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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 …

Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find
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Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you …

Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup

Yahoo is keeping the acquisitions coming at a fast and furious pace, today announcing that they have snatched up eight employees from Beijing-based Ztelic in a “talent acquisition.” Ztelic is a social data analytics startup that first launched last year. …

Yahoo Acquires Ad Tech Startup Admovate Yahoo Acquires Ad Tech Startup Admovate

A day after the company posted its Q2 revenues (which are down, by the way), Yahoo announced yet another acquisition – Admovate, a mobile ad tech startup. Yahoo says the acquisition is part of its efforts to further invest in …

Tumblr CEO David Karp Talks Porn, Profitability with Stephen Colbert Tumblr CEO David Karp Talks Porn, Profitability with Stephen Colbert
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Tumblr CEO David Karp stopped by the Colbert Report last night, where he talked Tumblr’s future profitability, porn on the site, and why he dropped out of high school at the age of 15. Early on in the interview, Colbert …

Yahoo Q2 Earnings Released, Revenues Down Yahoo Q2 Earnings Released, Revenues Down
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Yahoo just released its second quarter 2013 financial results, with GAAP revenue down 7% year-over-year at $1,13 billion for the quarter. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) was 1,07 billion for the second quarter, down 1% year-over-year. Non-GAAP earnings per …

Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM

You may remember last month when it was revealed that Yahoo fought against PRISM and lost in 2008. The leaked FISA document that revealed this information was heavily redacted, however, so it didn’t give us the whole picture. Now Yahoo …

Microsoft: 51 Million Out Of 159 Million Yahoo Bing Network Searchers Don’t Use Google Microsoft: 51 Million Out Of 159 Million Yahoo Bing Network Searchers Don’t Use Google
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Microsoft put out some stats today about Bing Ads and the Yahoo Bing Network worth taking a look at. For starters, the network currently has 159 million unique searchers. 51 million of these do not use Google, according to the …

Yahoo Moves Forward With Account Transfer Plans, Lets Users Make ID Wishlists Yahoo Moves Forward With Account Transfer Plans, Lets Users Make ID Wishlists
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Last month, Yahoo announced its plans to deactivate inactive accounts, and give some more desirable Yahoo IDs and email addresses to loyal users who want them. The thinking is that users will be able to get things like albert@yahoo.com rather …

Consumers’ Brand Perception Of Yahoo Is Down, But On The Rebound Consumers’ Brand Perception Of Yahoo Is Down, But On The Rebound

YouGov, which measures consumers’ perception of various brands, is reporting that brand perception of Yahoo is down considerably over the past year, and particularly since the whole NSA PRISM scandal broke. “One year after Marissa Mayer assumed the CEO title …

White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy
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The White House’s Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL announced new best practices guidelines for ad networks to address piracy and counterfeiting. The guidelines are designed to …

Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results
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Yahoo announced a new update to Image Search today, which showcases scenic photos of destinations when you search for locations. When you search for a place or country, Yahoo will show Getty Images from that location. “This partnership allows us …

Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition

Sure, Yahoo acquiring Tumblr seems like pretty old news at this point, but the two joined companies are still celebrating. They commemorated the event this morning in New York with Tumblr CEO David Karp ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market opening …

Yahoo Mail Still Frustrates Users A Month After Switch Yahoo Mail Still Frustrates Users A Month After Switch
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Last month, Yahoo finally killed Yahoo Mail Classic, about six months after launching a major redesign for Yahoo Mail. During most of the first half of the year, users still had the option to use the old version, but starting …

Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps
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Yahoo announced today that it is making it possible for Yahoo Mail users to access all of their Yahoo Mail accounts from the Yahoo Mail apps for iOS and Windows 8, joining the existing functionality in the Android app. So, …

Dropbox Hits 175 Million Users, Launches New Developer Tools, Yahoo Mail Integration For Android Dropbox Hits 175 Million Users, Launches New Developer Tools, Yahoo Mail Integration For Android
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Dropbox kicked off its first ever developer conference today. The company took the opportunity to reveal that it now has 175 million users, and over a billion files synced every day. According to TechCrunch, Dropbox only had 100 million users …