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Big Tech | Marissa Mayer Aims Yahoo's Guns at Google Search

Yahoo to be pre-loaded onto “tens of millions” of Samsung phones

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App stores are no substitute for what the mobile industry calls “on deck” placement, in which an application is pre-loaded onto a phone’s home screen, or a top-level menu. On-deck placement costs lots of money, plus it can take months of begging — er, negotiations with multiple wireless carriers and...
Yahoo to be pre-loaded onto “tens of millions” of Samsung phones

Yahoo, Now A "Technology Company," Kills Off Its Lamest Products

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The Yahoo evolution continues - this time with a few more swings of the axe. Friday, Yahoo announced that it would be sunsetting a handful of its products in a move consistent with CEO Marissa Mayer's plan to aggressively prune the unruly conglomerate. Out With The Old, In With The...
Yahoo, Now A "Technology Company," Kills Off Its Lamest Products

Yahoo’s New Ad Disses Google, Glorifies The Web Portal of Old [VIDEO]

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Yahoo launched a new $85 million ad campaign, aiming to promote Yahoo as the single destination for all your online needs. Their slogan: “Your favorite stuff all in one place. Make Yahoo your home page.” Their first target: Google.The ad from the campaign, embedded below, starts by showing a...
Yahoo’s New Ad Disses Google, Glorifies The Web Portal of Old [VIDEO]

Yahoo wants bigger slice of tech pie, less emphasis on media products

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Yahoo is beefing up technology offerings and streamlining its media products in another sign it wants to improve its game against industry titans like Google, Apple and Facebook. It is putting the axe to more than a half dozen of its less popular products as CEO Marissa Mayer, a...
Yahoo wants bigger slice of tech pie, less emphasis on media products

Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

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Yahoo is showing a little Apple love today, launching not one but two free search apps in Apple’s app store today. Yahoo’s basic Search app tries to bring an enhanced version of Yahoo Search to the iPhone with plenty of bells and whistles, while Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search iPhone app is aimed...
Yahoo Search Hits The App Store; Takes On Yelp With Sketch-A-Search

Hitwise: Bing Now Powers Over 30% Of U.S. Searches

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Just a day after it announced its well-received updates to its search result pages, here is some more good news for Bing: according to the latest data from Experian Hitwise, Bing-powered searches — that is searches on Bing.com and search.yahoo.com — now account for 30.01% of all U.S. searches. By itself,...
Hitwise: Bing Now Powers Over 30% Of U.S. Searches

Axis Ain't No Browser - It's Yahoo's Latest Shopfront

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shopfront: the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows (Dictionary.com) Yahoo's search app Axis, launched earlier today, is being marketed as "a new kind of browser." It's not a browser though, it's an app that is available on PC, iPhone and iPad. On the PC,...
Axis Ain't No Browser - It's Yahoo's Latest Shopfront

Yahoo to shut down seven products, including BlackBerry app

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Yahoo continues cull of unsuccessful products by axing avatar site - and ultimately nearly 50 apps are to goYahoo is shutting down seven products, including its mobile app for BlackBerry smartphones, as new chief executive Marissa Mayer emulates Google by eliminating unsuccessful products.The shutdowns, which Yahoo announced on its official...
Yahoo to shut down seven products, including BlackBerry app

PRO: How Yahoo could re-boot search

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Yahoo is scheduled to describe its latest turnaround strategy on Tuesday, and reportedly search is high on its priorities list. Yahoo should re-negotiate its Microsoft deal and focus on connecting the dots for advertisers and agencies via attribution and behavioral and social inputs....
PRO: How Yahoo could re-boot search

Beware – Trojan Alert – Fake Google Chrome Extension

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With more and more people reaching the web through Google Chrome, hackers and spammers have started targeting Google Chrome too.  Google Chrome have been proved as the most secure browser. Now, they are trying to hack you through extension system, or faking itself as a extension. Malwarecity.com reports a...
Beware – Trojan Alert – Fake Google Chrome Extension

Regulators Approve Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal

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The Microsoft-Yahoo deal, which will ultimately see Bing’s search technology power Yahoo’s search results, has been approved by regulators.According to a statement put out by the two companies this morning, both U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission have given the green light to the alliance.First announced in...
Regulators Approve Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal
Yahoo shuts down another handful of products

See Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search in Action [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, Yahoo launched a new iPhone app called Sketch-a-Search that allows you to trace an area with your finger to get restaurant results in a specifically defined region. We had a chance to sit down with Director of Product Management Ariel Seidman for a demo of Sketch-a-Search,...
See Yahoo’s Sketch-a-Search in Action [VIDEO]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?