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Google Reportedly Reveals ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats

EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance. The Wall Street Journal has a source apparently with direct knowledge of what was discussed in the meeting, and shares some stats …

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Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance

Yahoo may be in the process of killing the Yahoo Contributor Network (thanks to the Google Panda update), but it just announced the launch of the Yahoo Finance Contributor Network. The company describes the new offering as “a finance-focused network powered by Tumblr, where expert contributors will regularly create and share original content.” “Yahoo is opening up the Finance platform …

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Greta Van Susteren Blasts “Snooty Journalism Magazines” Over Jill Abramson Inverview

Greta Van Susteren has responded to criticism regarding her interview with former editor Jill Abramson. Van Susteren has faced criticism before, but this time it’s from Elizabeth Spayd of the Columbia Journalism Review who called Abramson’s appearance a “a cheery campaign to bend public opinion her way.” “Her strategy, in case it’s not obvious, is to seek out prominent female …

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Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry

Yahoo announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company says it will use the acquisition to help it build and support mobile apps and monetization solutions. Flurry has been around since 2008, has accumulated 170,000 developers, and sees app activity from 1.4 billion devices. It also sees 5.5 billion app sessions each …

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Yahoo Gets Exclusive Pre-Theatrical Release Of ‘One Chance’

Yahoo announced today that it has teamed up with The Weinstein Company on a pre-theatrical release of the film One Chance. It will be available exclusively on Yahoo Screen this fall. Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt said, “Every day we help Yahoo users find inspiring and entertaining content. We are excited to bring ‘One Chance,’ a fresh and emotionally compelling film …

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Yahoo’s Search Market Share Reportedly Lowest It’s Ever Been

comScore should be releasing its latest U.S. search market numbers soon, but as Greg Sterling reports, some analysts got them early, and have been talking about them. Yahoo has reportedly fallen below 10% market share, which is the lowest it’s ever been. According to Sterling’s report, the numbers shake out like this: Google (67.6%), Bing (19.2%), Yahoo (9.8%), Others (3.4%). …

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EU To Hold Meeting On ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Next Week

It doesn’t seem like the whole mess that is the “right to be forgotten” is going to be thoroughly sorted out anytime soon, as regulators in Europe are now taking issue with Google’s implementation of the rules it is being forced to adopt. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the EU privacy officials have called a meeting for next …

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Report: Microsoft To Overtake Yahoo In Online Ads This Year

Microsoft will surpass Yahoo in digital ad market share this year, according to a new report from eMarketer. This comes as Yahoo just reported a disappointing quarter, with much of the disappointment coming specifically from its display advertising business. “Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results,” said CEO Marissa …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.04 Billion

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter, missing Wall Street estimates with revenue of $1.04 billion. CEO Marissa Mayer didn’t sugar coat it. “Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results,” she said. “While several areas showed strength, their growth was offset by declines. Yahoo Search, for …

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Yahoo Buys Rayv For Undisclosed Sum

The Wall Street Journal reported back in May that Yahoo as close to acquiring video streaming startup RayV. As of today, that has happened. The company will be joining Yahoo’s platform and services team. RayV has developed software for improving HD video streaming, and has a content distribution network, CMS, and DRM product. The RayV team announced the acquisition on …

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Google Panda Update Leads To Death Of Yahoo Product

As you probably know, Google’s Panda update originally targeted content farm sites. Demand Media’s eHow was the poster child, but back in the early Panda days, Yahoo also had such a content network called Associated Content. After Panda, it deleted 75,000 articles, following in the footsteps of Demand Media’s recovery strategy. It also changed Associated Content to Yahoo Voices as …

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Yahoo Shuts Down A Bunch Of Products

Yahoo announced today that it is shutting down a handful of products: Newlook Service, Research Reports, Bookmarks.yahoo.com, People Search, Xobni, Yahoo Toolbar on Chrome, Yahoo Shine, Yahoo Voices, and the Yahoo Contributor Network. These follow the closure of Yahoo Avatars, Yahoo for BlackBerry, Yahoo Clues, Yahoo App Search, Yahoo Sports IQ, Yahoo Message Boards, Yahoo Updates API, Upcoming, Yahoo Deals, …

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