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Yahoo Reports Earnings, Will Reduce Staff by 15%

Yahoo Reports Earnings, Will Reduce Staff by 15%

Yahoo just announced its Q4 and year-end 2015 financials and provided an update on the company’s business strategy going forward. It also it will reduce its workforce by 15% and exit five of its offices ( Dubai, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Milan). By the end of the year, the company expects to have about 9,000 employees and fewer …

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Yahoo Gets Some Search Updates

Yahoo Gets Some Search Updates

Yahoo has been making a lot of product announcements this week. First it announced a new homepage and mobile app, then some enhancements to Yahoo Mail. Now, the company is announcing some search updates in time for some big events (the Super Bowl, the primaries, and the Oscars). Yahoo’s Paul Yiu explains, “Now, with a quick search for the Carolina …

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Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo just made a couple of Yahoo Mail announcements. The iOS app is getting new customizable swipes and a recent attachments feature. The Android app is getting the swipes and new actionable notifications. Here’s what Yahoo says about new swipes for iOS (you can see the explanation for Android here): Swipes are one of the fastest ways people clean up …

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Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

Yahoo announced some updates to its mobile app and homepage in the U.S. making it easier to get to news and content and follow developing news stories. The company says it looked at the latest mobile trends to guide its design of the new app and homepage. “With this update, we’ve made it possible to sift through more content in …

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Yahoo Launches Programmatic Native Ads on BrightRoll Exchange

Yahoo Launches Programmatic Native Ads on BrightRoll Exchange

Yahoo announced the availability of programmatic native ads on the BrightRoll Exchange. Advertisers and publishers have access to bid on native mobile inventory. “The BrightRoll Exchange is integrated with more than 100 DSPs and enables access to thousands of sites and apps via real-time bidding (RTB),” a spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Advertisers integrated with the BrightRoll Exchange can now access native …

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Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Last summer, Tumblr launched the GIF button for its web version. The feature finally hit the Android app just last month. At the time, Tumblr said the function would come to iOS soon, and soon is now. As SocialTimes reports, the new Tumblr iOS update has added the GIF button. Tumblr runs down what all is now in the update …

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Flurry Looks At Mobile Trends in 2015

Flurry Looks At Mobile Trends in 2015

Yahoo’s Flurry put out a new report looking at mobile trends in 2015 finding that media, productivity, and emojis contributed to “another stunning growth year.” According to Flurry, overall app usage grew by 58%. They year-over-year saw growth across all categories except for games (interestingly) Personalization had (by far) the biggest growth rate: “The mobile industry has matured fast,” said …

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Yahoo Said To Be Considering Sale, Unrelated Report Claims Company Has Massive Ad Fraud Problem

Yahoo Said To Be Considering Sale, Unrelated Report Claims Company Has Massive Ad Fraud Problem

A month ago, Yahoo announced that its board of directors had unanimously decided to suspend work on the pending plan announced earlier last year to spin off Yahoo’s remaining holdings in Alibaba. It said the board would now evaluate “alternative transaction structures to separate the Alibaba stake, focusing specifically on a reverse of the previously announced spin transaction.” It went …

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Yahoo Looks At Why Smartphone Users Replace Apps

Yahoo Looks At Why Smartphone Users Replace Apps

Mobile apps are a major part of how people interact with and consume digital media with the number of people using smartphones growing all the time. The app ecosystem is even playing more of a role in search now. There’s never been a better time to have a mobile app and get consumers to put it on their devices. That’s …

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Yahoo Faces Class Action Suit Over Alleged Text Message Spam

Yahoo Faces Class Action Suit Over Alleged Text Message Spam

Yahoo will face a class action lawsuit related to unwanted text messages it allegedly sent to Sprint customers. According to reports, the company was ordered by a federal judge on Monday to face the suit, which claims it sent unsolicited messages to over 500,000 customers, who could potentially be part of the class. The messages in question were “welcome” messages …

