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But you need a sniper rifle in this business. Last month, Yahoo averted a potentially ugly proxy fight with the fund by appointing Starboard chief Jeffrey Smith and three Starboard-backed directors to the board. Mayer, through a rep, declined a request for an interview.
At this point, the task of trying to revive Yahoo will almost certainly fall to an acquirer or a new management team. No one can accuse Mayer of standing still. Many of those deals are smaller acqui-hires — buys of companies for their staff, not the products they sell — in the mobile space.
Analysts criticize the approach as a scattershot strategy that has failed to move the needle. But so far, Mavens has not stopped the bleeding at Yahoo.
Tumblr has been a particular disappointment for Yahoo.
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That effort failed because many states, which have varying requirements, have stricter standards that the federal law would have overruled. Recovering a corporate reputation Tech companies can typically recover quickly from data breaches — if they respond fast and take the necessary steps to notify their users.
Lawsuits filed after the breaches have cost companies millions in settlement costs, not to mention legal fees and lost business. The lesson is clear: Early disclosure of a data breach is better. Though Yahoo urged users to change their passwords and security questions after the public disclosure of the security breach, thousands of users took to social media to express anger that it had taken the company two years to uncover the data breach.
The lawsuits filed against Yahoo are mounting. It can be extremely difficult for companies, even tech-focused ones like Yahoo, to protect themselves from skilled and determined hackers.
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By comparison, somewhat fewer see God as judgmental and punitive. Six-in-ten Americans say God or a higher power will judge all people on what they have done, and four-in-ten say they have been punished by God or the spiritual force they believe is at work in the universe.
In addition, the survey finds that three-quarters of American adults say they try to talk to God or another higher power in the universeand about three-in-ten U. The survey also asked, separately, about rates of prayer. People who pray on a regular basis are especially likely to say that they speak to God and that God speaks to them. But the survey shows that praying and talking to God are not fully interchangeable.
These are among the key findings of the new survey, conducted Dec. For more details, see the Methodology.
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To explore the U. A note on trends in belief in God Many surveys, stretching back decades, have included questions that ask respondents about belief in God.
Why, then, is this an opportune moment for a new survey exploring American beliefs about God? Simply put, the U. Surveys also show that the percentage of Americans who believe in God has ticked downward in recent years. These trends raise a variety of questions. When Americans say they do not believe in God, what are they rejecting, exactly?
Is it just the number of Americans who believe in God that is changing, or are the underlying beliefs and conceptions of God changing, too? How many Americans today view God as an all-powerful being who continually intercedes in their lives, handing out punishments or rewards?
And how many believe in some other kind of spiritual force one that may, for example, be less judgmental or less active in human affairs?
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The current survey includes many new questions designed to begin to address these issues. One thing the new survey cannot do, however, is provide a direct indication of how beliefs about God have changed in recent years.
There are a couple of reasons for this.