Marissa Mayer reportedly wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo as the default search engine on iPhone and iPad

By on April 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM.

Marissa Mayer reportedly wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo as the default search engine on iPhone and iPad

If you want to search something on the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad, you can choose from between Bing, Yahoo or Google, though the latter is the default choice. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer is said to be working hard to change the situation and wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo, Re/code reports. More →
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Yahoo admits to encrypting data as an additional security measure

By on April 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM.

Yahoo admits to encrypting data as an additional security measure

Yahoo has reportedly taken additional security measures in order to protect the data it handles and is also planning to encrypt additional services like Yahoo Messenger. Yahoo, one of the many technology companies demanding reforms on US surveillance laws, reportedly revealed that it has been encrypting traffic from its data centers since the beginning of this week. More →
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Yahoo! hoping to poach YouTube contributors for future video platform

By on April 1, 2014 at 1:02 PM.

Yahoo! hoping to poach YouTube contributors for future video platform

The internet giant is developing a new, more selective video platform limited to content from noted personalities, including popular YouTube contributors, Recode reports. Just as content creators are beginning to complain about the meager monetary returns offered through Google's video platform, Yahoo! has reached out to several famous YouTubers with the prospect of higher pay. Yahoo! also promises wider exposure, namely through its very popular homepage. More →
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Yahoo appoints Alex Stamos as new IT chief

By on March 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Yahoo appoints Alex Stamos as new IT chief

Yahoo has reportedly hired veteran security executive Alex Stamos as its new IT chief. Stamos was a key organizer of security conference TrustyCon, which was held last month and billed as counter programming to the RSA conference due to its alleged involvement with the NSA. More →
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Yahoo has become the graveyard for once-promising startups

By on March 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Yahoo has become the graveyard for once-promising startups

Yahoo’s growth appears to be in some way dependent on the widespread acquisition and subsequent annihilation of some of the Internet’s most promising startups, and no one can figure out why. ReadWrite reports that since Marissa Mayer took over in July 2012, 31 of 38 startup companies acquired by the search giant have had their services shut down, often to the detriment of users who had begun incorporating those services into their daily lives. Vizify, a data visualization company and recent acquisition of Yahoo, immediately notified users that all of its products and services will cease to exist in the near future once the deal was finalized. More →
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Yahoo India’s revamped homepage, gets a new design and endless content browsing

By on March 7, 2014 at 7:17 PM.

Yahoo India’s revamped homepage, gets a new design and endless content browsing

Yahoo India has revamped its homepage, which now dons an all new design with an intuitive interface and is available across smartphones, tablets and PCs. This redesigned homepage brings along a new set of features including simpler navigation, endless scrolling and more. More →
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Yahoo buys social media data visualization startup Vizify

By on March 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM.

Yahoo buys social media data visualization startup Vizify

Yahoo’s acquisition juggernaut under Marissa Mayer doesn’t look like it will be slowing down any time soon. In what is Mayer’s 37th acquisition since becoming the CEO in 2012, Yahoo has acquired a social-media data startup Vizify. The startup announced about the acquisition on its website, though neither of the companies have revealed the financial details of the deal. More →
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Yahoo! pours $1billion on product development; eyes tech to lure users

By on March 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM.

Yahoo! pours $1billion on product development; eyes tech to lure users

Technology giant Yahoo! invested $1 billion in 2013 on product development to beef up its media, news and entertainment offerings to serve advertisers and consumers better as it takes head on giants like Google. More →
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NSA helped UK spy agency collect millions of photos from Yahoo web chats

By on February 28, 2014 at 11:02 AM.

NSA helped UK spy agency collect millions of photos from Yahoo web chats

We have read a lot of shocking things about the National Security Agency’s spying practices but this new revelation might be the most shocking one yet. The Guardian reports that the NSA has helped British spy agency GCHQ capture and store millions of images from Yahoo users’ webcam chats with one another, even though most of the users in question weren’t targets of intelligence surveillance programs. Yahoo has, of course, denied any prior knowledge of this program’s existence and has condemned it as “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy.” More →
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The quest to build a better Siri

By on February 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

The quest to build a better Siri

Since Marissa Mayer became CEO, Yahoo has been on a bit of a roll and has released several well-reviewed apps (Weather, News Digest, Sports, etc.) while also bringing Flickr back from irrelevance. According to MIT Technology Review, Yahoo has even bigger plans with its recent announcement that it is investing millions of dollars to develop a smarter Siri. More →
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