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  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report 17-04-2014 11:28 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo beefs up security to protect users from snooping 03-04-2014 12:56 PM

    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...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    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,...
  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer 11-03-2014 10:38 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo buys Vizify 'to bring a more visual approach to data' 06-03-2014 06:36 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo to stop users logging into its services with Facebook, Google accounts 05-03-2014 10:02 AM

    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...
  • UK spy agency collected sexually explicit images from Yahoo Messenger video chats 28-02-2014 07:29 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo to partner with Yelp on local search engine results: Report 09-02-2014 11:11 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen 31-01-2014 08:24 AM

    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,...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's net worth estimated at $310 million 30-01-2014 11:56 AM

    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 disclosure of her shares...
  • Yahoo's fourth quarter revenue slides as ad prices dip again 29-01-2014 09:56 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo COO de Castro leaving; no replacement named, no reason given 16-01-2014 06:34 AM

    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...
  • CES 2014: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveils Google Now competitor 08-01-2014 06:29 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo email disruption caused by a hard-to-fix hardware problem 12-12-2013 06:41 AM

    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...
  • Google, Apple, Facebook push for limits on government surveillance 09-12-2013 03:11 PM

    Bangalore: Eight US web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies - Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter, LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc - issued an...
  • Cyber experts uncover 2 mn stolen Facebook, Google, Twitter passwords 05-12-2013 09:02 AM

    Boston: Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe. Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a...
  • Miley Cyrus, Arias murder trial top Yahoo's 2013 searches 04-12-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Pop singer Miley Cyrus and the trial of boyfriend-killer Jodi Arias dominated Yahoo's (YHOO.O) online searches in 2013, the web search engine said on Tuesday, while rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dominated music streams on Spotify. Cyrus, 21, generated the most overall searches on Yahoo this year,...
  • Yahoo increases share buyback authorisation by $5 billion 20-11-2013 04:52 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc said it has increased its share repurchase authorisation by $5 billion and that it planned to offer $1 billion in convertible notes. Shares of Yahoo increased 1.6 per cent to $35.17 in after hours trading on Tuesday following the announcement. Yahoo has aggressively repurchased its common...
  • Yahoo promises to encrypt all its users' personal data 19-11-2013 03:51 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centres around the world. The commitment announced Monday by Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer follows a recent Washington Post report...
  • Yahoo announces auction of 'premium' domain names 14-11-2013 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: A few months after releasing dormant email IDs, Yahoo has now announced that it will auction a huge list of domain names that the company has owned for quite some time, including av.com, sandwich.com and voicemail.com. The week-long auction starts on November 14 and will run till November...
  • German journalists advised to stop using Google, Yahoo 02-11-2013 01:07 PM

    Frankfurt: The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by US and British intelligence. "The German Federation of Journalists recommends journalists to avoid until further notice the use of search engines and e-mail services from Google and Yahoo...
  • NSA breaks into Google, Yahoo data centres: Report 31-10-2013 10:27 AM

    Washington: The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A secret accounting dated January 9, 2013, indicates that NSA sends millions of...
  • Delhi HC asks government to formulate an email policy within 4-weeks 30-10-2013 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the government to formulate an email policy within four weeks in compliance with the Public Records Act. Raising concern over cyber snooping, the court asked why sensitive information was being shared on e-mail services. The ruling came based on a PIL on...
  • Gmail, Yahoo could soon be banned for official communications in Indian govt offices 29-10-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data. The government is expected to route all its official communication through the official website NIC's email...
  • LinkedIn announces Intro that shows user information on iPhone email 24-10-2013 10:28 AM

    San Francisco: LinkedIn just gave its users another reason to ensure their resumes are up to date. The online professional network has introduced a mobile feature that shows information about people's careers in emails being read on iPhones. The tool, called Intro, pulls details from the profiles of LinkedIn's more...
  • Yahoo again beats Google in US Web visitors in September 22-10-2013 04:02 PM

    New York: For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore Inc.'s Internet traffic data for September. The research firm said Monday that Yahoo Inc.'s websites had 197.8 million unique US visitors last month, while Google's had 191.4 million. Yahoo was ahead...
  • Yahoo's net revenue dips along with ad prices 16-10-2013 01:26 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc's net revenue dipped slightly in the third quarter as prices for its display ads remained under pressure. Yahoo shares were up 16 cents at $33.54 in after market trading on Tuesday after initially rising more than 4 per cent. Yahoo also announced it would sell fewer...