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BEIJING, CHINA:  Jack Ma, Chief Executive of alibaba.com, one of china's biggest internet companies whom Yahoo paid USD 1 billion for a 40 percent stake in earlier this year, speaks at a press conference in Beijing 09 November 2005.  Ma annouced the launch of a Yahoo search engine in Chinese to compete with baidu.com, the biggest internet search engine in Chinese. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS  (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Renewed talk of Yahoo as acquisition target after Alibaba IPO

With Alibaba's IPO making big winners of the Chinese e-commerce giant and Japan-based stakeholder SoftBank, what are the odds that one of them buys Yahoo?

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CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 17:  Chief executive officer of Yahoo!Inc., Marissa Mayer speaks during her keynote at the 2014 Cannes Lions on June 17, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Didier Baverel/Getty Images)

With Alibaba windfall, all eyes on Yahoo's Mayer

The IPO promises to be one of the biggest events in Yahoo's recent history. But after the expected multibillion-dollar windfall, the company's going to be under intense pressure to improve performance.

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With Yahoo's News Digest, Katie Couric comes to an iPad near you

The news summarization app makes its way to Apple's tablet, along with a 2-minute weekly news recap hosted by the former ABC news personality.

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Yahoo acquires platform Luminate to bolster ailing ad business

The Internet giant buys another company, as Alibaba, the Chinese giant in which Yahoo has a large stake, moves closer to its blockbuster IPO.

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Google's nerd cred not easy to come by: Yahoo kills Web coding project

The Yahoo User Interface software library was helpful but at odds with modern Web programming directions, Yahoo says.

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Tech Retrospect: Samsung adds Nook while HTC adds Windows

Two new devices launched this week that, to be honest, aren't that new at all. Plus, Son of Flappy Bird and more info on Windows 9 in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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NFL Now launches on Apple TV

The league's new video network also expects to come to Amazon Fire TV and Yahoo Screen in the coming weeks.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google reportedly aims to expand to kids as customers

The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.

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Yahoo revamps e-commerce platform with Stores launch

Yahoo's e-commerce platform for small businesses gets a redesign along with some new features, including a new payment-processing service.

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Yahoo acquires startup Zofari to bolster local search

With its latest purchase, Yahoo looks to strengthen its local-recommendation chops.

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Tech Retrospect: Another data breach and a possible iPhone date

Hold on to those contracts: the next iPhone is almost here. It's also time for new passwords. Those stories and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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​Yahoo teams up with Google on encrypted webmail

At the hacker conference Black Hat, Yahoo's new security honcho promises that Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end in 2015.

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