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  • New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

    New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

    Indexeus.net looks like it could have been a Y Combinator project. With a slick design, snappy copy, and a bitcoin-based payment system, it looks unusually legit. But what the site is hiding is the produce of hundreds of hacking efforts from around the web. I’ve left out the link because it’s unclear if the site may deliver malware now or in the future. You can type it in if… Read More

  • Yahoo Exec Accused Of Sexual Harassment Files Defamation Counter-Suit

    Yahoo Exec Accused Of Sexual Harassment Files Defamation Counter-Suit

    Prominent Yahoo executive Maria Zhang filed a defamation complaint Wednesday against a former female employee who sued her for sexual harassment and subsequent wrongful termination. In her filing, Zhang called Nan Shi’s allegations — that she forced Shi to have oral and digital sex — “outrageously false” and based on attempts to extort Yahoo. Read More

  • Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Says Disappointing Earnings Were Just A “Short-Term Setback”

    Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Says Disappointing Earnings Were Just A “Short-Term Setback”

    After an earnings report that came in below analyst expectations, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spent a good portion of today’s analyst call making the case that she can still turn the company around. Mayer said that Yahoo was “not satisfied with our results this quarter.” However, she also argued that “a transformation of this size and scale will take multiple years,”… Read More

  • Yahoo Gets To Keep More Of Its Stake In Alibaba

    Yahoo Gets To Keep More Of Its Stake In Alibaba

    As part of today’s earnings release, Yahoo revealed that Alibaba is allowing it to keep a greater portion of its stake when it issues its initial public offering. Yahoo will be required to sell 140 million shares in the Chinese e-commerce company, compared to the 208 million the two companies agreed to last October. Read More

  • Yahoo Misses In Q2 With Revenue Of $1.04B, EPS Of $0.37

    Yahoo Misses In Q2 With Revenue Of $1.04B, EPS Of $0.37

    Today after the bell, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue (excluding traffic acquisition costs, or TAC) of $1.04 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. Revenue including TAC was $1.08. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.38 on revenue of ex-TAC $1.08 billion. Yahoo, which slipped in regular trading in a down market, is up slightly… Read More

  • Yahoo Does A “Summer Cleaning,” Shuts Down Its Xobni Acquisition, Plus Other Under-Performing Products

    Yahoo Does A “Summer Cleaning,” Shuts Down Its Xobni Acquisition, Plus Other Under-Performing Products

    Yahoo’s spring cleanings have extended into the summer months, the company announced today, detailing a series of product changes and closures, many of which are nearly obsolete, obscure, or just unpopular. But among the more high-profile of these closures is Yahoo acquisition Xobni, the maker of smart email and contacts management apps that were acquired last summer. At the time of… Read More

  • Microsoft Bolsters Encryption For OneDrive And Outlook.com

    Microsoft Bolsters Encryption For OneDrive And Outlook.com

    Microsoft announced this morning that it has bolstered the security of several of its digital products, bringing stronger encryption tools to its OneDrive and Outlook.com services. In the wake of revelations that the United States government was tapping the core fiber cables of the Internet, snooping on traffic between the data centers of large technology companies, and working to weaken… Read More

  • Yahoo Releases Aviate Homescreen For Android To Organize Your Life

    Yahoo Releases Aviate Homescreen For Android To Organize Your Life

    Yahoo has today launched a new smartphone UI experience called Aviate, which is available for Android phones (English speaking only). The idea is that the company can dip their toes in the mobile OS waters without going all-in on anything, as Yahoo works to strengthen its mobile portfolio. Read More

  • Why Apple Dropped Yahoo For Its Weather App In iOS 8

    Why Apple Dropped Yahoo For Its Weather App In iOS 8

    Shortly after the iOS 8 beta was released to developers (and early adopters) during Apple’s WWDC event in early June, users discovered that Apple had replaced Yahoo’s content with data from The Weather Channel, a huge loss considering Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s efforts to increase the company’s presence throughout Apple’s mobile operating system. Read More

  • Yahoo Drops 5% After Alibaba’s Updated F-1 Filing Indicates Slipping Margins

    Yahoo Drops 5% After Alibaba’s Updated F-1 Filing Indicates Slipping Margins

    Yahoo’s stock, behaving as a proxy to Alibaba’s valuation, is down 5 percent today in midday regular trading, after the Alibaba’s updated F-1 filing indicated that its operating margins are declining. According to the company, for its most recently ended fiscal quarter, its operating margin “declined from 51.3% to 45.3%,” when compared to the comparable… Read More

