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Scott Thompson, formerly the president of PayPal, is Yahoo’s new CEO. The reaction of the financial press to the news was mostly positive. Many praised the job Thompson had done at PayPal, but some questioned whether he was a good choice for Yahoo, given his lack of media experience. PayPal, under Thompson’s watch, experienced spectacular [...]
Yahoo! reported a $627 million win in a court settlement over an online lottery scam. The scam, propelled by a bogus Internet company, aimed to trick online users into believing they had won money prizes in a fake lottery sponsored by Yahoo!, the search engine giant. This is a preview of Yahoo! Wins Huge Judgment [...]
We are all guilty of having our little thoughts and pre-conceived notions about individuals based solely on their email address. Mstoocuteforyou@yahoo.com may be taken a lot less seriously than let’s say a Jane.Doe@gmail.com. The pre-judgment is seemingly natural and inescapable. We imagine our email addresses to be representations of ourselves. Yes, firstname.lastname@example.org may actually believe [...]
You remember Yahoo, right? It’s the portal that made its debut around the same time as Hotmail. It had its moment in the spotlight then sort of faded into oblivion. Well, it’s trying desperately to get you to notice it, again. Or, should I say it’s trying to notice you. In an attempt to reclaim fame and remain afloat in a rapid moving internet society Yahoo is opting to personalize content for its users. This move is part of a larger trend toward custom content where users can avoid uninteresting fluff and be instantly met with the meat of things according to the user’s taste.
The entire Web is soon to be upgraded. Yes, the Web. ICAAN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number) states that the supply of IPv4 addresses and domain names were set to run out in the early 2000’s, but now estimates are that it could be as early as November this year.
The Consumer Electronics Show of 2011 is going to start on Thursday, January 6. What new and exciting gadgetry can consumers expect to be announced at this year’s show? Plenty of things.
Could we be witnessing the beginning of the end for Yahoo? This morning search engine Yahoo announced that it is slashing eight of its products, including the social bookmarking site Delicious (formerly Del.icio.us). The full eight are: Delicious, Yahoo! Buzz, Yahoo! Bookmarks, MyBlogLog, AltaVista, Yahoo! Picks—which will all be shut down, while Yahoo People Search and Fire Eagle will be merged, and Yahoo! Alerts and Yahoo Calendar will become features.
A patent lawsuit filed by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen has been dismissed due to its vague nature. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year against the technology giants.
With Twitter and Yahoo updating their search engines, Google is jumping on the bandwagon and testing new features as well. Coming on the heels of the instant and real-time search features, the full page preview is in the works. This feature will allow the user to view a preview of the linked page. The previews are in the testing phase and not all Google users are currently able to take advantage of it.
Over 21 million people visit Yahoo Answers in the US each day along with about 90 million visitors worldwide. As Yahoo Answers FAQ page states, “Everyone has life experience and knowledge about something!” Yahoo Answers, especially the funny Yahoo Answers, keep people connected and can provide a forum for people to share their life experiences and personal knowledge.