Yahoo: The next Apple?

The Small Business Blog

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has already made a few controversial decisions in her brief tenure, but the decision this week to purchase Tumblr – currently one of the most popular social networks – will likely be the most “make or break” moment in the history of the company.

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Yahoo CEO on Local Content

Small Business Labs

"  She is also known as a tough, demanding and skilled manager who did an impressive job as CEO at Autodesk prior to talking over Yahoo. The piece of the interview that most caught my eye was her response to a question on what Yahoo customers are looking for. 

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Is Your Yahoo Email Account Secure?

Small Business CEO

Yahoo recently disclosed it asked an undisclosed number of its email customers to reset their passwords. The company discovered hackers had obtained a number of Yahoo email login credentials from a third-party database and then used the credentials to access Yahoo email accounts.

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IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

I thought I would pass on something from the e-newsletter because this week there was a link to a Yahoo article with a list of 20 Tips from Air Travel Insiders. I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As part of my membership I get a subscription to IAAP's magazine OfficePro and also to their e-newsletter OfficePro Express. Both of these are excellent sources of information for the administrative assistant.

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How can WinWeb help your business grow?

The Small Business Blog

This great review on Yahoo! Business Technology Business Growth WinWeb yahoo Small Business Advisor provides almost everything you will need to know about WinWeb software.

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Spy state shock [?]: Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Skype, AOL, Apple all secretly sharing private user communications with NSA

Denise Aday

Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Skype, AOL, Apple all secretly sharing private user communications with NSA : You’re only shocked if you haven’t been paying attention. Spy state shock [?]: Otherwise you were already pissed. That it’s happening isn’t news. That it’s being reported is. surveillance state government corruption spying Death of Democracy invasion of privacy civil rights

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The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #34

The Solopreneur Life

Don’t do what Yahoo does. Don’t Do What Yahoo Directory Does. I thought it would be cool for my Web sites to be listed in the Yahoo Directory, so I checked out their registration procedure. I found this: Yahoo! nonrefundable, recurring annual fee per submission…Yahoo! Directory Submit does not guarantee a listing in the Yahoo! Your payment and participation in Yahoo!

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Stay Focused Tip #4: Unsubscribe from Online Groups

Office Organization Success

Unsubscribe from online groups such as Yahoo, Google, and Facebook groups that no longer serve you. If you’re not actively participating anyway, why add to your inbox by receiving group emails. You’ll only be tempted to check them, and so waste time. Quick Biz Tip

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Scary Email Scams: They Have My Password!

Tips From T. Marie

The ones like Yahoo, Equifax, Anthem, Target, Google? I’ve written about email scams here before , but just like everything online, scams have changed over the years.

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Most Politicians, Bankers and big companies have no idea what it is like to be a small business owner

The Small Business Blog

As I was going through all of the articles, I came across Most small business owners have skipped paychecks from Yahoo! Recently, I was going through my Evernote archives of articles that I had ‘clipped’ over the last month and that I thought would be good feedstock for blog posts. Small Business Advisor. When I…

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How 100% remote workforce works

The Small Business Blog

The remote working debate has become quite heated in recent weeks, following Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to recall all of her employees back into the office.

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Remote Working: Yes, No or Maybe?

The Small Business Blog

If you were Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, you would be firmly on the “no” side of the debate so that you would have greater hands-on control over your workforce. Most bosses have a strong opinion about whether or not they want their staff to be able to work from home or not.

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How to Best Manage Telecommuters

On The Job

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer put the kabosh on work-from-home deals and ordered everyone to return to the office so they could be more collaborative and innovative. The problem is that many companies, Yahoo included, manage telecommuters exactly the same as they would manage people in the office.

Sleep Hacking: How to Optimize Your Sleep for Success

Dumb Little Man

Marissa Meyer, Yahoo CEO. We spend a significant portion of our lives sleeping. Recharging, dreaming, and restoring are parts of everyone’s life no matter where you live or who you are. So, why do so many of us struggle with our sleep?

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CES: Everything is Better With Bluetooth (and Sensors)

Small Business Labs

It's covered in the NY Times article and also in Yahoo's The next groundbreaking mobile device: your car.  Fans of the TV show the Big Bang Theory know that everything is better with Buetooth (see the clip below).

