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Yahoo Is Shutting Down More Services

Yahoo Is Shutting Down More Services

By Chris Crum December 19, 2014

Yahoo has been shutting down a lot of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. It even closed the famous Yahoo Directory that put the company on the map. Yahoo just announced its next round of shut-downs. “In …

Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos

A few weeks ago, Yahoo’s Flickr angered some photographers by selling their work for profit, which it would not share with them. The complaints started, and eventually it became a news story, which gained national attention courtesy of The Wall …

Hulu Signs Deal for a Bunch of FX Shows Hulu Signs Deal for a Bunch of FX Shows

Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox have just signed a deal that will bring a boatload of FX content to the streaming platform. The deal is multi-faceted, giving Hulu exclusive rights to current FX shows, future seasons of those current shows, …

Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports …

Instagram Destroys Twitter in Brand Engagement Instagram Destroys Twitter in Brand Engagement

Brands looking to cultivate a robust social media following should be putting a lot of their time into Instagram, according to recent data. Socialbakers says that brand engagement on Instagram is blowing Twitter out of the water. In fact, the …

Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API

Yelp announced that it’s lending its API to the U.S. Department of Transporattion to use in its SaferRide app. The goal is to keep people from driving after they’ve had too much to drink. “The app encourages potential drunk drivers …

LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering

LinkedIn announces is opening up analytics feature previously only available to premium SlideShare users to all users. “Really helpful in slicing, dicing and understanding your traffic so you can understand and do more of what’s working (and less of what’s …

LinkedIn Reveals Top Skills Of The Year LinkedIn Reveals Top Skills Of The Year

This time of year, just about every major Internet service puts out some kind of look back at 2014. The search engines reveal the top trending searches of the year. The music streaming/download services reveal the hottest tunes. The social …

Here’s the Unsurprising Average Face of a CEO Here’s the Unsurprising Average Face of a CEO

What does the average face of a CEO look like? Exactly how you think it would, for the most part. Coupon company SumoCoupon used morphing technology to create composite images of the “average” face of male and female CEOs across …

Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016 Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be no more after the 2016 season. Well, at least not under the name “Sprint”. Sprint has announced it has told NASCAR that it will not extend its sponsorship past 2016, citing a desire …

AMC Theatres Now Offering Movie-a-Day Subscription AMC Theatres Now Offering Movie-a-Day Subscription

In a move to get people out of their houses and watching movies at the theater as much as they’re watching them from their couches, AMC Theatres is partnering with MoviePass to bring a subscription model to the theatergoer. AMC …

Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box

Dish just became the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate Netflix. The company announced that the Netflix app is now available on its second-generation Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR box. Dish customers will now be able to stream …

Hulu Makes Deal With Disney-ABC Group Hulu Makes Deal With Disney-ABC Group

Hulu announced a new licensing agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group that will give it exclusive SVOD rights to all episodes of Resurrection and Mistresses, and prior episodes of Lifetime’s Devious Maids. “ABC Studios produces some of the most compelling …

Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

Twitter has a location-based element to it, but it’s not that sophisticated and it’s not really a huge part of the service. It appears the company may be looking to change that. Business Insider is quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar …

Twitter Torn on Whether to Autoplay Videos Twitter Torn on Whether to Autoplay Videos

Whether you’re a marketing-minded person who thinks that Twitter is a perfect place for autoplay video ads or a user who absolutely hates the sound of that – you have people inside the company that agree with you. In fact, …

Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App

Yelp’s reputation among businesses is…let’s just say a mixed bag. By now, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of horror stories, regardless of whether or not they’re true (they’re often unproven), but the fact is that Yelp needs businesses to exist, …

Amazon Extends Shipping Deadline for XMas Delivery Amazon Extends Shipping Deadline for XMas Delivery

If you’re a procrastinating holiday shopper (and most of us are), you’ll be happy to know that Amazon has extended its deadline for free shipping to arrive before Christmas. You’ll need to place your order by December 19 to get …