Verizon completes $4.5 billion takeover of Yahoo

Jun 14, 2017

Verizon completes $4.5 billion takeover of Yahoo

Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a $4.5 billion deal that will usher in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet’s best-known brands.Tuesday’s closure of the sale ends Yahoo’s 21-year history as a publicly traded ...

Amid labor shortage, Japan Inc. warming to four-day workweek

Jun 12, 2017

Amid labor shortage, Japan Inc. warming to four-day workweek

In the face of acute labor shortages, a number of businesses have adopted four-day workweeks while others considering the option in a bid to attract personnel by offering more diverse ways to work.Retailers and parcel delivery service companies are leading the way, with one ...

Verizon said to plan bid for Yahoo as Google weighs offer

/ Apr 8, 2016

Verizon said to plan bid for Yahoo as Google weighs offer

Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.’s Web business next week, and is willing to acquire the company’s Yahoo Japan Corp. stake to help sweeten the offer, according to people familiar with the matter.Google, the main division of Alphabet ...

Jan 27, 2016

Yahoo Japan defends online ivory sales as criticism grows

Yahoo Japan said Wednesday it is strengthening policing of illegal ivory on its online commerce site as criticism grows it is supporting a trade that fuels the slaughter of wild elephants.A spokeswoman for the company said it prohibits sales of raw ivory and ivory ...

Sep 7, 2015

Yahoo Japan loses 2.58 million emails due to system glitch

Yahoo Japan Corp. said about 2.58 million messages addressed to some 970,000 account holders in its free email service were lost in late August due to a computer system problem.The company apologized for the inconvenience to users. It said Sunday it will set up ...

BuzzFeed coming to Japan in Yahoo partnership

/ Aug 18, 2015

BuzzFeed coming to Japan in Yahoo partnership

BuzzFeed says it will launch a Japanese news website in a partnership with Yahoo Japan, the latest step in a global expansion push.The announcement Monday marks a departure from practice for the social news website, which has gone it alone in launching in Britain, ...

/ May 22, 2015

Yahoo Japan names SoftBank's Nikesh Arora as chairman

Yahoo Japan Corp. has announced that Nikesh Arora, vice chairman of its biggest shareholder, SoftBank Corp., will replace Masayoshi Son as chairman, subject to shareholder approval at the company’s annual general meeting in June.Son, who has been chairman since July 1996, will remain a ...