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Could Apple ditch Google and launch its own search engine in 2015?

Could Apple ditch Google and launch its own search engine in 2015?

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Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing are reportedly in talks with Apple, hoping to win the coveted default search provider spot on iPhone and iPad.While some reports are weighing the technicalities as well as which one could disrupt Apple and Google's search partnership,... >>

It's been a while but finally the Flickr iOS app comes with true iPad optimisation

It's been a while but finally the Flickr iOS app comes with true iPad optimisation

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Yahoo finally supports the Retina display of the iPad with its latest update to the Flickr iOS app.Flickr for iPad is optimised for the full screen of the iPad and the app can now display images in high resolution on the device.Filters and the ability... >>

Tumblr wants to scan your posted photos to see which brands you like most

Tumblr wants to scan your posted photos to see which brands you like most

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Now we know why Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Or at least one of the reasons why.Tumblr is on the verge signing a deal with Ditto Labs, a Massachusetts-based company that scans photos posted on social media websites for brand-related data, according... >>

Yahoo Mail for iOS and Android adds a smart search experience for inbox, with filters

Yahoo Mail for iOS and Android adds a smart search experience for inbox, with filters

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Yahoo has updated the Yahoo Mail app for Android and iOS, with the goal of better surfacing the personalised and real-time information you want to see. Among the changes are a new panel that appears with the Yahoo Mail inbox as well as a handy smart search... >>

Yahoo Ending in Japan gives last will writing tips, then deletes all your data after you die

Yahoo Ending in Japan gives last will writing tips, then deletes all your data after you die

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Facebook may let you memorialise profiles and create compilation videos after a loved one passes away, but Yahoo in Japan goes a step or two further: it lets you do everything from write a last will to delete all your personal data stored in Yahoo's servers... >>

Now Yahoo gets in on the Android launcher game with Aviate app

Now Yahoo gets in on the Android launcher game with Aviate app

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Yahoo has released a new launcher app called Aviate. It is available for Android device owners across the globe, though it only supports English right now. Yahoo acquired the Aviate app and team in January. The app reorganised your homescreen in an attempt... >>

Yahoo to launch YouTube rival this summer

Yahoo to launch YouTube rival this summer

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As part of its major revival Yahoo will launch its own online video platform to directly rival YouTube, Vimeo and other more established services.The new service will launch in summer, according to a report by Ad Age, and Yahoo is offering better terms... >>

Yahoo Mail iPhone app update brings Google Now-like personalised stream

Yahoo Mail iPhone app update brings Google Now-like personalised stream

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Similar to every other major internet company currently in existence, Yahoo just became a little more personal. Well, the Yahoo Mail app did anyway.Yahoo has announced an update to Yahoo Mail for iPhone and iPod. The app offers the same experience as... >>

Yahoo original comedies, Katie Couric shows, and daily-streamed concerts coming soon

Yahoo original comedies, Katie Couric shows, and daily-streamed concerts coming soon

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Yahoo has announced two original series, both of which are half-hour comedies, set to take on Netflix, Amazon, among others.The first show, called Other Space, is a galactic adventure set in early 22nd century. It's from a producer and director Paul Fieg,... >>

Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

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Flickr 3.0 is here. And it brings an overhauled experience to the Flickr photo app for iOS and Android.Apart from the obvious visual changes, Flickr has introduced some fancy features including Instagram-like editing options for photos and videos. You... >>

Yahoo looking to take on Netflix and Amazon by commissioning own online TV series

Yahoo looking to take on Netflix and Amazon by commissioning own online TV series

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Yahoo is ready to enter the TV streaming business in a bigger way than ever before. It is said to be looking to commission four 10-episode comedy TV series to stream online. And is willing to pay a fair penny for quality content.Sources that have been... >>

Yahoo reportedly poaching YouTube stars for rival video network

Yahoo reportedly poaching YouTube stars for rival video network

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Yahoo is considering its own video service to compete with Google's YouTube, sources tell Recode, as head of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, works to take on her former employer.The publication reports Yahoo has been trying to lure some of YouTube's top talent... >>

Tumblr two-factor authentication makes it difficult for hackers to access your account

Tumblr two-factor authentication makes it difficult for hackers to access your account

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Tumblr has finally embraced two-factor authentication. The new option is available today within your Settings page."The smile of a loved one. Your childhood blanket. A handsome bodyguard to take you in his arms. 'Security' can mean a lot of things in... >>

