• Reform Government Surveillance coalition created by Facebook, Google, others

    Reform Government Surveillance coalition created by Facebook, Google, others

    Facebook, Google, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Microsoft have created a coalition to denounce spying tactics by governments globally. The Reform Government Surveillance coalition hopes to make changes to the way governments spy, both online and off. “The undersigned companies believe that it is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws
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  • Yahoo welcomes Tumblr into the family

    Yahoo welcomes Tumblr into the family

    Microblogging site Tumblr is now part of the Yahoo Group. Its founder, David Karp, has sold the social media site for over US$1 billion, reports say.

  • Yahoo unveils new look

    Yahoo unveils new look

    Just months after Marissa Mayer assumed her role as the new CEO in July, Yahoo decided the time was right to make a big change in the form of a completely new look. Yahoo now sports a new homepage that gives users a more personal and intuitive feel.

  • Yahoo! and Facebook in search talks

    Yahoo! and Facebook in search talks

    Yahoo may be planning to walk away from its Bing deal with Microsoft, as talks are rumored to be underway between the former search kingpin and Facebook.  The story broke in the Sunday Telegraph, which says that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is talking with Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, about working together more closely. This wouldn’t
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  • Google employee, Marissa Mayer appointed as Yahoo CEO

    Google employee, Marissa Mayer appointed as Yahoo CEO

    Prominent Google employee Marissa Mayer set the web abuzz when Yahoo officially declared her as its newest CEO, President, and board member, effective 17 July.

  • Facebook and Yahoo May Be Burying the Patent Hatchet

    Facebook and Yahoo May Be Burying the Patent Hatchet

    Several outlets and multiple sources have cited meetings between Yahoo and Facebook as negotiations to make a deal to resolve patent disputes that have been litigating ferociously for some time.  A settlement is expected by many to come in the next few weeks as lawsuits and counterclaims get shelved and the healing process between former
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