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10 Project Management Tips for Introverts

Brilliantly Better

by Wavebreakmedia – Do you know what do the Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Google’s Larry Page, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Myers, and former Apple executive Guy Kawasaki have in common?

Bitcoin Booms

Small Business Labs

As Yahoo points out , this undermines its use as a traditional store of value. Bitcoin got an unexpected endorsement this week -  federal authorities signaled they view the digital currency as a legal means of exchange and legitimate payment alternative.

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Job Growth Slowed in 2017; Implications for the Economy in 2018

Small Business Labs

job growth comes from the Yahoo Finance article Challenge for Trump: Job Growth is Slowing. Despite all the noise from DC about a booming economy and massive job growth, the U.S. economy created fewer jobs in 2017 than in 2016 and economic growth was moderate.    U.S.

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The Rise of Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

Yahoo Travel's The New Digital Nomads - Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World covers the growing trend towards people professionals who are choosing a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere in the world.

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Yes, You Need a Website. Here’s 7 Reasons Why.

Tips From T. Marie

Are you still using that Yahoo or Gmail address for business? Look, I get it. I know that starting and running a business means a constant evaluation of what to spend money on. Maybe that’s why so many new business owners ask, “Do I need a website?” The answer is, “Yes.” Not maybe, not it depends, it’s just a simple, “Yes, you need a website.”. Period. Those same new business owners are inevitably going to follow up with a big, old, “Why?”.

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How Silicon Valley is Changing How and What We Eat

Small Business Labs

According to Time's How Silicon Valley is Addressing the World's Food Crisis : the food industry and tech industry have started to intersect and companies like Google and Yahoo have major research projects related to the future of food.

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EarthTalk: Impact of Spending Time Online

Eco-Office Gals

Google, Facebook, and are already deeply committed to the cloud computing model, with Microsoft, Yahoo and others following suit accordingly. Yahoo, and Microsoft scored best in use of renewable alternative energy sources for cloud services.

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10 Tips to Beat the Overwhelm and Stay Focused

Office Organization Success

Likewise, unsubscribe from online groups such as Yahoo & Google groups that no longer serve you. Staying focused and on track is one of the hardest things for a business owner to do. After all… there are the emails to check. the client calls to take. the follow-up to do.

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How Awareness In Business Can Predict Your Future Success

Dumb Little Man

In 1999, Mark Cuban sold his publicly traded company,, to Yahoo for $5.7 By 2002, Yahoo shut down its broadcast services and also discontinued In 2000, Reed Hastings met with Blockbuster’s CEO, John Antioco, to propose adding another video rental delivery system. Antioco rejected the proposal and ignorantly followed the path that eventually led to the closure of Blockbuster.

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What President Trump Means for the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

According to the Yahoo Finance article How the gig economy will fare under President Trump , the president-elect said he in favor of less regulation. President-elect Trump has not talked much about the gig economy.

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Twitter is a Broadcast Medium

Small Business Labs

Interesting academic study on Twitter from Yahoo Research.    The bottom line of the study is Twitter is dominated by a small number of users and much more of broadcast medium than a social network. Key quote from the study: “We find a striking concentration of attention on Twitter—roughly 50% of tweets consumed are generated by just 20K elite users—where the media produces the most information, but celebrities are the most followed.”.

Why Having Talent Isn't Always Enough

On The Job

Oh, and in case these brilliant minds think they can always stay one step ahead of the boss, just consider Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer’s checking VPN logs and discovering how telecommuting workers were slacking.)

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3 Valid Reasons for Not Having a Website for Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

You also don’t care that an email address that ends with your business name is viewed by everyone as much more professional than one that ends in yahoo or gmail. In light of my recent post admonishing businesses for relying on Facebook as their online presence the title of this post may sound a bit strange. For those of you who thought I was being a bit harsh about the need for a website I decided to see if I could find any reasons at all not to have one for your business.

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Is PPC Marketing Dead?

Small Business CEO

In order to get online campaigns converting in 2018 and beyond, marketers need to be smart about how and what they choose to market on pay-per-click advertising platforms like AdWords, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, and the other numerous lesser-known ad networks out there like One by AOL.…

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How to Scale Up Excellence

On The Job

Companies like Facebook and Google have added thousands of employees successfully without sacrificing excellence, while Starbucks and Yahoo faltered as they focused more on creating a big footprint instead of ensuring the right mindset permeates an organization.

