Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO

2014-04-17 10:18

If Yahoo appears back in favour, it can thank Alibaba, the Chinese web giant in which it holds a big stake and that is set for a public stock offering.

Yahoo in talks to buy NDN video: report

2014-04-01 12:16

US Internet giant Yahoo is in talks to buy the online video service NDN, which could help it compete with YouTube, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Yahoo leaning on Yelp for help

2014-03-13 08:00

Yahoo is cribbing from Yelp's online reviews of local merchants to soup up its search engine.

UK, US spies took millions of webcam Yahoo images

2014-02-28 12:49

US senators say British and US spy agencies showed a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy after they had stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users.

Yahoo buys smartphone diary-app maker

2014-02-12 10:45

Yahoo has added the startup behind smartphone visual diary-app Days to its list of acquisitions as its CEO tries to pump new life into the Internet pioneer.

Yahoo accounts breached with stolen passwords

2014-01-31 07:25

Yahoo has alerted users of its free e-mail service that hackers slipped into accounts to loot information using stolen passwords.

NSA eyes encryption-breaking 'quantum' machine

2014-01-03 09:01

The US National Security Agency is making strides toward building a "quantum computer" that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post reports.

Tech giants call on US to reform spying laws

2013-12-09 15:04

Eight US-based technology companies have called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following revelations of eavesdropping by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users' personal data

2013-11-19 10:29

Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the internet company's data centres.

NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data

2013-10-31 09:15

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, the Washington Post reports.

Yahoo acquires ad-service

2013-10-13 13:31

Yahoo has said that it has acquired tech company Bread, a URL shortner that allows users to design then target advertisments to readers who click on their links.

Yahoo e-mail becomes more like Gmail in redesign

2013-10-09 10:03

Yahoo's free e-mail service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.

Internet companies fight for NSA request information

2013-09-10 08:31

Internet companies have increased efforts to disclose more about their forced co-operation with US spy agencies.

Yahoo unveils new logo

2013-09-05 10:32

Yahoo has adopted a new logo for the first time since shortly after the internet company's founding 18 years ago.

Yahoo beats Google in US web visitors

2013-08-22 23:09

For the first time in more than two years, more Americans have visited Yahoo's websites than Google's in July, according to data from research firm comScore.

UK urges Google, Yahoo to act on child porn

2013-07-22 12:16

British Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged Google, Yahoo and Bing to block images of child abuse.

Inactive Yahoo e-mail IDs up for grabs

2013-07-16 11:37

Yahoo is allowing people to place claims on inactive e-mail addresses that are being given a second life.

Top firms criticise Singapore's web rules

2013-07-08 13:48

Singapore's move to tighten regulation of news Websites has attracted criticism from internet big boys Facebook, eBay, Google and Yahoo!

Yahoo buys startup behind movie app

2013-07-03 09:29

Yahoo says it has bought startup Qwiki, its latest acquisition after Marissa Mayer launched a shopping spree after taking over the fading internet pioneer.

Yahoo had 13 000 US data requests

2013-06-18 11:40

Yahoo said US law enforcement agencies made between 12 000 and 13 000 requests for data in the last six months.

Smartphone life shakes up website world

2013-06-10 12:01

Internet giants from Google and Facebook to Yahoo and Zynga are scrambling to adapt to an online world.

Yahoo unveils makeover of Flickr site

2013-05-21 08:06

Reinvigorated technology player Yahoo unveiled a dusted-off design of its Flickr photo platform only hours after the company's acquisition of blogging site Tumblr.

Yahoo! in deal talks with Tumblr

2013-05-19 15:56

Yahoo! has begun talks with the popular blogging platform Tumblr about an acquisition or strategic alliance, a website reports.

Yahoo! Japan fears 22 million IDs stolen

2013-05-18 08:01

Yahoo! Japan has said it suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal.

Yahoo board chair steps down

2013-04-26 08:12

Yahoo says that the chairperson of the board is stepping down as CEO Marissa Mayer forges ahead with an effort to revive the struggling internet pioneer.


