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Yahoo Acquires Xobni

Yahoo Acquires Xobni

The report by AllthingsD that Yahoo was in the hunt for the Xobni, the maker of address book apps and plugins is true after all as Yahoo confirmed the deal on Wednesday. Xobni (which is pronounced Zob-nee and is “Inbox” spelled backwards), indexes a person’s emails and creates an address book, showing a profile of each contact, which can include a photo, job title and email history, as well [...]
Yahoo! Revamps Yahoo News

Yahoo! Revamps Yahoo News

Yahoo gave Yahoo News a new look on Thursday which it believes is  ”more personal, intuitive and modern design.” The new face lift includes a news stream that’s customizable to the user’s interests. “The first thing that you’ll notice about the new Yahoo News is that it was designed around your interests and preferences. We made the news stream customizable so you [...]
Yahoo Buys KitCam and PhotoForge Developer GhostBird Software

Yahoo Buys KitCam and PhotoForge Developer GhostBird Software

Yahoo has just  announced through a tweet on Wednesday that they have purchased GhostBird Software, the makers of advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge and will be integrated with Flickr. GhostBird has said that no further development will be done on either app, and they don’t intend to support new versions of iOS in an announcement on their website. The app is getting removed [...]
Yahoo Brings Ads to Tumblr’s Web Dashboard

Yahoo Brings Ads to Tumblr’s Web Dashboard

Tumblr has expanded the it’s sponsored posts to it’s web dashboards, it was introduced to its mobile apps last month. Users will be able to re-blog the ads like follow and share the ads directly from their dashboard, the sponsors posts will be marked with a dollar sign so the users know they are paid posts. “These posts will simply blend in with the posts from the blogs you follow,” [...]
Flickr Gets An Update, 1 TB Of Free Space Per Account

Flickr Gets An Update, 1 TB Of Free Space Per Account

Tumblr got more than its share of attention this week, but, Yahoo did not forget Flickr, another beloved start-up when Yahoo purchased it eight years ago.  Yahoo has announced a new remodel to Flickr that puts more emphasis on the photographs plus Flickr users now get1 terabyte of space without shelling a dime. “At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s [...]
Yahoo’s Tumblr Purchase Resulted in 72,000 Blogs Shifting To WordPress From Tumblr

Yahoo’s Tumblr Purchase Resulted in 72,000 Blogs Shifting To WordPress From Tumblr

Tumblr is famously known for animated gifs and nsfw posts, since Yahoo’s acquisition rumours started last week, analysts have been predicting user discontent and crackdown on nasty posts.  Even before the news became official on Monday, 72,000 users migrated from Tumblr to WordPress according to WordPress’s founder Matt Mullenweg’s blog post. Here’s his post: It now looks pretty certain [...]
Yahoo’s Tumblr Buyout Official. Marissa Mayer Promises “not to screw it up”

Yahoo’s Tumblr Buyout Official. Marissa Mayer Promises “not to screw it up”

The worst kept tech secret of last week is true – Microblogging website Tumblr is being acquired by Yahoo. Marissa Mayer announced the deal today morning along with a “promise not to screw it up.” Yohoo! is coughing $1.1 billion for Tumblr, “substantially all of which is payable in cash,” Yahoo said. Yahoo is not absorbing its acquisition, Tumblr is going to run separately [...]
Tumblr Buyout Gets Yahoo Board’s Approval

Tumblr Buyout Gets Yahoo Board’s Approval

Yahoo’s  board has just given nod to Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer’s plans to acquire publishing platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion on Sunday according to reports by AllthingsD. Tumblr acquisition  will be Yahoos biggest acquisition and the fourth biggest overall. As first reported by AllthingsD  last week, Yahoo is all set to buy out Tumblr, and the amount of cash to change hands was [...]
Yahoo Invites Press For ‘Product-Related’ Announcement On May 20, Tumblr Acquisition  News Expected

Yahoo Invites Press For ‘Product-Related’ Announcement On May 20, Tumblr Acquisition News Expected

Yahoo is organizing a press event in New York on Monday, May 20th  which will be addressed by CEO Marissa Mayer according to CNBC, the event will be “product-related,”  which is rumoured to be about Yahoo’s Tumblr acquisition. Tumblr has been in news this week, on Thursday All Things D reported that Yahoo might buy Tumblr for a price close to $1 billion.Then, GigaOm reported that Facebook [...]
Yahoo Buys Mobile News Summarizing App Summly

Yahoo Buys Mobile News Summarizing App Summly

Yahoo has announced that it had acquired the trendy  news reading app Summly, along with its seventeen year old London based founder and entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio. Summly is an app that uses an algorithm to pull out relevant information from news articles and turns them into neat paragraphs that fit on an iPhone screen, while also linking to the full article. Yahoo didn’t disclose how much [...]
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