Yahoo

Yahoo acquires online live concert service Evntlive

Yahoo acquires online live concert service EvntliveWashington, Dec 7 : Yahoo has reportedly acquired an online platform for live concerts, Evntlive, for an undisclosed amount.

Evntlive was founded in late 2011 and launched in beta in April 2012 after raising 2.3 million dollars in funding from notable investors including Vint Cerf.

According to Mashable, post the deal, Evntlive will be shutting down its services and join the Yahoo team for their projects.

Yahoo to shut down newly acquired startup Ptch

Yahoo to shut down newly acquired startup PtchInternet search firm Yahoo! has acquired the Dreamworks-backed social-video app called Ptch, which it will shut down early next year.

After news of the acquisition deal broke out, Ptch confirmed that it would be joining Yahoo, and as part of the transition, Ptch would be shut down on 2nd of January next year.

Yahoo to encrypt users' data in bid to thwart NSA spying

Yahoo to encrypt users' data in bid to thwart NSA spyingWashington, Nov 19 : Yahoo is reportedly going to encrypt all of its users' personal data that flows through its data centers across the globe, in a bid to save it from the prying eyes of world's surveillance agencies.

CEO Marissa Mayer announced that the company will be encrypting connections between its data centers beginning now and into the early part of next year.

Yahoo launches Watchlist to distribute recycled usernames

Yahoo launches Watchlist to distribute recycled usernamesInternet search giant Yahoo on Monday announced the launch of Watchlist, which will enable users to know when a username of their choice is available to grab.

Users of Watchlist will be able to add up to 5 usernames they want to the list that will be active for up to three years. The company will inform users whenever a username of their choice become available. However the new service is not free. It will cost $1.99 for three years.

Indian analyst charged with insider trading on Microsoft-Yahoo deal

Microsoft-YahooNew York, July 31 : An Indian Internet analyst charged with providing insider information about a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo to a prominent hedge fund is scheduled to appear before a New York court Friday.

Sandeep Aggarwal, 40, a former analyst for San Francisco-based Caris & Co., who was arrested by FBI agents Monday at his home in San Jose, California was released on $500,000 bail in federal court Tuesday, according to San Jose Mercury News.

Yahoo India focusing on developing mobile Internet apps

Yahoo India focusing on developing mobile Internet appsYahoo India is concentrating on developing mobile Internet applications in order to tap the available opportunity in the fast growing market, a senior executive of the company said.

Hari Vasudeva, head of Research & Development at Yahoo India, said that the company planned to move its personalized experiences to mobile.

Yahoo to focus on developing mobile Internet apps

YahooHyderabad, July 13 : With Internet users on mobile phones increasing rapidly in India, Yahoo is focusing on developing applications for this growing market, a senior company official said Saturday.

Yahoo, which has its presence in almost all categories of Internet users' daily habits, plans to move its personalized experiences to mobile, said Hari Vasudeva, head, R&D at Yahoo India.

Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash

Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cashYahoo Inc announced on Monday that it would acquire online blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash.

So far, this acquisition is the company's largest since Marissa Mayer became the chief executive of the Inter firm in July last year. This deal also marks Yahoo Inc's most expensive acquisition after the company's $1.3 billion acquisition of online search engine Overture nearly a decade ago.

Yahoo! moves ahead with plans to acquire Tumblr

Yahoo! moves ahead with plans to acquire TumblrMarissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! is moving ahead with her plans to acquire blogging site Tumblr in a deal valued at $1.1 billion.

Yahoo! Planning to acquire Tumblr for US$ 1.1 billion

Yahoo! Planning to acquire Tumblr for US$ 1.1 billionMarissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! has hinted that the company is planning to acquire Tumblr for about US$ 1.1 billion to expand its presence in the social media.

Mayer said that the discussions are going on with Tumblr's David Karp for the proposed acquisition. The takeover will allow Yahoo! to expand its reach to the internet users with 15 billion page views a month. Tumblr has been doing well with the marketers and investors where Yahoo! has faced problems in recent times.

