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Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

By Josh Wolford October 3, 2014

Yahoo is one of the backers that’s ready to throw out a funding round that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal quotes the all-knowing and omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”, who claim that …

After 20 Years, Yahoo Directory Gets The Axe After 20 Years, Yahoo Directory Gets The Axe

It is truly the end of an era. Yahoo officially announced that it’s killing off the Yahoo Directory. Okay, maybe that era technically ended a long time ago, but it’s really over now. Do you miss the days of the …

Yahoo Settles Class Action Suit Over Localworks Yahoo Settles Class Action Suit Over Localworks

In January, a class action suit was filed against Yahoo over claims that its Localworks lead generation offering didn’t work as advertised. The suit didn’t get a lot of press, but class action news site BigClassAction.com said this about it …

Yahoo Buys India’s Bookpad, Docspad Yahoo Buys India’s Bookpad, Docspad

Yahoo has acquired Bangalore-based Bookpad, makers of Docspad, which enables application developers to add document creation and collaboration features to their apps. The news was reported earlier by The Times of India, whose sources said the price was just under …

U.S. Threatened Yahoo With Big Fines Over User Data U.S. Threatened Yahoo With Big Fines Over User Data

Court documents were released on Thursday, showing that the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day in 2008 if it didn’t comply with demands to provide communications from its users. The documents are very significant because they …

Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers

Last month, a Yahoo “recommended” content box was spotted on various publisher sites, such as VOX Media’s SB Nation and CBS Interactive’s GameSpot and TV Guide. On Monday, the company officially announced the launch of the offering. It’s called “Yahoo …

Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library

Yahoo announced that it is stopping development on the Yahoo User Interface library (YUI). It’s been around since 2005, and was launched to the public the following year. The library offere developers free, open source JavaScript and CSS tools and …

Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete

Last month, Yahoo announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company announced on Tuesday that the transaction is now complete. “Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to …

Yahoo Expands Native Ads To Other Publishers Yahoo Expands Native Ads To Other Publishers

Last year, Yahoo started showing native ads in the form of a “recommended” articles box to users on its own properties. Visitors see several articles in a row with one actual ad, which is marked as sponsored, but is otherwise …

Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay

Yahoo has acquired ClairtyRay, a company that has in the past dealt with getting around ad blockers, but has since been more about ad security and fraud detection. In a message on its homepage, ClarityRay says: Our vision has always …

Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in …

Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search

Yahoo has acquired Zofari, which offers a local search and discovery app of the same name. It first launched in 2012. Zofari announced the acquisition on its website (via TechCrunch), where it says: Since our very first alpha in 2012, …

Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption

Yahoo security chief Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that by sometime next year, Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end, and will be compatible with end-to-end encryption in Gmail. CNET shares this statement from Stamos: “What this means is that eventually …

Yahoo Complains About 'Unconstitutional' Law Yahoo Complains About 'Unconstitutional' Law

Yahoo has complained to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court about a copyright law, which it says is unconstitutional. The law in question seeks to protect copyright of publishers, and is said to “amount to a tax on search engines.” Yahoo’s position …

Google Reveals 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Google Reveals 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats

EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance. The Wall …

Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance

Yahoo may be in the process of killing the Yahoo Contributor Network (thanks to the Google Panda update), but it just announced the launch of the Yahoo Finance Contributor Network. The company describes the new offering as “a finance-focused network …

Van Susteren Blasts Critics Over Abramson Inverview

Greta Van Susteren has responded to criticism regarding her interview with former editor Jill Abramson. Van Susteren has faced criticism before, but this time it’s from Elizabeth Spayd of the Columbia Journalism Review who called Abramson’s appearance a “a cheery …