All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yahoo’

Microsoft And Yahoo Both Said To Be Working On New Original TV Shows

Two reports are circulating this morning indicating that Microsoft and Yahoo are both working (separately) on new original television shows that would follow the high-quality series trend set by Netflix and followed by Amazon and others. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft’s Xbox TV studio plans to roll out new shows in June with a total of six series lined up. …

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Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

Last fall, Yahoo announced that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail this year, which it did in January. The following month, they added it to Tumblr. Yahoo has now posted an update on its ongoing encryption efforts. It says that traffic moving between the company’s data centers is now full encrypted as of March 31st. In addition …

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Yahoo Brings Brands’ Images To Life With New Motion Ads

Yahoo has a new ad format, which “brings images to life”. it’s called Yahoo Motion Ads, which is fitting: Yahoo is selling the format as a way to help brands “tell more engaging stories”. You have to admit, that grilled cheese is a lot more engaging with the steam rising from the cheese. You can almost smell it. Obviously Kraft …

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Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search

We heard last month that Yahoo and Yelp were teaming up to add local business reviews to Yahoo’s local search results. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly revealed the partnership in an employee meeting. These things never stay inside the company. Anyhow, both companies have now announced the partnership and integration. When Yahoo users in the U.S. look up local businesses, …

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Katie Couric Debuts As Global News Anchor For Yahoo News On Friday

Television journalist and talk show host Katie Couric’s debut with Yahoo news is scheduled for Friday. Her first guest will be the former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. Couric was appointed as the Global Anchor for Yahoo News, and she officially announced the news to the public via a Tumblr post. Yahoo News is an affiliate of ABC …

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Katie Couric to Interview Michael Bloomberg for Yahoo News

Katie Couric will interview former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her new role as Global Anchor for Yahoo. The interview, which will air March 14 on Yahoo and on Couric’s Tumblr blog, is Bloomberg’s first since being named special envoy to the United Nations for cities and climate change. Couric announced the interview and solicited viewer questions via …

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Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience

Katie Couric has a new Tumblr blog as the Yahoo’s Global Anchor, and will interview Michael Bloomberg on Friday. Couric was announced for the role at Yahoo back in November, when CEO Marissa Mayer referred to as “the face of Yahoo News”. She made her debut in January with a Robert Gates interview just ahead of the publication of his …

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Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort

Yahoo announced that it is now offering indoor maps for some places. The feature comes as the result of a partnership with Nokia, utilizing its Here service. Yahoo has released maps for various shopping malls, train stations and airports, not unlike efforts we’ve seen from Google in the past. “The maps are currently available from your computer and include the …

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Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization

Yahoo has acquired data visualization company Vizify, which turns social media data into infographic, video and card formats. Vizify announced the news on its blog: We started Vizify in 2011 with the vision of transforming the information that we all consume and create every day into something more beautiful and personal. We were awed and grateful to see this vision …

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Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage

More Yahoo sports-themed-codenamed project news from Kara Swisher… Professional Yahoo internal chatter sharer and memo leaker Swisher, of Re/code, recently reported that Yahoo has a couple projects codenamed “Fast Break” and “Curve Ball,” which are designed to help wean Yahoo off of its Microsoft partnership. Now, she’s reporting that there’s another (apparently non-search related) project in the works called Touchdown: …

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Yahoo Gemini Puts Mobile Search, Native Ads In One Marketplace

Yahoo announced the launch of a new mobile search and native advertising marketplace called Yahoo Gemini. Advertisers can use it to buy, manage and optimize mobile search and native ad spend from a single place. The product is available through Yahoo Ad Manager, the company’s existing self-service buying platform. “Mobile is the fastest-growing market segment, and we have innovated how …

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