh deals for Asian assets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is discussing a plan to slash its stakes in China's Alibaba Group and a Japanese affiliate in a complex deal worth roughly $17 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.

Business 29 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba hires U.S. lobbying firm as it eyes Yahoo

NEW YORK: (Reuters) - Alibaba Group has hired Washington lobbying firm Duberstein Group Inc, in a sign that the Chinese company would be willing to make a bid for all of Yahoo Inc if talks for buying back Yahoo's Asian assets do not succeed.

Business 30 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba names US lobbying firm

NEW YORK: Alibaba Group has hired a Washington lobbying firm in a sign that the Chinese e-commerce company would be willing to make a bid for all of Yahoo Inc in the event that talks to unwind their Asian partnership fail.

Business 18 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc co-founder Jerry Yang has quit the Internet company he started in 1995, appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for pursuing an ineffective personal vision and impeding investment deals that may have transformed the struggling company.

Business 19 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jerry Yang’s departure seen as prelude to new cash or Asia asset sale

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc co-founder Jerry Yang has quit the company he started in 1995, appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for pursuing an ineffective personal vision and impeding investment deals that could have transformed the struggling company.