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Yahoo Hacked in 2014, user details stolen

  • 23/09/2016 at 09:16 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Security KeyYahoo has released information regarding a hack that occurred in 2014. This attack got the personal details of at least 500 million users. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, birthdays. email addresses, hashed passwords and security questions and answers. Yahoo has been struggling in a few areas, and this hack isn’t something the tech giant needs.

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Microsoft and Yahoo renew their search partnership

Microsoft and YahooMicrosoft and Yahoo have updated their partnership in regards to search and advertising. This could work out well for Yahoo, who will now be able to run their own ads on desktop and mobile searches. Previously, Yahoo was required to pull 100% of its traffic from Bing marketplace ads. Now, Yahoo are required a majority of 51% of monetized ads to come from Bing. Also in the deal, Yahoo’s desktop search will be powered by Microsoft’s search algorithm.

The roles of the partnership have changed. Yahoo is no longer in charge of the sales relationship of Bing search ads, with Microsoft taking control. Previous to the original deal in 2009, Bing’s search ads weren’t doing so well compared to Yahoo’s or Google’s ads.

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Rumour has it: Yahoo and AOL might be merging

  • 14/07/2014 at 22:24 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Yahoo Head LogoVarious sources have confirmed that Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has been seen hanging out with Tim Armstrong of AOL. Could a possible merger between the two be on the horizon?

According to many, the two were seen spending hours in the late night at a resort bar, talking animatedly. There is a chance they were doing nothing more than getting a few drinks and letting off steam, perhaps keeping up on their connections like all good execs.

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UK’s GCHQ collected 1.8M webcam snapshots from Yahoo

GCHQYahoo has struck out against Britain’s GCHQ after documents showed the platform’s webcam chat led to more than one and a half million images being illegally stored by the agency.

The data collection occurred between 2008 – 2012, as part of an operation known as Optic Nerve. An experimental program, the GCHQ hoped to create a facial recognition software to track targets online. In the process, it collected images from completely unrelated users in the US and UK, primarily citizens with no connection to terror activities.

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What can Yahoo do with Tumblr ?

  • 20/05/2013 at 23:24 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Yahoo Head LogoInevitable, today a big news hit us: Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Just one day before Microsoft’s Xbox event, we have something to discuss about. When you first read the official announcement made by Marissa Mayer, you instantly feel something strange: “We promise not to screw it up”. Oh, not again.

Yahoo acquired Tumblr and so it inherits 109.0 million blogs. What will they do with them, especially with porn based blogs. In an interview given to the WSJ, Yahoo CEO said that “companies will find ways to surface Tumblr’s unique content on Yahoo’s sites”.

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OnTheAir Video Chat startup was acquired by Yahoo

  • 04/12/2012 at 20:14 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Yahoo OnTheAirOnTheAir video chat startup announced today on their official website that they have been acquired by Yahoo. It’s an amazing achievement for a startup that was launch this year in March.

It’s Yahoo’s second acquisition ever since Marissa Mayer joined them as CEO. But what is OnTheAir? OnTheAir was founded in March 2012 by a team of 5 young enthusiasts. For those who are familiar with Skype and Google+ Hangouts it’s more like a merger between these two services.

With OnTheAir you can organise hangouts that can be watched by an audience of hundreds or thousands of persons worldwide. It’s more like a live stream hangout.

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Marissa Mayer is going to save Yahoo by turning it into Google

Marissa MayerWell it’s Marissa Mayer’s second week of being the new CEO of Yahoo and it’s clear she’s missing her old home over at Google. How much is she missing her position at Google? Well she’s decided to make a ‘few’ changes to Yahoo’s workplace that reflect the culture she just left.

The first implementation of this is probably going to be one of the most forward as the company is going to have major changes moving forward. Yahoo has been struggling for years and major changes are needed to make its future a viable one. To keep everyone in line with a new outlook on the company the first change is a classic from her time at Google – a weekly Friday afternoon meeting with everyone working for the company.

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