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Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

Last fall, Yahoo announced that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail this year, which it did in January. The following month, they added it to Tumblr. Yahoo has now posted an update on its ongoing encryption efforts. …

Yahoo Brings Brands’ Images To Life With New Motion Ads Yahoo Brings Brands’ Images To Life With New Motion Ads

Yahoo has a new ad format, which “brings images to life”. it’s called Yahoo Motion Ads, which is fitting: Yahoo is selling the format as a way to help brands “tell more engaging stories”. You have to admit, that grilled …

Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search

We heard last month that Yahoo and Yelp were teaming up to add local business reviews to Yahoo’s local search results. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly revealed the partnership in an employee meeting. These things never stay inside the company. …

Katie Couric Debuts As Global News Anchor For Yahoo News On Friday

Television journalist and talk show host Katie Couric’s debut with Yahoo news is scheduled for Friday. Her first guest will be the former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. Couric was appointed as the Global Anchor for Yahoo News, …

Katie Couric to Interview Michael Bloomberg for Yahoo News

Katie Couric will interview former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her new role as Global Anchor for Yahoo. The interview, which will air March 14 on Yahoo and on Couric’s Tumblr blog, is Bloomberg’s first since being named …

Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience

Katie Couric has a new Tumblr blog as the Yahoo’s Global Anchor, and will interview Michael Bloomberg on Friday. Couric was announced for the role at Yahoo back in November, when CEO Marissa Mayer referred to as “the face of …

Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort

Yahoo announced that it is now offering indoor maps for some places. The feature comes as the result of a partnership with Nokia, utilizing its Here service. Yahoo has released maps for various shopping malls, train stations and airports, not …

Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization

Yahoo has acquired data visualization company Vizify, which turns social media data into infographic, video and card formats. Vizify announced the news on its blog: We started Vizify in 2011 with the vision of transforming the information that we all …

Yahoo To Reportedly Stop Letting Users Log In With Facebook And Google Yahoo To Reportedly Stop Letting Users Log In With Facebook And Google

Yahoo is reportedly going to start making users of its various services sign in with Yahoo accounts. According to Reuters, the company is set to start gradually rolling out the requirement of a Yahoo ID in order to use services …

Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage

More Yahoo sports-themed-codenamed project news from Kara Swisher… Professional Yahoo internal chatter sharer and memo leaker Swisher, of Re/code, recently reported that Yahoo has a couple projects codenamed “Fast Break” and “Curve Ball,” which are designed to help wean Yahoo …

Yahoo Gemini Puts Mobile Search, Native Ads In One Marketplace Yahoo Gemini Puts Mobile Search, Native Ads In One Marketplace

Yahoo announced the launch of a new mobile search and native advertising marketplace called Yahoo Gemini. Advertisers can use it to buy, manage and optimize mobile search and native ad spend from a single place. The product is available through …

Mayer Reportedly ‘Hates’ Microsoft Deal Mayer Reportedly ‘Hates’ Microsoft Deal

It’s been increasingly clear that Yahoo isn’t happy in its “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, a deal that is to last a total of ten years (it was announced in ’09) if it plays out. Last month, Kara Swisher, frequent bearer …

Yahoo Shares ‘House Of Cards’ Search Data Yahoo Shares ‘House Of Cards’ Search Data

If you’ve been on the Internet today, you’re probably aware that House of Cards: Season 2 has been released on Netflix. Yahoo is sharing some search data related to the show. In a blog post, Yahoo says searches for “house …

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. …