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Will Yang's Yahoo Departure Appease Angry Investors?

Yahoo's embattled co-founder Jerry Yang is off the board, but for disgruntled investor Third Point LLC, that's not good enough. The hedge fund with a 5.2% stake in Yahoo wants to take down Chairman Roy Bostock and potentially three other directors.

What to Watch This Week: New CEOs, Cars, Homes, Tech

It'll be an interesting week in the news of the new: Yahoo has a fresh CEO, auto shows and the CES will show off the latest in cars and tech, and a major homebuilder will tell us how new construction is doing. (Oh, and JP Morgan will give us a clue about how the banks are faring.)

Who Will Win the Yahoo! Sweepstakes?

Shares of Yahoo have been on a white-knuckled roller-coaster ride since the company hired an investment banker to explore shareholder-juicing possibilities, including an outright sale. Reuters has claimed that Microsoft is considering another run at its search partner, but Bloomberg dissents. Who else might buy the dot-com giant?

After Carol Bartz: Buy Yahoo!

Carol Bartz was CEO of Yahoo! until yesterday, when she was unceremoniously fired. During her three year-tenure, Bartz pushed the stock price up 6.6%. Now the online giant's shares have moved roughly the same amount on news of her departure. But the market didn't send shares of Yahoo! higher because Bartz is gone, but rather because of what may come next.

Yahoo's Bartz Out as CEO

Internet company Yahoo announced late Tuesday that it had fired Carol Bartz as CEO. After more than two years of financial lethargy, investors became convinced that she couldn't steer Yahoo to a long-promised turnaround.

YouTube Draws Nearly 40% of Online Video Visits

YouTube has been a powerhouse in the online video arena since well before Google bought it. YouTube dominates the sector, accounting for nearly four out of 10 online video viewing sessions in the U.S. in May. What's still a question is how much the video-sharing site will add to Google profits.

Why Yahoo Could Be Worth More If It Split Up

Alibaba Group CEO Jack Ma told the the AllThingsD D9 conference that Yahoo! should be broken into pieces. Ma may be in the midst of a beef with the search company, which holds a major stake in his firm, but despite the idea's source, a break-up could make sense financially.

The Alibaba Fraud Case Could Be a Weight on Yahoo

Yahoo, which holds roughly 40% of Alibaba's Chinese parent, Alibaba Group Holding, had been pining for an IPO of the e-commerce giant's sister company, Taobao. Now, though, with a fraud probe underway, Yahoo's chances of cashing in on an IPO just got slimmer.

Disney and Yahoo Eye an Internet TV Deal

Disney is considering lending some of the keys to its television kingdom to Yahoo for its Yahoo Connected TV. If Yahoo is successful in inking such a deal, it would bolster its Internet TV efforts and put on better footing to compete against rival products such as Google TV and Apple TV.

Paul Allen's Patent-Licensing Firm Dealt Blow in IP Lawsuit

A patent lawsuit brought by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen against Apple, Google, and Yahoo,among others, has been dismissed. The judge found the suit, which failed to specify the products or devices that infringed on patents from Allen's company, too vague.

Yahoo and Google to Pair Up in Japan

Japanese authorities gave the OK for Yahoo Japan and Google to partner on a new service in the country as long as the companies continued to remain separate.

Forbes Media Taps a CEO Not Named Forbes: Mike Perlis

Forbes Media is reaching outside the family ranks for the first time to name a new CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Veteran venture capitalist and media executive Mike Perlis will assume his new post Dec. 1, replacing longtime CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.

Layoffs or Not, Yahoo's Struggles May Be Mounting

Yahoo has denied reports of an impeding 20% cut, but the controversy raises the question of whether the company's fourth-quarter performance and year-end results are shaping where it expects to be. One thing to watch for the holidays: The ratio of paid ads to Yahoo house ads.

Private-Equity Firms Ask Alibaba to Join Yahoo Bid

A group of private-equity investors is calling on the CEO of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group to throw his support behind a buyout offer for Yahoo, Reuters reports. Alibaba founder Jack Ma is reportedly considering his options regarding the U.S. firm that holds a 40% stake in his company.

Yahoo Appoints Ross Levinsohn as Executive VP of Americas

Yahoo! Inc (YHOO) appointed Ross Levinsohn as executive vice president of the Americas region. Levinsohn, who previously worked for NewsCorp., CBS Sportsline and HBO, will be responsible for Yahoo%u2019s media group, ad sales and partnerships for the Americas region, the company said in a statement.

Yahoo to Roll Out Its Own Universal Authentication

In a sign that Yahoo is accelerating its efforts to join the social media revolution, word was leaked this weekend of a new offering, dubbed Y Connect, which would allow its customers to sign up for and sign onto media sites and other password-protected sites with a single click.

Yahoo Rumored to Be Pursuing a Deal for Groupon

Rumors are flying that Yahoo is hot on the heels of deal-of-the-day website Groupon, with valuations pegged at $2 billion and higher. But is this a good way for Yahoo to spend its cash?

Yahoo Hires Goldman Sachs to Deal With Takeover Bids

Yahoo! Inc (YHOO) has hired Goldman Sachs Group (GS) to help deal with possible takeover approaches, Bloomberg News reported. Yahoo has been working with advisers for about two weeks, but has not received any offers, Bloomberg News said.