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  • iPhone: Google Search Might be Replaced by Yahoo on iOS if Marissa Mayer Has …
    iPhone: Google Search Might be Replaced by Yahoo on iOS if Marissa Mayer Has … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer is reportedly pushing for her company's search engine to replace Google as the default search engine on iOS. The report goes on to add that there is a possibility that Marissa's team has already developed a visual design for the search engine so that she can pitch it to Apple's executives. Citing unnamed sources, Re/code has reported that Mayer and Yahoo SVP of mobile Adam Cahan are working hard to increase Yahoo's revenue through the company's search-related projects. More »

  • Yahoo's Secret Plan to Replace Google as Apple's Search Engine
    Yahoo's Secret Plan to Replace Google as Apple's Search Engine Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer is reportedly pushing for her company's search engine to replace Google as the default search engine on iOS. The report from website Re/code says there is a possibility that Mayer's team has already developed a visual design for the search engine so that she can pitch it to Apple's executives. Citing unnamed sources, Re/code reports that Mayer and Yahoo SVP of mobile Adam Cahan are working hard to increase Yahoo's revenue through the company's search-related projects. More »

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets £34m payoff
    Fired Yahoo exec gets £34m payoff Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer left the internet company with a severance package of 58 million US dollars even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. More »

  • 'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board
    'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, shown in a file picture, who earned the nickname and formal job title of "Chief Yahoo" More »

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. More »

  • Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google - Re/code
    Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google - Re/code Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for Apple executives, the website said. More »

  • Yahoo nominates three new members to board
    Yahoo nominates three new members to board Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc, which posted anaemic first-quarter revenue growth, said it has nominated three new members to its board. The three members include billionaire Charles Schwab, namesake chairman and chief executive of discount broker Charles Schwab Corp. The other two are David Filo and Lee Scott, the company said in a statement. Filo, who is rejoining the board, co-developed Yahoo in 1994, the company said. H. Lee Scott, Jr. served as president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc from 2000 to 2009, and as an executive officer and chairman of the executive committee of Walmart's board until January 2011. More »

  • Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence. More »

  • Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday
    Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo rose 6 percent after the Internet pioneer said it ... More »

  • US stocks open higher; Yahoo soars in early trade
    US stocks open higher; Yahoo soars in early trade Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Major stock indexes were notching small gains in morning trading Wednesday as investors cheered solid earnings from Yahoo and looked ahead to quarterly report cards from other big tech companies including ... More »

  • Yahoo's growth anaemic as turnaround chugs along Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc again posted anaemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort. Yahoo reports the Chinese company's financial results one quarter later than its own. More »

  • Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO
    Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A Chinese Alibaba employee walks through a communal space at the company headquarters in Hangzhou on June 20, 2012 More »

  • Yahoo shares jump as Alibaba's revenue surges ahead of IPO
    Yahoo shares jump as Alibaba's revenue surges ahead of IPO Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Yahoo Inc's shares rose as much as 9 percent in heavy trading on Wednesday, a day after Chinese internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in which it holds a 24 percent stake, reported a surge in quarterly revenue. At least nine brokerages raised their price targets on Yahoo's shares ahead of Alibaba's IPO filing, expected next week. "We continue to recommend aggressive purchase of (Yahoo's) shares ahead of the Alibaba IPO," Topeka Capital Markets analyst Victor Anthony said in a note. The IPO is set to be the largest in the United States since Facebook Inc's 2012 market debut and it is the most awaited IPO in what's expected to be a record year for U.S. tech debuts after Twitter Inc's successful IPO in 2013. More »

  • Yahoo, PNC among early winners among US stocks
    Yahoo, PNC among early winners among US stocks Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Stock indexes are opening higher after more U.S. companies reported solid earnings and some encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo soared 8 percent after the company said it was benefiting from ... More »

  • Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo soared 8 percent in trading before the opening bell Wednesday after quarterly results showed an aggressive push into Asia and a slight pickup in advertising revenue. More »

  • Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. The positive signs in the ... More »

