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Yahoo Acquires Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry for $200 Million
/ July 22, 2014 11:07 am
Yahoo Acquires Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry for $200 Million

TechCrunch reports “Yahoo has made no secret of its ambitions and advances in mobile, earlier this month reporting 450 million monthly active users and search and display mobile ad revenues growing 100%. In CEO Marissa Mayer’s words, Yahoo is a “mobile first company.”. Read More

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Yahoo Purchases Self-Destructing Messaging App Blink
/ May 14, 2014 2:36 pm
Yahoo Purchases Self-Destructing Messaging App Blink

TechCrunch reports that Blink, a mobile messaging app that allows users to share self-destructing messages, has been acquired by Yahoo! Blink is the product of Meh Labs, a company launched by ex-Googlers Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan. Read More

Yahoo Acquires Social Data Visualization Firm Vizify
/ March 6, 2014 4:22 pm
Yahoo Acquires Social Data Visualization Firm Vizify

TechCrunch reports that Yahoo has purchased social data visualization firm Vizify. Vizify aids its users to envisage and graph their social lives in the setup of a private website of sorts. Vizify, a company established in 2011, had raised $1.46 million in its last funding round in 2012. Today, Yahoo will take over all the functions of Vizify. Read More

Yahoo Acquires Social Diary Company Wander
/ February 12, 2014 5:40 pm
Yahoo Acquires Social Diary Company Wander

TechCrunch reports that Yahoo has purchased the New York-based startup Wander. The Tech Stars company (2012), which previously focused on sharing travel experiences in the form of a diary, shifted its focus to an app called Days, which allows users to come up with different sequences of gifts and photographs in a package called a “Day,” that can be uploaded and shared the next day. Read More

Report: Yahoo Editor-In-Chief Quits Day After COO is Fired
/ January 17, 2014 2:40 pm
Report: Yahoo Editor-In-Chief Quits Day After COO is Fired

Jai Singh, the editor-in-chief of Sunnyvale-based Yahoo, has quit the company on the heels of the firing of COO Henrique De Castro, the blog re-code reported, citing sources close to the situation. The moves follow an internal memo from CEO Marissa Mayer announcing major changes at the company's media unit, which will now be directed by CMO Kathy Savitt. Singh, the former managing editor of AOL's Huffington Post Media Group, had been with Yahoo since mid-. Read More

Yahoo Hires Katie Couric to Expand Online News Coverage
/ November 25, 2013 1:15 pm
Yahoo Hires Katie Couric to Expand Online News Coverage

Preparing to make a major push into online video news, Yahoo on Monday hired longtime network news anchor and television host Katie Couric as its "global anchor." Beginning next year, Couric will help develop Yahoo's news coverage, which the company said will include reports on live world events and interviews with major newsmakers. "News is a definitive daily habit for our users -- and Katie will work with our talented editorial team to pioneer a new chapter of digital journalism," said CEO Marissa Mayer. Read More

Yahoo to Begin Encrypting All User Data in Wake of NSA Spying
/ November 20, 2013 5:22 pm
Yahoo to Begin Encrypting All User Data in Wake of NSA Spying

Responding to recent reports about the National Security Agency (NSA) secretly tracking the data of Internet users, Yahoo said it plans to begin encrypting all of its user data. "There is nothing more important to us than protecting our users' privacy," wrote CEO Marissa Mayer in a blog post. Yahoo recently had announced plans to begin encrypting its web mail service by Jan. 8. "Today we are announcing that we will extend that effort across all Yahoo products," wrote Mayer. Read More

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