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Marissa Mayer to Move Yahoo Back to Tech Roots

Long torn between whether it should focus on media content or on tools and technologies, Yahoo under Marissa Mayer is being positioned firmly in the latter camp, according to sources inside and outside the company.

Tech Companies Team Up to Combat Email Scams

Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing. Such scams try to trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending emails that look as if they come from a legitimate bank, retailer or other business.

Big Tech's Hiring Binge Has Small Impact on Jobs

Google, Apple, IBM and eBay are all hiring. Good news for the flagging U.S. jobs market, right? Not exactly: Many of the positions being created are for openings overseas. And that's not likely to change, because companies have learned to do more with less since the Great Recession.