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  • Yahoo plans to take on Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana with Index 4 days ago

    New Delhi: It seems like Yahoo is all geared up to rekindle its popularity among consumers with a range of new products this year. The California-based company recently announced that it was working on a messaging app and now, it has unveiled its plans about a digital assistant. During the company's...
  • Yahoo, Microsoft add a termination clause in search deal 6 days ago

    Yahoo and Microsoft added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on or after October 1, 2015, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo on Monday The 10-year search partnership, crafted by former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results April 18, 2015

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • Yahoo revises search partnership with Microsoft, gets more control April 17, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo and Microsoft forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo...
  • Yahoo all set to launch its first mobile messaging app; likely to take on Skype, Snapchat, Meerkat April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Under the leadership of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo is set to unveil its first major consumer product which is said to be a messaging app that would combine live videos and text. The app will pull elements from apps like Meerkat, YouNow, Skype, and Snapchat. A report on The...
  • Largest ever study of email habits reveals how predictable you are April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In what is touted as the largest email study ever conducted, researchers have tried to get answers to the ultimate question about people's email dealing habits. Yahoo labs researchers analysed emails of two million participants who sent more than 16 billion messages over the course of several months....
  • Google updates Gmail app to let users access Yahoo, Outlook emails March 31, 2015

    San Francisco: Google said Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program. "Starting today, you'll be able to view all your mail at once, regardless of which account it's from, using the new 'All Inboxes'...
  • You can now also access your Yahoo, Outlook emails from Gmail Android app March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Google just made it easier for you to manage all your email accounts (yes, even if they are not Gmail accounts) at a single place with its updated Gmail Android app. As the technology grows, our channels of online communications also grow and so do the attached email accounts....
  • Yahoo, Microsoft extend search partnership talks for 30 days March 28, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. The search partnership, which took effect in 2010, allowed the companies to negotiate changes or...
  • Here are the 2 new ways you will be unlocking your online accounts in future March 21, 2015

    San Jose: Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked. This week, Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives:...
  • Yahoo shuts down R&D centre in China to cut costs March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Yahoo is closing its Beijing research and development center and leaving China in a new cost-cutting move. The company said Thursday the Beijing office's functions would be consolidated in other locations. It gave no details of how many people would lose their jobs but said they would be "treated with...
  • Yahoo rolls out password-on-demand login feature to save you from remembering passwords March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: With web security issues rising at an alarming rate, tech companies are introducing alternative ways for users to protect their login information. The latest to join the bandwagon for secure login process is Yahoo which has rolled out a password-on-demand feature. Similar to the online bank transaction processes, Yahoo's...
  • Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs his liver, Jobs had a secret plan to buy Yahoo: New biography reveals March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The impact of the man will remain for long after his passing and books on the legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will therefore continue to be written for long. An upcoming biography titled Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent...
  • Yahoo devises new strategy to catch up with rivals February 20, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo is giving away a toolkit for managing mobile apps in a move aimed at reaping more revenue from smartphones and tablets as CEO Marissa Mayer scrambles to catch up to the Internet company's rivals. The strategy will enable Yahoo Inc. to distribute ads in other mobile apps besides...
  • Facebook, Yahoo, other partners announce 'ThreatExchange' alliance to thwart cyberattacks February 12, 2015

    Washington: Facebook, Yahoo and other technology firms announced the creation of a "ThreatExchange" to share information to help thwart cyberattacks. "ThreatExchange is built on the existing Facebook platform infrastructure... so that partner companies can query the available threat information and also publish to all or a subset of participating organizations,"...
  • Twitter says its promoted tweets will now appear on third-party mobile apps, websites February 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter's stock jumped more than 6 per cent on Tuesday after the social media company said its promoted tweets will appear on third-party mobile apps and websites under a new advertising distribution program. The syndication program will broaden the reach of Twitter's ads beyond the 284 million monthly users...
  • 'Yahoo, Bing search crashed because of a bad code update by Microsoft' January 3, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft search engines temporarily went dark on Friday after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back, a person briefed on the outages told Reuters. The outages were not caused by an outside attack, the person said, declining to be named...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? December 26, 2014

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • Yahoo to replace Google as Firefox's default search engine November 20, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market. The five-year alliance announced Wednesday will end a decade-old partnership in the US...
  • Yahoo Mail users furious over disruptions; vent anger on Twitter November 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo Mail users vented their anger on Twitter Friday about disruptions plaguing the free messaging service. Website Downrightnow.com, which monitors popular online services, displayed a graph showing multiple disruptions of Yahoo Mail in the past 24 hours. "Yahoo mail is down... AGAIN," one Twitter user wrote, using the hashtag #yahoomail....
  • Yahoo buys video ad service BrightRoll for $640 million November 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo will pay about $640 million for automated advertising service BrightRoll, beefing up its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers. The acquisition sustains Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree and sharpens the company's focus on video ads, which it hopes can offset declining Internet ad...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy ad service BrightRoll: Report October 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Online search and advertising company Yahoo is in talks to buy digital video advertising service provider BrightRoll for around $700 million, tech blog TechCrunch reported. Term sheets have been signed and the price, if the deal is completed, looks likely to be in the region of $700 million-$725 million, the...
  • Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts: Report October 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Yahoo is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan. Yahoo is considering acquiring one or more large technology...
  • Yahoo lays off hundreds of employees in India October 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company's largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters. The company said in a statement on Tuesday it was consolidating "certain teams into fewer offices" in Bangalore, but that it would continue to have a presence there. The...
  • Yahoo plans to invest in messaging app Snapchat: Report October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Yahoo plans to invest a part of the proceeds from the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stake sale in mobile app Snapchat, which lets users send messages that disappear after a few seconds, the Wall Street Journal said. Yahoo and Snapchat held talks that are expected to lead to an investment...
  • US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 a day fine over surveillance September 12, 2014

    Washington: US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed Thursday. The documents, made public in a rare unsealing by a secretive court panel, "underscore...
  • Yahoo Stores: Yahoo relaunches its ecommerce platform; lets small businesses easily set up online stores August 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo announced the relaunch of its ecommerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing. The new Yahoo Stores system, said a company blog post, allows users to "turn your idea into a business in less than two minutes." Amit Kumar, head of Yahoo Small Business, said...
  • Yahoo bolsters local search with Zofari recommendation app August 13, 2014

    New York: Yahoo said Tuesday it was bolstering its local search capabilities by absorbing the team from the smartphone recommendation app Zofari. "Zofari and Yahoo share a common goal to make the world an easier place to explore for as many people as possible," Californiabased Yahoo said in an email. "We're thrilled...
  • Gmail, Yahoo make phone number mandatory for new email IDs August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's most popular free email providers Gmail and Yahoo have made telephone number mandatory for creation of new email addresses in a bid to check spam. Any person wishing to create a new email ID needs to provide a telephone number which Gmail and Yahoo use for verification. Google...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create a secure email system August 8, 2014

    Yahoo said it will join Google to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion...