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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... >>

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,... >>

Spotify buys music data firm The Echo Nest - a platform that powers Rdio and more

Spotify buys music data firm The Echo Nest - a platform that powers Rdio and more

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Spotify has announced that it acquired a music intelligence company called The Echo Nest. According to its website, The Echno Nest provides data and music services to developers, media services, social networks, and big companies including iHeartradio,... >>

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... >>

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,... >>