Yahoo Maps adds over 75,000 indoor venue maps from Nokia Here

Yahoo Maps adds over 75,000 indoor venue maps from Nokia Here

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Yahoo has added more than 75,000 indoor venue maps powered by Nokia's Here mapping service - in an effort to both improve its maps offering and better rival Google Maps. These venue maps are now live on maps.yahoo.com.Nokia's Here captures, cloud-stores,... >>

Yahoo to axe Google and Facebook logins for its services, starting with Sports Tourney Pick'Em

Yahoo to axe Google and Facebook logins for its services, starting with Sports Tourney Pick'Em

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You'll soon no longer be able to use your Google or Facebook credentials to sign into Yahoo's suite of online services, Yahoo has confirmed to Pocket-lint in a statement.Reuters reported that Yahoo wants consumers to start accessing its products - such... >>

Yahoo News Digest relaunches with UK edition of iPhone app for Brits

Yahoo News Digest relaunches with UK edition of iPhone app for Brits

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Yahoo unveiled a new News Digest app in January, which aimed to quickly inform readers of the most important bits of the day, and now a UK edition of the app has launched specifically for Brits.The Yahoo News Digest - UK edition app is available for iPhone... >>

Hackers gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts, prompts password reset

Hackers gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts, prompts password reset

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Hackers have gained access to the accounts of some Yahoo Mail users, after a "co-ordinated effort", Yahoo's Jay Rossiter said on Thursday. Yahoo believes hackers gained access through a third-party database, and not through its own systems. It has reset... >>

Yahoo acquires Aviate to better surface information at the moment it's useful

Yahoo acquires Aviate to better surface information at the moment it's useful

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Yahoo has acquired Aviate, an app for Android that reorganises your homescreen to be relevant to your surroundings. It uses Wi-Fi, GPS, Accelerometer and Time, surfacing information at the moment it’s useful. On stage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Yahoo... >>

Yahoo launches News Digest app for iPhone, delivers news twice a day

Yahoo launches News Digest app for iPhone, delivers news twice a day

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Yahoo has unveiled a new News Digest app at CES 2014 that aims to quickly inform readers of the most important bits of the day. It pulls in information from several sources, and is picked algorithmically and by hand from Yahoo editors.News Digest is... >>

Mailbox is no longer a Gmail-only app, adds support for Yahoo and iCloud

Mailbox is no longer a Gmail-only app, adds support for Yahoo and iCloud

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You can now use that Dropbox-owned Mailbox app that you waited forever to download with more email services than Gmail. Mailbox is heralded for its easy-to-use and innovative features, including swipe-based email sorting and filtering. The app has been... >>

Yahoo Weather for iPad lands on App Store, bringing same design as popular iPhone version

Yahoo Weather for iPad lands on App Store, bringing same design as popular iPhone version

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Yahoo's extremely well-received weather app for iPhone has just released for iPad.Version 1.5 of Yahoo Weather is now live in Apple's App Store, optimising the same design and layout found in the iPhone app for the larger screen. There's also a new sharing... >>

Yahoo acquires natural language processing start-up SkyPhrase

Yahoo acquires natural language processing start-up SkyPhrase

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Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase, a start-up with a focus on natural language processing.The acquisition appears to include technology and talent, as Yahoo revealed in a blog post that it is "exited to welcome" SkyPhrase's team of four. The SkyPhrase team... >>

Bizarre Yahoo memo begs employees to stop using Outlook

Bizarre Yahoo memo begs employees to stop using Outlook

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Yahoo Mail has yet to win over the masses. In fact, it hasn't even hooked the people working at Yahoo.At first glance, this was going to be a story about an internal memo that Yahoo sent to employees recently, pleading for them to switch from Microsoft... >>

Katie Couric joins Yahoo to become Global Anchor in 2014

Katie Couric joins Yahoo to become Global Anchor in 2014

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Renowned journalist and correspondent Katie Couric will be joining Yahoo as global anchor, starting in early 2014, Yahoo announced. Couric will be one of several of media personalities assisting Yahoo's new media push under CEO Marissa Mayer. Couric,... >>

Flickr Photo Books launch: Turn your Flickr photos into hardcover books

Flickr Photo Books launch: Turn your Flickr photos into hardcover books

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There are plenty of photo services on the market that can transform your digital memories into physical ones, but that hasn't stopped Flickr from offering its own service.Flickr - a Yahoo-owned company - has announced Flickr Photo Books, which enables... >>

