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With a reboot, Yahoo is winning converts

CEO, Alibaba stake buoy firm

SAN FRANCISCO — Not much had been going right for Yahoo until it lured Marissa Mayer away from Google to become its chief executive last summer. The move is shaping up as the best thing to happen to Yahoo since 2005, when it invested $1 billion in what was then a little-known Internet company in China, Alibaba.

Mayer’s magnetism and Alibaba’s prosperity are now combining to transform Yahoo Inc. from a tale of woe into a comeback story that is winning over Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

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