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07
May
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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Caught Padding Resume

For the last four months, Yahoo chief executive officer (CEO) Scott Thompson has been trying desperately to get his failing company back on track. Now he faces the same task with his own career. Thompson is facing embarrassment, and even the ... possibility of having to resign his lofty position as it appears he may have padded his resume. According to reports, Thompson may have considerably exaggerated his education at Stonehill College, a small Catholic institution not far from Boston. Computer Science Degree Not Earned It now appears that Thompson, who legitimately received a bachelor of ... (view more)

Wed
14
Mar
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Yahoo Accuses Facebook of Patent Violations

Yahoo is taking Facebook to court for violating approximately ten patents related to Internet advertising systems. It's the first patent showdown between these two web companies. The lawsuit has been filed in a San Jose, California federal court. ... Yahoo is reportedly represented by the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart ... (view more)

Wed
07
Mar
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Yahoo to Lay Off Thousands, Says Report

A new industry insider report suggests Yahoo may be preparing for a major corporate overhaul that could result in thousands of employees losing their jobs, possibly before the end of March, 2012. Right now the company employs more than 14,000 people ... worldwide. While the report has received no official confirmation from Yahoo, analysts familiar with the company believe the rumor probably contains more truth than fiction. The report comes from "AllThingsD", an online publication that "specializes in technology and startup company news, analysis and coverage." (Source: ... (view more)

Fri
09
Dec
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'Yahoo! Messenger 11.5.0.152', and 'Free Sound Recorder 9.3.1'

Yahoo! Messenger 11.5.0.152 Yahoo Messenger is a powerful web-based instant messaging (IM) program. It allows you to keep in contact with friends, family and co-workers, and also permits sharing photographs and video over webcam, making PC-to-PC ... calls, and more. http://messenger.yahoo.com Free Sound Recorder 9.3.1 Save the contents of a cassette to a CD, and listen to the songs in MP3 format using an easy-to-use interface. Free Sound Recorder is a simple, easy way to get started capturing audio on your PC. http://www.sound-recorder.biz This freeware software program is brought to you by ... (view more)

Wed
09
Nov
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Facebook Chief: We're Not the Only Ones Spying On You

The complaint that Facebook prioritizes its own revenue targets above user security is hardly new. However, there is something fresh about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent attempt to distract users by pointing a finger at other tech companies ... -- most notably Microsoft, Google and Yahoo -- accusing them of being far less privacy conscious than Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, the 27-year-old billionaire founder and CEO of Facebook, recently appeared on the Charlie Rose TV show to discuss his company's growth and, as usual, ongoing concerns with the way the site handles the personal information ... (view more)

Tue
04
Oct
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Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL to Form New Ad Alliance: Rumor

Google's been the top search engine for a long, long time now and that means it rakes in the most cash when it comes to online advertising. Several years ago its main competition in this arena had been Microsoft, Yahoo and America Online (AOL), all ... of which had their own, relatively successful search engines to offer. But Yahoo and AOL have fallen on hard times of late, and in a bid to re-establish themselves both have turned to Microsoft for help. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), all three companies are nearing a deal that would see advertising shared across their websites. For ... (view more)

Mon
04
Jul
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Tech Giants Bid to Acquire Hulu Online Video Service

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are all reportedly bidding to buy out online video service, Hulu.com. But they all have different reasons for considering the move. For those who aren't aware of it, Hulu is one of the most popular legal video streaming ... services. It allows users in the US to see recent and archived programming from several major American networks and cable channels, with viewing available on computers, smartphones, tablets and directly on some TV sets. It had appeared Hulu was going to join several other tech companies over the next few years by cashing in through public share ... (view more)

Tue
15
Feb
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Windows 7 Phone Lag Tied to Yahoo Email Servers

When Microsoft first announced it had discovered a third party was responsible for mysterious data use on some Windows Phone 7 handsets, it didn't confirm rumors that Yahoo was to blame. Now, it's firmly pointing the finger at Yahoo -- which is in ... turn passing the blame back to Microsoft. The problem emerged last month when some users noticed particularly high levels of data use even when their phones weren't being used. That led to complaints that some users risked unintentionally going over monthly data limits and facing blocks or excess use fees. Microsoft later said that the problem ... (view more)

Fri
19
Nov
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'Process Explorer 14', and 'Yahoo! Messenger 11.0.0.1751 Beta'

Process Explorer 14 Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The unique capabilities of Process ... Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work. http://technet.microsoft.com Yahoo! Messenger 11.0.0.1751 Beta Yahoo Messenger is a chat program that allows you to easily find or invite friends from other services to come chat with you. Other features ... (view more)

Fri
24
Sep
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Chicken Stink Technology Inspires Yahoo Engineers

Yahoo has announced the opening of a new data center that uses wind power to drastically improve its electric efficiency. The technology used is based on chicken coops and fowl smells. Data Centers Power Hungry for Electricity Data centers, which ... process information on a huge scale, are a huge problem when it comes to energy efficiency. That's because, as you'll probably have experienced by using a notebook computer on your lap or touching the case of a desktop computer after prolonged use, processors build up a lot of heat as they work. It also takes a lot of energy running fans to keep ... (view more)

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