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The US Government Almost Bankrupt Yahoo in 2008

The US Government Almost Bankrupt Yahoo in 2008

For an illuminating glimpse of government power in action, it’s hard to beat the fines the Justice Department threatened to level against Yahoo if it didn’t comply with a secret and sweeping surveillance request in 2008. News coverage of the case, for which documents were unsealed last week, reported the proposed fines ...

myMail (Android, iOS) is the World’s Most Popular Third-Party Email App

myMail (Android, iOS) is the World’s Most Popular Third-Party Email App

myMail announced on Wednesday that it is now the most-downloaded 'alternative email app' in the world. Having passed other apps including Mailbox and CloudMagic, myMail is the third-most-downloaded email app among all apps, trailing behind only Gmail and Yahoo Mail. myMail, which launched in November 2013, lets you ...

Yahoo Will Follow Google in Offering End-to-End Email Encryption

Yahoo Will Follow Google in Offering End-to-End Email Encryption

Yahoo users may have benefited most from the “Snowden effect.” The tech company was a laggard when it came to security practices until the NSA leaker’s disclosures made clear the extent to which weak security practices by tech companies are being exploited by talented hackers. It’s since hired a respected security ...

Report: Yahoo Acquires Flurry, a Mobile Analytics Firm, for $300+ Million

Report: Yahoo Acquires Flurry, a Mobile Analytics Firm, for $300+ Million

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.” Now, sources say that Yahoo has closed in on an acquisition that could ...

Report: Yahoo Isn’t Ready to Merge With AOL

Report: Yahoo Isn’t Ready to Merge With AOL

Is Yahoo, which will reap billions from an early investment in Alibaba when the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public this summer, going to pursue an often-rumored merger with AOL? Matchmakers have speculated about the possibility of a merger between Yahoo and AOL for the last couple of years. The rumor mill recycled the ...

Yahoo is Training GPS Units to Take More Scenic Routes

Yahoo is Training GPS Units to Take More Scenic Routes

Often the shortest route between two places involves some grey, eight-lane expanse of Interstate that's about as thrilling to drive as it was to pave. Resourceful road-trippers have learned to make use of the avoid highways feature, but that's always a crapshoot. Sometimes you get a scenic country road, sometimes you get ...

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

Of the many announcements made at Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference, one that did not garner as much attention concerned the pre-installed weather app on the iPhone. The look, feel and data has been provided to Apple by Yahoo for many years, part of a deal that sends a lot of traffic back to the Internet ...

Yahoo to Remove Facebook, Google Sign-Ins for Flickr on June 30

Yahoo to Remove Facebook, Google Sign-Ins for Flickr on June 30

Yahoo earlier this year announced plans to phase out Google- and Facebook-based sign-in from its services. The feature was initially removed from a sports service and now it is Flickr’s turn, after Yahoo emailed users of the photo site with notice that Google and Facebook IDs will no longer be accepted there after June ...

Yahoo Acquires (and Shuts Down) Blink, a Snapchat Rival

Yahoo Acquires (and Shuts Down) Blink, a Snapchat Rival

Yahoo made its latest acqui-hire: the mobile app Blink, which lets people to send messages that it says will “self-destruct.” As it does with many of its acquisition targets, Yahoo is shutting down the iOS and Android app. Blink posted a note on its website saying it was part of Yahoo now. Terms of the deal weren’t ...

Yahoo News Digest Hits Android, iOS Version Goes Global

Yahoo News Digest Hits Android, iOS Version Goes Global

Yahoo has launched its News Digest app for Android devices and made the iOS version of the service available for all users worldwide. The app gives users news round-ups twice a day, and was initially only available to iOS device owners based in the US or the UK. The service was first launched earlier this year and is based ...