Yahoo - Infoworld en Update: Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists <p>In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.</p> Security Yahoo Email Software Malware Security Management Security Tools Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:05:15 +0000 admin 240068 at Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers <p>Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.</p> Networking Security Yahoo Internet Data Loss Prevention Data Security Encryption Internet Privacy Web Services Search Engines Social Networking Video Conferencing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:19 +0000 admin 239756 at Worried about the government? Internet giants also snoop through your email <p>Security protections have been tightened at many of the major online services, as firms like Google and Microsoft pledge to protect their users against unwanted prying eyes. But while many people fret about unwarranted government access to their data, the Internet firms themselves play by their own set of rules.</p> Security Google Microsoft Yahoo Internet Data Security Internet Privacy Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:42:43 +0000 admin 238911 at Yahoo gets help from Yelp to fight Google <p>Searching on Yahoo will now deliver local business reviews from Yelp, through a partnership that could help Yahoo search compete against Google, or at least make it more useful.</p> <p>Yahoo <a href="" target="_blank">said</a> Wednesday that it had partnered with Yelp, as part of its efforts to provide a richer experience to its users. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Google Yahoo Internet Search Engines Social Networking Technology Business Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:26:46 +0000 admin 238268 at Yahoo acquires social data visualization startup Vizify <p>Yahoo has acquired Vizify, a company that turns social media data into interactive visual aids such as infographics and videos, adding to the Internet giant's string of acquisitions designed both to get talent and access to new technologies and services.</p> <p>In this instance, Vizify in Portland, Oregon, will be closing down the service and refunding its paid customers. From Wednesday, Vizify will not be accepting new users, the startup wrote on its <a href="">website</a>.</p> Business Intelligence The Industry Standard Yahoo Data Visualization M&A Startups Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:41:43 +0000 admin 237825 at When tech titans join forces: The verdict on 6 big mergers <p>Batman and Robin. Siskel and Ebert. Great Britain and the United States in World War II. Cookie dough and ice cream. Usually, when two distinct entities join together, they form one opposable force.</p> <p>Or do they? While there are major success stories to be found when two large tech companies come together, there's a Time Warner-AOL fiasco for every Oracle-Sun combination.</p> The Industry Standard Dell EMC VMware Facebook Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) Yahoo M&A Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:06:25 +0000 admin 237613 at Yahoo breach exposes naked truth about online security <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Yahoo breach exposes naked truth about online security" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Kimberly White</p></em></div> Applications Security Yahoo Cringely Email Software Internet Privacy Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:58:23 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237460 at Marissa Mayer says Yahoo investing in search <p>If you think Yahoo has given up on search, think again. The company may have handed its back-end search operations to Microsoft, but Marissa Mayer thinks there's work to be done on mobile devices, particularly around contextual search.</p> <p>Contextual search aims to give people the right information, at the right time, by looking at signals such as where they're located and what they're doing -- such as walking or driving a car. Mobile devices tend to provide a lot more of those signals.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Yahoo Search Engines Mobile Technology Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:08:46 +0000 admin 236190 at Yahoo acquires diary app maker Wander with an eye toward mobile <p>Yahoo has acquired Wander, a startup that makes a diary app, as part of the Internet company's continuing efforts to improve its products on mobile devices.</p> <p>Wander makes an app for the iPhone called <a href="" target="_blank">Days</a>, which is designed to let its users share photos and animated GIFs in a single package from a daylong period. The idea is to give the images context, as opposed to sharing photos individually, as users do with Instagram.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Yahoo M&A Mobile Apps Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:23:00 +0000 admin 236159 at Yahoo acknowledges Yahoo Mail hack <p>Have your friends recently texted you about spam originating from your Yahoo Mail account? If so, that may be because you (and many of your friends) were hacked.</p> Security Yahoo Cyber Crime Data Security Password Security Web Applications Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:31:50 +0000 admin 235425 at Yahoo reports another sales decline as ads sag <p>Yahoo reported a 6 percent drop in revenue for the fourth quarter as sales of its display and search ads dropped compared to last year.