All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yahoo’

Mayer Reportedly ‘Hates’ Microsoft Deal

It’s been increasingly clear that Yahoo isn’t happy in its “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, a deal that is to last a total of ten years (it was announced in ’09) if it plays out. Last month, Kara Swisher, frequent bearer of juicy Yahoo gossip and memo leakery, reported that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is plotting an exit strategy rom the …

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Yahoo Shares ‘House Of Cards’ Search Data

If you’ve been on the Internet today, you’re probably aware that House of Cards: Season 2 has been released on Netflix. Yahoo is sharing some search data related to the show. In a blog post, Yahoo says searches for “house of cards season 2″ have spiked 36% this past week with 59% of searches for house of cards” coming from …

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Yahoo Buys Another Company (Distill)

Apparently Yahoo has no intention of stopping its acquisition spree. Just days after news came out that the company has acquired Wander, we learn that it has now acquired recruiting tool maker Distill. The company’s homepage has the announcement: We are excited to share the news that the Distill team is off to start a new adventure! We are joining …

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Yahoo: People Are Searching For Netflix 71x More Than HBO

It would appear that consumers are very interested in the competition between Netflix and HBO, as searches for the two rivals are seeing a significant uptick, according to Yahoo. “People are interested in the ongoing ‘war’ between the two services as [netflix hbo] is spiking off the charts this week,” a Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Over the past 30 days, …

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Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App

Yahoo is showing no signs of slowing down the acquisition train. In the fifth piece of company-being-acquired-by-Yahoo news of the year, Yahoo has acquired Wander, which operates the social photo app Days. The Wander team announced the news on the Days blog: We’ve spent the past few years figuring out how to make content creation as habitual as content consumption. …

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Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings

Well this is interesting. We were just talking about how Yelp is growing like a weed, and seems to be unstoppable. We were also talking about how Yahoo is looking for a way out of its partnership with Microsoft, and wants to build its own search technology again. Now, Yahoo and Yelp are reportedly joining forces to help Yahoo improve …

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Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr

Tumblr announced that users can now enable SSL security. This comes after Yahoo announced late last year that it would encrypt all info that moves between its data centers by the end of the first quarter. Enabling the option isn’t exactly encrypting all data, but at least it’s a start for the massively popular blogging service. The Tumblr staff blog …

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal

Apparently Marissa Mayer and Yahoo are fast-tracking a way out of the company’s “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, which currently sees Bing powering the technology behind Yahoo searches. This is according to Kara Swisher, who is probably more familiar with the internal workings of Yahoo than a significant portion of Yahoo’s own staff. Swisher frequently obtains and reports on internal memo …

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Yahoo Acquires Another Pair Of Companies

The Yahoo acquisition train just keeps a rollin’. There’s one more day of January left. Let’s see if they can squeeze in one or two more. News has come out that the company has now acquired Tomfoolery and Incredible Labs. The former is the company behind the Anchor app, which will be shut down. The latter is is the company …

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Yahoo’s IntoNow Shuts Down

Yahoo is shutting down IntoNow, the TV app it acquired a few years back. The technology will live on in various Yahoo-branded offerings, but as a stand alone app, Into Now is no more. Or as Into Now itself puts it, “We’re out like Walter White.” The app’s homepage now displays the following message: As part of our ongoing efforts …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue Down 6%

Yahoo just released its earnings for Q4 and full year 2013. GAAP revenue was $1,266 million for the quarter, down 6% year-over-year. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs was $1,200 million, down 2%. For the full year, GAAP revenue was $4,680 million (down 6%). Revenue ex-TAC was $4,426 million (down 1%). Display revenue (ex-TAC) was $491 million (down 6%). For the …

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