Articles with the tag Yahoo

Taylor Swift Releases “Blank Space” Music Video [Watch]

Let me start with this gif to give you the idea of this video: Taylor Swift has released the music video for her second single, following the “Shake It Off” takeover, from her fifth studio album 1989 called “Blank Space.” Swift hones in on all the negative comments said about her throughout the years and […]

Yahoo Is Plotting Another YouTube Killer…Again

Yahoo is reported to be getting ready to launch another YouTube killer…..again. Reports suggest that Yahoo has been approaching YouTube content creators in an attempt to poach them for the launch of the new platform, which is believed to be slated for a Northern summer launch. AdAge reports that the new service is offering better […]

Yahoo Announces Two Online TV Shows

  Yahoo has announced that it has green lit two online television shows. As we reported April 16th, Yahoo was rumored to be ready to pay for a series by Girls writer Lesley Arfin. They haven’t, but they’ve not been shy in throwing some money around. According to a report from AdAge: Next year Yahoo […]

Yahoo and Vevo Get More Friendly With New Deal

  Yahoo and partially owned Google spinoff Vevo have signed a new deal that will see Vevo videos on Yahoo more often. Under the deal reported by Variety, Yahoo will feature more first run Vevo clips, along with earlier rights to music clips. According to the press release: Our renewed partnership with Yahoo will bring […]

First Yahoo TV Series May Come From Girls Writer Lesley Arfin

The first “made for the internet” full blown television series on Yahoo may come from “Girls” writer Lesley Arfin. A report from Tubefilter suggested that the new series “34 and Pregnant” will be a “mom-com” centered around an expecting protagonist. Arfin may not be a household name, but she is credited with being a recurring […]

Yahoo Taking On Netflix With 4 Original Series [Report]

Yahoo has made a significant push the past two years to get users back using its products, and according to a new report, has serious plans for original video content. According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech company is in the process of acquiring four original comedy series. Each series would consist of 10 […]

Yahoo Poaching YouTube Stars, Promising Bigger Bucks [Report]

Yahoo has been making major strides since former Googler Marissa Mayer took over as CEO in 2012, and a new report claims it’s poaching top YouTube talent. According to Re/code, the tech company is attempting to lure major stars away from the world’s largest video site, and feature them on their network. While Yahoo is […]

Barack Obama To Meet With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Other Tech Execs

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a post last week saying he spoke with Barack Obama over privacy concerns, and a new report claims the two will meet. According to Politico, Obama is scheduled to sit down with other tech executives as well, including Google chairman Eric Schmidt. The meeting, which was announced Thursday night and […]

Yahoo Adds Yelp Reviews To Search Results

Yahoo has announced a partnership with Yelp, which will integrate its reviews and star ratings alongside search results for businesses and restaurants. The new integration currently only works with U.S. businesses, but is also included with search results on mobile devices. From the official Yahoo Search blog: “At Yahoo, we’re always looking to build great […]

Yahoo! Becomes Official Fantasy League Provider Of Major League Baseball

Yahoo! has replaced CBS Sports as the “Official Fantasy Game of MLB.com.” Visitors to the Major League Baseball webpage will now notice a prominent link to the Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball sign-up page. Under terms of the deal Yahoo! can now use Major League Baseball trademarks alongside promotion of its fantasy baseball contests. The screenshot above […]

Yahoo! Acquires Vizify, Hopes To Better Its Approach For Visual Data

Yahoo has acquired visual data gatherer Vizify for an undisclosed sum. The company specializes in allowing users to create visualizations based on social-media driven data. In a note to customers Vizify writes: “We’ve been acquired by Yahoo! We started Vizify in 2011 with the vision of transforming the information that we all consume and create […]

Tumblr Users Up Over 30% Since March 2013

Tumblr was bought by Yahoo in May 2013, and since the acquisition, the social network has been doing better than ever before. Today, Yahoo held its Q4 2013 earnings call, and while many companies simply hold a conference call and issue a press release, the tech giant tweets details along the way. Since March 2013, […]

Yahoo Acquires LookFlow To Improve Flickr’s Photo Discovery Platform

Yahoo has acquired LookFlow, a company that develops image recognition technology. The two companies announced the deal on Wednesday but did not disclose terms of the deal. On its website LookFlow posted a message which in part reads: “We built LookFlow as an entirely new way to explore images you love — combining delightful user […]

Yahoo! Sports App Makes Fun Of Tim Tebow During Update Notification

Tim Tebow can’t get a job in the NFL and he turned down $1 million to play in two Russian football games. His life might not be in shambles but the last thing he needs is Yahoo! Sports making fun of him for no reason. The Yahoo! Sports mobile app recently received an updates and […]

Facebook, Google, And Yahoo! File Transparency Requests In Federal Court

Facebook, Google, and Yahoo! have filed separate motions in federal court. The companies are hoping to share more details about what and how much information is shared with officials. The documentation was filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and each company filed their own separate motions. On its official blog Google’s Richard Salgado, Director, […]

Yahoo Acquires ‘Rockmelt’ Social Browser Platform

Yahoo continued to buy the web on Friday after announcing the acquisition of social browser company Rockmelt. On its official blog Rockmelt writes: “Yahoo and Rockmelt share a common goal: To help people discover the best content from around the web.” AllThingsD reports a Yahoo acquisition price between $60 million and $70 million. The report […]

Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For $50 Million

If you can’t beat em, buy em. That seems to be the message Yahoo is delivering to the market these days after the company on Tuesday acquired Qwiki for a cool $50 million. The buyout marks yet another cash deal for the network that seems bent on buying the technology it wants rather than building […]

Did Tumblr Just Lose The ‘Cool’ Factor? Thousands Of Blogs Imported To WordPress Following Yahoo Acquisition

WordPress might be the biggest winner in Yahoo’s $1.1 billion cash acquisition of Tumblr. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg announced on his blog Sunday night that more than 72,000 blog posts were imported to WordPress.com in a single hour. The massive spike in imports was reported immediately following Yahoo’s confirmation that it had acquired Tumblr. In […]

Yahoo In Talks With Tumblr, Partnership Or Acquisition Possible

Yahoo is on an acquisition tear of late and now the software giant may be in talk to partner with or acquire popular blogging service Tumblr. While some reports point to a strategic alliance between the two companies, other reports believe Yahoo could pay upwards of $1 billion for the platform. Speaking to AllThingsD a […]