</p><p>Revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013, was $1.266 billion, down 6 percent compared to the same period the previous year, Yahoo <a href="" target="_blank">said</a> Tuesday. Excluding traffic acquisition costs, revenue was down 2 percent, though in line with the expectations of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.</p> The Industry Standard Yahoo Technology Business Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:26:13 +0000 ccraig 235238 at Yahoo fires COO Henrique de Castro <p>Yahoo's Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro is leaving the company a little over a year after he was hired, according to a filing by the company.</p> <p>Castro was hired by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in October 2012 from Google, where he was vice president of Google's worldwide partner business solutions group. Reporting directly to Mayer, he was to be responsible for strategic and operational management of Yahoo's sales, operations, media and business development worldwide.</p> Yahoo Technology Business Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:35:17 +0000 admin 234343 at SNL cast helps Marissa Mayer launch Yahoo News Digest <p>Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer got some help from "Saturday Night Live" cast members Tuesday when she took the stage at the International CES to announce a new app called Yahoo News Digest.</p><p>The app, available now in the <a href="" target="_blank">App Store</a>, pulls together snippets of news from around the Web and presents it in a twice-daily digest that Yahoo says is more readable than wading through the "tsunami" of news information available on the Web.</p> Mobile Technology Yahoo Mobile Apps Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:02:55 +0000 ccraig 233725 at Our searches, ourselves: The year's top tweets, trends, and more <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Our searches, ourselves: The year's top tweets, trends, and more" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>We are what we search for. Whether that's a hopeful pronouncement or a troubling one, I'm not sure yet. I'm leaning toward the latter.</p> Applications Twitter Yahoo Cringely Search Engines Social Networking Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 232817 at Obama to meet tech leaders on site, surveillance <p>U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to repair some of the damage wrought by the troubled site, will meet with executives from technology companies including Yahoo and Twitter today.</p> Apple Twitter Yahoo E-government IT Management Internet Privacy Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:57:17 +0000 admin 232758 at Yahoo Mail slowly recovers from epic outage, but some problems linger <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">great Yahoo Mail outage</a> entered its third day on Thursday after hardware issues in one of Yahoo's data centers knocked out mail service for many users on Monday night. The Mail problems are ironed out for most people, but anyone who accesses their email with a third-party desktop or mobile app may still have issues.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Yahoo Applications Cloud Computing Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:22:41 +0000 uphan 232618 at Apple, Google, Microsoft ask governments to reform surveillance practices <p>Eight top tech companies in the U.S. have asked governments around the world to reform surveillance laws and practices, and asked the U.S. to take the lead.</p> <p>AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo and Microsoft said Monday that they understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens' safety and security, but "strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed."</p> Security Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Yahoo Federal Regulations Internet Privacy Government Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:21:44 +0000 admin 232318 at Yahoo buys concert live-streaming startup Evntlive <p>Yahoo may soon be broadcasting more concerts following its acquisition of live music streaming startup Evntlive.</p> <p>Yahoo has acquired the young company as part of an effort to expand its entertainment offerings, a Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed Friday. It didn't say how much it paid for Evntlive, which launched a beta of its service only this past April.</p> The Industry Standard Yahoo M&A Startups Video Conferencing Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:14:03 +0000 admin 232304 at Should Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter really judge what's news? <p>Where did you first learn about <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon's crazy plan</a> to deliver packages via drone? "60 Minutes"? The New York Times? Increasingly, the answer is likely to be Twitter, Facebook, or Yahoo, and that's just how the online giants like it.</p> Facebook Twitter Yahoo Internet Social Networking Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:42:48 +0000 admin 232249 at Yahoo acquires mobile video app startup Ptch <p>Yahoo has acquired Ptch, the startup behind a mobile app that allowed users to combine photos and video on their phones into movies, and the service will shut down by January.</p> <p>Incubated by DreamWorks Animation, Ptch was positioned as a social media application that enabled users to make stylized short videos, called ptches, and share them with the Ptch network of users as well as on Facebook and Twitter timelines.</p> The Industry Standard Yahoo M&A Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:49:51 +0000 admin 232050 at