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What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

UH OH

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people thos...

The Strangest Tech Acquisitions of 2013

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

There are many acquisitions that have raised eyebrows or resulted in a general state of confusion among observers, both within and outside of the tech industry. Sometimes, acquisitions are made that don't seem to make any sense, at least not on the surface. Below are three such acquisitions made by tech companies this year and some educated speculation as to why they might have occurred.

Maria Kang Should Learn the Difference Between Excuses and Reality

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

When you're working two or three jobs, as a single parent, and your car is on the verge of breaking down, and your kids need their time with you and you're just making ends meet, well, running 4x a week and doing your core 3x a week is not happening. It's not an excuse. It's reality.

Avoiding Wardrobe Mishaps at Work

r/ally | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
r/ally

Since clothes reflect your employer's image and reputation, consider your surroundings before splurging on a runway knock-off or an ironic dork T-shirt. Erin Nadler, president of Better Styled in Toronto, suggests carefully observing the choices of your boss and colleagues before making any radical fashion decisions.

Yahoo's Billion Dollar Bet on Tumblr

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

If Yahoo can acquire sites like Tumblr and Hulu while pushing beyond their history of being a Web portal, spending a billion dollars on a platform like Tumblr and/or Hulu could well be the cheapest way for a company of that size and magnitude to not only save itself, but rebuild its brand reputation as a leader in the digital world.

Yahoo Buys Tumblr For $1.1 Billion

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had falle...

Welcome to Digital Narcissism

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Is it any surprise that flashy headlines and fake celebrity death memes on Twitter get so much attention? In this era of digital narcissism, where our gateway to content is through the lens of the people we like and admire most, traditional and digital publishers must now grasp for attention in an even flashier way.

Why Yahoo! Employees Should Be in the Office

Stephanie Knaak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Business
Stephanie Knaak

I'm forced to admit that Marissa Mayer's decision to make employers work in office makes good sense, especially given that she is dealing with an under-performing workforce and low employee morale. If Mayer's two main tasks are to rebuild the culture of the organization and to increase revenues, getting employees back together in one space is a good start. That said, there is little doubt that flexible work arrangements and family friendly employment structures are crucial for the success of modern organizations. The challenge for employers is to find a way to offer family friendly work structures that are also good for business.

SavvyMom Roundup: GPS for the Soul, Moms at Work and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

What caught my attention this week? Marissa Mayer's declaration that Yahoo! employees must come to work, some nutrition month stats, OTT parenting products, Facebook and a new app that measures your stress level.

How to Get Millennials Excited About Coming to Work

Mary Donohue | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

The recent dust-up over working from home or working at work has brought a few issues to the forefront. Primarily, that dealing with a young, mobile and educated workforce is hard. When millennials work for you, life is going to be very different: they are not their father's workforce.

What Marissa Mayer Could Learn About Collaboration

Rick Lash | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business
Rick Lash

Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer feels that without physical interaction in the workplace, employees are missing out on important collaborative experiences and more importantly, the company is missing out on new ideas that spring from the collaborative process. What Mayer is missing with her edict is the fact that bringing people physically together does not solve the communication or ultimately collaboration problem. Collaboration leads to innovation. Without innovation, every company, small and large, from tech to manufacturing, will not survive the next century.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO: "The Baby's Been Easy"

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Living

How has Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, found motherhood? "The baby's been way easier than everyone made it out to be," she said at an event celebrating ...

SavvyMom Roundup: Mean Daddies and the Yahoo! Baby

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Well it's been a busy week in parenting news. Consumers are up in arms about meat, the Yahoo! baby was finally born, Canada's got its first official Mom of the Year, and the mommy blogs are all over one mean daddy. I also saw a very interesting and entertaining product sent to the office this week -- I just had to share.

Don't Call it a Comeback: How Yahoo! Can Retake the Lead

Nathaniel Schachter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Business
Nathaniel Schachter

With the hiring of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo Inc. indicated conspicuously, and intentionally, that it was back in the business of meaning business. But don't call it a comeback -- Yahoo's been here for years. If it really wants to tower over the competition once again, it'll have to come up with something unique to set itself apart. And in this day and age, that something is purpose.

How E-Books Are Ruining the Next Generation of Writers

Marko Sijan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Living
Marko Sijan

Literary writing is a worthless profession. Few who write novels, stories and poems make a living from them. This has been true for millennia. Lately the Internet has regressed into a society of feudal manors lorded over by tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Yahoo, who sell e-books for 99 cents or give them away for free. Their "competitive pricing" is threatening traditional publishers and physical books with extinction.

Marissa Mayer Seems Nice, But Yahoo Has No Future

Gerald McEachern | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Business
Gerald McEachern

Yahoo is under new management, and according to the business media this week it's up to talented Marissa Mayer to "pull a Steve Jobs" to turn around the company. But today Google still dominates the search engine category, the Huffington Post corners content, and Yahoo dominates, well, nothing. So, sorry, Yahoo. I just don't get why we'd need you any more.

SavvyMom Roundup: What Would Gwyneth Do?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There's always some wacky new fad that I discover while looking for my weekly round up. This week:Toe-besity! (It's what it sounds like) Also, a pregnant Yahoo! CEO, a hilarious birth plan, a delicious summer smoothie and great outdoor games for the kids. There is so much to talk about this week!

When the Internet is Blocked, So Is Change in Iran

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

In the highly turbulent world of the Middle East, social media has been playing an extremely significant role in raising awareness and inciting change. But in Iran, the internet is closed-off from the outside world, only giving its citizens government-issued propaganda. People like Saman Arbabi are trying to fight this, and we must help in any way we can.

Ex-Yahoo CEO Isn't the Only Yahoo in the Business

Richard Powers | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Business
Richard Powers

Despite a candidate's high profile and past accomplishments, due process still includes background checks in terms of resumes. It's the board's responsibility, not that of human resources, to make sure candidates are who they say they are. Transparency is key, and as we've seen in the case of Yahoo, those who do not abide by the rules do so at their own peril.

Will Canada Pension Plan Buy Yahoo?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The investment wing of Canada's pension plan is reported to be involved in a group including tech heavyweight Microsoft that is planning to ...