Tag Archives: Yahoo

League of Legends expert Travis Gafford to join Yahoo esports team

Travis ‘ScotLTravis’ Gafford, a hugely popular interviewer and journalist about major esports title League of Legends, has reportedly agreed a deal to join Yahoo’s esports editorial team.  The Daily Dot broke the story on Saturday with a nod to sources close to Gafford. It’s said that he accepted the offer several weeks ago after submitting his resignation to former employer CBS Interactive. …

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New York AG adds Yahoo to DFS industry inquiry

Digital media owner Yahoo Inc is reported to have become implicated in the ongoing DFS industry investigation by New York Attorney General Eric T Schneiderman. US news sources report that Yahoo’s DFS operations have been served a subpoena by the AG’s office to terminate services in New York State. The media owner, which had re-released its fantasy sports product in …

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Yahoo eyes eSports entry with Major League Gaming acquisition

US news sources have reported that advertising giant Yahoo Inc has entered talks to acquire eSports organization Major League Gaming. The news of Yahoo’s interest in entering the eSports market, comes as the media owner posted a Q3 2015 earnings decline with revenue generation well-below analysts’ expectations. Under pressure Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reported to want to continue to …

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Yahoo updates fantasy multi-sports app

Yahoo has released an updated version of their popular mobile fantasy multi-sports app, which will now include daily and weekly competitions in which players can bet real money. The aim is to compete with the major players in this field; FanDuel and DraftKings, and for Yahoo to secure a piece of this increasingly lucrative market. Yahoo itself is already a …

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Yahoo looks to enter daily fantasy sports market in 2015

Digital media operator Yahoo has announced that it is planning to enter the daily fantasy sports market, as the media company aims to become the marketplace’s third biggest player. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the upcoming product launch during the company’s Q1 earnings call, Mayer further outlined that Yahoo would aim to release its product by Q3 2015. At present …

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Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports …

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William Hill CMO Kristof Fahy to depart in April 2015

UK sports betting operator William Hill, will be seeking a new Chief Marketing Officer as the company announced that Kristof Fahy would be leaving the company in April 2015. Fahy leaves the operator after five years’ service, having joined the company from Yahoo were he served as Vice President of  International Marketing. Having joined William Hill in January 2010, Fahy …

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