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Posts Tagged ‘Yahoo’

  • The European Union's new data protection rules, which take effect on May 25, will give people more control over the way their personal information is used online.

    Major data hacks include Yahoo and Uber

    May 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Major data hacks include Yahoo and Uber

    The European Union’s new data protection rules set for May, 25 will give people more insights and control over the way their personal information is used online. This follows scandals involving lax personal data protection procedures such as at Facebook...

  • Former Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board

    Former Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board

    December 14, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Former Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board

    On Wednesday 13 December 2017, South African startup, Xineoh, who developed a new type of machine learning recommendation engine, announced the appointment of ‘tech giant’, John Robison, to its board of directors. Robison is a senior executive leader with...

  • Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr for $1.1-billion

    May 20, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr for $1.1-billion

    In a deal that is yet to be formally announced by Yahoo! officials, the board of the popular search engine approved a deal to acquire blogging site Tumblr. According to The Wall Street Journal, the deal is reportedly worth $1.1 billion. “Breaking: The Yahoo...

  • Yahoo Killing Message Boards Site and Other Products

    April 4, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Yahoo Killing Message Boards Site and Other Products

    Yahoo announced in a Friday afternoon blog post that it’s killing seven products from its line of consumer offerings. The doomed products include Yahoo’s BlackBerry app and Sports IQ. The BlackBerry app will still be available to users who have...

  • Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

    July 17, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

    Struggling search engine Yahoo announced that former Google employee Marissa Mayer has been appointed to the position of CEO. Her appointment marks the third CEO that the company has had in just over a year. “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!,...

  • Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

    July 12, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Hackers gain access to Yahoo user IDs

    Search engine Yahoo has revealed that the hacker group D33DS gained access to its systems and compromised approximately 400 000 user IDs. Security firm Trustedsec confirmed that the hacking originated from Yahoo’s Voices, a user-generated section of the...

  • Yahoo! fires another CEO

    May 14, 2012 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Yahoo! fires another CEO

    Search engine giant Yahoo! has taken steps against current CEO Scott Thompson for making false claims on his CV. Over the weekend, the company’s executive board decided to fire Thompson. The position will be filled in the interim by Yahoo’s...

  • Yahoo! re-launches website in South Africa

    December 7, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Yahoo! re-launches website in South Africa

    Yahoo! has re-launched their South African portal, with a new Yahoo! homepage, new Yahoo! Mail and a new Yahoo! News section. South Africa currently has 2.6-million Yahoo! users, and with the new mail system, users will be able to have an email address with a...

  • Vodacom’s social network goes global

    September 3, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom’s social network goes global

    The Grid, Vodacom’s mobile social network, has gone global. Following successful launches last year in Nigeria and Tanzania, as of today people worldwide can access this unique service offering mobile chat and content sharing features. Up to now the two...

  • Zain Nigeria offers access to Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo via SMS

    September 1, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Zain Nigeria has introduced a new service that enables mobile phone users to keep connect with leading social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo via SMS (short message service). The new Social Networking services will help users rise above...

  • Yahoo and Twitter in content-sharing deal

    February 24, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Social network Twitter has struck a content-sharing deal with Yahoo, the second largest search engine on the web...

  • Michael Jackson’s death challenges Google

    June 30, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Michael Jackson’s death last week led to a dramatic increase in online traffic worldwide, taking a heavy toll on major search engines, Yahoo and Google...

  • Yahoo, Microsoft rubbish reports of US$20 billion deal

    December 1, 2008 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Yahoo, Microsoft rubbish reports of US$20 billion deal

    MICROSOFT and Yahoo have shrugged off reports that they’re once again in discussions to sell Yahoo’s online search business for $20 billion...

  • Yahoo and Microsoft to fight email lottery scams

    October 29, 2008 • SecurityComments (37)

    Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up in an effort to stop lottery email scams. The two companies have signed on with Western Union and the African Development Bank to head a new effort to aid victims of the attacks and help catch the perpetrators...

  • Google-Yahoo Ad Deal a Price Fix- Microsoft

    August 20, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google-Yahoo Ad Deal a Price Fix- Microsoft

    Microsoft attorney Greg Sivinski has condemned Google and Yahoo’s online advertising deal as a price fix meant to stifle competition. He said this during a panel discussion of online advertising at the Aspen Summit hosted by the Progress & Freedom...