For the past couple of days there have been reports of a potential Tumblr acquisition by Yahoo. Citing sources with close knowledge of the deal, AllThingsD is now reporting that Yahoo’s board of directors has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of the blogging platform. (more…)Google+
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Yesterday, we reported that Yahoo was considering acquiring Tumblr, the social blogging website for $1 billion. Now, AllThingsD is reporting that, the Yahoo board is going to meet on Sunday to decide on an all cash deal to acquire Tumblr for $1 billion. (more…)Google+
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems to be continuing on her acquisition spree with AdWeek reporting that the California-based company is in advanced talks to take over Tumblr. According to the report, the deal to acquire the social blogging site could reach nearly $1 billion. (more…)Google+
Ever since Marissa Mayer was appointed as the new CEO for Yahoo! back in July, the company has been steadily acquiring smaller companies and also revamping its website and email clients. After acquiring Snip.It in January, Yahoo! today announced that it had acquired another startup company called Summly. (more…)Google+
Yahoo continues to flex their muscles under the new leadership of Marissa Mayer with the latest target being Snip.it, a San Francisco-based startup that created web apps for clipping news articles and arrange them in a visually appealing manner, much like Pinterest. (more…)Google+
Flickr has finally revamped its iOS app, which makes it easier to click, share and browse through photos. The app includes many features of Flickr’s online version like editing, managing and sharing photos. The photos remain sharp and do not compromise on clarity as they are stored in high resolution. (more…)Google+
Yahoo has released its India year in review for the top online trends of the 2012. As far as technology trends were concerned, Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad mini took the top spots, while Google’s jaw dropping Glass project took second place followed by the controversial Facebook IPO and Facebook’s takeover of Instagram. Microsoft’s launch of the Surface tablet tailed off the list at number 12. (more…)Google+
Gmail is perhaps the most widely used web mail service on the planet. That’s what most people think, but that was actually not true until today, if a report by ComScore is to be believed. While Gmail is a very popular web-mail service, for long it has trailed Microsoft’s Hotmail service, which has been active since the mid-90’s. (more…)Google+
Internet giant Yahoo is about to undergo its sixth mass layoff in 4 years and will soon terminate 2,000 employees. The company has announced that about 14 percent of its total employee strength of 14,100 will lose their jobs. Yahoo’s new CEO Scott Thompson has estimated that this mass termination will save the company about $375 million this year. (more…)Google+
The Indian givernment has finally found a way to encrypt data from BlackBerry and other popular email services sch as Yahoo, Skype, Nokia Pushmail, Gmail and others. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is working on a model wherein direct tapping of BBM services would be possible instead of sending requests to RIM for surveillance. To sort out this issue, the MHA has set up a server, controlled by a team of officers which would help in direct linkage with the servers of these giants for interception.The MHA ha...
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has just concluded his press conference to address the media after NYT’s report last evening that detailed government plans to prescreen content posted on online platforms like Facebook, Google and others. The Minister confirmed most of the details but insisted the government was not censoring content but wanted the ‘intermediary’ companies to cooperate with them to form a framework that allowed removing objectionable content. The government is currently working ...
Yahoo! India has launched a free online video service called the Yahoo! Video in collaboration with multiple television channels and film production houses. While the Yahoo! Movieplex (launched a few months ago) is a dedicated channel for movies, the Yahoo! Video offers mixed video content ranging from a variety of genres. It offers content acquired from original sources, spanning short and full-length movies, provides access to an archive of thousands of videos and video capsules across various categories li...