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March, 2017

  • 30 March

    Yahoo Launches An Online Website Builder

    Everyone seems to be rolling out a website builder these days – which makes sense considering how important it is for a small business to have an online presence. Yahoo wasn’t about to be passed by as they rolled out a new website builder themselves. For those of you who don’t know – Yahoo has been creating website builders for ...

November, 2015

  • 26 November

    Yahoo Fights Back Against Ad-Blockers

    Ad-blocking is killing your favorite websites – and Yahoo is fighting back. The last few days on the Interwebs have been full of people complaining that they suddenly cannot access their Yahoo Mail due to their ad-blocking software. A rather bold move by Yahoo, which is sure to loose some users because of this, however someone needs to stand up ...

  • 17 November

    Yahoo Launches Product Ads Right On-Time For The Holidays

    Yahoo has recently launched Product Ads – letting advertisers reach customers with direct call-to-action ads for their products, and right on time for the holiday shopping spree that most of us have to go through.  Considering that recent studies show that 44% of consumers look to a search engine when researching their holiday gifts, and the fact that Google has done quiet ...

October, 2015

  • 21 October

    Yahoo Can Now Display Google Ads & Search Results

    Yahoo has published their 2015 Q3 Results, which shows a 7% growth in GAAP revenue, a loss from operations, oh and a partnership with Google that lets Yahoo show Google search results and ads. I’ll quote directly: In October, the Company reached an agreement with Google that provides Yahoo with additional flexibility to choose among suppliers of search results and ...

  • 14 October

    Yahoo Donates 200 Servers to Howard & UTEP Universities

    A couple of weeks ago Yahoo decided that they must do their part to encourage more diverse populations to pursue careers within the computer science and technology fields – so they donated 200 servers to Howard University and The University of Texas at El Paso – two universities known for their diverse student makeup. This isn’t a completely surprising move ...

August, 2015

  • 24 August

    Yahoo Finally Figures Out What To Do With Luminate

    If anyone remembers – back in September of 2014 Yahoo bought Luminate – an advertising network – and then successfully shut it down. It seems almost a year later they finally decided what they were going to do with Luminate – at least in name form. In an email sent out this weekend to Yahoo Small Business customers Yahoo announced ...

  • 12 August

    Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo Join Together To Fight Child Pornography

    Earlier this week Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo officially joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation to help fight child pornography online. Utilizing a hash-based platform the companies hope to prevent the ability to upload and share any child pornography online. Microsoft already utilizes this technology within PhotoDNA – a standalone tool which has long been utilized by law ...

July, 2015

  • 1 July

    Java Updates Now Ask You To Make Yahoo Your Default Search Engine

    Yahoo held their annual shareholder meeting last week which mentioned some pretty interesting things. Apart from the fact that Yahoo’s stock has jumped 25% last year, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer also announced a new partnership with Oracle which will now prompt anyone installing or updating their Java install to make Yahoo their browser’s default search engine & home page. Considering that some ...

June, 2015

  • 6 June

    Yahoo Shutting Down Maps & Other Services This Month!

    Yahoo made some big announcements during their Q2 2015 progress report – and some of this news is sure to leave a few people I know pretty disappointed. A slew of services that have a hardcore following are being phased out by the end of June 2015 – so if you’re an avid user of Yahoo’s services you’ll want to ...

January, 2015

  • 9 January

    Yahoo Search Use Catching Up to Bing

    Back at the start of December 2014 I had written about the increasing use of Yahoo search – primarily thanks to Firefox. As usual this was all based on the latest StatCounter statistics and the final numbers for December 2014 have now been published, with Yahoo claiming 10.4 percent of the US search share, up from 8.6 percent in November. Google on ...

  • 5 January

    Yahoo Directory Redirects to Yahoo Small Business Directory

    Back in the fall of 2014 I had written to let you know about Yahoo’s decision to shut down the classic Yahoo directory. Well December 31st was the last day for the Yahoo Directory as we know it – and today the old URL now redirects to the Yahoo Small Business Directory. Some of the relevant category links from the ...

December, 2014

  • 5 December

    Yahoo Search Use Is Increasing

    Google has been the default search engine on a wide array of browsers for quiet a while – and surely this helped Google hold the number 1 spot in search engine popularity for quiet a while. However with the recent change by Mozilla to use the Yahoo search engine as the new default search tool for the Firefox browser – ...

  • 4 December

    Top Searches of 2014: Yahoo

    As 2014 comes closer to it’s end Yahoo has published their Top 10 searches for the year. These lists are always a great way to look back at the major events during the year that really struck the interest of internet users amongst the world. How exactly does Yahoo compile this list? The company states , “to develop the Yahoo Year ...

November, 2014

  • 20 November

    Yahoo Becomes the New Default Search Engine for Firefox

    Google Chrome obviously defaults to their own Google search engine. Internet Explorer defaults to the Bing search engine. So it was only appropriate that Mozilla default to a search engine that wasn’t their direct competitor – i.e. Google. As of yesterday night Mozilla has made Yahoo the new default search engine for the Firefox browser. “Today, I’m thrilled to announce ...

  • 17 November

    40% Off on Yahoo LocalWorks

    Yahoo launched LocalWorks back in 2013, a product that it says will help small businesses recapture sales they may be losing due to incorrect or outdated online listings. Through a partnership with Yext, Yahoo LocalWorks is designed to help companies easily update their online listings across more than 50 online platforms designed to reach 150 million local searchers, according to Tom Byun, VP, ...

  • 12 November

    Yahoo Buys Video Ad Platform BrightRoll for $640 Million

    In a press release issued late last night Yahoo has announced that they have closed the deal with BrightRoll, the digital video advertising service purchasing it for $640 million (€514 million). This new purchase gives Yahoo a fighting chance at becoming the huge video advertising platform they’ve been wanting to achieve. “Video, along with mobile, social, and native, is driving a surge ...

September, 2014

  • 30 September

    Yahoo Does Some Fall Cleaning, Announces Yahoo Directory Shut Down

    With a new quarter amongst us Yahoo has decided to do a bit of cleaning up - much like Google once did - and have announced the closure of several services. Yahoo Education, Qwiki and Directory ...

  • 9 September

    Yahoo Buys An Ad Company

    With all the different things happening with Bing and Google it gets a bit hard to keep up with Yahoo as-well. However the gentle giant is far from sleeping. Yahoo seems to be putting some serious focus behind driving their advertising revenues up, as evident following a recent acquisition of Luminate – an advertising company which places ads within images. ...

August, 2014

  • 14 August

    Hey Photographers, Yahoo Wants You To Get Paid!

    Late at the end of July Yahoo, quietly, released Curated Connections on Flickr – a program aimed at helping photographers to partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are looking for original content. More-so Flickr seems to be taking on the grunt work here making it extremely easy to license your photos: Getting discovered for creative opportunities ...

May, 2014

  • 13 May

    Yahoo Mail Forces Users to Upgrade Browsers

    Yahoo Mail users who are not using the latest versions of their browsers will start to see a notification message upon login asking you to update your browser to experience the full new Yahoo Mail interface. Those who choose to not upgrade by June 5th will be forced to utilize the classic Yahoo Mail interface. Interestingly enough considering the sheer ...

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