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The Importance of Computer Forensics

Definition of Computer Forensics

Computer Forensic involves investigation and analysis techniques to collect and store evidence from a computing or a computer aided device that is suitable for presentation before an appropriate judicial or public body. The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it.

Forensic investigators routinely follow a fixed set of procedures. After physically segregating the […]

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Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?

A similar type of query arose sometime ago when Lee Iococca joined Chrysler Corporation as CEO, only to find that the Corporation had no money to pay that month’s salary to its staff members. However, with Lee’s efficient handling, Chrysler eventually became a profit earning car manufacturer in the United States.

Nevertheless, with Yahoo, it’s a different kettle of fish. In fact, nobody; I repeat nobody –both outsiders and insiders do not quite know what Yahoo is all about.  It has a long list of acquiring and dumping companies – spending millions of dollars in these frivolous deals.

However, Yahoo now is in pretty bad shape when people in the Silicon Valley are indeed getting ready to hear Yahoo swan song. And at this un-opportune moment, the brilliant Google star Marissa Mayer left her secure position with the search giant to take up the wheel of a sinking ship called Yahoo! […]

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Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Leaving Company

“My time at Yahoo, from its founding to the present, has encompassed some of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life; however, the time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo” remarked Yahoo co-founder, Jerry Yang when leaving the company that he started along with Stanford University graduate student David Filo nearly a decade ago (1995).

Yang has severed his bonds with the company by stepping down from all positions, which include his seat on the Yahoo Board of Directors. However, the company has skillfully refrained from passing any comment on the matter nor has hinted on Yang’s immediate stint. In any case, Yang is also not too keen about taking up any assignment now as he is worth well over $1.1 billion (according to Forbes Magazine’s latest estimate) and will probably go on a philanthropic mission shortly.

Nevertheless, here are some issues that are […]

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Microsoft Extended Revenue Guarantee to Yahoo

Microsoft Corp has reportedly (as of May 7, 2013) extended the revenue guarantee it gives to Yahoo Inc in the companies’ under performing search partnership. As a matter of fact, the US RPS guarantee that expired on March 31, 2013 will be extended for another year, taking effect on April 1, 2013, culmination on March 31, 2014.

But meanwhile, let us go back a few years to take a look at the background story behind this extension. Originally, Yahoo and Microsoft signed a 10-year search partnership in 2010 in the hope that their combined strategies would force a more competitive challenge to Google Inc, the Numero Uno of search engines the world over. But despite all that trumpet blast nothing much could be gained – Google still remained the dominant search engine, with around two thirds of the US search market under its cover, while Yahoo and Microsoft’s combined efforts […]

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Yahoo! – Microsoft Love Hate Syndrome

Why Microsoft woos Yahoo so much; what went wrong with the $44.6 billion deal to buy Yahoo!, following years of aggressive efforts to talk the company into selling out through private negotiations and on top of all, how much the tech industry could benefit out of Yahoo! Microsoft merger are issues that need some clarification.

To begin with, let us explore why Microsoft wants Yahoo’s company so much. “Microsoft’s interest in Yahoo! is all about growing in online stature to rival Google, while benefitting from shared costs and operational efficiencies”, remarked Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO in a recent interview. “While online advertising growth continues,” Ballmer remarked, “there are significant benefits of scale in advertising platform economics, in capital costs for search index build-out, and in research and development, making this a time of industry consolidation and convergence.” Ballmer made no bones about noting that “synergies related to scale economics” would […]

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