Yahoo, Microsoft can end search partnership as soon as October
If Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer remains uncomfortable with the company’s Web search agreement with Microsoft, she can terminate it as early as October. That detail was included in disclosures Yahoo filed with regulators on Monday. Yahoo and Microsoft last week announced a retooled search agreement that gave Yahoo... Read more
Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive
While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at... Read more
McDonald’s slide continues in first quarter
McDonald’s had a rough start to 2015, with sales declines around the world and a 33 percent drop in profit. In response, CEO Steve Easterbrook, installed in March, said the world’s largest restaurant company aims “to be more responsive to today’s customer.” McDonald’s said it would lay out the... Read more
Airline industry is least liked in study
Passenger satisfaction with air carriers in the U.S. improved slightly this year but not enough to pull airlines from the bottom of the list of most appreciated industries. When it comes to customer satisfaction, airlines still rank below gas stations, the U.S. Postal Service and public utilities, according to... Read more
YouTube celebrates 10 years
More than 10 years ago, no one was watching online videos of other people’s pets or kids. And no one was sharing their lives for the world to see, and they never dreamed that doing so could bring a lucky few a measure of fame and fortune. Happy 10th... Read more