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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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Yahoo Search Is Now Encrypted By Default

Yahoo has switched to secure search by default, meaning that the search traffic your analytics program is painting for you is even less complete than it already was. As you may recall, Google made this move a couple years ago for signed in users, and expanded it to even those who aren’t signed in last year. While good for consumers …

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Yahoo Acquires Sparq, Will Shut It Down

It’s been a couple weeks, so it was high time that Yahoo acquired another company. This time it’s Sparq, a mobile marketing company. The startup will reportedly be joining Yahoo at its campus in Sunnyvale. Sparq says in a message on its site: I am thrilled to announce that SPARQ has been acquired by Yahoo. We’ve come a long way …

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Yahoo Continues To Beat Google As Top U.S. Desktop Web Property

Back in August, Yahoo made headlines for being the top web property in the U.S. on desktop computers, based on data from comScore, which releases its report each month. That was the first time Yahoo sites beat Google sites in two years, and it didn’t even include Tumblr traffic. At the time, a comScore spokesperson said that it could just …

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Marissa Mayer Cans Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro

Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro is leaving the company having been fired by CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo filed a form 8-K (via Re/code) on Wednesday, which says that he would be leaving the company as of Thursday, and that he is to receive severance benefits provided for in his Employment Office Letter from 2012 and Severance Agreement from last year …

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That Yahoo Ad Malware Reportedly Made Bitcoin Slaves Out Of Infected Machines

Yahoo recently confirmed that it was running ads that were spreading malware on some of its sites. Now we learn that said malware was apparently turning infected machines into Bitcoin slaves. The Guardian reports: According to Light Cyber, a security research firm which warned Yahoo of the attacks in late December, one of the malware programs delivered in the attack …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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Yahoo Advertising Gets Revamp With Tumblr Ads, New Audience Ads, Ad Manager & Ad Exchange

In addition to announcing the acquisition of Aviate, the launch of Yahoo News Digest, Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food, and a new Smart TV platform, Yahoo announced a complete revamp of Yahoo Advertising at CES in Las Vegas. Under the new platform, Tumblr sponsored posts are powered by Yahoo advertising. We knew Tumblr would be getting more ads when Yahoo …

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Yahoo Launches News Digest, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Food

In addition to announcing its acquisition of Aviate at CES, Yahoo announced the launch of Yahoo News Digest, Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food. Yahoo News Digest is an iOS app that delivers “the most important news” twice a day to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Here’s a look: The company also launched its new tech site Yahoo Tech and a …

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Yahoo Buys Android Homescreen App Aviate

I can’t believe they got a whole week into 2014 before announcing an acquisition. If only CES had been last week. Yahoo announced at the show that it has acquired Android smart homescreen app Aviate, saying that it will make the Aviate experience part of its own Android-based experiences. “The average person has screens and screens of apps on their …

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