Need to find a GIF? Tumblr Search adds hashtag queries, filter menu

Need to find a GIF? Tumblr Search adds hashtag queries, filter menu

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There are more than 65 billion posts on Tumblr. To help you sift through so much content, Yahoo has finally updated Tumblr Search with some significant browsing features.Tumblr is where many people go when they want to mindlessly surf for hours and laugh... >>

Yahoo Mail celebrates 16th birthday with fresh new look and features, avoids the snakebite and black

Yahoo Mail celebrates 16th birthday with fresh new look and features, avoids the snakebite and black

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Yahoo has redesigned Yahoo Mail for desktop, iOS and Android. The email service celebrates its 16th birthday today so the company has given it a new party frock and shoes in time for the occasion.It has introduced conversations to the service, for users... >>

Voice activated Hands On Search engine from Yahoo 3D prints results for the blind

Voice activated Hands On Search engine from Yahoo 3D prints results for the blind

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Yahoo Japan is looking to the future where the internet brings everyone together. In this case it's blind people who will benefit from the Hands On Search machine that's controlled by voice and has a built-in 3D printer.The search engine, aimed at children... >>

Yahoo relaunches My Yahoo with new modern look - ahead of iGoogle's retirement

Yahoo relaunches My Yahoo with new modern look - ahead of iGoogle's retirement

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Yahoo has just got a little more personal, as the company announces an update to My Yahoo that includes a "new modern design".Unlike the ordinary Yahoo homepage, which is a typical homepage of a search engine, My Yahoo enables users to combine personalised... >>

Yahoo app gets breaking news, My Saves, and cinemagraph updates for iOS 7

Yahoo app gets breaking news, My Saves, and cinemagraph updates for iOS 7

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Apple's iOS 7 unleashing is mere hours away and Yahoo has announced it's ready with an updated app especially for the platform.For US users a My Saves function will be added which allows the saving of favoured content to be accessed later. Ideal if you're... >>

Microsoft's new Bing logo shown off with redesigned search page

Microsoft's new Bing logo shown off with redesigned search page

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Hot on the heels of Yahoo's recent logo redesign, Microsoft has decided to introduce a new logo and new look for Bing that's been in the making for quite some time.Microsoft said it conducted hundreds of studies to look at motion, font, colour, size and... >>

Yahoo Screen for iOS launches, streams Viacom video like Comedy Central, SNL

Yahoo Screen for iOS launches, streams Viacom video like Comedy Central, SNL

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Yahoo has released a new video-streaming app for iOS, and it's appropriately called Yahoo! Screen.Yahoo has consistently updated, re-launched, improved and even rebranded many of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO in 2012, including debuting... >>

Flickr for iPhone adds new effect filters, free editing tools and camera features

Flickr for iPhone adds new effect filters, free editing tools and camera features

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Flickr's trying to go all Instagram-like. The Flickr iPhone app on Thursday introduced an entirely new set of filters, providing users with the ability to finely photos and add effects.The new filters are also live. That means users can scroll through... >>

Yahoo defeats Google in US web rankings for the first time since 2011

Yahoo defeats Google in US web rankings for the first time since 2011

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Marissa Mayer and Co have been working hard to reshape Yahoo as the top online web portal, and the latest numbers from July show that its mission may be working. Yahoo has beat Google for the first time since 2011 in having the most traffic of any web... >>

Yahoo's redesigned Weather for Android app lands in Google Play

Yahoo's redesigned Weather for Android app lands in Google Play

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Yahoo has released a new Yahoo! Weather for Android app, and it comes complete with a redesign and fresh data enhancements.The company said it brought "gorgeous Flickr photos of locations by weather and by time of day" to the front of the app's experience.... >>

Yahoo acquires social media web browser Rockmelt

Yahoo acquires social media web browser Rockmelt

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Yahoo has acquired social media web browser Rockmelt for an undisclosed sum. The news comes at a time when Marissa Mayer and Co have been snatching up companies left and right in an acquiring-spree to gather new talent. Rockmelt is the latest. Rockmelt... >>

Yahoo acquires Beijing-based social data analysis starup Ztelic

Yahoo acquires Beijing-based social data analysis starup Ztelic

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Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is at it again: Yahoo announced on Thursday that it had acquired Bejing-based Ztelic, a year-old social data analysis firm that provides information aggregation and personality development services.The deal marks... >>

Yahoo invites you to create a wish list of the email accounts and usernames you've always wanted

Yahoo invites you to create a wish list of the email accounts and usernames you've always wanted

