How did our favourite websites get their names?

Posted on October 18, 2017

For many of us, a day doesn’t go by where we don’t visit one of our beloved search engines or social media sites, and their names have therefore become second nature to us, but it wasn’t always that way.

Until not long ago, I had (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Yahoo acquires analytics company Flurry

Posted on July 24, 2014

American search company Yahoo has purchased app analytics enterprise Flurry in a bid to boost its advertising revenue generated from (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Yahoo purchases messaging app Blink

Posted on May 15, 2014

Search company Yahoo has agreed a deal to purchase Blink, a mobile messaging service that sees messages self-destruct once (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Yahoo announces digital video content

Posted on May 1, 2014

Internet giant Yahoo has revealed that it is entering the digital video content market by commissioning two original comedy series, which will be broadcast on both its website and (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

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
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