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Viagra At The Top Of Matt Cutts’ Wish List Viagra At The Top Of Matt Cutts’ Wish List
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In July, Yahoo began letting users set up wish lists for user names they’d like to have. As you may know, the company is giving away email addresses and user IDs from inactive accounts to people that actually still use …

Yahoo Redesigns A Bunch More Of Its Sites Yahoo Redesigns A Bunch More Of Its Sites
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Yahoo announced today that it is rolling out a redesign of Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Music, Yahoo TV, Yahoo omg!, Yahoo Games and Yahoo Weather. “This is the next step in building a more modern, consistent and personalized Yahoo! …

Yahoo Buys IQ Engines To Improve Flickr Yahoo Buys IQ Engines To Improve Flickr

Yes, Yahoo is still acquiring companies. This time it’s IQ Engines, an image search company, as first reported by AFP. IQ Engines does indeed have a message about the acquisition posted on its homepage: We are thrilled to announce that …

Yahoo Notifies Users Of Their New Names, Launches Paid ‘Watchlist’ Yahoo Notifies Users Of Their New Names, Launches Paid ‘Watchlist’

Earlier this summer, Yahoo announced plans to deactivate thousands of user accounts that haven’t been in use, and let its actual active users get a chance to have more desirable Yahoo IDs and email addresses. For example, a user would …

Yahoo Is Bigger Than Google, And That Should Mean Something To Your Business Yahoo Is Bigger Than Google, And That Should Mean Something To Your Business
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I bet you didn’t see this coming after years of Google domination. Yahoo is back as the top web property (in the U.S.). This comes from comScore Media Metrix, which releases monthly lists of the top 50 U.S. web properties. …

Yahoo Has A New Toolbar, And This Time It’s Even Available For Chrome Yahoo Has A New Toolbar, And This Time It’s Even Available For Chrome
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Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new version of the Yahoo Toolbar for web browsers. In addition to Firefox and Internet Explorer, for which Yahoo has offered a toolbar in the past, it is also now available for …

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Has Generated Massive Search Buzz, Yahoo Says Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Has Generated Massive Search Buzz, Yahoo Says

Elon Musk revealed plans for the Hyperloop transportation system on Monday. This, if built, will transport travelers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in about a half hour’s time. Naturally, the project – the brainchild of the man behind SpaceX, …

Here’s The Second Yahoo Logo Option Here’s The Second Yahoo Logo Option

Yahoo announced this week that it is changing its logo next month, and in the meantime, it will display a different logo on its various properties each day. Here’s what the first one looked like: Now, we get a look …

‘Lone Ranger’ Actors Claim Critics Killed The Movie
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Reviews or the Disney film adaptation of “The Lone Ranger” were pouring in before the movie even premiered on July 3rd, and they were almost unanimously against the summer blockbuster. Now that the film has tanked in the U.S. box …

Tumblr Has More Ads In Store For Us Tumblr Has More Ads In Store For Us

The Tumblr community is unique unto its own, with distinct communities ranging from casual users, political and social activists, die-hard fandom blogs, and collegiate hipsters, as well as hybrids of all of the above. (And, of course, a lot of …

Here’s What The New Yahoo Logo Could Look Like. What Do You Think? Here’s What The New Yahoo Logo Could Look Like. What Do You Think?
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There’s been a whole lot of change going on at Yahoo, so why should that stop at the company’s logo? Yahoo will be launching a new logo next month, and in the meantime, will display an option each day. Above …

Yahoo Buys Rockmelt, Acquisition Train Keeps A Rollin’ Yahoo Buys Rockmelt, Acquisition Train Keeps A Rollin’
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Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Rockmelt, which you may remember launching a social browser a few years back. The browser was based on Chromium, but added a lot of social functionality that is for the most part already …

It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity
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Earlier this week, rumors emerged that Yahoo was close to acquiring e-commerce app platform provider Lexity. It was unclear just how close the companies were to a deal, but apparently it was really, really close, because Yahoo and Lexity just …

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse? Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?
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Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include …

Yahoo May Soon Acquire Lexity [Report] Yahoo May Soon Acquire Lexity [Report]
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Yahoo is reportedly close to acquiring e-commerce app platform company Lexity, which is currently run by long-time Yahoo employee, Amit Kumar. The news/rumor comes from All Things D, which has recently called other Yahoo acquisitions like Qwiki and Xobni before …

Breaking Bad Is Currently The Highest-Searched Emmy-Nominated Drama Breaking Bad Is Currently The Highest-Searched Emmy-Nominated Drama
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Searches for the hit AMC show Breaking Bad are spiking this week, according to Yahoo, as fans gear up for the final season, which premieres on Sunday, August 11th. Yahoo informs us that searches for “breaking bad” are spiking 31% …

Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be? Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be?
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Research out this week from Foresee finds that customer satisfaction with Google (and other search engines and social networks) is down significantly. The firm suggests that the proliferation of advertising (especially in search engines) is “diminishing the customer experience.” Do …

Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting
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Yahoo announced that it has launched its new 2013 Fantasy Sports app today, which brings a new design, and new features to the experience. One of the big new improvements is that it now features mobile drafting, which many will …

The Existence Of PRISM Is Hurting The U.S. Tech Industry The Existence Of PRISM Is Hurting The U.S. Tech Industry
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In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the existence of PRISM. The leaked slides allege that the NSA has direct access to servers belonging to major tech companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The companies denied that they …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Generates More Search Buzz Than Netflix’s Emmy-Nominated ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Arrested Development’ ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Generates More Search Buzz Than Netflix’s Emmy-Nominated ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Arrested Development’
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Netflix’s latest hit Orange is the New Black appears to be taking the web by storm. The praises have been flowing since even before the show debuted on July 11th, but OITNB continues to draw great interest from web searchers …

Yahoo Spends Over $1 Billion To Buy Back Shares Yahoo Spends Over $1 Billion To Buy Back Shares

Yahoo announced today that it is repurchasing 40 million shares of Yahoo common stock held by Third Point LLC at $29.11 per share, which is the closing price from Friday. That puts the deal at about $1.164 billion. Following the …