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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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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Trending Sources

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. 

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.

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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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?

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

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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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!

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Business Cloud Benefit: Compatibility

The Small Business Blog

Works With Your Favorite Online Applications: Online applications like email services from Google, Yahoo!, Upgrading to Windows 8? Don’t expect all your boxed software to work anymore – but your Business Cloud apps WILL.

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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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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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Are You Being Naive -- and Just Plain Stupid -- About Your Online Reputation?

On The Job

So, I'm going to share some really good advice and comments from online reputation management folks that I couldn't fit in my column: * "Search for your name in Google, Yahoo! Google covers most of the Web, but MSN and Yahoo! Tags: Facebook reputation management yahoo online reputation management Twitter google career advice job loss economy business Anita Bruzzese If you do nothing else today, Google yourself.

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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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?

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.)

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.

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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.

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.

5 Online Style Guides

Daily Writing Tips

Alone among these five selections, Yahoo’s style guide (both in print form and on the Internet — the latter version is free) focuses on online writing, and though concise prose is one of the hallmarks of Web content, the site’s articles are substantial (but helpfully so).

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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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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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Yay, Hooray, Woo-hoo and Other Acclamations

Daily Writing Tips

Other exclamations of triumph or delight include wahoo , whee , yahoo , yee-haw , and yippee , which all go back a century or so. The noun yahoo , referring to a coarse, ignorant person, is unrelated; it derives from the name of a race of brutish humans in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.)

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The Three-Step Process for Simple Email Processing

Simple Productivity Blog

In GMail they are called labels; in Outlook they are folders and labels; and other email programs like Thunderbird and Yahoo have folders. Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the biggest hassles I hear about these days is the struggle to keep up with email.

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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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At Your Disposal

Daily Writing Tips

For example, I saw this comment on a Yahoo forum: “If you are at their disposal, it is derogatory and demeaning.”. Some speakers, perhaps because of their familiarity with the word disposal in connection with trash, seem to have trouble with the polite idiom “at your disposal.”.

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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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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.

5 Tasks You Can Delegate to Free Up Your Time

Office Organization Success

Add to: | Technorati | Digg | | Yahoo | BlinkList | Spurl | reddit | Furl |. Very often solopreneurs owners know they have a need to partner with a Virtual Assistant (VA), but are not really sure how a virtual assistant can help them grow their business – they don’t fully understand what services the VA provides.

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Verb Mistakes #1: Didn’t With Conditional

Daily Writing Tips

This Yahoo question presumably dates from the current century. One type of conditional sentence refers to a situation in the past that might have happened, but didn’t. The speaker is speculating about what might have happened if things had been different.

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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.

Why poor spelling and grammar hurt your career

On The Job

The authors provide a number of good resources to ensure that you get it right, including The Associated Press Stylebook and The Yahoo! A couple of years ago I played the game Cranium for the first time.

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How to Destroy Your Productivity by Answering Emails

Simple Productivity Blog

When you got that done you had a quick visit on Facebook, then you checked what’s happening on Twitter, and then you had to make sure that you’re up to date with everything that’s happening around the world so you visited Yahoo! Emails. This is a guest post by Karol K.,

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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.

IBM Cuts Telecommuting and the Paradox of Place

Small Business Labs

Yahoo rather famously did this several years ago and Google and Apple have always tried to limit telecommuting. IBM recently announced a "relocate or leave" program requiring their marketers to work at one of six US locations. Those who have been telecommuting have the choice of moving or leaving the company. Many appear to be choosing to leave. 

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

100 Mostly Small But Expressive Interjections

Daily Writing Tips

Woo and woo-hoo (and variations like yahoo, yee-haw, and yippee) indicate excitement. They often seem disreputable, like sullen idlers loitering in a public thoroughfare, but they actually do a lot of hard work and are usually persnickety about the tasks to which they are put. They are interjections — one class of them, anyway: those lacking etymological origins but packed with meaning. But how do you know how to distinguish similar ones — or spell them, for that matter?

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The Next Emerging Markets - CIVETS and N-11

Small Business Labs

Great quote from HSBC Strategist Phil Poole in Yahoo Finance's article The Next Generation of Emerging Market Investing  describes why they are recommending investing in the CIVETS: "The underlying theme is demographics," Poole says, as he points to the basket of nations that is home to 600 million people with an average age of 26.

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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.