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As part of Yahoo's initiative to free up hundreds of thousands of unused email usernames, the online company is offering you the chance to claim a Yahoo account with the name you've always wanted.Its Yahoo Wish List is now open for submissions. You are... >>

App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

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Heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Yahoo! Wireless Festival this coming weekend? Then don't leave home without the official festival app, complete with listings, a planner, map, news, social media integration and even push notifications which,... >>

Yahoo! Mail for Android updated with Dropbox attachments integration

Yahoo! Mail for Android updated with Dropbox attachments integration

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On the heels of Dropbox's Dropbox Platform unveiling, Yahoo Mail for Android updated on Tuesday with the ability to send files of any size while on the go via Dropbox attachments integration.Read: Dropbox unveils Dropbox Platform, cloud syncing for third-party... >>

Yahoo! acquires Xobni, your Yahoo! Mail could be about to get much smarter

Yahoo! acquires Xobni, your Yahoo! Mail could be about to get much smarter

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Xobni has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo!, moving out of its San Francisco offices to join Yahoo! over in Sunnyvale, as the company continues to buy up innovative online companies.We've recently seen Yahoo! redesign Flickr, buy up Tumblr,... >>

Yahoo acquires video storytelling app Qwiki

Yahoo acquires video storytelling app Qwiki

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Yahoo on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Qwiki, an application available on the App Store that quickly turns photos and videos captured on your iPhone into movies to share on Twitter, Facebook and other social media.Qwiki began as an online search... >>

Yahoo News touts new design, customisable stream and speed improvements

Yahoo News touts new design, customisable stream and speed improvements

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Yahoo News has unveiled a redesign as part of a company-wide initiative to bring a consistent feel across all Yahoo! products. The News section updated on Thursday with a focus on interests and preferences. The stream is now customisable, for instance,... >>

Yahoo! Sports for iOS and Android pushes new name, UI, content and iPad support

Yahoo! Sports for iOS and Android pushes new name, UI, content and iPad support

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Yahoo has rebranded, revamped and re-launched its Sportacular app as Yahoo! Sports for iOS and Android.Support for iPad is notably now available, and the app offers faster and easier ways to "scan, navigate and consume" thanks to a new design. In addition,... >>

Yahoo acquires KitCam developer GhostBird Software to boost Flickr photos

Yahoo acquires KitCam developer GhostBird Software to boost Flickr photos

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Yahoo has acquired GhostBird Software in an attempt to "re-imagine" its Flickr apps for iOS and Android.The software company is mostly popular for developing photo-editing apps like KitCam and PhotoForge 2, although GhostBird announced on Wednesday that... >>

Yahoo will reset and free up all inactive IDs, starting mid-July

Yahoo will reset and free up all inactive IDs, starting mid-July

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Yahoo wants to clean house by freeing up ID accounts that have been inactive for at least a year.The company announced the news on Wednesday and said that deleting the inactive IDs would allow active Yahoo users to grab "short, sweet, and memorable" IDs.Yahoo... >>

And the winners of the WWDC 2013 Apple Design Awards are...

And the winners of the WWDC 2013 Apple Design Awards are...

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Apple on Tuesday announced the 11 winners of the WWDC 2013 Apple Design Awards.The Apple Design Awards recognise apps that "raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation", and this year's winners are WWF Together, Procreate, Badland, Yahoo! Weather,... >>

Leaked PRISM slides reveal US NSA, FBI cropped data from Apple, Google and more

Leaked PRISM slides reveal US NSA, FBI cropped data from Apple, Google and more

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The US National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have long accessed the internal servers of nine major tech companies in an effort to crop sensitive data like video, photos, audio, emails and documents, according to a recently leaked... >>

Yahoo redesigns search in US with Google-like navigation bar, higher results

Yahoo redesigns search in US with Google-like navigation bar, higher results

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Yahoo has introduced a redesigned search page in the United States that puts results "front and centre". Announcing the new look in a Tumblr post on Wednesday, Yahoo notably said search results would now appear higher on the page. The company has also... >>

Yahoo planning Hulu bid for up to $800 million, cheaper than Tumblr

Yahoo planning Hulu bid for up to $800 million, cheaper than Tumblr

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Yahoo's web-based shopping spree continues, with Hulu being next in line for Yahoo's possible purchasing. Rumours point to a bid for the video streaming site being in the $600-800 million range. Why the range of prices? Yahoo is one of many current bidders... >>