Goodbye Google, hello Yahoo says Firefox

2014-11-20 07:56

Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some lost ground.

Yahoo to invest in Snapchat

2014-10-06 13:17

Yahoo is planning to invest into the photo messaging application Snapchat, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Yahoo wins jackpot from Alibaba IPO

2014-09-19 13:45

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: An early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

Yahoo brushes up its e-commerce platform

2014-08-15 12:46

Yahoo has announced the re-launch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing.

Govt action needed against cyber threats

2014-08-10 19:27

Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world, a growing number of security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avert disaster.

Power of Microsoft's Bing an open question

2014-06-20 14:31

Micrsoft's Bing a worthy competitor to Google, as it powers 30% of the internet search market, according to new chief executive Satya Nadella.

Punish Google, Apple, says China media

2014-06-04 12:44

Chinese state media lashed out at Google, Apple and other US technology companies, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government.

Yahoo takes hit after Alibaba IPO filing

2014-05-08 10:32

Yahoo shares have tumbled on concerns its stake in Alibaba may be worth less than anticipated, following the Chinese online giant's stock market offering.

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.


No user data compromised, says Yahoo

2014-10-07 17:30

Yahoo says some of its servers were breached briefly by hackers, but that the attack was unrelated to the newly discovered Shellshock vulnerability.

Activist investor buys stake in Yahoo

2014-09-28 14:00

Activist investor Starboard Value LP has acquired a significant stake in Yahoo and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

2014-09-12 07:51

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250 000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance programme requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security.

Yahoo bolsters local search with Zofari app

2014-08-13 13:26

Yahoo has said it was bolstering its local search capabilities by absorbing the team from the smartphone recommendation app Zofari.

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die

2014-07-17 11:59

A group of influential US lawyers has the answer to the question of what would happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

US forces move into Iraq with security mission

2014-06-17 08:33

Nearly 300 American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure US assets as President Obama nears a decision on combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents.

Obama popular in tech world, policies less so

2014-05-09 12:40

Silicon Valley recoil at government's data-gathering tactics yet, President Obama remains a popular political figure among wealthy tech leaders who continue to support the Democratic Party.

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!

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