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FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and search results. Search industry veteran Danny Sullivan wrote a letter to the FTC just over a year ago …

Arrested Development Season 5 Is In Demand (If Search Data Is Any Indication) Arrested Development Season 5 Is In Demand (If Search Data Is Any Indication)
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As we reported earlier, Yahoo shared some interesting data about search trends related to Arrested Development, the cult hit show that Netflix resurrected from the dead with a fourth season, which debuted last month. Searches for “arrested development 2013″ spiked …

Arrested Development 2013: Is Netflix Making Mae Whitman A Household Name? [Her?] Arrested Development 2013: Is Netflix Making Mae Whitman A Household Name? [Her?]
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Yahoo has shared some interesting data about search trends related to Arrested Development. As you probably know, Netflix launched the long-anticipated season 4 of the show last month. According to the company, searches for “arrested development 2013″ spiked 279% in …

Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’ Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’
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Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them. As previously reported, security experts …

Yahoo Is A Founding Partner For 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium Yahoo Is A Founding Partner For 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium

Yahoo announced today that it will be a founding partner for Levi’s Stadium, the future home of the San Francisco 49ers. Yahoo will also be the exclusive sports content, social networking and photo/video sharing partner for the team. “That means …

The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official The Yahoo/Tumblr Deal Is Now Officially Official

Yahoo has just announced that they have completed the acquisition of popular blogging platform Tumblr – a deal that was set into motion back in May. Yahoo reportedly payed $1.1 billion for Tumblr, in cash. For a comparison, that’s just …

Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’ Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’
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A week ago, we reported that Yahoo was about to give away inactive email addresses. The company said it would be freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. …

Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers
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Like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and more, Yahoo is the latest tech company to release a transparency report in light of the recent allegations that they were involved in the NSA’s secret surveillance & data-mining initiative, PRISM. Yahoo reports between 12,000 …

Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki

Yahoo is said to be in the advanced stages of discussion to acquire Qwiki for $50 million. Kara Swisher at All Things D cites sources close to the company. Qwiki launched to the public back in January of 2011, with …

The GIF Turns 26 Years Old On Saturday, Continues To Attract A Lot Of Searches The GIF Turns 26 Years Old On Saturday, Continues To Attract A Lot Of Searches
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Saturday, June 15th marks the official 26th birthday of the GIF. Yahoo has pulled together some GIF search stats to celebrate. According to the company, 71% of searches for [gifs] come from men, and [swifts disgusted reaction gif] is amongst …

Yahoo Fought the Good Fight Against PRISM But Failed [REPORT] Yahoo Fought the Good Fight Against PRISM But Failed [REPORT]
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It looks like Yahoo fought the good fight, but ultimately failed to prevent its own forced participation in the recently-revealed PRISM – the NSA’s previously top secret surveillance program. The New York Times reports that they have determined the identity …

Yahoo Acquires Conference Call Company Rondee Yahoo Acquires Conference Call Company Rondee
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Yahoo has acquired conference call company Rondee, marking its second acquisition in a day’s time. As previously reported, Yahoo also acquired Ghostbird Software to roll into its Flickr property. Yahoo will be shutting down Rondee as it folds the team …

Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr
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Yahoo just keeps on acquiring companies.This time it’s GhostBird Software, which the company will use to enhance the recently enhanced Flickr even further. GhostBird makes the photo apps KitCam and PhotoForge2. “We’ll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from …

Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses
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Yahoo announced today that it is freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. What this means is that they are creating a new land rush for Yahoo email …

Marissa Mayer Is Auctioning Off a Lunch at Yahoo HQ Marissa Mayer Is Auctioning Off a Lunch at Yahoo HQ
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Tim Cook isn’t the only tech CEO whose time is worth thousands of dollars. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is also auctioning off her time, a lunch date at Yahoo HQ, on the charity auction site CharityBuzz. “Find out what it’s …

A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail
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Yahoo Mail Classic is now dead. Yahoo Mail users, as of Monday, no longer have the option of using the old version, and must instead use the new version, which Yahoo reminds them, serves ads based on the content of …

Yahoo Said To Be Possibly Acquiring Xobni Yahoo Said To Be Possibly Acquiring Xobni
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Yahoo could be getting ready to buy address book app company Xobni, according to a report. Xobni makes the Smartr Contacts app. Liz Gannes at All Things D reports that the two companies have been in talks for quite some …

Check Out This Interactive Dashboard Looking At Yahoo’s Acquisitions Check Out This Interactive Dashboard Looking At Yahoo’s Acquisitions

Useready recently put together this interactive dashboard looking at Yahoo’s various acquisitions over the years. It’s pretty interesting considering the company’s current acquisition spree. Note: Due to our publication’s format, some side scrolling is needed. Or you can just check …

Yahoo Redesigns Search Results Page Yahoo Redesigns Search Results Page

Yahoo announced today that it is rolling out a new design for its search results pages in the U.S. This includes a somewhat Google-like navigation bar. Here’s the before: And the after: “When it comes to search, nothing should stand …

Tumblr’s Creative Director and First Designer Is Leaving the Company Tumblr’s Creative Director and First Designer Is Leaving the Company
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Jacob Bijani, Tumblr’s creative director and their first designer, is leaving the company after 5 years. He announced his departure in a blog post where he says that he’s sure the future of Tumblr will be “incredible.” Here’s his short …

Tumblr Launches More Ads (Desktop Dashboard) Tumblr Launches More Ads (Desktop Dashboard)
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Tumblr announced today that it will start to bring sponsored posts to users’ dashboards on the web. “Just like in our mobile apps, these posts will simply blend in with the posts from the blogs you follow,” the company says …