Most of us who thronged cyber cafes in the late 1990s and a little into 2000s for surfing the internet, checking emails, night-long chats and online dating can never forget the initiation into the World Wide Web, thanks to Yahoo. Yahoo Mail and Messenger were once the gospel for all -- be it teenagers, parents or teachers. Social media was yet to penetrate into our lives and the Yahoo portal alone -- once valued at $125 billion during the peak of the dot com revolution -- brought us into a world we still cherish with much nostalgia.
Founded in 1994, till almost a decade ago, Yahoo was immensely popular, especially among the early internet generation. But soon Google took over the online market whereas Yahoo started to go downhill. After having witnessed heavy losses in past few years and several failed turnaround attempts under Marissa Mayer, Yahoo has now agreed to sell its core internet operations and land holdings to Verizon Communications for a total of $4.8 billion. More →
Yahoo has joined Facebook's Messenger platform and has launched four new AI-based bots. These four bots are Finance, News, Weather and Monkey, yes a Monkey pet. The bots are already available for Android, iOS and desktop users and you can use them by messaging @YahooFinance, @YahooNews, @YahooWeather or @MonkeyPet on Facebook Messenger. More →
Yahoo Mail on Thursday introduced several new updates for iOS and Android operating platforms that are focused on allowing users to add personal touch to their inbox. Yahoo now allows iOS users to take back an email right after it’s been sent. After you press send, an option to “undo” will appear at the bottom of your inbox feed for three seconds. Just click that and you’ll stop the email from sending. More →
The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed search engines Google, Microsoft and Yahoo for showing sex determination contents on its websites and called on the Centre to come up with a memorandum to stop the 'abuse'. The Apex Court also directed the government to hold a meeting with the major search engines and petitioners in the case. More →
If you are a 80s or 90s kid, it’s hard to believe that the words ‘Yahoo Messenger’ don’t ring a bell in your head. When I hear these words, my mind instantly brings back hundreds of memories from school days. Unfortunately, Yahoo has now decided to shut down the iconic messaging service on August 5. More →
Executives from the sinking micro-blogging website Twitter have met Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss merger possibilities. At the management meeting, Twitter and Yahoo executives spent several hours hashing out Yahoo's financials and whether a strategic combo might make sense, a source close to the talks told the New York Post. More →
Tech giant Yahoo has announced that starting Thursday, Yahoo Mail app users can manage multiple mailboxes to send files from Google Drive, Dropbox or image format GIFs from Tumblr. "Thanks to the new access to files from Google Drive and Dropbox, as well as GIFs from Tumblr, users can quickly send their spring break photos, that important presentation, or that GIF that so perfectly describes their excitement," the company said in a statement. More →