Yahoo wasn't just content to spend $1.1 billion acquiring Tumblr, it also went out and revamped its Flickr photo sharing service in a significant way. The first thing you'll notice is a tiled interface with larger size images. Users are able to upload full resolution photos, and to make sure you have plenty of online space to store your photography, Yahoo is offering 1TB of online storage for free in an attempt to make the service "awesome again."
Bing falls to fifth place in the search engine wars, according to data from comScore qSearch.
Google tends to be the go-to search engine in the United States and in many other parts of the world, but in Russia, Yandex is top dog. On a global scale, Yandex is now officially more popular than Microsoft's Bing, so says the latest search engine data from comScore qSearch. Bing slipped to fifth place with a 2.5 share of the search market, falling slightly behind Yandex at 2.8 percent.
Do you use Yahoo Voice? If so, go change your password immediately. Hackers collectively known as D33Ds Company are taking credit for an SQL injection attack on a Yahoo subdomain believed to belong to Yahoo Voice. The hackers posted a document containing 453,492 plaintext Yahoo user accounts and passwords. The original website where the stolen information was posted appears to be down for the moment, but there are no do-overs on the Internet, and all that sensitive data is currently floating around torrent sites and other portals.
Scott Thompson, the Yahoo Chief Executive Officer who was being investigated by board members on allegations that he overtly padded his resume, has left the building and will not return. In his place is Ross Levinsohn, who Yahoo named interim CEO as it seeks a permanent replacement, or at least one that will last longer than Thompson did, which is barely more than four months.
The good news for Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson is that no one is accusing him of doctoring his birth certificate, so if he wants to make a run at a bigger presidency, that's one less hurdle to jump over. He is, however, accused of padding his resume, which has prompted an internal investigation into his hiring, as well as a lot of time and energy spent reviewing his qualifications, and for that he has taken full responsibility and apologized.
Hey look everybody, Yahoo just appointed a new CEO! Don't worry if you missed it or are otherwise preoccupied to pay attention, there's a good chance you'll get another opportunity to see Yahoo anoint a new chief. With all due respect to Scott Thompson, the former PayPal executive who's now in Yahoo's hot seat, he's Yahoo's fourth CEO in less than five years. How's that for job security?
There's something about Yahoo that Microsoft finds irresistible. Maybe it's the fact that others are interested and it's driving Microsoft crazy, or perhaps it's because Yahoo rejected the software jock's advances three years ago. In any event, new reports are surfacing that suggest Microsoft still wants what it couldn't have and is considering making another bid for Yahoo.
Yahoo is denying accusations that it knowingly and willingly censored email messages related to "Occupy Wall Street" protests, a leaderless non-violent resistance movement upset over the disparity of wealth and power in the U.S. Protestors accused Yahoo of foul play when their emails containing a link to the organization's website were flagged as suspicious and blocked from being sent.
Unnamed sources from Business Insider are determined to keep the Microsoft / Yahoo merger rumors alive, and according to contacts close to Microsoft’s MSN portal, consolidation is “definitely” in the air once again. When it comes to broad reaching content farms, MSN, Yahoo, and AOL pretty much have the market locked up at this point, and Yahoo’s recent troubles have almost certainly made them a more tempting target.
Google is the big man on campus when it comes to search and it's said the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Unfortunately for Microsoft, Yahoo, and everyone else trying to carve a larger slice of the search pie, a little slip by Google here and there doesn't add up to anything close to a fall. Does it really matter that Google is the only search player out of the top three to give up a bit of market share?