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 to additional services Continue Reading →
Yahoo and Yelp
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 search for a company or Continue Reading →
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 any of the Internet Continue Reading →
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, we’ve been engaged in a Continue Reading →
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 Continue Reading →
According to numerous sources inside Yahoo, CEO Marissa Mayer has ordered up two under-the-radar initiatives — well, not to me and now you! — that could potentially get the company back into algorithmic search as well as search advertising. The internal code names for the efforts — which are not actually being done together, though Continue Reading →