All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yahoo’

Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report]

Yahoo is reportedly planning on launching a self-serve ad platform that would enable marketers to advertise across Flurry, the mobile app network it acquired last year. This is according to a report from The Information, which says: In the past few months, the company has been aggressively hiring for its mobile ads team ahead of a planned revamp of its …

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Flurry Looks At What Mobile Devices People Gifted

Yahoo’s Flurry released some new research on mobile device and app activation from Christmas Day, giving us a look into what devices were gifted this year. Apple accounted for 51% of the new activations worldwide recognized by Flurry in the week leading up to and including Christmas Day (Dec. 19-25). On Christmas Day in the U.S., Flurry tracked 2.5x the …

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The Yahoo Directory Is Officially Dead

Back in September, Yahoo announced that it would shut down the Yahoo Directory, its oldest service, and the one that put the company on the map to begin with. In fact, the announcement for such a major product closure was quiet at best, as it came in the middle of a blog post announcing a handful of product shut downs. …

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Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For Celeb Weddings (Finally!)

2014 has been a big year for celebrity weddings…if you’re into that kind of thing. It turns out that a whole lot of people are into it, and they’re searching for these weddings on Yahoo constantly. They’re searching so much, in fact, that Yahoo has released its top ten list of the most searched-for celebrity weddings of 2014. Number one …

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Yahoo’s Aviate Lets You Search Apps, Contacts, Web

Yahoo has added search to its Aviate app, enabling users to search apps, contacts and the Web directly from their homescreen. Yahoo says in a blog post, “Search on Aviate is your gateway to your apps, contacts and the Web, with Web results powered by Yahoo. Aviate will display all your search results directly on your homescreen, so you won’t …

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Yahoo Is Shutting Down More Services

Yahoo has been shutting down a lot of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. It even closed the famous Yahoo Directory that put the company on the map. Yahoo just announced its next round of shut-downs. “In 2014, we invested in our strengths – search, communications, and digital content,” the company says. “To do this, we’ve sunset …

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Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos

A few weeks ago, Yahoo’s Flickr angered some photographers by selling their work for profit, which it would not share with them. The complaints started, and eventually it became a news story, which gained national attention courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. Now, the company is saying it’s sorry, and is changing its plans. Did you follow this story when …

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Yahoo Mobile Apps Get Local News, Commenting

Yahoo announced updates to its Android and iOS apps, adding local news, comments, and a new side-swiping navigation interface. “Want to know more about what’s going on around you? Today we’re bringing local news to your fingertips with the Yahoo App,” says senior product manager Matthew Wee. “As you move around the country, you’ll be able to see what’s going …

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Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox

As you may know, Yahoo recently secured a five-year deal with Mozilla to become the default search engine for the Firefox web browser in the U.S. This went into effect with the latest Firefox release, which was launched last week. Now, Yahoo is going so far as to tell users on its various web properties, including its popular homepage, to …

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Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream

Yahoo announced the launch of a personalized, real-time news stream with news summaries in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail. This was made available on the mobile version earlier this year. The stream includes top stories across different categories, with summaries, which are enabled by the technology from Summly, which Yahoo acquired last year. “The newstream is fast, fluid and …

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Yahoo Adds App Install Ads To Gemini

Yahoo announced that app install ads are now available through Gemini, the ad marketplace the company launched earlier this year. Advertisers in the United States with managed accounts can use Gemini to promote apps across the Yahoo network with the new ads. They reach 550 million monthly mobile users on Yahoo, Yahoo mobile web sites, Tumblr, Yahoo apps like Yahoo …

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Yahoo Announces First Developer Conference

Yahoo just announced its first developer conference, which will take place on February 19 in San Francisco. Unsurprisingly, like the company itself, the conference will focus on mobile. It’s actually called the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference. “Yahoo is renewing its focus on mobile app developers with this one-day event that will provide them with insights, guidance and solutions to navigate …

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