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Alibaba Group, Yahoo!, and SoftBank Reach Agreement on Alipay

*Alibaba Group will Participate in the Ongoing Value of Alipay*

HONG KONG & TOKYO & SUNNYVALE, Calif.-– Alibaba Group, Yahoo!, and SoftBank today announced they have reached an agreement in which Alibaba Group will continue to participate in Alipay’s future financial performance, including a future IPO or other liquidity event. The agreement is consistent with the two agreed-upon principles established at the outset of the negotiations: structure the inter-company relationship between Alipay and Taobao in order to preserve the value within Taobao and, by extension, within Alibaba Group; and provide that Alibaba Group is appropriately compensated for the value of Alipay. (more…)

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Yahoo! Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

*Fourth Quarter Revenue and Profitability Exceed Expectations; 

Full Year 2010 Operating Income Doubles Year Over Year* 

SUNNYVALE, California, January 25, 2011 – Yahoo! Inc. today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. 

Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (“revenue ex-TAC”) was $1,205 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, a 4 percent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2009, primarily due to the revenue share with Microsoft. GAAP revenue was $1,525 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, a 12 percent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2009, primarily due to the required change in revenue presentation and the revenue share with Microsoft associated with the Search Agreement.  For transitioned markets (U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter), Yahoo! now reports revenue associated with the Search Agreement on a net (after TAC) basis rather than a gross basis.  Excluding the impact of these two items as well as the divestitures of Zimbra and HotJobs and the exit of the paid inclusion business, revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased 3 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2009.  (more…)

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Yahoo! Adds the Voice of the People With the Launch of the Yahoo! Contributor Network

*Yahoo! Invites You to Reach Millions of People by Contributing to Its Popular Content Sites, Including the Yahoo! Homepage*

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yahoo! today is inviting people to contribute to many of its most popular sites with the launch of the Yahoo! Contributor Network, a new platform for people to publish their creative content on Yahoo!. The Yahoo! Contributor Network is an evolution of the Associated Content platform and will bring contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers, and videographers to the Internet’s largest media destinations, including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, and even the Yahoo! homepage, among many others. (more…)

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The ‘B’ Connection

Do you remember the film ‘The French Connection’, a 1971 mafia sensation. A connection between New York and Marseilles (France). Two sides of Atlantic. 

Now let’s start our story. We don’t need to cross the Ocean. 😉

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Latest Alexa Top Global Ranking

Alexa’s latest Global Top Sites ranking shows that Google is now the no. 1 site. The changes appeared since yesterday, 25th Feb.

Till now it was Yahoo! Now Yahoo! Stands to no. 2. Youtube 3rd, live.com 4th and Facebook in 5th position.

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