By itself, Google accounts for 56 percent of all global mobile ad revenues. Social giant Facebook takes a much smaller chunk with 13 percent. But together, they own the lion’s share of mobile ad dollars.
“As photography enthusiasts, we are long-time admirers of Flickr, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our technology and passion for beautiful photos to the Flickr team,” the company writes in its homepage farewell note.
Yahoo wants to free up inactive user IDs for those that want them — so you’d better log in before you loose yours.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
The winners, as you would expect, included gorgeous design, innovative uses of Apple technologies, and some of the best-imagined apps on the app store. There are also two student-built apps that are simply amazing examples of the creativity of young developers.
We the people, baby.
Yahoo responds to claims that it is a part of a national security data collection program called PRISM.
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
The new UI is available in the U.S. only for now. It’s a slight change from other interfaces, but it’s just a bit prettier — and when dealing with millions of users, incremental change can be a good thing.
Tumblr is finally bringing sponsored posts to the web Dashboard. Users are, in a word, unenthused.
Guest Post Etsy’s lead designer explains where the Flickr team went wrong.
Fresh from wrapping up its $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform/community Tumblr, Yahoo is poised to once again put up a massive amount of money to buy streaming video service Hulu.
Yahoo has officially placed a bid to acquire popular video streaming service Hulu, along with Time Warner Cable, Amazon, Guggenheim Digital Media, and former News Corp. President Peter Chernin.
Sure, it’s Pinterest-ic and Tumblr-y. But if you love images and imagery, the new Flickr displays photos immeasurably better that the previous iteration.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
If I can paraphrase a popular Alicia Keys song, this woman is on fire. Marissa Mayer is clearly moving Yahoo back into the center of the Silicon Valley tech conversation.
Editor’s Pick Some Tumblr fans want to know how Yahoo plans to avoid the fate of Flickr, Geocities, and other failed acquisitions. So we asked Marissa Mayer.
Yahoo acquired Flickr back in 2005, but the photo-sharing service suffered under persistent mismanagement. Now it looks like Yahoo is finally giving Flickr the attention it deserved back in the day.
While rumors have been swirling for days, Yahoo finally confirmed this morning that it has acquired popular blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer held a press conference today to flesh out more details about its $1.1 billion acquisition of blog platform Tumblr, which was confirmed yesterday after days of rumors.
While it may be too early to tell how Tumblr users will ultimately respond to Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition, we’re seeing signs that are jumping to other blogging services.
Yahoo’s board has reportedly approved a $1.1 billion, all-cash offer to acquire Tumblr, a rapidly-growing and very popular microblogging server.
Tumblr, which famously hates advertising and only started trying to make money after five years in existence, is in a bit of a pickle, as its $125 million in funding is running out, giving the service only a few-month window in which to raise a new round or find a sugar daddy.
Yahoo is holding a New York event this Monday for a mystery announcement.
If you can’t be cool, why not buy someone who is? That’s what Yahoo is looking to do with a potential investment in hot blogging service Tumblr, according to Adweek and All Things D.
For the second time in the last month, Yahoo is making some changes to its newsfeed that will presumably attempt to boost interest and improve the overall experience of reading the news.
Guest Post We live in a world where young, ambitious women will now contend with a new, and sadly pressured life question – are you “leaning in”?
The latest company rumored to be interested in buying streaming video service Hulu is Yahoo.
Yahoo has been on a bit of a spending spree of late, and this morning it acquired two small startups, GoPollGo and Milewise.
Yahoo is focusing on interfaces and voice controls for search, not the heavy-duty algorithmic machinery that powers it all.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acquired seven companies since taking the helm of the once-foundered search/media company. Each of the first six has been shut down.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
ComScore released its monthly analysis of web activity for March today which found that Yahoo is edging in on Google in terms of traffic and that Spring fever also extends to the digital world.
Yahoo has acquired 4 million user to-do app Astrid, which allows users to create task lists on Android and iOS phones and tablets, as well as the web. No financial details were released.
Yahoo is apparently no longer interested in purchasing France-based streaming video Dailymotion, according to a Wall Street Journal report today.
Marissa Mayer just gave new mothers 16 weeks of maternity leave, and fathers 8 weeks. But you don’t have to be a parent to get in on the paid time off.
Showing that Yahoo is definitely concerned with improving its advertising business, CEO Marissa Mayer just announced two new ad units that are distinctly focused on Yahoo products and services.
Yahoo chairman Fred Amoroso has resigned from his post and will step down from the board in June, a move that should give CEO Marissa Mayer more power and a board she can trust.