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Yahoo acquires mobile analytics firm Flurry, to strengthen mobile products

Jul 22, 2014 at 16:00 | Source: VC Circle

Internet giant Yahoo is all set to make yet another acquisition. The company has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Flurry. While the financials of the deal remain undisclosed, TechCrunch pegs it at around $200-300 millio...

Yahoo to Buy Analytics Start-up Flurry

Jul 22, 2014 at 14:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

San Francisco: Yahoo Inc will buy mobile analytics startup Flurry to beef up a fast-growing mobile advertising business that still lags Google Inc's and Facebook Inc's in scale. Six-year-old Flurry uses analytics to help target ads at...

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

Jul 22, 2014 at 08:32 | Source: BBC

Yahoo has acquired an app analytics firm, Flurry, to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones. Flurry helps app developers analyse data about their users and deliver more personalised ads to them. Some of Yahoo's rivals have also boug...

Life after Robert Palmer: Look what happened to the Addicted to Love girls

Jul 16, 2014 at 13:13 | Source: FirstPost

Before there was Robin Thicke, there was Robert Palmer. In 1985, Palmer released the music video for "Addicted to Love". It had Palmer, front and centre, singing the song. Surrounding him was "the band" five beautiful women in li...

Yahoo's Long Goodbye with Alibaba Takes Heat off Marissa Mayer

Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

San Francisco: Yahoo Inc. cannot seem to part ways with Alibaba. And with Yahoo's business continuing to deteriorate, some Wall Street analysts say it is hard to blame the company. Yahoo said on Tuesday that it would keep a bigger-than-expect...

Yahoo profit declines due to disappointing ad sales

Jul 16, 2014 at 09:17 | Source: BBC

Internet giant Yahoo reported that profit decreased by 18% to $270m (£157m) during the three months to the end of June. Revenue also fell, dropping 3% to $1.08bn. Most of the decline was due to a sharp drop in digital display advertising, which plun...

Yahoo announces original TV series

Jul 16, 2014 at 09:17 | Source: BBC

Yahoo has announced two original TV series that will be shown on its website and mobile app. It makes Yahoo the latest technology firm to join the fast-growing market for digital video content. Companies such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Microsoft ha...

Microsoft Seen Overtaking Yahoo in Global Digital Ad Share

Jul 15, 2014 at 23:59 | Source: NDTV Profit

Microsoft Corp is expected to surpass Yahoo Inc for the first time in the $140.2 billion worldwide digital advertising market, according to estimates by research firm eMarketer released on Tuesday. Microsoft's global ad revenue share for 2014...

Wall Street Week Ahead: Tech Earnings to Take Center Stage

Jul 12, 2014 at 14:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New York: Earnings from some of the biggest US technology companies will take center stage next week, giving investors a chance to re-evaluate the sector's health. Big tech names set to report next week include Intel Corp and Yahoo Inc on Tue...

The dark art of choosing a company name

Jul 10, 2014 at 20:57 | Source: BBC

Choosing a name for a new business is perhaps the first big decision that the founder has to make. How vital is it to pick a good one? When Mikael Cho told his friends he had moved to Montreal to start a company, they would inevitably ask him what he...

Indian Mujahideen and the Internet: How the two became a deadly mix for terror

Jul 05, 2014 at 10:47 | Source: FirstPost

Not just with bombs, a thorough investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed that many of the Indian Mujahideen members are extremely tech-savvy and are expert users of online tools inplanning terror activities.According to a...

Mobile chat app Line and web services disrupted in China

Jul 04, 2014 at 14:22 | Source: BBC

Several popular messaging applications and file-sharing services appear to have been blocked in mainland China this week. These include mobile messaging apps Line, which is widely used in Asia, and Kakaotalk. Yahoo's photo-sharing service Flickr...

China Blocks Flickr, Messaging Apps as Censorship Rises: Greatfire

Jul 04, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: Business Week

A July 1 rally in Hong Kong drew more than a half a million people as citizens demand full democracy when the city overhauls its election system in 2017. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg. China blocked Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:US)'s Flickr photo-...

NSA 'collects facial-recognition photos from the net'

Jul 02, 2014 at 18:42 | Source: BBC

US cyber-spies have collected millions of photos of people's faces from the net for use in facial-recognition programmes, according to reports. The New York Times says leaked National Security Agency documents show in 2011 it intercepted about 5...

Facebook: Irish judge refers internet privacy case to European Court of Justice

Jul 02, 2014 at 08:12 | Source: BBC

A landmark legal battle over the personal data Facebook releases to US security services has been referred to the European Court of Justice. The initial case was taken in Ireland, where Facebook's European HQ is based. Privacy campaigners want t...

North Korea threatens war on US over Kim Jong-un movie

Jun 25, 2014 at 18:32 | Source: BBC

North Korea has promised merciless retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood movie about killing Kim Jong-un is released, say agencies. A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said in state media that the movie's release would be an act of war . ...

Mobile is a major focus area for Yahoo now: Marissa Mayer

Jun 20, 2014 at 11:41 | Source: Economic Times

Since taking over as CEO at Yahoo! in 2012, Marissa Mayer has worked hard at rejuvenation, trying to put the once-pioneering company back at the leading edge of Internet services. Yahoo has made acquisitions, such as the $1.1 billion takeover of blog...

US steps into Iraq, but no boots on the ground

Jun 20, 2014 at 09:45 | Source: FirstPost

Washington, June 20 (IANS) Moving cautiously in the face of an onslaught by Sunni militants advancing on Baghdad, Presidents Barack Obama is sending 300 military advisers to Iraq, but US would not be returning to a combat role there.Under pressure to...

Yahoo pips Google with 37% females in workforce

Jun 20, 2014 at 08:57 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo! has revealed that its workforce is less than 40% female and that many of the women are in non-leadership roles, in the Web portal's first such disclosure amid a Silicon Valley debate over diversity. Yahoo said 77% of its leaders...

Google and Facebook can be legally intercepted, says UK spy boss

Jun 18, 2014 at 12:27 | Source: BBC

UK intelligence service GCHQ can legally snoop on British use of Google, Facebook and web-based email without specific warrants because the firms are based abroad, the government has said. Classed as external communications , such activity can be cov...

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