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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

Yahoo Hires Consumer Tech Columnist David Pogue
/ October 21, 2013 3:31 pm
Yahoo Hires Consumer Tech Columnist David Pogue

Looking to significantly boost its content on the latest consumer technology gadgets, Sunnyvale-based Yahoo on Monday hired noted columnist, author and television host David Pogue. Pogue most recently has been a columnist for The New York Times, and has more than 3 million how-to books in print. In addition, he's a correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning and hosts the popular "NOVA ScienceNow" television series on . Read More

Yahoo’s Traffic Grown by 20% since Marissa Mayer Joined the Company
/ September 12, 2013 2:32 pm
Yahoo’s Traffic Grown by 20% since Marissa Mayer Joined the Company

AllThingsD reports that Yahoo has managed to gather 800 million active monthly users, all around the world. Marissa Mayer says that the number of visitors using Yahoo has risen by 20%, as compared to the number in July of 2012. This massive growth has been backed by 350 million monthly mobile users. Read More

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