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Yahoo looks to take on YouTube with potential Hulu bid

May 8th, 2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly looking to step up the competition with her former employer. According to AllThingsD, Mayer has held preliminary talks with Hulu executives to discuss a potential bid for the video-streaming service. The move to acquire Hulu, which offers movies, TV episodes, trailers, clips and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, …

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Apple’s desire to dump Google services sends it fleeing to Yahoo

April 10th, 2013

Just because Apple’s (AAPL) plan to ditch Google Maps has been a bust so far doesn’t mean that the company has given up on decreasing its devices’ dependence on Google’s (GOOG) mobile services. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple and Yahoo (YHOO) “have been discussing how more of Yahoo’s services can play a prominent role …

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Yahoo eyes major stake in YouTube alternative Dailymotion

March 20th, 2013

Yahoo’s (YHOO) ambitions to expand its reach on the web have now come into clearer focus now as The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is considering buying a major stake in Dailymotion, the second-largest video sharing website on the Internet after YouTube. Unnamed sources have told the Journal that buying a stake in the …

Yahoo Homepage Revamp

Yahoo homepage gets revamped, now includes ‘infinite scroll’ news feed

February 20th, 2013

Meet the new Yahoo (YHOO). It looks much the same as the old Yahoo, but it does include some nifty new features. As Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer outlined in a blog post on Wednesday, Yahoo’s newly revamped homepage now includes an “infinite scroll” news feed that behaves more like a Twitter feed than a traditional …

New Flickr iPhone App

New Flickr iPhone app to compete with Instagram and Twitter with 16 filters

December 12th, 2012

Hot on the heels of its email redesign, Yahoo (YHOO) announced on Wednesday that it has completely redesigned the Flickr iPhone app. The new app borrows heavily from Instagram and focuses on what makes Flickr special: photos and communities. Yahoo’s new Flickr app also includes 16 filters with their own fancy names to go head-on with Instagram and …

Yahoo Mail Revamp

Yahoo Mail gets a Gmail-like revamp for Windows 8, iOS and Android

December 12th, 2012

As a former Google (GOOG) executive, Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer seems to have learned something about creating a strong email interface. That’s why it’s not too surprising that the new Yahoo Mail unveiled on Tuesday bears a striking resemblance to Gmail with a cleaner look and fewer on-page distractions. In a post on the …

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Yahoo CEO no longer considers BlackBerry a smartphone

November 28th, 2012

It’s fairly safe to say that RIM (RIMM) won’t be inviting Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer to the grand BlackBerry 10 launch early next year. In an interview with Fortune on Tuesday, Mayer reiterated that her company is moving away from using BlackBerry devices. But she also went a step further to rub salt in …

Google Search Market Share

Google’s U.S. search market share closes in on 70%

November 21st, 2012

It looks as if Microsoft’s (MSFT) efforts to dethrone Google (GOOG) as the search engine king have failed. The Internet giant’s search market share hit record highs in the month of October, accounting for 66.9% of all searches conducted in the United States. Microsoft’s efforts may have been ineffective at toppling Google thus far, but the …

Yahoo Windows 8 Inspired

Yahoo’s latest redesign experiment takes a page from Windows 8 tile design

November 9th, 2012

Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer hasn’t finished experimenting with grand redesigns for her company’s homepage. Per AllThingsD, Yahoo’s latest attempted remake looks like it’s got more of a touchscreen focus and has borrowed some pointers from Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 tile design. As AllThingsD notes, it’s not surprising that the new homepage redesign has an …