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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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Community Season 6 Gets a Home at Yahoo

The NBC cult hit Community has found a new home – on Yahoo Screen. The show, which ran for five seasons on NBC, has an ardent following – but it wasn’t enough to save the show from cancellation in May. Fans wondered if the show would be resurrected on any number of online platforms – and rumors emerged late last …

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Yahoo Also Kind of Sucks at Diversity

Following Google’s lead, tech companies have started to voluntarily reveal their self-reported diversity stats – basically showcasing the percentage of men vs. women and racial breakdown in their company demographics. The latest to do so is Yahoo who, despite being “committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce,” still kind of sucks at attracting, developing and retaining a diverse …

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Tumblr Sponsored Posts To Be Shown Across Yahoo Properties

Here we are just about a year since Yahoo officially acquired Tumblr. Yahoo announced today that content from Tumblr Sponsored Posts will now be promoted across Yahoo in addition to Tumblr, giving them the potential to reach over 800 million average monthly visitors. The Sponsored Posts are now integrated and available through Yahoo Gemini, the marketplace the company launched in …

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Yahoo Extends Native Stream Ads Into More Countries

Yahoo announced on Tuesday that it is extending its Stream Ads internationally with availability in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom. “Last year, we debuted Yahoo Stream Ads as a way to make content discovery even more seamless and effective for our readers — through a brand new native ad format,” the company says. …

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Yahoo Mail Gets A New Android App

Yahoo announced the release of a new Yahoo Mail Android app to follow the recently launched iOS version. This includes new news, search, weather, sports, video, and Flickr features. In a Tumblr post, Yahoo Mail senior product manager Andrew Molyneux writes: A couple of weeks back when we launched the new Yahoo Mail for iPhone, our goal was to put …

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Post Snowden, Tech Companies Are Much More Transparent and Protective of User Privacy

In May of 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published their third-ever “Who Has Your Back” report, which looks at major tech companies and how they stack up when it comes to protecting user data and privacy. In the six criteria the EFF uses to judge each company, only two received perfect six-star ratings. Many top companies, like Apple and Yahoo, …

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Yahoo Buys Blink, Will Shut It Down

Yahoo has acquired Blink, one of those “self-destructing chat” apps. The app, however, is going away, as Yahoo takes the talent behind it. We're excited to announce that Blink is now part of Yahoo! Thanks to all of our users. http://t.co/dU3lOqJRXI — Blink (@blinkapp) May 13, 2014 A post on the Blink blog says: We’re excited to announce that as …

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Yahoo Launches New Native Ads

Yahoo is rolling out new, image-rich native ads, which according to the company, will be a “seamless part of the content around them.” “These new ad formats can deliver deep user engagement and drive improved recall, intent and favorability for advertisers,” a Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews. “With half of our monthly active users coming to Yahoo on a mobile device, …

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Yahoo Appears To Be Testing Its Own Version Of Knowledge Graph

Yahoo appears to be testing a new type of search results that resemble Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s version of that. The test was spotted by All Google Testing (via Search Engine Land), which shared this look: Here’s what it looks like for a search for “Apple,” followed by Google’s and Bing’s results for the same query for comparison: As …

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Businesses Frustrated With Yelp Reviews On Yahoo

Yelp has been in the headlines as business owners have been complaining. You’re shocked, right? This seems to be a narrative that the company just can’t shake. One of the big topics this week has been about a deal Yelp made with Yahoo, which saw the search engine replace its own local reviews with Yelp’s. This has not gone over …

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