Yahoo Names Jessica Alba to Its Board

Yahoo appointed six people to its board, including Jessica Alba, Hollywood actress and entrepreneur.

DuckDuckGo Grew by 46% in 2021, Averaging 100 Million Daily Searches

DuckDuckGo is making major headway in the search market, growing by 46% in 2021 and averaging more than 100 million daily searches.

Yahoo the Latest US Company to Pull Out of China

Yahoo is the latest US company pulling out of China, citing an “increasingly challenging business and legal environment.”

From the Ashes: Yahoo Is Back!

One of the oldest internet companies is once again under its own name, as Yahoo is no longer part of Verizon.

Verizon Media Sold to Apollo Funds

Following reports Verizon was exploring a sale of Yahoo and AOL, its Verizon Media business is being sold to Apollo Funds.

Verizon May Sell Yahoo and AOL Assets

Verizon is looking to sell Yahoo and AOL assets, as it pivots away from the digital media business it spent billions to enter.

Yahoo Answers Shutting Down May 4

After 16 years, Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4, 2021.

Marissa Mayer’s New Company Launches AI-Driven Contact App

Marissa Mayer’s new company, Sunshine, has launched Sunshine Contacts, an app that organizes iOS contacts.

DuckDuckGo Experiences Major Growth

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-first search engine, is experiencing record growth as customers become more concerned about protecting their privacy.

Apple Buys Dark Sky Weather App

Apple has purchased popular weather app Dark Sky, according to Dark Sky’s blog.

Jason Calacanis: This Could Be Facebook’s AOL Peak, Their Yahoo Peak

Internet entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis says that Facebook may go the way of AOL and Yahoo. “This could be, it’s possible, maybe not probable but possible, this could be their AOL peak, their Yahoo peak,” said Calacanis.

Yahoo Reveals Its Search Secrets, Vespa Tool is Now Available as Open Source

Yahoo is now giving away the crucial technology powering its internal searches. Vespa, the search engine used by the tech company for internal queries, is now open-source and available to everyone. Oath Inc., the Verizon company that acquired Yahoo in…

Warren Buffett Interested In Financing Yahoo Acquisition

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett has offered to help finance Dan Gilbert’s potential Yahoo acquisition. Buffet told CNBC , “I’m an enormous admirer of Dan and what he has accomplished in Quicken Loans‎. Yahoo is not the type…

Yahoo Mail Adds GIF, Google Drive, Dropbox Access

Yahoo announced two updates for the Yahoo Mail app, which the company says makes “sending compelling, creative emails” easier. These include access to files from Google Drive and Dropbox and the ability to add GIFs from Tumblr into your email.…

Yahoo Said To Be Giving Interested Parties Longer For Opening Bids

On Thursday, a report from Bloomberg came out indicating that Verizon is poised to make a first-round bid for Yahoo and that Google parent Alphabet is considering doing the same. The report also said that AT&T and Comcast, and Microsoft…

Google Parent May Try to Buy Yahoo?

Google parent Alphabet (formerly Google) is considering bidding on Yahoo as the deadline for first-round bids approaches. This is particularly interesting considering that regulators shut down a potential Google/Yahoo partnership years ago. Bloomberg reports that Verizon intends to make a…

Yahoo Mail Gets Enhanced Link Previews

Yahoo Mail announced new enhanced link previews that a spokesperson for Yahoo says “transform the typical blue link into a visual, informative card that gives email recipients a snapshot of the content right in their email.” “With link previews, you…

You Can Now Get A Yahoo Account With Any Email Address

Yahoo announced that you can now sign up for a new Yahoo Mail account without having to create a new Yahoo email address. You can use your existing Gmail, Outlook, or any other non-Yahoo email address to create a new…

Yahoo Study Looks At Marketing To Generation X

Yahoo has released some new findings from a study on marketing to Generation X. It aims to provide insight into how to better understand people from this generation, their interests and how brands can better engage with them. “Generation X,…

Yahoo Closes Publisher Monetization Platform To New Sign-Ups

About a year and a half ago, Yahoo launched Yahoo Recommends as a new monetization platform for publishers and part of its suite of publisher solutions. The product suggested other articles at the bottom of publishers’ content, not unlike offerings…