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Yahoo  shares were down 3.7 per cent at $36.82 in after-hours trading yesterday. Pictured is Yahoo president and chief executive Marissa Mayer. Photograph:   Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Yahoo Inc’s online ad prices slid again in the fourth quarter and Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant in which it owns a big stake, saw revenue grow(...)

Henrique de Castro, the high-profile executive Yahoo chief operating officer Marissa Mayer poached from Google Inc to become Yahoo’s chief operating officer shortly after she took the helm, will be leaving today after about a year on the job. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/Reuters

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer dismissed chief operating officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment with his efforts to boos(...)

Figures for online shopping in China continue to amaze. This year’s Singles’ Day, a relatively new holiday which people say came out of the universiti(...)

One of the most remarkable success stories to emerge from China’s tech boom in recent years has been that of e-commerce company Alibaba, which has fea(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank. the deal shows  his appetite for  for foreign M&A has not dimmed since his $21.6 billion acquisition of US mobile carrier Sprint this year. Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Japanese tech and telecoms group SoftBank is to buy into Finnish mobile gaming company Supercell in a deal that values the three-year-old maker of hit(...)

A Nokia Lumia 620 Windows smartphone sits on display inside an O2 store in Manchester. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Finnish national pride was dented last week with the acquisition of Nokia’s phone business by Microsoft. Nokia was a key player in the development of (...)

China’s biggest home-appliance retailer Suning is to apply for permission to launch a private bank, a move which could prove an important test case fo(...)

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