Transparency reporting is getting trendy, guys. Yahoo announced today that it will release a transparency report for data requests from governments around the world — and we’re glad it is.
This morning San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling a new “entrepreneur-in-residence” program in collaboration with the White House, to bring the innovative energy of startups to bear on a massive underserved market: the $142 billion public sector.
Yahoo has released its new logo. It will begin appearing on company properties tonight, according to a post on the company blog.
Yahoo China’s brand is managed by e-commerce giant, Alibaba. Visitors are now redirected to Alibaba’s public welfare site.
The new Flickr app for iOS not only gives you a handful of sweet new filters, it also lets you customize the filters and make them all your own. And it features something the Flickr team calls a “Live Preview.”
Yahoo’s redesigned pages are smooth, clean, and offer some enticiing space for advertisers.
Guest Post The backlash around Marissa Mayer’s Vogue shoot demonstrated that we still have a fixed set of generalizations about the ‘typical CEO.’
Editor’s Pick In spite of Ballmer’s financial successes at Microsoft, haters are hating hard, both in the blogosphere and in the public markets. “Ballmer Peak” this week is a 10 percent stock jump.
Remember those terrible browser toolbars? For some reason, Yahoo just released a new one of those.
“You’re going to see us do a lot more things that are visual, rich, and have engagement that’s absolutely delightful,” said Yahoo emerging products director Marco Wirasinghe on the Weather app’s design changes.
Yahoo has hired former Google exec Bernardo Hernández to head up the company’s community photo sharing site Flickr today.
The company introduced a campaign to send off the old logo in the style.
LinkedIn and Yelp had very rosy earnings reports this week — and it shows in public trading, too.
Yahoo has acquired social web browsing startup Rockmelt to continue stocking up on talent and tech.
Yahoo has acquired e-commerce app Lexity for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced on its blog today.
“We are the complete marketing suite for visual interest-based social networks,” Piqora CEO Sharad Verma told me yesterday. “We’re the only company that provides a unified dashboard for Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.”
Iconic tech company Yahoo has agreed to repurchase 40 million shares of stock from major stakeholder Third Point, the company announced today.
Needless to say, investors’ confidence was impacted by this week’s flood of earnings news. Here’s a look at what moved up, what moved down, and why.
Yahoo today acquired its nineteenth startup, Beijing-based Ztelic, which analyses data from social websites.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more companies are asking President Barack Obama and the U.S. congress for greater transparency on PRISM, NSA surveillance of Americans, and government requests for data about their customers.
The 61 signatories include top tech companies as well as public interest and consumer privacy groups such as the ACLU, the EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, Reports without Borders, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Admovate’s platform and technology will be integrated into Yahoo’s existing advertising platforms, a rep told VentureBeat.
Acquisitions, soaring stock prices, and a CEO that just won’t stop. She just wants the credit where it’s due.
Editor’s Pick Marissa Mayer deserves a lot of credit for boosting Yahoo’s stock and generally making Yahoo more relevant than it’s been in years.
Essentially, it’s an iCloud for everything: Android, iOS, web, desktop apps, smart TV apps … you name it.
Editor’s Pick Every startup wants to absolutely “crush it” Gary Vaynerchuk-style right out of the gate. Sometimes, that’s a really, really bad idea.
This week’s slight bounce-back of around 70 cents per share is due to the arrival of a certain high-profile Microsoftie in Zynga’s hallowed halls.
Yahoo has acquired email inbox sanity provider Xobni for $30 to $40 million. Xobni announced the acquisition on its blog today — as well as the fact that no premium product purchases will be accepted going forward.
Yahoo is buying Qwiki for a reported $50 million and it will keep the Qwiki app alive, unlike the fate of many other apps Yahoo has purchased.
Bignoggins helps people manage multiple fantasy sports teams from one app. The startup has never hired any employees or taken outside funding.
Yahoo has decided to shut down that old-school AltaVista search engine as well as 11 other products in an effort to focus.
Yahoo unveiled a refreshed version of its Yahoo News service that focuses on finding the stories you actually want to read, the company announced today.
Everpix’s latest update makes it the best solution yet for getting out of photo management hell.
Everyone’s worried about how their data can be collected through government programs, but maybe it’s time to look at how your information is tracked in everyday life.
“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
Guest Post To help you make the most of Hadoop, let’s look at the promise of big data analytics, and how to avoid expensive, disillusioning failure.
A large group of over a hundred business leaders in the technology industry have penned a letter to the Senate asking for broad immigration reform in a new letter posted by the Information Technology Industry Council today.
Yahoo’s huge $1.1 billion deal to buy popular blogging service Tumblr has now closed.
“I’m not sure I can say this more clearly: we’re not in cahoots with the NSA and there’s is no government program that Google participates in that allows the kind of access that the media originally reported.”
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, and Apple might breathe a little easier today as NSA Director General Keith Alexander lends credibility to their testimony.