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Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1 Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Monday that the company plans to have all information that moves between its data centers (meaning data from all Yahoo products) encrypted by the end of Q1 2014. It will also offer users an …

Yahoo Is Auctioning Off These ‘Premium’ Domain Names (Stuff Like Sandwich.com And Religious.net) Yahoo Is Auctioning Off These ‘Premium’ Domain Names (Stuff Like Sandwich.com And Religious.net)

Yahoo just announced that it is auctioning off over a hundred “premium” domain names. “When you’re a company that’s been around as long as Yahoo, there are lots of fun things that you stumble across,” says Kevin Kramer, Deputy General …

Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire
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Yahoo continues to build its news team, adding Matt Bai as a new Yahoo News National Political Columnist. Bai is the former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.Yahoo says in his new role he’ll offer “unique commentary …

Yahoo Finance Gets A Web Refresh Yahoo Finance Gets A Web Refresh
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Earlier this week, Yahoo announced the launch of a new Yahoo Finance app for the iPhone and iPad. Today, the company follows up that news with the launch of a new web experience for the service. Here’s what that looks …

Yahoo Launches New Yahoo Finance iOS App Yahoo Launches New Yahoo Finance iOS App

Yahoo announced the launch of a new Yahoo Finance app for the iPhone and iPad. The app, of course, follows Yahoo’s ongoing strategy of personalizing content for users, including personalized news and real-time data and insights. “At the center of …

Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google
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One of the very first Snowden leaks alerted the world to the existence of PRISM – a program where the NSA is given access to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Yahoo and more. That particular program is …

Marissa Mayer Has Reportedly Bought A Funeral Home (Here’s What It Looks Like) Marissa Mayer Has Reportedly Bought A Funeral Home (Here’s What It Looks Like)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has reportedly bought a funeral home in Palo Alto. The place is shutting down on October 31st, and the Palo Alto Online reported on Tuesday that the deal closed on October 7th. The property is just …

Candy Corn Rises Above Adversity To Become The Most Searched For Halloween Candy On Yahoo Candy Corn Rises Above Adversity To Become The Most Searched For Halloween Candy On Yahoo

Candy corn gets a bad rap. Every Halloween, you’ll see posts start popping up all over the place decrying the classic candy for being the worst thing to ever grace this planet, or jokes about the world’s stock of candy …

Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology …

Yahoo Taps David Pogue To Lead Tech Coverage Yahoo Taps David Pogue To Lead Tech Coverage
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Yahoo announced on Monday that well-known tech columnist, author and TV host David Pogue is joining the company to lead the expansion of its consumer tech coverage. Pogue will publish columns, blog posts and video stories about gadgets, apps and …

Yahoo Q3 Earnings Released, Revenue Down 5% YoY Yahoo Q3 Earnings Released, Revenue Down 5% YoY

Yahoo just posted its earnings report for the third quarter with GAAP revenue of $1,139 million, down 5% year-over-year. Excluding traffic acquisition costs, it was $1,081 million, down 1%. GAAP search revenue was $435 million, down 8% YoY. Search revenue …

Bing Talks Up Yahoo Bing Network Ahead Of Yahoo’s Earnings Bing Talks Up Yahoo Bing Network Ahead Of Yahoo’s Earnings

Yahoo will soon release its earnings report for the third quarter. Microsoft is taking the opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening with the Yahoo Bing Network. David Pann, general manager of the Microsoft Advertising Search Group, has written …

Yahoo Acquires Bread (The Company, Not The Food) Yahoo Acquires Bread (The Company, Not The Food)

Yahoo has acquired URL-shortening service Bread. This is a talent acquisition, not a product acquisition. Bread CEO Alan Chan made the announcement on the company’s homepage. He writes: When we launched Bread in 2011, our goal was to help social …

WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists
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According to the Washington Post‘s latest documents provided by ex-contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency routinely “harvests” the contact lists from email accounts, social media accounts, and instant messengers, some of which belong to American citizens. This is the …

Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security
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Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” …

Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already) Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign (Already)
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Yahoo has launched another major redesign of Yahoo Mail. This isn’t incredibly surprising, given that the last one didn’t go over all that well with users. Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the new design? Let us know …

Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts
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Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, …

Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers
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Earlier this week, Yahoo was making some headlines for giving security researchers credit for its online corporate store as reward for finding security vulnerabilities in Yahoo products. Researchers at High-Tech Bridge put out a press release calling attention to this, …

Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism
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Ever since PRISM’s reveal in early June, tech companies named as participants in the program have been trying to distance themselves from it. Part of that effort involved asking the federal government to let them publish the number of federal …

Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions

Earlier this year, we reported that Bing was readying Skype-integrated click-to-call mobile ads, and now it has finally announced them. On the Bing Ads blog, Microsoft’s Ambrish Verma introduced Bing’s new Call Extensions, which work across all devices, and utilize …

Yahoo Makes Another Sports-Related Acquisition With Hitpost Yahoo Makes Another Sports-Related Acquisition With Hitpost
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Yahoo has made yet another acquisition. This time it’s Hitpost, the company behind a handful of sports betting and polling apps. The acquisition was first reported by TechCrunch, but now Hitpost says in a message on its homepage: We are …