Tagged with: Yahoo

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date on Thursday, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to Instagram and other ...

Report: Yahoo is Planning 10 Original TV Series to Rival Netflix, Amazon

Report: Yahoo is Planning 10 Original TV Series to Rival Netflix, Amazon

Yahoo has big plans for online video content — and it is eyeing original TV series the likes of those that Netflix and Amazon are targeting, the Wall Street Journal reports. Yahoo is said to be interested in series that consist of 10 half-hour-long comedies, with the Journal citing sources as saying they will have ...

Yahoo Encrypts Data Center Traffic, Plans to Encrypt Messenger, Too

Yahoo Encrypts Data Center Traffic, Plans to Encrypt Messenger, Too

Yahoo is one of the many technology companies demanding reforms on US surveillance laws, and now says it's taken additional security measures to protect data it handles. On Wednesday, the company announced that it's been encrypting traffic from its data centers since the beginning of this week, and plans to add encryption ...

Yahoo Wants to Poach YouTube’s Stars to Create a Competing Video Site

Yahoo Wants to Poach YouTube’s Stars to Create a Competing Video Site

Google-owned YouTube hasn’t had a serious competitor for years. But Yahoo would like to try: The Web giant has been working on a plan to lure some of YouTube’s most popular stars and networks to show their stuff on the site, according to several sources close to the situation. The strategy in the works — which Yahoo ...

Yahoo Searches Now Include Yelp Information About U.S. Businesses

Yahoo Searches Now Include Yelp Information About U.S. Businesses

A month ago reports started circulating about a possible Yahoo and Yelp partnership, which on Wednesday is coming to fruition with a collaboration between Yahoo Search and Yelp’s local business reviews. Regardless of which device you’re using, Yelp will now serve up listings, user reviews and star ratings whenever you ...

Katie Couric’s First Yahoo Interview: Michael Bloomberg on Friday

Katie Couric’s First Yahoo Interview: Michael Bloomberg on Friday

Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's big media push is getting under way. On Monday, Katie Couric announced her official debut with Yahoo, slated for Friday with an interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Couric is just one of a handful of high-profile journalists in a talent grab Mayer made recently ...

Yahoo No Longer Lets You Log In via Facebook or Google Accounts

Yahoo No Longer Lets You Log In via Facebook or Google Accounts

Yahoo will stop letting consumers access its various online services, including Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, by signing-in with their Facebook or Google credentials. The change, which will be rolled out gradually according to a Yahoo spokeswoman, will require users to register for a Yahoo ID in order to use ...

Yahoo Acquires Vizify, Plans to Shut it Down

Yahoo Acquires Vizify, Plans to Shut it Down

Yahoo on Wednesday acquired visual identity platform startup Vizify for an undisclosed sum, closing a deal that has been in the works for months. Founded by Todd Silverstein, Eli Tucker, and Jeff Cutler-Stamm in 2011, the service will be shutting down for existing Vizify bioholders and accounts. “Since last summer, ...

Yahoo Acquires Wander, Creator of ‘Days’ Diary App

Yahoo Acquires Wander, Creator of ‘Days’ Diary App

Yahoo has acquired Wander, a startup backed by TechStars New York that is best known for Days, a diary-like blogging app. This news, which Wander announced on its blog, comes less then a year after Days launched. The Days app “will live on as a standalone entity,” according to the announcement. That said, our sources ...

Yahoo to Incorporate Yelp Listings and Reviews to Improve Search

Yahoo to Incorporate Yelp Listings and Reviews to Improve Search

Yahoo plans to tap listings and reviews from Yelp as part of an effort to improve local search results. According to numerous sources inside the company, CEO Marissa Mayer confirmed the deal to employees at its weekly all-hands meeting on Friday. She told the group that Yahoo had closed a deep content licensing deal with ...