Live Blogging Yahoo’s Product Call

I will be living blogging Yahoo's product call, so please check back here for frequent updates. 2:00pm: Title of the introductory slide is "Connecting You To What Matters Most". 2:04pm: Still waiting to begin, not sure what the delay is. 2:06pm: The conference room manager said she is still trying to find the presenter, if you know where he is, press a certain key combination. I have never seen this happen with such a big conference bridge. 2:09pm: Kryssa Guntrum, the presenter is typing in the chat room, just waiting for him to get on the phone portion. 2:10pm: They are startin [...]


Yahoo Dominates The Web, Just Not In Search

Gigaom writes that although Yahoo is number two at search, they are still number one at so many other things. That is exactly what Carol Bartz, Yahoo's CEO, wants to communicate with the world, that Yahoo is not just a search company and does great things also outside of search. Gigaom reached out to comScore to see what exactly Yahoo is number one at and that includes: News Finance Sports Mail Entertainment Games (near tie) Yahoo Answers is not mentioned here, but I believe they dominate that category, as well. We don't often discuss Yahoo's other properties, but it is [...]


Yahoo Does Deals With Cars.com, CNBC, Renews Deal With InfoSpace

Yahoo Autos has swapped out previous partner, AutoTrader, and replaced it with a broader editorial content and listings deal from newspaper-owned Cars.com. It's unclear whether Yahoo's embrace of the newspaper industry had anything to do with the deal. But it promises more content and listings on the site and apparently "marks the first time new car listings will be available on Yahoo Autos." Separately, Yahoo said that it will begin offering news and video content from CNBC.com. The relationship attempts to keep Yahoo's popular finance site a step ahead of new and improved rivals like AOL [...]


TechTicker, Yahoo’s New Tech Focused Investor Portal

Yahoo to Start Internet Program for Technology Investors from the New York Times reports Yahoo is going to launch a new technology finance portal named TechTicker next month. The portal will focus exclusively on technology companies and stocks. Brian Nelson, Yahoo spokesperson, said the portal would offer daily streaming-video segments, blog posts, and live coverage of news. The TechTicker staff has not been announced yet, but rumors are Yahoo is in discussions with Silicon Alley Insider's Henry Blodget, BusinessWeek columnist Sarah Lacy, and CNBC analyst Paul Kedrosky. Yahoo currently ha [...]


Yahoo Introduces Personal Finance Site

Gary Price reports that Yahoo has launched a new site, named Yahoo Personal Finance. News.com explains that this new sub-site offers "free tools and how-to guides for tax planning, budgeting, real estate planning, and saving for college and retirement." Gary explains they offer additional tools such as: financial calculators for mortgages, budgeting, and more. They also offer 13 "experts," a financial glossary, finance rates and of course, how-to-guides. The content is licensed from CNNMoney.com, Consumer Reports, The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. [...]


Google: Free Real-Time Quotes Here To Stay

Many financial web sites, including Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Forbes and others were offering free real-time quotes to users until last fall, when the New York Stock Exchange increased the fees it charged for displaying market data. In response, many of these firms teamed up to form NetCoalition.com, a Washington trade group that petitioned the SEC to halt recent fee increases. Today, according to the Official Google Blog, the NYSE issued a proposal to the SEC which if approved, keep fees at a level that would allow Google to display real-time, last-sale prices across all Google properti [...]


Fox To Partner With Yahoo Finance In Video Deal

USA Today reports that Yahoo and Fox are going to announce a deal this week, where Fox enables Yahoo to distribute their video via Yahoo Finance. Fox "will provide clips from Your World with Neil Cavuto and Web-only video, including about 10 daily market reports, breaking news and investment and personal finance stories." [...]


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