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Host of Potential Yahoo Buyers Emerge – Major Companies Linked

Yahoo is up for sale, and some of the major players in media and technology are keen to pick over the bones of the once-great company, with Microsoft, Google, Verizon, Time, and the Daily Mail all…

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Yahoo Mail Went Down And All They Got Was A Single Tweet

In this day and age, keeping your customers up to date is as important as getting them on board in the first place. Reports started circulating yesterday that Yahoo users weren’t able to access their email…

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New SMTP STS Email Security Standard Published by Industry Leaders

A number of engineers from some of today’s top tech firms have come together to provide a new standard of security for the sending and receiving of emails. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast, LinkedIn and 1&1 Mail…

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Yahoo Retires Its Games and Several Other Products

Things are definitely not looking good for Yahoo right now, and it’s not exactly clear if the company will be able to bounce back from its recent troubles. Recent news regarding the renowned internet pioneer concerns…

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Employers In The EU Can Read Your Private Messages At Work

It’s a slow day. Really slow and you’re bored, so you decide to fire up Facebook and check to see who’s messaged you. Twitter, Facebook, even your personal emails, we all have a way of communicating…

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Yahoo Lost One-Third of Its Staff in 2015

Ailing multinational company Yahoo has lost over a third of its workforce over the last twelve months, in a shocking show of no-confidence in current CEO Marissa Mayer, according to a report in the New York…

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‘Snooper Charter’ Causes Issues With Google, Microsoft, Twitter And Others

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill for short) goes by another name, the Snooper Charter. The bill is aimed to help extend and update the government’s legislation surrounding their surveillance powers, this extension though is gaining…

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Text Spamming Lands Yahoo in Class Action Lawsuit

In an unexpected declaration from a Chicago federal judge on Monday, web giant Yahoo have found themselves faced with a class action lawsuit against them on the grounds of the sending of a large volume of…

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Revamped Yahoo Messenger Adds Unsend Feature

In an effort to bring their venerable instant messaging service back into popularity, Yahoo has revealed a new version of their Yahoo Messenger app. This revamp brings a bevy of new features of the service, most…

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Yahoo Might Decide to Sell Its Core Business

Things are not looking good for Yahoo right now, as the company is struggling with both popularity and financial issues. Lately, some of the firm’s most important executives have decided to leave, most likely because profits…

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Yahoo Mail Restricting Access If You Use An Ad-Blocker

So remember those days when you waited five minutes to load a video or had to browse through those five tabs to find the one which was playing a video you had no idea even existed?…

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Even Yahoo Turns to Google as Revenue Falls

AMD, IBM and now Yahoo. It seems we currently live in an age where large organisations rather thrive or sink, and sink fast at that, hitting the ground as they fall. According to Sky News Yahoo…

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Extensive Malvertising Campaign Targets Yahoo!

This Malvertising Campaign is no longer active having been reported to Yahoo by Anti Malware blocker Malwarebytes, it’s still newsworthy to note the stats and techniques which targeted yahoo Ad Network for now and future reference.…

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Yahoo Trying to Trick Java Users into Switching Search Engines

Do you use Yahoo Search? No? Me neither. But Yahoo is hoping to change that via trickery. The internet giant has teamed up with Oracle to backdoor Yahoo Search as your default search engine when installing…

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Yahoo Pays NFL to Stream a Regular-Season Game for Free

On Wednesday, Yahoo announced a partnership with the NFL to stream a regular-season football game across the globe for free. The game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars will take place on October 25 in London…

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Yahoo Labs Finds Filtered Photos Are More Popular

A new paper from Yahoo Labs “Why We Filter Our Photos and How It Impacts Engagement” delves into its findings after analyzing 7.6million photos on Flickr. They found that filters boost engagement on Flickr. Thanks to social…

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Hulu Buys Streaming Rights to the Entire Seinfeld Series for up to $180 Million

Hulu just got done striking a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the streaming rights of the beloved show Seinfeld. The deal was for the entire 180 episode series, with Hulu paying up to $180 million.…

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How to Delete All Information Google Knows About You

Does the fact google knows more about you than you do yourself worry you? Many members of the global community are irritated by the vast amount of information that Google collects about their searches. Yahoo News…

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Largest Ever Email Study Reveals That We All Are Very Predictable

Researchers from Yahoo labs are said to have examined more than two million users exchanging about 16 billion messages in search of patterns. In order to conduct the study, they are said to have tracked the…

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Microsoft Update Takes Down Bing and Yahoo

The outages of search engines Bing and Yahoo! Search on Friday night has been attributed to a flawed piece of code uploaded to servers by Microsoft. The bad code also took down live.com, Microsoft’s Hotmail redirect,…

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EU Pushes for “Right to Be Forgotten” Online to be Applied Wordwide

The European Union is wants internet search engines, like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Bing, to commit to a global scrub of search results when a person invokes their “right to be forgotten”. At present, if an…

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Yahoo and Microsoft Compete to Become Apple’s Default Search Engine

As Google Search’s contract with Apple nears its end, Yahoo and Microsoft are both vying to replace it as Safari’s default search engine. Yahoo have already stepped into the vacant spot Google left at Firefox, becoming…

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Yahoo Buys Photo Aggregator Cooliris

In the latest purchase by the ambitious internet corporation, mobile photo aggregation app Cooliris has been bought up by Yahoo. The Cooliris mobile app allows users to browse, share, and view photos grabbed from multiple sources,…

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Firefox Drops Google in Favour of Yahoo

Mozilla’s Firefox browser has abandoned Google as its search engine of choice and signed a five-year partnership deal with Yahoo. As of next month, both mobile and desktop versions Firefox will default to Yahoo Search, promising…

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USA Freedom Act, the NSA Reform Bill, Blocked by US Senate

The USA Freedom Act, designed to restrict NSA powers to collect user data, has been blocked by US Senate Republicans in a vote on Tuesday. The bill, supported by tech business coalition Reform Government Surveillance, did…

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Facebook, Google, and Apple Support USA Freedom Act

A coalition of nine tech groups – comprised of Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Aol, Evernote, Dropbox, Linkedin, and Twitter – under the banner Reform Government Surveillance, have petitioned the US Senate to adopt the USA Freedom…

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Yahoo Buys Video Advertising Platform Brightroll

Yahoo has made further inroads with its digital media strategy with today’s purchase of Chinese video marketing platform Brightroll for $640 million, making it their second most expensive acquisitions behind Tumblr, which they bought for $1…