Russia’s Kudrin to leave Audit Chamber, opening door to Yandex move

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday he would step down as head of the Audit Chamber to focus on private initiatives, with sources expecting him to take up a role at Russian technology giant Yandex. Kudrin, who has been seen as both a pro-Western economic liberal and close ally of President Vladimir Putin throughout his career, would become the highest profile government official to leave a post since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into… Source link

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Yahoo eyes $8 billion in annual revenue as it explores more deals following Taboola partnership

Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Yahoo’s latest deal underscores its move to boost revenues and use its cash to grow its core businesses, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Mail. Why it matters: Acquired last year by Apollo Global Management, Yahoo plans to add on new commerce and transaction businesses, such as sports betting and, according to a company source, retail stock trading. Of note: Yahoo generates around $8 billion in GAAP revenues… Source link

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Yahoo’s Moolah For Taboola; The New Social Butterfly

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Yahoo? Yahoo has taken a 25% stake in Taboola as part of a 30-year exclusive ad deal (uhh … pardon?) that makes Taboola the primary native inventory seller for Yahoo’s media properties, The New York Times reports. The announcement leaves questions hanging. A 30-year exclusivity arrangement? Yahoo didn’t even exist 30 years ago. And Yahoo makes Facebook look young. Also, why the equity stake?

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The Rams stink, but their approach was completely worth the pain

There are 12 teams that have never won a Super Bowl: the Vikings, Bills, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals, Titans, Chargers, Browns, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans. The Jets haven’t won since the 1968 season. For the Dolphins it’s 1973. Teams like the Raiders and Bears haven’t won since the 1980s. Even rock-solid franchises like the Packers and Steelers have gone more than 10 years since their last championship. You probably know a fan of one of those teams (or are one yourself). Give them a… Source link

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Lawsuit against Google over app store competition gets class-action designation

Nov 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in California on Monday allowed litigation against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to proceed as a consumer class action of 21 million individuals who accuse the company of violating U.S. anti-competition laws in how it runs its Google Play app store. U.S. District Judge James Donato said in a 27-page order that the plaintiffs had established the legal elements of “commonality” and other factors to form a class action that alleges anticompetitive business… Source link

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World Cup 2022 knockout round scenarios for every team, group

Christian Pulisic of the United States runs with the ball during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and The United States, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Wondering how each team can advance to the knockout rounds of the 2022 World Cup? You’ve come to the right place. With just one more day of the second round of group stage games to go, it’s becoming clearer and clearer who has realistic chances of making it to the Round… Source link

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Is Christian McCaffrey’s fantasy value capped with the 49ers?

Yahoo Sports’ Matt Harmon and Scott Pianowski explain why McCaffrey’s new team isn’t helping his fantasy stock this season. Video Transcript [AUDIO LOGO] SCOTT PIANOWSKI: I want to be careful how I say this. I want players to play well. I want players to stay healthy and hit their theoretical ceilings as much as they can. But there was a lot of Christian McCaffrey victory lapping a couple of weeks ago, like, oh, aren’t you glad you didn’t fall for that Jonathan Taylor [BLEEP]. CMC, you know he’s… Source link

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Elon Musk goes to war with Apple over App Store fees, moderation

Elon Musk is going to war with Apple (AAPL). The Tesla (TSLA) CEO and new head of Twitter took to his social media platform on Monday to call out the iPhone maker for pulling back on advertising on the site and called out Apple for its 30% App Store fees. In a series of tweets, Musk accused Apple of suppressing speech by requiring apps in its store to abide by certain content standards and questioned whether or not the company hates free speech in America. In one tweet, Musk specifically… Source link

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Google Patches Heap Overflow Zero Day in Chrome

Google has released an update for Chrome on the desktop and Android that fixes a high-risk vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild. The vulnerability (CVE-2022-4135) is a heap buffer overflow in Chrome’s GPU and could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a target device. This is the eighth vulnerability that has been actively exploited in Chrome that Google has patched this year. “Heap buffer overflow in GPU in Google Chrome prior to 107.0.5304.121… Source link

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