Diagnosing Yahoo's Ills: Ugly Math in Marissa Mayer's Reign

Diagnosing Yahoo's Ills: Ugly Math in Marissa Mayer's Reign
But whatever the size of his stock position in Yahoo or even if his numbers are slightly off, there is an underlying truth to Mr. Jackson's critique: Despite Ms. Mayer's insistence that Yahoo is a very different and better company than the one she took …
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Shareholder names former Yahoo executives among potential Mayer replacements
An outspoken Yahoo shareholder said on Monday he considers former Yahoo executives Ross Levinsohn and Jacqueline Reses as potential replacements for Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer as the internet company comes under pressure to change …
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A peek inside Yahoo's multimillion-dollar Great Gatsby-themed holiday party
From the looks of it, Yahoo sure knows how to throw a party. But the beleaguered search company is facing criticism for a lavish holiday celebration in San Francisco this month. Activist investor Eric Jackson, managing director of SpringOwl Asset …
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Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test

Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test
FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, Indian brides from impoverished families, dressed in wedding finery, wait for their grooms to arrive during a mass marriage ceremony in New Delhi, India when 12 couples tied the knot in a single ceremony …
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15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to …
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Marissa Mayer Knows The Math, Yahoo Stock Could Double

Marissa Mayer Knows The Math, Yahoo Stock Could Double
Marissa Mayer must have known she was on to something good. When offered the top job at Yahoo (YHOO), the company was stuck in a battle for relevance, and yet it had already planted the seed of its own success. That seed didn't need much nurturing.
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How Yahoo may merge, and why March 2015 is key
Dreams of a merger between AOL and Yahoo haven't vanished, but investors will likely need to wait for a series of events in 2015 to unfold before getting their Christmas wish. Several large Yahoo shareholders interviewed by CNBC say they are …
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Scathing NYT Profile Says Marissa Mayer Messed Up With Yahoo
Those who aren't hanging on to Yahoo stock may not have been paying attention when their stock price tumbled this past July, and again in September. Both tumbles, which it's since recovered from, had to do with news regarding the Chinese web behemoth …
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Va students rank high in international math, science comparison

Va students rank high in international math, science comparison
Mathematics achievement of Virginia eighth graders was higher than that of peers in 39 countries and systems, including Finland. Finland's public schools are frequently held up as a model for states to emulate. Only students in South Korea, Singapore, …
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Muskegon's Charity Lodge #1397, site of triple homicide, ranks high with
MUSKEGON, MI – A comparison of establishments in the city of Muskegon that hold club liquor licenses indicates that Charity Lodge #1397 — where three people were killed in September — has had more than five times the number of police calls than any …
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'Nation's Report Card:' N.H. Students Rank High In Math, Reading Proficiency

'Nation's Report Card:' N.H. Students Rank High In Math, Reading Proficiency
New Hampshire fourth- and eighth-grade students continue to rank among the nation's best in math and reading. That's based on their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation's Report Card. This year's …
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UT School of Architecture snags high national rank
… of the University of Texas School of Architecture, which once. Enlarge. Marsha Miller. Frederick Steiner is the dean of the University of Texas School of Architecture, which once again ranks high in the annual rating of undergraduate and graduate …
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Local law firms rank high on 'US News' list
Seven law firms with a strong Nashville presence have received the highest ranking in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers rankings. The seven firms (seen below in the attachment) were given National Tier 1 rankings in …
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Front Range cities rank high for science, tech, math jobs

Front Range cities rank high for science, tech, math jobs
Colorado's Front Range boasts an above average concentration of jobs in fields requiring expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a study released Monday from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings.
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Twin Cities rank high for small-business growth
"Minneapolis also boasts the least competition for jobs among the 30 major cities CardHub evaluated … and the city ranks in the top 10 nationally in terms of small business vitality, industry variety, and stress," the survey reported. Even though the …
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University of Louisville athletes rank high in the classroom too
University of Louisville athletes rank high in the classroom too. Jun. 5, 2013 |. Comments · Tweet. Email; Print; Share. LinkedIn; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Reddit; Del.icio.us; Digg. A; A. The U of L men's basketball team is worthy of applause in the …
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Mathnook.com Adds 200th Math Game to Fun, Educational Website


Spring, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

The free educational gaming website, Mathnook.com, recently added its 200th math game, making it one of the largest and most entertaining educational resources on the Internet. To celebrate, the site will be giving out a pair of $ 100 gift cards to two lucky visitors, with contest details appearing on the Mathnook Facebook page during the month of June.

Founded several years ago by Jan and Tommy Hall, MathNook, started out as a small side project aimed at helping children improve their math skills; however, over time, the site has grown into a full-time enterprise. In fact, the husband and wife team now dedicate their full attention to MathNook, which has become a popular tool for parents who are looking for fun ways to get kids interested in math.

“As an educator, Jan initially made games for the classroom and saw how beneficial they were to students,” Tommy said. “With my gaming and computer experience, we were able to create Mathnook.com, which became the perfect way for us to do something we both enjoy and know a lot about.”

These days, MathNook has grown into a rich resource for parents and educators, who find themselves facing a challenging struggle to get students interested in mathematics.

“Sadly, modern American students are falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to math skills,” Jan said. “In fact, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently unveiled a report which showed that American students ranked 25th in a list of 30 countries when it came to math performance. To reverse this troubling trend, parents and educators need to find fun ways to get kids into math; and we believe MathNook is a great way to do that.”

By providing fun games which ask players to solve math equations to earn points and level up, MathNook takes the pain and boredom out of learning. According to Tommy, this fundamental aspect is why MathNook works where other strategies fail.

“Let’s face it, kids don’t enjoy reading dusty old math books,” he said. “On the other hand, they love to play video games. Instead of fighting against this reality, we embrace it by creating games which nourish the brain, while providing hours of entertainment.”

This modern approach to education can have big implications; after all, good math skills have been linked to higher achievement. In fact, according to The College Board, an association of over 5,900 schools, colleges and universities, when students complete just one course in geometry, they have an 80 percent greater chance of going to college.

“Math is a fundamental subject that plays a big role in all sorts of different fields of work,” Jan said. “Studies have shown that students who do well in math tend to earn more once they graduate. To promote better achievement during school, it’s important to get kids interested in math at an early age. With so many different types of fun, educational games, http://www.Mathnook.com is a great resource for people who want their children to reach their full potential now and later in life.”







Vol State expo aims to excite young students about math, science

Vol State expo aims to excite young students about math, science
Vol State student Travis Pritchett, right, shows a carbon dioxide reaction at the Math and Science Expo at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin Thursday. / Dessislava Yankova/Sumner A.M. …
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'Battlefield 3' expansion appeals to avid fans, fails to excite common gamers
“End Game” is the latest expansion to the first-person shooter “Battlefield 3.” As the final piece of content before the onset of “Battlefield 4,” Dice has introduced four new maps, three new vehicles and a capture the flag mode. The new maps each …
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Taste of Korea will excite your taste buds
BLACK RIVER — Traveling along the 45 mph stretch of Route 3 just outside Fort Drum, motorists drive past a number of mom-and-pop diners, military-surplus stores and a place we've noticed for years, Song's Barber Shop. Last fall, a new business opened …
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Maplesoft Introduces The M


Waterloo, Canada (PRWEB) March 08, 2013

Maplesoft, a leader in software products for technical education and research, announced a major new initiative to support teaching and learning. The M