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Yahoo did fight against PRISM but lost the case in court

Yahoo did fight against PRISM but lost the case in court

Yahoo is one of the companies for which the name was listed in the leaked NSA documents. The very document proving that the security agency had access to servers of big online websites. But it seems that before conceding to the will of the government, the tech giant actually fought against PRISM in court. A [...]

June 16th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

10 Ways technology is making us all more rude

10 Ways technology is making us all more rude

It is now common for us to find ourselves in a situation where, in the middle of a movie in a cinema, someone’s loud ringtone goes off. And while a million eyes shoot in the direction of the sound, the owner that just made himself noticed wrestles in his back to find and turn it [...]

May 3rd, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Marissa Mayer shares her story on how Yahoo got her in

Marissa Mayer shares her story on how Yahoo got her in

Marissa Mayer, the current CEO of Yahoo for the last 8 months, volunteered to write an article on how she moved from Google to Yahoo and share her story on the blog Lean In, the blog created by Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg. She admitted the first time she got the invitation for the job, she [...]

April 6th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Yahoo reabsorbs 5 of its old employee by acquiring their company

Yahoo reabsorbs 5 of its old employee by acquiring their company

It seems Yahoo is willing to do anything in its power to bring back its former employees. Ever since Marissa Mayer became the CEO, the company is trying to reenergize itself. For the past few months it has sent invitation letters to some key former employees to let them know that they were welcome back [...]

March 26th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

This is Yahoo’s chance to take back the RSS feed supremacy

This is Yahoo’s chance to take back the RSS feed supremacy

Google is not just the biggest online search engine, it is also the biggest online RSS feed service, or was. The search engine company has announced it was shutting down the RSS feed service for reasons that had to do with a decline in usage. So the feed will be completely shut down on the [...]

March 19th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Yahoo attempted a comeback with the redesign of its homepage

Yahoo attempted a comeback with the redesign of its homepage

After 4 years of not really getting noticed, Yahoo has decided to redesign its homepage. It is not a complete redesign of the whole page but it does have some notable new features. The redesign has been extended to the mobile devices too. On the upper left corner, just like in the previous page design, [...]

February 21st, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Yahoo desperately trying to get his old employees back

Yahoo desperately trying to get his old employees back

For the past few months Yahoo recruiting team has been trying to get in touch with its old key employees to renegotiate a new deal that could convince them to come back. They have been sending official welcome kits containing information about how much Yahoo has changed since Marissa Mayer was made CEO. They made [...]

January 25th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Yahoo and AVG Team Up to Provide Secure Search

Yahoo and AVG Team Up to Provide Secure Search

Yahoo has long since given up on any ambition to reclaim lost market share from Google and instead looks focused on keeping the little presence it has whilst at the same time auctioning off eyeballs to anyone who will buy or team up—not necessarily in that order. A few weeks ago we covered a story [...]

January 9th, 2013 by Anthony West

Yahoo Acquires Video Chat Company OnTheAir as Mayer Sets Sights on Google

Yahoo Acquires Video Chat Company OnTheAir as Mayer Sets Sights on Google

Marissa Mayer has taken on the challenge of rebuilding Yahoo and saving it from near-certain death and so far, she isn’t doing a bad job. Unlike her predecessors who did a lot of talking and very little by way of execution, Mayer has rekindled the culture of “getting things done” inside Yahoo and for the [...]

December 5th, 2012 by Anthony West

Yahoo to Pull the Plug on “Core” Messenger Features: Most Take Effect December 14

Yahoo to Pull the Plug on “Core” Messenger Features: Most Take Effect December 14

All good things come to an end and so the recent announcement by Yahoo that many core features in Yahoo Messenger are to be discontinued can at least be taken in that spirit. Since taking over at Yahoo, Marissa Mayer has implemented a raft of changes; all geared at making the media and search company [...]

December 4th, 2012 by Anthony West

Yahoo to Pay $2.7 Billion for Breach of Contract – Ouch!

Yahoo to Pay $2.7 Billion for Breach of Contract – Ouch!

As court fines come, they don’t get more draw-dropping than $2.7 billion and Yahoo has the unenviable task of coming up with that much cash as ordered to by a Mexico City court. The fine is connected to ruling which went against the search and media company for allegedly breaching a contract between it and [...]

December 2nd, 2012 by Anthony West

Watch Out Google: Yahoo and Facebook Discussing Search Deal

Watch Out Google: Yahoo and Facebook Discussing Search Deal

Facebook wants to enter search; Yahoo can’t seem to keep up in search, so it sort of makes sense for the two to have a partnership conversation. That conversion has started according to a report in The Sunday Telegraph. Call it women’s solidarity but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s COO apparently met to discuss [...]

November 19th, 2012 by Anthony West

The top 5 websites according to Alexa’s ranking

The top 5 websites according to Alexa’s ranking

Have you given a thought about the websites that you frequently visit? The top most web sites and their SEO (search engine optimization) and traffic ratings will leave you astonished. Alexa is the most popular site metrics provider provides you with accurate site metrics of your favorite website’s traffic. Alexa covers over 125 countries and [...]

November 4th, 2012 by Manasa

Yahoo Not Happy with Microsoft: “Do Not Track” to Blame

Yahoo Not Happy with Microsoft: “Do Not Track” to Blame

Microsoft has just released Windows 8 and like all other versions of Windows, it comes with Internet Explorer pre-installed. The latest version of course is Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) and already it is causing problems. We recently covered Microsoft’s bundling policy and how it impacts on users, but there is another feature that is causing [...]

October 28th, 2012 by Anthony West

Diigo.com Restored after a Domain Hijack caused a 50-hour Outage

Diigo.com Restored after a Domain Hijack caused a 50-hour Outage

I blame it on Halloween; how else do you explain the recent spate of outages that have been hitting big-name web properties lately? Amazon; GoDaddy—even our very own SiteTrail got caught up in the malarkey. The latest website to suffer some sort of outage catastrophe is Diigo.com, the social bookmarking and annotation website that is [...]

October 28th, 2012 by Anthony West

Yahoo Dips Again in Search Market: “Powered by Bing” Not Helpful

Yahoo Dips Again in Search Market: “Powered by Bing” Not Helpful

Yahoo’s got a new CEO, full of promise and she’s even brought a bit of warmth to the job by having a baby. But despite all this promise the company is still looking shaky and in search, where the company has struggled for a long time, things just got a little bit uglier. New data [...]

October 12th, 2012 by Anthony West

Yahoo Japan Acquires Community Factory For $12.8 Million

Yahoo Japan Acquires Community Factory For $12.8 Million

Yahoo Japan may only be a subsidiary of Yahoo’s main business but news that it has acquired mobile content provider, Community Factory for a whopping $12.8 million may sound a positive bell stateside. The deal is considered quite rare in that part of the world because big-company acquisitions don’t happen often. Yahoo Japan will reportedly [...]

September 23rd, 2012 by Anthony West

Facebook Is Now The 2nd Largest Video Site In America

Facebook Is Now The 2nd Largest Video Site In America

Move over Yahoo, Facebook is now the second largest video site in the US. The rather shocking bit of news came from ComScore who published their latest rankings for monthly online video data. Leading the way of course, is Google/YouTube which combined racked up over 184 million unique views for the month of July. Yahoo [...]

August 29th, 2012 by Anthony West

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