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Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts: WSJ

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2014. Photo - Reuters
Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor

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Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks: Forbes
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Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades but short on 'wow'
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