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5 Factors Every Business Website Owner Should Consider

Small Business CEO

However, if you don’t do the groundwork when your website is being developed, it becomes much more difficult for search engines like Google, Yahoo! Is your business website producing the results you want?

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Making The Most of Sales

Simple Productivity Blog

My husband is a Yahoo fan. And even if you are someone who prefers Yahoo (I’m sure there are others out there other than my husband), trust me, you can use Google for this without polluting yourself. One of my readers asked me how I keep track of sales.

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Why the Lone Wolf Mentality Won't Work Anymore

On The Job

Sales teams have an “eat what you kill” mentality, which means they don’t collaborate or brainstorm, but instead zealously guard their territory and are rewarded individually for their successes, says Tim Sanders, former Yahoo!

2016 151

You Know You’re a Solopreneur When…

The Solopreneur Life

You have e-mail accounts with Google, Yahoo, MSN,, and you think you need all of them. Y ou’re thinking about changing your Elevator Speech. You’ve heard of e-junkie, Mailchimp, Ning, OneRiot, StumbleUpon, Evernote, Tumblr, Mixx, BizSugar, TweetDeck, Twaitter, and Hootsuite—and you know what they mean. You know the elements of a good landing page. You are certain no one else has ever thought of the idea you just came up with.

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Solopreneurs, Who’s Your Mentor? Who’s Your Coach?

The Solopreneur Life

In particular, Yahoo Groups seems to have groups for just about everything. is a local version of Yahoo Groups. T his was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. Jen Waak.

The Best WordPress SEO Tips You Should Totally Try

Dumb Little Man

Be it Google, Yahoo or Bing, all modern search engines use some algorithm to arrange their search results. WordPress is one of the largest platforms for creating and managing a website. It offers free services for individuals and organizations which allow them to create a blog or a website. These services can be upgraded for an affordable fee by users at any time. Another great reason for the popularity of WordPress is its massive range of SEO friendly tools and plugins.

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5 Local SEO Tips for Cash-strapped SMB CEOs

Small Business CEO

If you want to build a local SEO presence, then ensuring that you have a local business page for all three major search engines i.e. Bing , Yahoo and Google , is imperative. Are you a small business CEO working on a shoestring budget? Are you looking to make your mark on the local SEO scene?

2016 63

7 Ways to Increase Organic Traffic to Your Website

Dumb Little Man

You need to show your brand’s worth and your knowledge about the industry by answering queries on different online forums like Quora, Yahoo, etc. As the world is getting more developed and advanced, the dependency on technology and the Internet is increasing day by day.

2019 176

3 Tips for Opening Your First Store Location to Accompany an Online Business

Small Business CEO

photo credit: Yahoo! Many businesses who started out as purely online business are now branching out and trying their hand at opening physical locations to accompany their already successful online business.

2016 58

Rage Against the Machines

Small Business Labs

 Yahoo's Whoa: That Police Officer is a. There's been a regular stream of articles about robots and automation taking jobs from humans of late.

2013 167

Why Being Disruptive at Work Can Be a Good Thing

On The Job

From CEOs like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer; to tech mavens like the founders of StumbleUpon, Flickr, Wikipedia, Meetup and Crowdcast; to Jon Landau, the producer of Titanic and Avatar , two of the highest-grossing films ever; and more.

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Customize Your Website! 12 WordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without

The Solopreneur Life

Generates a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and to better index your blog. T his is a companion to an article I wrote last week, Online Business Software I Can’t Live Without. Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress, which is designed to be lean and flexible. Plugins offer features that make it possible for you to customize your website. There are more than 28,000 WordPress plugins, and most of them are free.

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How Evolving Technologies And Facebook Are Deploying Big Data

Dumb Little Man

After the launch of Hadoop by Yahoo for its search engine, Facebook also decided to empower its data scientists. Each day, 2.5 million TB of data are generated. This huge quantity of data needs to be stored so that they can be easily accessed later. They are data measured in zettabytes, petabytes and exabytes, which are lesser known terms. As companies gather rising amounts of data, requirements on infrastructure and technology have become larger.

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