All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yahoo’

NSA Court Decision Gets The NMA Treatment

Yesterday, a federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled that the NSA’s mass collection of phone records was unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment. The ruling was certainly welcome, but it doesn’t actually put an end to the NSA’s surveillance program. We’ll have to wait until the case goes to the Appeals Court. In the meantime, our favorite Taiwanese animators over at …

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Mayer Apologizes For Yahoo Mail Issues, Yahoo Still Working On Them

As reported last week, the Yahoo Mail woes continued with a massive wave of outages resulting in a lot of angry users (as if there weren’t enough of them already). The company also took some flak in the media for how its PR department handled the situation. Late on Friday, CEO Marissa Mayer took to the Yahoo corporate blog to …

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The Yahoo Mail Woes Only Continue

People are becoming increasingly frustrated with Yahoo Mail, and it’s no longer simply about the recent redesigns it has forced on users. Now, it’s experiencing actual service disruptions, and lengthy ones at that. Have you experienced any issues with Yahoo Mail? Let us know in the comments. The latest round of problems have been going on since at least Monday, …

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Watch Miley Sing at iHeartRadio: Live Stream Tonight

If you’re a tad bummed that you didn’t snag tickets to tonight’s sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, don’t fret! You can still partake in the awesome, twerk-tastic fun all the way from your couch because the show is being live streamed. So pull out those Christmas pajamas and pop some popcorn because it’s going to …

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Tumblr Makes Search More Dashboard-Like

Tumblr announced an update to its search feature today, which lets users view search results in a similar fashion to the all familiar dashboard. That is opposed to the more traditional image search-style that Tumblr has been employing. Actually, you can now view search results in either format. If you prefer the image search style, stick with grid view, or …

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Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal

The relationship between Yahoo and Microsoft has been a little rocky this year, but it has come out that the “Search Alliance” between the two companies is generating as much as 31% of Yahoo’s revenue. The SEC reportedly sent letters to Yahoo asking for more details on its revenue from search and display advertising. Bloomberg reports (via Danny Sullivan): The …

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Yahoo Said To Be Eyeing Imgur Acquisition (Imgur: No Story Here)

Update: When asked for comment, a spokesperson for Imgur tells us, “There really isn’t any story there.” Yahoo is reportedly trying to buy Imgur. At least it has been trying. It’s unclear whether or not the two companies are still talking. Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson (author of The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography) reports, citing “a source with …

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Yahoo Acquires Yet Another Company In QuikIO (Sort Of)

Yahoo, apparently trying to see how many it can squeeze in before the end of the year, has acquired yet another company (sort of). The company this time is QuikIO, not to be confused with Qwiki, which Yahoo acquired back in the summer. We say “sort of” because apparently Yahoo just snagged three people from the company, and the actual …

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Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, and offer commentary from the CEOs of each company (Brad Smith, General Counsel and EVP, Legal and Corporate Affairs speaks …

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Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony botnet controller. At the time, it was found that about 650,000 website credentials had been stolen from Facebook, Yahoo, Google …

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Yahoo Acquires Ptch (How Many Acquisitions Can Yahoo Squeeze In This Year?)

Yahoo must be trying to see how many acquisitions it can squeeze in before the new year. The company has now added Ptch to its roster. Ptch, backed by DreamWorks Animation, was essentially an Instagram for video before Instagram had video. It launched in the summer of 2012, and the acquisition is probably good news for the company because I …

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Yahoo And Ron Burgundy Reveal Top Searches, Tumblr Blogs Of 2013

It’s that time of year. Yahoo has released its 2013 Year in Review, and revealed its top searches of the year. They went all out this year with a video featuring Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana to introduce the list. The top searches on Yahoo were: 1. miley cyrus 2. kim kardashian 3. kate upton 4. minecraft 5. …

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