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Yahoo Updates Mobile Web Search

Yahoo Updates Mobile Web Search

Yahoo announced some updates to Yahoo Search on the mobile web with new Twitter integration, new image search, a results refresh, and AMP compatibility. “Before 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to share some of the many improvements we’ve made in recent weeks to Yahoo Search on mobile web in the U.S.,” says director of product Alok Agarwal. “Through …

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Yahoo Announces Next Mobile Developer Conference

Yahoo Announces Next Mobile Developer Conference

Around this time last year, Yahoo announced its first ever developer conference the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference, which would be held this past February in San Francisco. At this event, the company launched its mobile developer suite to help developers better understand, measure, advertise, monetize, and enhance their apps with Flurry Analytics Explorer, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, Yahoo …

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Marissa Mayer: Yahoo CEO Gives Birth to Identical Twin Girls

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, gave birth to identical twin girls on Thursday. She shared the news via social media a few hours after her daughters were born. Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls were born early this morning. Our whole family is doing great! @zackbogue — marissamayer (@marissamayer) December 10, 2015 Many congratulatory …

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Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, Announces Birth Of Twin Girls

Marissa Mayer is now a mom for the second time to twin girls. Marissa Mayer announced the news on Thursday via Twitter. Tagging her husband, Zach Bogue, Marissa Mayer reported that everyone is doing well after the birth. The announcement about the birth of Marissa Mayer’s twin girls came shortly after the announcement that she planned to go forward with …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Gmail Support

Yahoo Mail Adds Gmail Support

It’s been a big week for Yahoo news on the corporate side of things with the company announcing a reverse spinoff, which will see it holding onto its stake in Alibaba, which it was set to spinoff in January, and instead spinning off its core web business. None of this has slowed Yahoo down from new product releases and feature …

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Yahoo Launches Streaming Video Guide App

Yahoo Launches Streaming Video Guide App

Yahoo may be getting ready to spinoff its web business, but that’s not stopping it from putting out new products. The company announced today that it has released the new Yahoo Video Guide app for iOS and Android to offer users a way to find stuff to watch across their various streaming apps. It supports over 30 services including: Amazon …

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Yahoo Reverses Spinoff To Sell Core Business And Keep Alibaba Stake

Yahoo Reverses Spinoff To Sell Core Business And Keep Alibaba Stake

After a report from CNBC came out saying that Yahoo will halt its spinoff of its stake in Alibaba and explore a potential deal for its core business, Yahoo put out an official announcement. It says the board of directors has unanimously decided to suspend work on the pending plan announced earlier this year to spin off Yahoo’s remaining holdings …

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Report: Yahoo Won’t Move Forward With Alibaba Spinoff

Report: Yahoo Won’t Move Forward With Alibaba Spinoff

Over the first week+ of December, there have been numerous rumors about Yahoo. It has been reported (but not officially confirmed) that the company is considering selling its core web business, including search and advertising. This was the big story last week as board members prepared to meet for discussions. One report named Verizon, IAC/Interactive, News Corp., and Time as …

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Yahoo Relaunches Yahoo Messenger With Redesign, New Features

Yahoo Relaunches Yahoo Messenger With Redesign, New Features

Yahoo just announced a new version of Yahoo Messenger, which features a complete redesign of the platform across iOS, Android, and the web as well as within Yahoo Mail. “The new Yahoo Messenger provides a super fast, beautiful and smart way to send messages, photos and animated GIFS in 1:1 and group conversations,” a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews. The …

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Yahoo Has Interest From Verizon, IAC/InterActive, News Corp, Time [Report]

Yahoo Has Interest From Verizon, IAC/InterActive, News Corp, Time [Report]

As previously reported, Yahoo is said to be having meetings this week about the possibility of selling off its core business and/or getting more out of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. The Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday that Yahoo’s board would discuss these things in meetings Wednesday through Friday. Yahoo shareholders haven’t been incredibly thrilled with the …