  • Yahoo sees flat second-quarter as revenue growth remains elusive Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc on Tuesday forecast second-quarter revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, of $1.06 billion (633.59 million pounds) to $1.1 billion, in line with expectations for about $1.08 billion. That is roughly flat from the $1.07 billion in revenue that Yahoo posted in the same quarter of 2013. (Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic. Editing by Andre Grenon) More »

  • Alibaba's growth quickens in time for landmark U.S. IPO
    Alibaba's growth quickens in time for landmark U.S. IPO Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd accelerated revenue growth in the crucial fourth quarter, the company reported on Tuesday, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares for a highly anticipated public offering. Alibaba's resurgence helped lift shares in Yahoo Inc, which owns about 24 percent of the Chinese company and is highly sensitive to Alibaba's growth prospects and valuation. China's largest Internet company, which is racing to prepare for the largest U.S. IPO since Facebook Inc's 2012 coming-out party, recorded 66 percent growth in sales to $3.06 billion (1.82 billion pounds) in 2013's final three months. Its listing is the most highly anticipated of what's expected to be a record year for U.S. tech debuts, spurred on by Twitter Inc's successful 2013 IPO. More »

  • Yahoo sees signs of growth in 'core'
    Yahoo sees signs of growth in 'core' Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Tuesday, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in the Web giant's "core" business More »

  • Yahoo's 1Q lifted by Alibaba, modest ad progress Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up under CEO Marissa Mayer, if ever so slightly. More »

  • Yahoo profit beats estimates at $312 mn
    Yahoo profit beats estimates at $312 mn Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit Tuesday, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in the Web giant's "core" business More »

  • Yahoo's 1Q shows modest gains in ad business Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Yahoo's listless advertising sales showed signs of life in the first quarter to overshadow a 20 percent drop in earnings. The results released Tuesday highlight the contrasting performances of Yahoo's ... More »

  • Australia's GE Money warns customers of 'Heartbleed' bug
    Australia's GE Money warns customers of 'Heartbleed' bug Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Financial services firm GE Money has warned Australian customers against "worldwide internet vulnerabilities", urging them to change online passwords after a bug surfaced this month hitting email systems, security firewalls and possibly, mobile phones. Developers rushed out patches to fix affected web servers when they disclosed the problem, which affected companies from Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc to Yahoo Inc. Yet pieces of vulnerable OpenSSL code can be found in several other locations, from email servers to ordinary PCs, phones and even security products, such as firewalls. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that financial websites run by GE Money, including the Myer Visa Card and Myer Card portals, as well as Coles Mastercard, were vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug. Myer Visa Card and Coles Master Card online login pages have a security update that navigates to GE Money, which runs those financial websites, asking customers to change passwords. More »

  • Vevo says widens ties with Yahoo over its music videos
    Vevo says widens ties with Yahoo over its music videos Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc and Vevo, an online music video hub that provides some of the most popular content on Google's YouTube, have expanded their content and regional partnership, Vevo said Monday amid mounting competition for online viewers. The deal brings Vevo's music videos, live concert events and other original music programming to Yahoo's video channel, Yahoo Screen, in the United States and Canada. In coming weeks, the partnership will extend to Britain, Germany, Spain, France and Italy as well as the Yahoo Screen mobile app, the statement said. More »

  • U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug
    U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis. On a website for advising critical infrastructure operators about emerging cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security asked organizations to report any Heartbleed-related attacks, adding that hackers were attempting to exploit the bug in widely used OpenSSL code by scanning targeted networks. Federal regulators also advised financial institutions to patch and test their systems to make sure they are safe. OpenSSL is technology used to encrypt communications, including access to email, as well as websites of big Internet companies like Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. The bug, which surfaced Monday, allows hackers to steal data without a trace. More »

  • The 12 worst kind of people you'll encounter on public transport
    The 12 worst kind of people you'll encounter on public transport Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    After some heated debate in the Yahoo office, here are the definitive travel grievances which really ‘grind our gears’ More »

  • 'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond
    'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the "Heartbleed" computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web servers. Developers rushed out patches to fix affected web servers when they disclosed the problem, which affected companies from Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc to Yahoo Inc. Yet pieces of vulnerable OpenSSL code can be found inside plenty of other places, including email servers, ordinary PCs, phones and even security products such as firewalls. Def Con's network uses an enterprise firewall from McAfee, which is owned by Intel Corp's security division. More »

