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  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with a person July 17, 2014

    Washington: A group of influential US lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan on Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a...
  • Microsoft to overtake Yahoo for the first time in ad revenues: Survey July 16, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo for the first time in digital advertising revenues, a research firm said today. The survey by eMarketer represents a setback for Yahoo's effort to return to its glory days as an Internet pioneer. The report said Google will extend its domination of...
  • Yahoo unveils a lineup of free streaming concerts July 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo continued its shift to online content with a line-up of free streaming concerts by music stars such as Usher, Michael Franti, and The Dave Matthews Band. A Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen promised to serve up a new live concert daily beginning on July 15 when The...
  • Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV July 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specialising in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices. Yahoo did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire RayV, which will become part of the California company's research and development team in Tel Aviv. "The (RayV) team lives...
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment July 12, 2014

    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal...
  • Yahoo looking to buy YouTube content provider for $250 million: Report June 28, 2014

    Bangalore: Internet giant Yahoo has put in a bid of around $250 million to buy Fullscreen, a company which creates content for YouTube channels, Britain's Sky News reported on Thursday. Yahoo is looking to expand its reach to young consumers through the acquisition of the company, which generates more than 3...
  • Yahoo Aviate: A new homescreen app for Android launched; available for free June 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo ramped up its move to mobile, grabbing for Android smartphone home screens with an Aviate application tuned to where people are. Yahoo bought Aviate early this year in a deal reported to be valued at about $80 million dollars. The software was subsequently honed with a test group. An...
  • Yahoo India bags prestigious RedInk award in Journalism June 11, 2014

    Yahoo India has announced that it has won three RedInk Awards for original features. RedInk is one of the largest, independent journalism awards in India. The competition includes all major news media - news papers, websites and television/cable channels. This year, Yahoo India was the only online media company to...
  • Accenture calls for nominations for third ‘Innovation Jockeys’ contest, powered by Yahoo India June 4, 2014

    Accenture, in partnership with Yahoo India, opened registration for the third season of Innovation Jockeys: The Hunt for India's most Innovative Minds. Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students across India are welcome to submit innovative ideas for using technology to transform India. This year's contest, which will focus on disruptive...
  • Yahoo buys Snapchat-like messaging app Blink May 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc has bought Blink, a mobile messaging startup that lets users send messages that self-destruct and control who sees their messages and for how long. The deal comes just days after rival messaging startup Snapchat settled charges with US regulators that accused it of deceiving consumers by promising that...
  • Yahoo News Digest app now available for Android, iOS users in India May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Yahoo announced the launch of International edition of Yahoo News Digest for both iOS and Android users in India. According to the company, with this app, users can stay on top of all the need-to-know international news, twice a day, on their mobile phones. Yahoo News Digest, every...
  • Yahoo to release two new comedy series next year; aims to take on Netflix, Hulu April 29, 2014

    New York: Yahoo will release two new comedy series next year in hopes of becoming an even more serious player in Internet video programming. The expansion announced Monday during a presentation in New York makes Yahoo Inc. the latest technology company to mount a challenge to Netflix Inc., which runs the...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report April 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for Apple...
  • Yahoo beefs up security to protect users from snooping April 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping. The measures announced Wednesday include the completion of a system that encrypts all information being transmitted from one Yahoo data centre to another. The technology is designed to...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. The deal could further Yahoo's efforts to bolster its online video programming and video advertising revenue, according to the report, which...
  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer March 11, 2014

    Boston: Yahoo Inc has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer, tapping a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs for the position. Stamos was one of the primary organisers of TrustyCon, a gathering of prominent technology experts last month who had pulled out...
  • Yahoo buys Vizify 'to bring a more visual approach to data' March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Vizify, a startup that specialises in creating interactive infographics and videos of users' social media data has been acquired by Yahoo. The details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Vizify's services will be shut down following the acquisition. "As part of our transition to Yahoo, we will no longer...
  • Yahoo to stop users logging into its services with Facebook, Google accounts March 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo will stop letting consumers access its various online services, including Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, by signing-in with their Facebook or Google credentials. The change, which will be rolled out gradually according to a Yahoo spokeswoman, will require users to register for a Yahoo ID in order...
  • UK spy agency collected sexually explicit images from Yahoo Messenger video chats February 28, 2014

    London: Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs. The newspaper said GCHQ has been scooping up the sensitive images by...
  • Yahoo to partner with Yelp on local search engine results: Report February 9, 2014

    Chicago: Internet portal Yahoo is partnering with consumer reviews website Yelp to beef up local results in its search engine, the Wall Street Journal reported. Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled the news at an employee meeting on Friday, the newspaper said, citing a person present at the meeting. Yahoo's search engine...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen January 31, 2014

    New York: Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's net worth estimated at $310 million January 30, 2014

    New York: The net worth of struggling Internet giant Yahoo Inc's CEO Marissa Mayer is estimated to be $310 million, according to Wealth-X, a global wealth intelligence and prospecting company. Mayer's net worth is estimated to be $310 million, based on the most recent publicly available...
  • Yahoo's fourth quarter revenue slides as ad prices dip again January 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc's online ad prices slid again in the fourth quarter and Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant in which it owns a big stake, saw revenue growth decelerate from its recent rip-roaring pace. Yahoo's overall revenue fell 6 per cent in the last three months of the year to...
  • Yahoo COO de Castro leaving; no replacement named, no reason given January 16, 2014

    Yahoo says Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro is leaving the company, effective Thursday. In a Wednesday filing, the Internet company did not name a replacement or give a reason for de Castro's departure. He was named Yahoo's COO in October 2012, three months after Marissa Mayer came on as CEO. Like...
  • CES 2014: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveils Google Now competitor January 8, 2014

    CES 2014: All that's on at the trendiest tech show Las Vegas/San Francisco: Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled a handful of new products, including a competitor to Google's predictive search technology for smartphones, in a debut appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show that drew a big crowd. The former Google executive...
  • Yahoo email disruption caused by a hard-to-fix hardware problem December 12, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo's email service has been unavailable to some users since Monday night due to a "hardware problem" that the Internet company said has been harder to fix than it expected. Yahoo believes the problem will be fixed by 3 pm PST Wednesday, according to a post on Yahoo's official...