Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about ending the work-from-home policy, saying it was "wrongly perceived as industry narrative."
By Christopher Tkaczyk, senior editor
FORTUNE -- In the closing keynote at the Great Place to Work conference at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles Thursday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defended her decision to kill the company's popular work-from-home policy.
Until now, she had refused to comment on the switch, previously saying MOREApr 19, 2013 11:26 AM ET
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Teacher knows if you've done the e-reading [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, not bothering to take notes — or simply not opening the book at all.
"It's Big Brother, sort of, but with a good intent," said Tracy Hurley, the dean of the school of business.
Microsoft MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 10, 2013 3:00 AM ET
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Microsoft planning Xbox event for May [THE VERGE]
Sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans have revealed that the event will be at a small venue with a focus on providing the very first details on the next Xbox, codenamed Durango, and Microsoft's plans for Xbox in 2013. Recent rumors have focused on reports that Microsoft's next Xbox may require an always-on internet connection. Comments MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 9, 2013 3:00 AM ET
The site Yahoo may be buying is no dog. Users love Dailymotion. What about advertisers? It's complicated.
FORTUNE -- Even if you've heard of Yahoo's video portal, Screen, you probably rarely, if ever, have knowingly used it. That is one major reason Yahoo is reportedly in talks to purchase Dailymotion, the European video platform.
Eventually, Dailymotion could end up being a major profit center for Yahoo (YHOO). But in the short-term, Yahoo MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Mar 28, 2013 1:08 PM ET
Networking giant Cisco wants to double its revenues from software, as its so-called collaboration business continues to change.
FORTUNE -- Cisco Systems' "transformation" into a more software- and services-centric company is far from complete. Over the next five years, the San Jose-based networking equipment giant plans to double the amount of revenues that come from software from $6 billion to $12 billion. To that end, it's announced a string of software-related MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 28, 2013 7:06 AM ET
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HTC's marketing chief takes bolder approach [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
"We have a lot of innovations but we haven't been loud enough," said Mr. Ho, a Singaporean who is HTC's third marketing chief in less than two years. The new approach, he says, will be bolder.
Customers were treated to a sneak peek of the new strategy when HTC fielded teams to demo the One outside the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 26, 2013 3:00 AM ET
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is sticking to her message that services are No. 1, and she's confident that the company can capitalize on the shift to mobile.
FORTUNE -- It's hard to blame Marissa Mayer for speaking in platitudes and vagaries, though she's now seven months into her reign as Yahoo's CEO. With apparently successful revamps of both email and the Flickr photo service already under her belt, she's now focused on strategies MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Feb 13, 2013 8:48 AM ET
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Yahoo shares reach 18-month high as investors warm to new CEO [REUTERS]
"Money managers are staring to want to own this name again," said Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Partners.
"For the amount of traffic they have, and the assets they have, they should be able to squeeze some value out of that," Gillis said, referring to Yahoo. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 20, 2012 6:30 AM ET
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Can Marissa Mayer really have it all? [NEW YORK MAGAZINE]
Mayer was bruised in that reshuffling. For about a dozen years she had presided over "search"—which is to say everything the user saw, felt, and experienced when navigating Google—but now she was shunted away from that core business and put in charge of "local"—maps, restaurant recommendations, and the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 9, 2012 1:41 PM ET
The iPhone 5 reviewed; Yahoo giving shareholders $3.65 billion.
iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted [CNET]
Well, guess what? Now it has 4G LTE and...well, maybe not a giant screen, but a larger screen. That's not all, though: the already great camera's been subtly improved, speakerphone and noise-canceling quality has been tweaked, and -- as always -- iOS 6 brings a host of other improvements, including baked-in turn-by-turn navigation, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2012 5:30 AM ET
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