Google to face data watchdogs over 'right to be forgotten'
Jul 24, 2014 at 13:37 | Source:
Google is to meet data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent right to be forgotten ruling. An EU court ruled in May that links to irrelevant and outdated data should be erased from searches on request, le...
Yahoo acquires mobile analytics firm Flurry, to strengthen mobile products
Jul 22, 2014 at 16:00 | Source:
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:
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:
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...
Yahoo's Long Goodbye with Alibaba Takes Heat off Marissa Mayer
Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00 | Source:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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...
Mobile chat app Line and web services disrupted in China
Jul 04, 2014 at 14:22 | Source:
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:
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:
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...
North Korea threatens war on US over Kim Jong-un movie
Jun 25, 2014 at 18:32 | Source:
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:
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:
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:
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...