  • Alibaba’s Massive IPO Could Touch Down In August

    Alibaba’s Massive IPO Could Touch Down In August

    According to CNBC, Alibaba’s IPO could kick off in the first full week of August. That timing would give the company enough time to respond to questions that the SEC may have regarding its business, and its forecasts — a standard give and take before a company goes public. Read More

  • Yahoo News Digest Comes To Android

    Yahoo News Digest Comes To Android

    Yahoo’s popular News Digest app is now available on Android, and offers two new editions of content: International and Canada. Previously, the app, which gives readers twice-daily digests of news aggregated from other outlets, had only curated news around United States and United Kingdom interests. Read More

  • Marissa Mayer On the Last Two Years

    Yahoo Is Doubling Down On Mobile — Again

    “Mobile is doubling on every traffic metric we have,” she said. But it doesn’t mean that Yahoo’s mobile strategy is already successful. Yahoo ended 2013 with no apps in Apple’s top 100. In other words, producing massive mobile hits is a long and difficult process. That’s why Mayer promoted Adam Cahan to be in charge of all things mobile. If things go well… Read More

  • Marissa Mayer On the Last Two Years

    Marissa Mayer Explains Yahoo’s New Video Strategy

    Speaking on stage at Disrupt New York, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explained the strategy behind the company’s new foray into producing original television content. “Can you tell me what Yahoo is?” TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington asked, bringing up the old question of whether Yahoo is a tech or media company. Read More

  • Marissa Mayer On the Last Two Years

    Watch Michael Arrington’s Fireside Chat With Marissa Mayer Here

    As Disrupt NY comes to a close, Marissa Mayer is set to take the stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. The interview will start around 2:00 PM EDT, following a talk with the creator of WordPress and founder of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg. Then, the finalists of the Disrupt Battlefield, will pitch their startups to a new set of judges in a bid to win the Disrupt Cup and… Read More

  • Yahoo Screen Arrives On Android

    Yahoo Screen Arrives On Android

    Yahoo Screen, Yahoo’s relatively new mobile app for streaming video, is now available on Android. The app first launched last September to iOS users on iPhone and iPad. The news comes only a couple of days after the company announced the first two shows in its lineup of new, original TV series – “Other Space,” from the creator of the short-lived fan favorite… Read More

  • Marissa Mayer And Michael Arrington To Talk Yahoo And Chickens At Disrupt NY

    Marissa Mayer And Michael Arrington To Talk Yahoo And Chickens At Disrupt NY

    Disrupt NY 2014 is mere days away, and we’re thrilled to announce that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will be joining Michael Arrington for a fireside chat, where she’ll talk about how she’s been rebuilding Yahoo into a mobile and content-focused company via strategic startup acquisitions. Michael has chickens now and the Internet is obviously curious about his ambitions. Read More

  • Foreign Startup Founders Face Unique Struggles To Break Funding Barrier

    Foreign Startup Founders Face Unique Struggles To Break Funding Barrier

    It was either move to Silicon Valley or bust, according to Nitro CEO Sam Chandler. His startup base of Melbourne, Australia, didn’t have the resources back in 2008 to help him scale his cloud-based, document-collaboration startup beyond an angel round of investing. It’s still a common dilemma for entrepreneurs throughout the world. Read More

  • Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins

    Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins

    Social logins are a convenient way to sign in to services without having to go through lengthy sign-up procedures and setting up yet another password. According to the latest data from social login service Gigya, Facebook remains the absolute market leader here and now powers more than 51 percent of all social logins in North America. Google+ is the second most popular service, but at 31… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquisitions Power Flickr’s New Object Recognition Search, Editing And Video Capture

    Yahoo Acquisitions Power Flickr’s New Object Recognition Search, Editing And Video Capture

    Today, Yahoo launches new Flickr apps for Android (and iOS coming soon.) They include the ability to shoot video in the apps, or upload it directly. There is also better search, more detailed statistics for individual photos and a redesigned interface that’s had a lot of the crap scraped off of the interface to present you with Read More