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Luis Von Awn graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 with a PhD in computer science.

The CEO who invented an online tool you see every day gave his tech to Yahoo for free — and he doesn’t regret it

While he was PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University in 2000, Duolingo founder Luis Von Ahn helped create captcha, the technology that distinguishes a human from a computer, and today it's used by nearly every server. Here's why he doesn't regret giving it to Yahoo for free.
A photo illustration shows a Yahoo logo on smartphone in front of a displayed cyber code and keyboard

After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down

The app was one of the first instant messaging tools on the market, created in 1998, and found a following among oil traders.
Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days

Flickr was not the right fit for Yahoo, says an executive at SmugMug, which acquired the photo sharing site.
"Meet, not beat" was her strategy.

Marissa Mayer decided how much to pay employees at Yahoo based on a lesson she learned from Google

Yahoo's former CEO Marissa Mayer said she made sure employees were compensated fairly but not paid so much that they were only there for the money.

Marissa Mayer is renting Google’s old office for the ‘good juju’ as she plans her next move

The former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is embarking on a new tech venture in the consumer space — and she rented Google's old office to do it.

The Democratic National Committee hired a Yahoo executive to beef up its cyber security

The Democratic National Committee hired former Yahoo! head of information security Bob Lord to serve as chief security officer on Thursday.

Mozilla says Yahoo never delivered on its search deal and caused Firefox usage to decline — now they’re both suing each other

Yahoo and the maker of the Firefox web browser are embroiled in a legal fight over a deal that made Yahoo the default search engine for Firefox users in the US.

29 signs your company is about to conduct mass layoffs

While some of these signs are blatantly obvious, others may be so subtle you'd never see the pink slips coming.