The Internet was recently awash with reports about a Yahoo project aimed at offering a competitor to Apple's virtual assistant app Siri; but any inquiry by TechCrunch has revealed that Yahoo was not behind the project.
A video posted yesterday showed a man driving around speaking to an app capable of recognizing his speech. The video prompted many to predict that it was Yahoo's answer to Apple Siri and Google Now.
Continuing its buying spree, Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday announced that it was acquiring a small California-based content delivery start-up called PeerCDN.
Like other content delivery companies, PeerCDN own servers and other information technology (IT) resources to deliver various sorts of content, particularly streaming video, while ensuring fast response times and low bandwidth costs. Content delivery companies are based on content replication, where several copies of content are positioned on purposefully detached servers.
The most recent prolonged, multiday Yahoo Mail outage has hiked the level of difficulty that the Internet firm has been facing in retaining the loyalty of the service's users.
The technical glitch erupted on Monday night, when many users of the service reported that they were unable to deliver messages. The webmail system continued troubling many of its users by Thursday, with several of the emails that had been sent during the down time still unable to find their recipients. Yahoo engineers were not able to pin down right away what was the cause of the issue.
Yahoo has apologized to its Mail users for the recent outage, admitting that the outage was much more complex than it initially appeared.
Issuing an apology to Yahoo Mail users for the inconvenience caused by the long-drawn-out, multiday outage, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote in the company's official Tumblr blog that it took them several days to resolve the issue because of the issue's more complex nature than originally estimated.
Tired of NSA's controversial snooping programs, Silicon Valley tech giant like Google, Yahoo and Facebook are now using "harder-to-crack" codes.
According to a recently published Bloomberg report, Google and other online firms have strengthened their encryption tools to shield online customer data like e-mail and social media posts from government snooping.
The report also claimed that strengthened encryption tools of the aforementioned firms are so strong that no government agency would be able to crack them until 2030.
Privacy experts have asked Internet search giant Yahoo Inc to take more steps to ensure consumers' privacy as many Yahoo email addresses reassigned to new owners are still receiving personal emails intended for the former owners.
In June, Yahoo had declared that it would redistribute the addresses and IDs that had not been in use for a year.
But, the move triggered concerns over reassigned addresses' former owners' privacy after one man reveled that he had received emails intended for the former owner and that the emails were full of highly sensitive information.
Yahoo Inc's search deal with Microsoft failed to deliver the expected market share gains or revenue boost, CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Tuesday.
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco yesterday, Mayer said that the ten-year search partnership between the two companies was underperforming.
According to a new eWEEK report, citing information shared by Yahoo officials, a group of hackers called "D33Ds Company" stole more than 400,000 passwords from Yahoo Voices - the service which was originally called Associated Content, and is part of Yahoo's news service.
While confirming the breach of Yahoo Voices' user credentials by the hackers, the Yahoo officials also added that valid passwords had been listed by even less than 5 percent of the Yahoo accounts; thereby implying that the day-to-day passwords of the users had apparently not been compromised.
In an attempt to redefine Internet search as well as point towards a much-enhanced Web browser, the struggling Internet company Yahoo is coming up with a new tool – dubbed ‘Axis’ – which displays search results in a more expedient and persuasive layout, by altering the browsers made by other companies.
According to `inside' sources familiar with the proceedings at Yahoo, the company's latest CEO Scott Thompson agreed to step down from his post over the weekend --- a move which is an upshot of an activist investor's recent exposure of Thompson's allegedly `exaggerated' academic credentials in his biography.
In the court papers filed in the federal court in San Jose on Friday, Yahoo has leveled new accusations of intellectual property theft against Facebook, in its lawsuit filed against the social network six weeks back.
Claiming that the popular Facebook social network infringes 12, instead of the earlier-mentioned 10, of Yahoo's Internet patents, Yahoo also said in the Friday filing that Facebook had violated a deal between the two companies about notifying each other of the probable patent infringements before taking any legal action.
In what is the latest turn in the recent happenings at Yahoo, Carol Bartz has resigned from the company’s board of directors, close on the heels of her last week ouster as the CEO.
According to a confirmation by a Yahoo spokesman on Sunday, Bartz’s resignation – which took effect last Friday – is a result of immense pressure from investors who have long been expressing their displeasure at the management and performance of the Internet firm.
After slashing its workforce by around 5 per cent, Internet search firm Yahoo has reportedly been mulling over plans to shut down some of its web products, such as bookmark-sharing service Delicious, to stimulate revenue growth.
AllThingsD and TechCrunch recently reported that Yahoo was planning to shut down bookmark-sharing service Delicious as a part of its plans to consolidate its Web properties.
Chief product officer Blake Irving at Yahoo also posted a tweet that the firm had plans to get rid of the bookmark-sharing service Delicious for quite some time.
Internet search firm Yahoo Inc announced on Tuesday that that it would slash as many as 600 jobs as a part of efforts to revive revenue growth.
The number of jobs to be cut represents around 4 per cent of company's workforce. The product division of the company will suffer the biggest brunt of the cuts.
Kim Rubey, spokesperson for the company, said that the notification process would begin on Tuesday.
A source has said that the founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma has recently been approached by a group of private equity investors. This meet is said to have taken place to determine his level of interest in joining a bid to buy Yahoo Inc.
China's largest e-commerce Company, the Alibaba Group is said to be 40% owned by Yahoo. This piece of information has been revealed by some source that refused to divulge his identity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
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