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Wed
13
Jun
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Beware! Yahoo! Search!

A few days ago, I reported on McAfee's recent study of the web's riskiest websites. Although just 4% of the Internet is considered plagued by the "risky" site, the danger changes drastically depending on the search term. It seems it may also depend ... on the search engine, as McAfee has followed up its risky report with one accusing Yahoo of returning the highest percentage of threatening sites. Like the last survey, McAfee's SiteAdvisor division is behind the analysis. Once a search powerhouse during the web's early days, Yahoo has been more than eclipsed by Google. Aside from more reliable ... (view more)

Fri
25
May
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Microsoft Acquisition of Yahoo! May be Kaput

A few weeks ago, the rumored acquisition of Yahoo by software behemoth Microsoft appeared to be a done deal. There was some motive for it, as the pair lagged behind hegemonic web power Google in both search and advertising functionality. And with ... the latter acquiring major ad agency DoubleClick a few months ago, the impetus appeared to be on Microsoft to match such a move. Despite the sense it seemed to make at the outset of May, it's now looking more and more as if Microsoft is no longer interested in the Yahoo deal. (Source: Infopackets.com ) So, what's changed in recent weeks? Most notably ... (view more)

Wed
09
May
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Microsoft Reportedly Seeks Yahoo! Purchase

Here's a new one for the techie forums to debate: Who is more powerful online, Microsoft or Google? Surely, this is a tough answer -- with one boasting strength in crafting popular software, while the other dominates the future profits of thousands ... of websites. However, when it comes to searching the web, the big G has the market cornered. Too bad Yahoo, too bad MSN. That harsh reality may be behind rumors that Microsoft is pursuing a Yahoo takeover. First to the story is the NY Post, which reports to other media outlets that Microsoft recently approached Yahoo executives about a possible ... (view more)

Thu
15
Mar
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My Yahoo Start Page to Begin Beta Testing

Last Thursday, Yahoo announced a new beta version of its personalized My Yahoo start page. The launch will be gradual and will begin over the next few months. Although only a limited number of Yahoo members will be able to try out the beta version, ... these users will have access to create their personalized space by simply dragging and dropping the content they would like to include on their My Yahoo start pages. Beta testers will also have access to a pre-created My Yahoo page based on the other Yahoo services that they use. For example, members who often use Yahoo's shopping service will see ... (view more)

Thu
08
Mar
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Woman Sues Yahoo for $20M over Email Message

Yahoo was recently slapped with a $20 million dollar lawsuit from an Ohio woman claiming that the Yahoo.com portal used her photo without permission in a welcome email sent to its new users. Shannon Stovall filed the lawsuit late February at the ... U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Stovall said she discovered the her photo was being used when she signed up for Yahoo's email service in October 2006. (Source: news.com ) The email begins with the headline "Hooray! Your first email" and includes a photo of two women, one of which is allegedly Stovall. According to the complaint ... (view more)

Thu
01
Mar
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Yahoo Mail Contains No 'Feebs' Virus, After All

For those millions upon millions of web users who depend on Yahoo's email service, a recent rumor of hacker penetration into the database was very frightening. If you haven't heard, a Symantec report recently alleged that the "Feebs" worm had made ... its way throughout Yahoo's web mail. That rumor has finally been debunked, leaving many Yahoo users breathing a sigh of relief. Symantec is a major Internet/tech security company that regularly flags the latest threats to Internet programs. They've most famously been behind warnings to consumers on web browser loopholes, reporting Trojans, phishing ... (view more)

Tue
30
Jan
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Belgian Newspapers Strike Again: Yahoo in the Hot Seat Over Copyright Issues

While traditionally known for beer and chocolate, Belgium is now making a name for itself as a strict enforcer of copyright laws. Copiepresse, Belgium's copyright enforcement group, has recently taken a stand against Yahoo. "We sent a formal letter ... to Yahoo [last week], requesting it to remove all links to our newspapers' content," said Margaret Boribon, secretary-general of Copiepresse. She adds that failure to comply will leave Copiepresse no choice but to take Yahoo to court. (Source: latimes.com ) Yahoo, like many other search engines, provides snippets of information and links to news ... (view more)

Wed
10
Jan
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Yahoo Revises Search Service for Mobile Devices

Yahoo recently unveiled its latest weapon in the ongoing battle with Google for Internet search and advertising supremacy. The software is called Go for Mobile 2.0, and was released shortly after Google made a partnership announcement with Samsung ... Electronics. This partnership means that most Samsung cellphones will now be equipped with Google's own brand of mobile software. (Source: mobile-tech-today.com ) The Go for Mobile 2.0 service is an upgrade from software Yahoo introduced last year. The new revision makes it easier for users to move among various online services and have easier ... (view more)

Thu
14
Dec
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NFL Quarterback Tom Brady Sues Yahoo!

Careful where you place a face. That's a lesson Yahoo might be learning, shortly after its recent legal troubles involving New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The three-time Super Bowl champion (who once dated Tara Reid, by the way), is ... angry that Yahoo used his likeness to promote its online fantasy football league. Whether Tom's completely opposed to tame gambling or simply not proud of the picture in question is unclear. But, it spells bad news and bad press for Yahoo. The ad in question wasn't actually posted on the web, in fact. Instead, Brady's unauthorized mug was presented in ... (view more)

Wed
13
Dec
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Reuters and Yahoo to Start 'You Witness News'

You never know when a good news story might develop. But you do know that you have your trusty camera phone on hand if it does -- and so do Reuters and Yahoo. The two companies have teamed up to offer "You Witness News," a news service that allows ... people to submit their photos and videos, which may end up being published. Selected content will be featured on Reuters.com and Yahoo! News. Reuters also hopes to use some material in print beginning next year. (Source: dailytech.com ) The partnership attempts to capitalize on an increasingly popular form of news, known as "citizen journalism." The ... (view more)

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