Tag: marissa mayer

by Mark Glaser

The big news of the week is that mature Internet company Yahoo bought less mature Internet company Tumblr for $1.1 billion to get access to a ton of younger users but not a whole lot of revenues (yet). Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is saying all the right things about letting Tumblr be Tumblr and not [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

With Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform Tumblr, this week’s podcast will focus on the future of the two companies and how, or if, they’ll survive the transition. Will Yahoo become the youthful information hub it struggles to be, and will Tumblr finally become profitable without alienating its users? Then, in the wake of [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Yahoo has a long and storied history as a tech and media company, starting as a directory of websites, moving into being a portal, trying various advertising models, pushing more original content — and then what? With brash CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo has made headlines, for sure, by banning work-at-home, and now [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a Yahoo, a shocking book, an academic appointment and a D.I.Y. magazine kit. Our roundtable includes Mark Glaser hosting, along with Seattle Times’ Monica Guzman, Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox, Reuters’ Felix Salmon and USC’s Andrew Lih. Our special guest is author and digital thinking Douglas Rushkoff, whose latest book, “Present [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

“Beginning in June, we’re asking all employees with work-from-home arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices.” That was the directive that went public this week, likely coming down from high from Yahoo’s newish CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo is obviously a company in need of a turnaround, and getting people into offices might help focus them. But [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We are back with the Mediatwits podcast, revamped in a roundtable format with “regulars” and occasional special guests. This week we have Mark Glaser moderating, along with the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox, Seattle Times’ Mónica Guzmán, Reuters’ Felix Salmon, and USC’s Andrew Lih. Special guest Kara Swisher will be joining us as well. Our topics [...] more »