Category Archives: Yahoo

Yahoo Encrypts Traffic Between Its Data Centers

Yahoo Encrypts Traffic Between Its Data Centers

Last year, Yahoo announced its plans to encrypt all the information that moves between its data centers by the end of Q1 2014. As of March 31, traffic between its data centers is now encrypted. The move came after Edward Snowden leaked the documents that alleged the National Security Agency (NSA) used various technologies toContinue Reading

Yahoo Partners With Yelp To Get Local data On Its Search Results Page

Yahoo Partners With Yelp To Get Local data On Its Search Results Page

Yahoo has partnered with Yelp to improve its local data search experience. The deal between the two firms would see Yelp data, such as user reviews and photos in Yahoo search results. It means if your search for a specific restaurant or other business, Yelp will display reviews, location information and star ratings along withContinue Reading

Yahoo Acquires Social Data Visualization Start-Up Vizify

Yahoo Acquires Social Data Visualization Start-Up Vizify

Vizify, a firm that allows users to create infographics and videos of social-media data, announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired by Yahoo. Vizify marks Yahoo’s 37th acquisition since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took the control in 2012. Founded in 2011 by Todd Silverstein, Eli Tucker and Jeff Cutler-Stamm, Vizify with its five-member team willContinue Reading

Yahoo Gemini Brings Native Ads And Mobile Search Features

Yahoo Gemini Brings Native Ads And Mobile Search Features

Yahoo on Wednesday announced a new platform called Gemini that brings mobile search and native advertising together. In other words, advertisers can now purchase, manage and optimize their mobile search and native ad spend in one place. It is believed that the two ad components could improve yahoo’s businesses and brands. The company is tryingContinue Reading

Yahoo Seeks Help From Yelp To Enhance Its Local Search

Yahoo Seeks Help From Yelp To Enhance Its Local Search

Yahoo is reportedly looking to improve its local-search results with the help of Yelp. The partnership includes local listings and reviews from Yelp within Yahoo’s search results pages. Microsoft and Apple have similar agreements with Yelp. The terms of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has been constantly tryingContinue Reading

Yahoo Buys Technical Recruiting Firm Distill

Yahoo Buys Technical Recruiting Firm Distill

Yahoo recently acquired Distill, a technical recruiting organisation located in San Francisco. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The founders of Distill, Deng-Kai Chen and Ken McInnis previously worked with Tapjoy, StumbleUpon and Google. The team created Distill with an intention to overcome the issues pertaining to scheduling and managing technical interviews.Continue Reading

Yahoo Buys Days Diary App Maker ‘Wander’

Yahoo Buys Days Diary App Maker ‘Wander’

Yahoo has reportedly acquired Wander, the team who created the ‘Days’ photo diary app. The financial terms of the deal to purchase Wander were not disclosed, but some news reports speculated to be around $10 million. The Days app was launched in March last year, allow users to develop a series of photographs and gifsContinue Reading

Yahoo Detects Hacking Attempts On Its e-mail Service

Yahoo Detects Hacking Attempts On Its e-mail Service

Yahoo Inc on Thursday reported that they have detected unauthorized access to its e-mail accounts. The company said that hackers were attempting to get into the several Yahoo accounts using the credentials that had been obtained from a breach of another company’s user database. In other terms, the hackers got someone else’s database of loginContinue Reading

Yahoo Acquires Online Gaming Service ‘Cloud Party’

Yahoo Acquires Online Gaming Service ‘Cloud Party’

Yahoo has recently acquired a browser-based game service called the Cloud Party. Cloud Party was launched in 2011 as a multiplayer and 3D gaming platform that can be operated without any plug-ins in a browser. Players can discover fascinating environments and generate their own 3D content at this platform. It also allows players to develop theirContinue Reading