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Yahoo launches news summary app

Posted on January 8, 2014

Internet giant Yahoo has unveiled an app that provides users with tailored news feeds based on their interests.

Yahoo claims that the News Digest app offers readers all (more…)

Posted by Richard Bell

Yahoo boss says firm puts mobile first

Posted on November 20, 2013

Search engine Yahoo has had to reinvent itself continuously in its efforts to meet its mobile-focused objectives, according to the firm’s president.

Marissa Mayer, who is also the tech company’s CEO, held a discussion with Marc Benioff, the head of cloud computing firm Salesforce, at a conference (more…)

Posted by Richard Bell

Yahoo! agrees deal to buy Tumblr

Posted on May 24, 2013

American internet corporation Yahoo! is to acquire the popular blogging service Tumblr in a deal worth £723m.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s chief executive, said that Tumblr would continue to operate independently after the site’s bosses promised (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Teenage news feed aggregator sold for millions

Posted on April 1, 2013

A popular news feed app, created by a UK teenager, has been bought by Yahoo in a deal that could be worth tens of millions of pounds to its creator.

The app in question, Summly, which is a tool which summarises news stories to just a few lines, will close though. The intellectual properties of the app will be used by the US firm in its own products.

The designer of the software, Nick D’Aloisio, has also been given (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Yahoo! celebrates success, thanks to former Google executive

Posted on February 2, 2013

Yahoo! has seen growth in revenue during the fourth quarter of the year, thanks to the former executive and engineer of Google, Marissa Mayer. Improved sales of search advertising helped to push the company revenue up to £830 million, a two per cent rise year on year. In addition to improved results, the chief executive also announced plans to (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Yahoo calls time on chat features

Posted on December 9, 2012

Yahoo has outlined its planned to refresh its core products, with public chat rooms falling foul of the cuts. The feature, one of the first on the market back in the 1990s, will come to an end midway through December.

Other features, such as (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Marketers tracking Facebook / Yahoo talks

Posted on November 26, 2012

Online marketers and those working across platforms in SEO will be monitoring news that Facebook and Yahoo! could soon announce a tie-up. Reportedly in talks to work together on (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Yahoo to reorganise and focus on search

Posted on April 22, 2012

Confirming many of the rumours that have being doing the rounds recently, Yahoo has confirmed it is to close down many of its products and focus on what is seen as its core activities.

The chief executive, Scott Thompson, made the announcement (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews
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