Companies looking to connect with customers on one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world now have a new tool: sponsored trending blogs on Tumblr’s mobile apps.
Yahoo’s acquisition train is showing no signs of slowing down.
Like Yahoo and Google, Microsoft is now looking at rallying its engineering teams to encrypt all of the data flying between its data centers.
New reports suggest that Level 3 Communications, the company that controls many of the fiber optic cables that enable the Internet, may have worked with the NSA to tap Google and Yahoo’s data, according to the New York Times.
For those wondering how serious Yahoo is about super charging its media division need to look no further than its recent hires.
New York ad startup BiScience’s new product, AdClarity, monitors 5.1 million ads in over two million campaigns from over 300,000 advertisers on over 7,000 publishers’ sites.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
Yahoo wants to keep the NSA out, just like Google.
“This claim is literally outrageous,” BrandYourself CEO Patrick Ambron told me this morning. “Anyone can do this for free.”
Yahoo is putting hundreds of seemingly valuable domain names up for sale, the company announced today.
Brad met the woman of his dreams, and it turned into a nightmare. A great first date was followed by the inevitable googling of his name.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will deliver a keynote at the 2014 International CES.
The stock-tracking, news-gathering service has been entirely redesigned and is now in keeping with Weather, Mail, and Yahoo’s other modern mobile apps.
Editor's Pick These leaks about the NSA are really gumming up the works. U.S. tech companies are pissed. Citizens are pissed. The international community is pissed.
If there’s a social/content network that could be voted as most likely to succeed in 2014, it just might be Yahoo’s biggest recent purchase, Tumblr.
Image recognition is a problem the Flickr team has been working on for a while, so it’ll be interesting to find out whether all this intellectual capital leads to a true industry breakthrough.
Yahoo has lured away gadget columnist David Pogue from his 13-year post at The New York Times to lead a new push into consumer technology coverage.
Rumors of an impending Alibaba initial public offering continue to sweep the Internet, and private company intelligence firm PrivCo just added fuel to the fire by flinging open the doors on its proprietary research on the Chinese company.
Coming off a second quarter that was at once “disappointing” and quite healthy, Yahoo announced $1.13 billion in revenue for the third quarter, down 5 percent year-over-year.
Venerable photo-sharing site Flickr, which massively revamped its interface earlier this year, has gone one step further. Now, the pictures are even bigger, and the details are off to the side.
With the number of smaller acquisitions Yahoo has made over the last year, I have to wonder whether it’s recent purchase of startup Bread was mistaken for an item of food you can always use more of. Then again, maybe not — as Bread’s social advertising tech could prove useful to Yahoo’s ongoing push to refresh its own ad products.
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company that became the biggest online retailer on the planet last year, has invested most of a massive new $206 million funding round in ShopRunner, a rival to Amazon.com.
Flickr’s iOS app can finally auto-upload your photos directly to the photo-sharing service, Yahoo announced in a Tumblr post Wednesday.
Yahoo’s days of rewarding security researchers with T-shirts may soon be over.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court today opposing tech companies’ bid to disclose to their users that the government is spying on their data.
While companies like Facebook are dishing out hundreds of dollars to researchers to spot security vulnerabilities, Yahoo, it seems is a bit less generous.
Apple’s iOS 7 came out Wednesday, and with it a bunch of app updates to take advantage of the flat, new interface.
Mayer polled the room of tech-forward attendees and judged about half had used a Yahoo product in the past month, dispelling the myth that “the cool kids” don’t use Yahoo.
Yahoo is the latest big media company to start focusing on a second-screen video viewing experience with the release of its new Yahoo Screen mobile app today.
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.
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.
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.
“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
“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.
“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.”
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.”
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 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.