  • Heartbleed Bug: How to Create Strong Passwords
    Heartbleed Bug: How to Create Strong Passwords Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A massive breakdown in Internet security, known as the Heartbleed bug, may have compromised millions of websites — including such prominent services as Yahoo, Flickr and Tumblr — potentially exposing users' passwords and other personal information. More »

  • 'Don't Change Passwords' Over Heartbleed Bug
    'Don't Change Passwords' Over Heartbleed Bug Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Hugh Boyes, cyber security chief at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, said: "Changing the password before the bug is fixed could compromise your new password." Blogging website Tumblr, owned by Yahoo!, has previously told users to change all their passwords, including those for sensitive data like email and bank accounts. Independent security expert Bruce Schneier called for calm, but said the security breach was serious. Users can test a site’s vulnerability to the Heartbleed bug by visiting a site created by developer Filippo Valsorda where you can enter web addresses and find out if the bug has been fixed. More »

  • Heartbleed Bug: Everything You Need to Know About OpenSSL Security Flaw
    Heartbleed Bug: Everything You Need to Know About OpenSSL Security Flaw Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Earlier this week security researchers announced the discovery of a security flaw which affects more than two-thirds of all the websites on the internet. Heartbleed could be one of the most serious cybersecurity discoveries in recent years, but what is it, who does it affect, are cybercriminals exploiting it and how can it be fixed? To fully understand the Heartbleed security flaw, we first need to look at the a few of the technologies which underpin securing our online communications. SSL (which stands for Secure Sockets Layer) is the technology behind the little green padlock symbol you see in the URL bar of your web browser when visiting sites such as Gmail, Yahoo or Facebook. More »

  • Yahoo Among Millions of Websites Vulnerable to 'Heartbleed' OpenSSL …
    Yahoo Among Millions of Websites Vulnerable to 'Heartbleed' OpenSSL … Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    A new security bug has been found in OpenSSL, the cryptographic library that secures most of the internet's websites, and Yahoo is one of the of the most well-known domains known to have been compromised. Other websites featured on the top 1,000 websites list compiled by Mustafa Al-Bassam (a former member of the LulzSec hacker collective who is now a computer science student) include popular websites like Imgur, Flickr, OKCupid, WeTransfer, Eventbrite, Web.de, Outbrain, Stackexchange and Kickass Torrents. OpenSSL is the software library used in servers, operating systems, email and instant messaging systems to protect internet traffic as it travels back and forth. More »

  • 16 of the greatest questions ever asked on Yahoo! Answers
    16 of the greatest questions ever asked on Yahoo! Answers Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Hold on. This is important. More »

  • Yahoo looking to take on Netflix and Amazon by commissioning own online TV  …
    Yahoo looking to take on Netflix and Amazon by commissioning own online TV  … Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Yahoo is ready to enter the TV streaming business in a bigger way than ever before. It is said to be looking to commission four 10-episode comedy TV series to stream online. And is willing to pay a fair penny for quality content. Sources that have been "briefed on the company's plans" have told the Wall Street Journal that Yahoo is close to ordering the four series, offering budgets of between $700,000 and a few millions dollars per episode. More »

  • Yahoo Encrypts Data Traffic Between Servers to Prevent Surveillance
    Yahoo Encrypts Data Traffic Between Servers to Prevent Surveillance Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Internet giant Yahoo is the latest firm to boost the encryption protocols around its servers, in the wake of government surveillance releavtions made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The company said in a blog post that as of 31 March it has encrypted all the traffic to its data centres that were targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA). There were reports based on documents leaked by Snowden that the NSA spied on overseas data transmissions between computer centres operated by Google and Yahoo. Alex Stamos, chief information security officer at Yahoo, said the company was in the middle of a massive project to protect its users and their data from snooping through the deployment of encryption technologies. More »

  • Yahoo boosts anti-spying security
    Yahoo boosts anti-spying security Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping. More »