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Yahoo Buys Another Company (Distill) 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 …

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

Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App 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 …

Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings 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 …

Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr 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 …

Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt
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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 …

Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal 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 …

Yahoo Acquires Another Pair Of Companies Yahoo Acquires Another Pair Of Companies
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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. …

Yahoo’s IntoNow Shuts Down 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 …

Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue Down 6% 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 …

Yahoo Search Is Now Encrypted By Default Yahoo Search Is Now Encrypted By Default
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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 …

Yahoo Acquires Sparq, Will Shut It Down 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 …

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

Marissa Mayer Cans Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro 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 …

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

Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised
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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 …

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

Yahoo Launches News Digest, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Food Yahoo Launches News Digest, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Food
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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 …

Yahoo Buys Android Homescreen App Aviate 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 …

Yahoo News Gets New Deputy Editor In Daniel Klaidman Yahoo News Gets New Deputy Editor In Daniel Klaidman

Yahoo has been rebuilding its Yahoo News team in recent months with some high profile talent acquisitions. On Monday, the company announced yet another new team member with the appointment of Daniel Klaidman to the Deputy Editor position. He comes …

Yahoo Ads Spread Malware To Users, Company Confirms Yahoo Ads Spread Malware To Users, Company Confirms
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Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday. IB-Times (published at Yahoo …