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Yahoo To Discuss Selling Web Business This Week [Report]

Yahoo To Discuss Selling Web Business This Week [Report]

The Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday that Yahoo has meetings on Wednesday through Friday to discuss the possibility of selling its internet businesses and getting more out of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. According to this report, Yahoo’s board of directors are expected to talk about whether or not to spin off the Alibaba stake, find a …

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Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Small Business Are No More

Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Small Business Are No More

What was at one time the premiere way to find things on the Internet has completely gone away. Yahoo announced in September of last year that it was shutting down Yahoo Directory (among other products). In late December, it was killed and began redirecting to Yahoo Small Business. But now even Yahoo Small Business is gone. Yahoo announced over the …

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Yahoo Finance Launches ‘The Final Round’

Yahoo Finance Launches ‘The Final Round’

Yahoo announced the launch of a new daily live broadcast called The Final Round. It will air each weekday just before the closing bell sounds at 3:58 p.m. ET. The show will provide updates on the day’s important business news, discussion about what’s driving markets, and insights about what to expect in the future. The first one will air today …

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Yahoo Product Ads Launch For Holiday Shopping Season

Yahoo Product Ads Launch For Holiday Shopping Season

Yahoo just announced new Product Ads, which it describes as ” new, comprehensive product offering that allows retailers to reach consumers with high performance search and display ads across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.” “A recent study from Yahoo and Ipsos revealed that 44% of consumers use a search engine as their primary or secondary step when researching holiday gifts, …

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Yahoo Search Gets Overhaul on Firefox

Yahoo Search Gets Overhaul on Firefox

Yahoo announced that it’s giving Firefox users in the U.S. a new desktop search experience. This includes a redesigned header and more prominent image and video results. The design will be especially noticeable when users search for famous people and movies. They’ll see a strip of related videos and images across the top of the page. “Taking a page from …

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Tumblr Messaging Is Now A Reality

Tumblr Messaging Is Now A Reality

Tumblr announced that it is rolling out messaging, which should go a long way in making the service more social while making users happy about a much-wanted functionality. Frankly, it’s hard to believe Tumblr hasn’t had this until now, but better late than never. To be fair, Tumblr has had ways for users to communicate with one another before now, …

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Yahoo Image Search Gets More Personalized With Flickr Integration

Yahoo Image Search Gets More Personalized With Flickr Integration

Yahoo announced that it has revamped its image search offering to include imagery from Flickr on a personalized basis. In addition to showing web results, it will also now display Flickr-based images from your own Flickr account, from people you follow on Flickr, and “top” public photos from the service. Yahoo says it only shows images from your Flickr account …

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Google’s 65/100 Is The BEST Score on New Digital Rights Survey

Google’s 65/100 Is The BEST Score on New Digital Rights Survey

How are Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other major tech companies protecting your digital rights? No so well, according to a new study. Google scored a 65 out of 100 in the inaugural Ranking Digital rights Corporate Accountability Index, which you might think sounds pretty bad. But Google’s 65%, a ‘D’ on the grade scale with which you’re likely familiar, is …

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Yahoo Boasts 33.6M Streams of NFL Game, But That Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Yahoo Boasts 33.6M Streams of NFL Game, But That Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

According to Yahoo, its livestream of the Buffalo Bills / Jacksonville Jaguars London contest was a smashing success. Yahoo says the livestream, which was the first of its kind for the NFL, snagged 33.6 million total streams. Here’s are all the data points, via Yahoo: – We saw 33.6M streams of the game and over 15.2M unique viewers tuned in …

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Do You Welcome A Yahoo-Google Deal?

Do You Welcome A Yahoo-Google Deal?

Yahoo announced its Q3 earnings on Tuesday, and also took the opportunity to reveal that it has entered into a search and advertising deal with Google. Do you look forward to seeing Yahoo search results powered by Google? Let us know in the comments. This isn’t the all-encompassing deal Yahoo was aiming for years ago ahead of its “search alliance” …

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