Yahoo Building 13 Six Story Buildings Near Google

Yahoo's massive new headquarters plan approved from MarketWatch reports Yahoo can now build enough buildings to house most of their existing worldwide employees, all in Silicon Valley. Tuesday night the Santa Clara City Council unanimously voted to approve Yahoo's development plan for thirteen six-story buildings. The buildings will be about 10 miles away from the Googleplex and be large enough to fit 12,000 employees. Yahoo currently has under 14,000 employees worldwide. Yahoo bought the 3 million-square-foot property for $112 million in 2006. Yahoo has not commented about when t [...]

Yahoo Compels Employees to Take Extended Holiday

According to the Wall Street Journal Yahoo is compelling most employees to take the week after Xmas off, using vacation or unpaid leave. It is also shutting down offices until after January 1. The move is an effort to save money. Yahoo employees over the past few years have been "encouraged" but until now not required to take the time off. According to Yahoo spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek "essential functions" will remain staffed during the period. Beyond "customer support" it's not clear what those roles are from the article. The Journal article points out that other tech companies in Silico [...]

Yahoo “It Was You” Protest: French Engineers Go On Strike

Yahoo engineers in France went on strike and protested yesterday over Carol Bartz wanting to close down the R&D center in Grenoble and ultimately putting 78 engineers out of work. Some of these protestors created a web site named Yahoo It Was You on a Google owned Blogspot, as a way to mock Yahoo's "Its You" campaign. These engineers announced the strike yesterday on the blog and posted a video to express their distaste for the decision to cut these jobs: You can learn more about the strike at Techmeme. [...]

Google Seattle Celebrates A Birthday And Opens A New Office

Steve Yegge, an engineer at the Google Kirkland office, recently posted to the Google blog about the Kirkland office's third birthday. He also announced the opening of an engineering office in Fremont. Both locations are in the Seattle area -- Fremont is just north of downtown and Kirkland is across the floating bridge on the east side (near another company you may have heard of called Microsoft). Yahoo also recently announced the opening of a new engineering office in the Seattle area. Theirs will be in Bellevue, which is also on the east side, near that little-known Redmond company. Both Ya [...]

Yahoo Setting Up Shop Next Door To Microsoft’s Headquarters

Confirmed: Yahoo expanding to Microsoft's backyard from SeattlePi has confirmed reports that Yahoo has signed a lease on Bellevue's One Twelfth @ Twelfth complex for 115,000 square feet. The new office can potentially fit between 500 to 600 employees. It appears Yahoo is hiring software engineers for the Bellevue location. This is Yahoo's first large presence in Seattle. Google has their Kirkland office and we all know Microsoft's headquarters is in Seattle. More coverage can be found at Techmeme. [...]

Yahoo To Open New Research Center In Bangalore

The Business Standard reports that Yahoo is to open a new research center in Bangalore, India. The research center is to focus on hiring "mentors and partners" for the existing research and development center in Bangalore, that currently employees 700 individuals. The head of Yahoo Research, Prabhakar Raghavan, said; "We have initiated the process of setting up our lab in Bangalore and have started hiring scientists for this unit. There is no time-frame when this centre will start its operations as it depends on the caliber of people we hire and when the centre will be acquire a critical mas [...]

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