Fired Yahoo exec gets $58m severance package

2014-04-17 10:10

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer has left the company with a severance package of $58m, even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

Yahoo Japan to buy eAccess telecom firm

2014-03-27 11:19

Yahoo Japan says it would buy almost all of domestic telecom company eAccess from its parent Softbank in a deal valued at around $3.2bn.

Yahoo spurns Facebook, Google’s credentials

2014-03-06 15:13

Yahoo has confirmed that it will stop letting people sign into its online services using credentials from rival Internet titans Facebook or Google.

Whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons

2014-02-18 12:15

It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

Internet firms expose secret US data demands

2014-02-04 07:26

Internet titans eager to regain the trust of users have provided insight into numbers of secret requests for user data made by the US government.

Yahoo launches online magazines

2014-01-08 16:12

Yahoo is becoming more of an Internet Age media company, bringing in news, music and television stars for the launch of online magazines focused on technology and food.

Calls for US to reform surveillance laws

2013-12-09 15:18

Leading US-based technology companies have called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following revelations by Edward Snowden.

Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

2013-12-03 13:48

Tumblr is flaunting its hipster credentials with a first-ever breakdown of the year's hottest trends, topics and celebrities.

Google outraged over new NSA revelations

2013-10-31 09:30

Internet giant Google has expressed anger over the possibility that the US National Security Agency broke into the links that connect its data centres.

NSA gathering millions of email addresses

2013-10-15 09:26

The National Security Agency is gathering email and instant messenger contact lists from hundreds of millions of ordinary citizens worldwide, The Washington Post reports.

Yahoo! acquires ad-service

2013-10-13 11:56

Yahoo says it has acquired tech company Bread, a URL shortner that allows users to design then target advertisments to readers who click on their links.

Yahoo Japan develops 3D search engine-printer

2013-09-18 12:10

Yahoo Japan has developed a voice-activated internet search that links to a 3D printer, letting users look online for blueprints to deliver solid objects in a few minutes.

Yahoo News plans major expansion

2013-09-09 23:35

Yahoo News has named a new editor-in-chief who comes from The New York Times and promised a "major expansion" of news gathering at the US internet giant.

Yahoo buys image search specialty startup

2013-08-27 14:30

Yahoo has confirmed that it has bought image search specialty startup IQ Engines to add the company's technology to its Flickr photo service.

$110m for Tumblr founder to stay at Yahoo

2013-08-09 11:18

Yahoo's recently completed acquisition of internet blogging service Tumblr includes a $110m payment to Tumblr founder David Karp as long as he remains on the job for the next four years.

Alibaba jackpot rejuvenate Yahoo

2013-07-16 13:13

Yahoo's hiring of Marissa Mayer, Alibaba investment paying off for long-suffering company

Yahoo wins data collection case

2013-07-16 09:30

Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from internet users.

Yahoo buys moviemaking app Qwiki

2013-07-03 10:04

Yahoo has acquired Qwiki, the start-up behind an iPhone app that allows users to turn photos, music and videos into short movies automatically.

South Korea battles smartphone addiction

2013-06-27 11:01

South Korea's pride in its high-tech prowess is now tinged by anxiety over digital addiction.

Yahoo buys photo app maker GhostBird

2013-06-13 18:55

Yahoo has announced it has bought a start-up that makes picture-taking applications for iPhones to enhance its Flickr photo service.

Singapore to regulate online news

2013-05-28 15:54

Websites that regularly report on Singapore including 'Yahoo! News' will have to get a licence putting them on par with newspapers and television news outlets.

Yahoo looks to Tumblr for revival

2013-05-20 07:48

Yahoo is geared up for a major announcement said to be a $1.1bn deal to take over popular blogging platform Tumblr.

Yahoo! CEO promises 'something special'

2013-05-18 14:00

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is promising to unveil "something special" in New York City as she tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the internet company.

Yahoo CEO paid $37m for 6 months work

2013-05-01 07:53

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer hauled in $36.6m in pay, bonuses and stock last year after just six months at the helm of the internet firm.

Yahoo! weaves Summly into iPhone app

2013-04-22 22:11

Yahoo! has released an iPhone app that weaves in story summarising software bought from a London schoolboy last month for a sum reported to be around $30m.

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