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Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Yahoo is set to reverse support of Facebook and Google identities

Users that had been using Facebook or Google identities to use Yahoo services, will need to revert to Yahoo ID as the company begins a phasing out of support for … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yahoo plans to make HTTPS connections standard for all users starting Jan. 8

Yahoo will start encrypting the webmail sessions of its users in early 2014 by making HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) standard for all Yahoo Mail connections. Security experts, privacy advocates, … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

NASA collects about a half million buddy lists and email inboxes in a typical day

On a typical day, the NSA collects about 500,000 buddy lists and inboxes (which seems to refer to address books), according to the documents. But the number is also sometimes … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yahoo to repurchase shares for $1.16 billion

The U.S. tech company announced this morning that it will repurchase 40 million shares of its common stock, all owned by Third Point, a New York hedge fund. The price: $29.11 … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tumblr iOS users are compromised due to security flaw in its app

On Monday, the blogging platform Tumblr fixed a security flaw in its app for iPhones and iPads — a vulnerability that put users’ accounts at risk by transmitting user names … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yahoo buying AdMovate to accelerate mobile advertising plans

Less than a day after Yahoo posted a mixed bag in its second quarter earnings report, the technology company is announcing yet another acquisition. This time the target is AdMovate, … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment