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Yahoo Reportedly Settles Class Action Suit Over Localworks

In January, a class action suit was filed against Yahoo over claims that its Localworks lead generation offering didn’t work as advertised. The suit didn’t get a lot of press, but class action news site BigClassAction.com said this about it at the time: Filed in federal court North Little Rock, AK, the lawsuit claims that in November plaintiffs Wilson & …

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Yahoo Buys India’s Bookpad, Docspad

Yahoo has acquired Bangalore-based Bookpad, makers of Docspad, which enables application developers to add document creation and collaboration features to their apps. The news was reported earlier by The Times of India, whose sources said the price was just under $15 million. Yahoo hasn’t confirmed the price, but it did confirm the acquisition to TechCrunch, saying: We have acquired Bookpad, …

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Yahoo Threatened With $250K A Day In Fines For Not Releasing User Data

Court documents were released on Thursday, showing that the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day in 2008 if it didn’t comply with demands to provide communications from its users. The documents are very significant because they highlight how the government has made companies participate in the NSA’s infamous PRISM surveillance program. Over 1,500 documents relating to …

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Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers

Last month, a Yahoo “recommended” content box was spotted on various publisher sites, such as VOX Media’s SB Nation and CBS Interactive’s GameSpot and TV Guide. On Monday, the company officially announced the launch of the offering. It’s called “Yahoo Recommends,” and is described as a new monetization solution for publishers. It’s part of the Yahoo suite of Publisher Solutions. …

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Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library

Yahoo announced that it is stopping development on the Yahoo User Interface library (YUI). It’s been around since 2005, and was launched to the public the following year. The library offere developers free, open source JavaScript and CSS tools and utilities for building web apps. The company says it will no focus its efforts on the “new technology landscape”. New …

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Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete

Last month, Yahoo announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company announced on Tuesday that the transaction is now complete. “Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to create inspiring and entertaining mobile experiences,” Yahoo said. “We believe the deal benefits customers of both Flurry and Yahoo. Yahoo …

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Yahoo Expands ‘Recommended’ Content Ads To Other Publishers

Last year, Yahoo started showing native ads in the form of a “recommended” articles box to users on its own properties. Visitors see several articles in a row with one actual ad, which is marked as sponsored, but is otherwise designed to look like the articles accompanying it. As AdAge first reported, Yahoo is now offering to place such boxes …

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Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay

Yahoo has acquired ClairtyRay, a company that has in the past dealt with getting around ad blockers, but has since been more about ad security and fraud detection. In a message on its homepage, ClarityRay says: Our vision has always been making the eco-system safe, compliant and sustainable for consumers, publishers and advertisers. We helped the online advertising industry take …

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Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores?

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in using the new Yahoo Stores to sell online? Do you expect it to be a successful platform? Share your thoughts …

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Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search

Yahoo has acquired Zofari, which offers a local search and discovery app of the same name. It first launched in 2012. Zofari announced the acquisition on its website (via TechCrunch), where it says: Since our very first alpha in 2012, our goal has been to deliver brilliant local recommendations in the fastest way possible, and essentially, make the world an …

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Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption

Yahoo security chief Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that by sometime next year, Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end, and will be compatible with end-to-end encryption in Gmail. CNET shares this statement from Stamos: “What this means is that eventually not only will Yahoo Mail users be able to communicate in an encrypted manner with other Yahoo Mail users, but …

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Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law

Yahoo has complained to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court about a copyright law, which it says is unconstitutional. The law in question seeks to protect copyright of publishers, and is said to “amount to a tax on search engines.” Yahoo’s position in this is somewhat unique (compared to Google and Bing) as it is both a publisher and a search engine. …

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