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Yahoo snags mobile-video startup Ptch

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based tech giant has made yet another acquisition: a video app that was funded by DreamWorks.

By December 3, 2013


How Ptch makes its pitch for video social networking

The company wants to create a place for people to share user-generated videos created through its app, hopefully setting itself from a crowded field.

By July 23, 2012


Yahoo's mobile chief: Acquisition spree about playing 'catch-up'

Since taking over Yahoo in 2012, Marissa Mayer has bought companies at a breakneck clip. Yahoo's mobile czar, Adam Cahan, says the reason is simple: because they had to.

By June 8, 2014


With Alibaba IPO filing, pressure mounts on Yahoo

As the Chinese e-commerce company prepares for its US market debut, the clock ticks for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s turnaround effort to bear fruit.

By May 6, 2014


Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

Of the almost 40 companies Marissa Mayer acquired since taking over Yahoo in 2012, artificial intelligence service Aviate — and not Tumblr — may turn out to be the biggest catch.

By April 9, 2014


Yahoo buys content-speeding startup PeerCDN

In line with its focus on the stuff users read and view, the Internet giant acquires a "content delivery network" to help with its media efforts.

By December 17, 2013


Yahoo's streaming video service lets users follow channels

The company announces some small updates to Yahoo Screen, but the changes point to what Yahoo says it has recently been emphasizing: personalization.

By December 16, 2013


Yahoo snaps up 'virtual venue' startup Evntlive

Apparently, acquiring just one online-video startup this week wasn't enough for Yahoo. The tech giant welcomes the folks at Evntlive, an online platform for live and on-demand concerts, to its video team.

By December 6, 2013


How Electronic Arts resurrected its DOA Simpsons game

Five months ago, EA pulled "The Simpsons: Tapped Out" from the App Store after critical connection problems and bugs. An executive talks about its return.

By August 20, 2012


How one start-up is turning movies into mobile apps

MoPix unveils a platform that allows filmmakers to upload movies into packaged apps, complete with DVD-style extras.

By August 13, 2012