Yahoo! India to organise ‘Open Hack India’ in Hyderabad

Yahoo! India to organise ‘Open Hack India’ in HyderabadInternet giant, Yahoo! India has said that it will soon organise its `Open Hack India' event in the southern city of Hyderabad during the month of July or August this year.

Yahoo!'s second largest global research and development (R&D) facility is located in Bangalore and the company generally holds the event in the city. The event had recorded a participation of 800 developers in the Open Hack competition in the previous year but the company expects only a modest participation this year in Hyderabad.

Yahoo to scrap seven services

Yahoo to scrap seven servicesInternet giant, Yahoo has said that it is planning to scrap a total of seven services as part of the company's regular efforts to evaluate and review its product line-up.

Employees asked to `suit up` to be more productive at work

Employees asked to `suit up` to be more productive at work Melbourne, Mar 2 : Bosses are urging their employees to suit up in an attempt to clamp down on work wear that has become a little too "casual".

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer caused a stir earlier this week when she told employees they must work in the office or quit.

Yahoo acquires Alike, the creator of mobile app for recommendations

Yahoo acquires Alike, the creator of mobile app for recommendationsOn Tuesday, Internet firm Yahoo gave a notable boost to its mobile division, by announcing that it has acquired Alike, the company which is the creator or a mobile app for recommendations.

With Alike's mobile app essentially helping users to locate nearby restaurants, bars and other venues which they may like, the Alike concept is fairly akin to that of location-sharing platform Foursquare, which now functions as a social network as well as a recommendation search engine.

Facebook, Yahoo reportedly poised to collaborate on Web-based search service

Facebook, Yahoo reportedly poised to collaborate on Web-based search service According to a recent report in the UK's The Sunday Telegraph newspaper, citing unnamed `inside' sources, Facebook and Yahoo are apparently discussing the prospect of collaborating on a Web-based search service.

Yahoo, Samsung announce expanded, multi-year Connected TV partnership

Yahoo, Samsung announce expanded, multi-year Connected TV partnershipIn a Monday announcement, Web portal Yahoo revealed that it has worked out an expanded, multi-year deal with Samsung, for the integration of Yahoo's Connected TV platform into Samsung's smart TVs.

The multi-year partnership will bring the interactive television software of the under-restructuring Yahoo to the 2012 lineup of smart TVs from Samsung; thus extending the consumer base of Yahoo's content partners and advertisers.

Yahoo to ignore IE10’s default ‘Do Not Track’ signal

Yahoo to ignore IE10’s default ‘Do Not Track’ signalIn a recent announcement which will apparently deliver a blow to industry negotiations for the implementation of a `Do Not Track' (DNT) option for all Internet users, Yahoo said on Friday that it will ignore the default DNT signal transmitted by Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) browser.

Google reportedly interested in becoming Yahoo’s official search partner

Google reportedly interested in becoming Yahoo’s official search partner According to a Forbes. com report, citing the information shared by Dow Jones reporter Kenneth Maxwell, Google is apparently interested in breaking the Yahoo-Microsoft search deal, so that Yahoo can switch over from Microsoft's Bing to Google as its official search partner.

As per Maxwell, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said during a recent launch event for the Google Nexus 7 tablet in Japan that Google was interested in having Bing replaced by Google as Yahoo's search engine.

Yahoo sells its 40% stake in Alibaba Group

Yahoo sells its 40% stake in Alibaba GroupInternet giant, Yahoo has been able to finalize a long standing deal to sell its 40 per cent stake in the Alibaba Group of China.

Yahoo is looking to pay some of the earnings to its shareholders, who have suffered due to the fall of the company in rennet years. After distribution of the fund among the shareholders, the company might still have about $1.3 billion, allowing new chief executive, Marissa Mayer to investment in acquisitions or hire better talent in her effort to turn around the company.

Yahoo leaves out RIM Blackberry from its ‘free phone’ offer for employees

Yahoo leaves out RIM Blackberry from its ‘free phone’ offer for employeesAccording to a Business Insider report, Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer has told the employees in a recent memo that the company is coming up with a new program, under which they will be given a new smartphone of their choice --- an Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC device.

Syndicate content