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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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Yahoo Acquires SkyPhrase For Natural Language Processing

Yahoo announced today that it has acquired SkyPhrase, a developer of natural language processing technology. The company will become part of Yahoo Labs. “The team of four has built amazing natural language processing technology and we’re excited to welcome them to our Yahoo Labs team in New York,” Yahoo says in a blog post. “At SkyPhrase, we believe online information …

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Tumblr Continues To Get More Ads

Yahoo didn’t waste any time getting more ads on Tumblr once the acquisition was announced. In May, the company started showing sponsored posts to users on their dashboards on the desktop. Now, in December, they’re getting ready to launch their fifth ad unit – their second on mobile. Todd Wasserman at Mashable reports: This month, Tumblr is introducing its second …

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Not Even Yahoo Employees Want To Use Yahoo Mail

You know how everybody has been complaining about Yahoo Mail since they redesigned it (and then complaining more since they redesigned it again)? It would seem that it’s not just Yahoo Mail users that aren’t big on the product. Even Yahoo employees have been refusing to use it. Are you a Yahoo Mail user? Have you taken issue with recent …

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Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo

Yahoo continues to add high-profile names to Yahoo News with the addition of Katie Couric to the staff as its new Global Anchor. CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news this morning via blog post, sharing her enthusiasm about the acquisition. “I’ve always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism,” she wrote. “From pivotal coverage of natural disasters and …

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Katie Couric Leaving Television for the Internet?

(image)Katie Couric is reportedly in negotiations to end her contract with ABC News in order to join Yahoo, where she will host a streaming interview show that will be aired on the company’s website. According to an ABC News executive who requested anonymity before talks were complete, said that this move would be a bold one for Couric, but one …

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Katie Couric Leaving ABC For Yahoo

Rumors recently began circulating that famed news anchor Katie Couric was set to be leaving ABC News for a stint on Yahoo. Sources at E! have now confirmed that the The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive announcement is correct. ABC officials have not released any statements yet, but it is speculated that an announcement – including what Katie will be doing at …

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Katie Couric Leaving ABC for Yahoo

Katie Couric is reportedly leaving ABC News, where she works as a special correspondent, for Yahoo. The online giant plans to host Katie’s online streaming video interview show. While nothing is yet set in stone, serious negotiations are underway and Yahoo seems hopeful about gaining the media sweetheart. The Hollywood Reporter claims Katie Couric will exit her contract with ABC …

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Yahoo Launches Flickr Photo Books

Yahoo has decided to add a new revenue stream to Flickr with the launch of Photo Books, which let users order books comprised of their photos. “Pick your favorite photo set, click on the Photo Book icon, and we’ll automatically turn it into a beautiful book for you,” says Flickr VP Tom Hughes. “In almost no time, you can turn …

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