Specifically, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote in a blog post that the company will encrypt all information flowing between data centers by the end of the first quarter in 2014. It will also give users the option to encrypt the flow of all information shared with Yahoo by the same time frame. In addition, Mayer said that the … Read more
Not much has changed in the US search engine market during the past month. Google held steady keeping its massive edge over all other players; and, Microsoft saw a small increase, while Yahoo experienced a minor decline.
Digital analytics company ComScore released new data on Wednesday covering the US search engine market in October. The numbers show that Google maintained 66.9 percent of the market and Microsoft came in a distant second with 18.1 percent. In the rear, Yahoo got 11.1 percent, Ask had 2.6 percent, and AOL came in with 1.3 percent of the … Read more
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is set to speak at the upcoming 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the annual tech conference, announced Tuesday that Mayer will deliver a keynote address at CES as part of its Tech Titans series. Mayer is slated to speak at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7.
While we don't know exactly what Mayer will choose to talk about, the CEA describes the Tech Titans series as a chance for "CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology [to] present their vision for products, … Read more
Yahoo has been doing some housecleaning and stumbled across some dusty and musty domain names it had registered for forgotten reasons long ago. Wisely, Yahoo has decided it doesn't need to keep jockeys.com in its back pocket for a rainy day.
Yahoo has given its Finance Web site a new look and layout designed to deliver more personalized information.
You can now add a list of stocks that you own or want to follow in the upper left corner. The page then displays the current trading price of each one. Clicking on the More button reveals further details, such as the latest price changes and the market capitalization. And clicking on a specific ticker symbol takes you to a full page with information on that particular stock.
You can now sync your brokerage accounts with the Finance page to see how … Read more
Yahoo has revamped its iOS Finance app to help you better track your portfolio.
Unveiled Wednesday in Apple's App Store, Yahoo Finance version 2.0 offers a more personalized touch for investors and financial news junkies.
You can now customize the app's news feed by picking the stocks you want to follow. In return, Yahoo Finance displays the current trading prices and the latest news headlines for your chosen stocks. You can easily add or remove stocks from your tracking list.
The app also now displays interactive charts with the trading history of any company, including the opening … Read more
The top tech companies are sharpening their blades in their battle with the National Security Agency. While they've been doggedly asking for transparency on the agency's mass surveillance program for months, they're now calling for reform.
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, and AOL penned a letter (pdf) to the lead members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday urging the lawmakers to substantially reform the NSA surveillance practices. The companies also asked for additional oversight and accountability mechanisms for the spying programs.
"Transparency is a critical first step to an informed public debate, but it is … Read more
Several months ago an NSA employee drew a diagram of how the spy agency could secretly hack into Google's data centers scattered around the world. It was hand-drawn on what appears to be a large Post-it note and showed how the NSA could circumvent Google's security and freely harvest millions of records, ranging from metadata about who sent or received emails to text, audio, and video content.
At the bottom of the diagram, a dotted line with an arrow points to the place where the public Internet connects with Google's cloud. An exclamation point and a smiley … Read more
In a quest to compete with search king Google, Yahoo and Microsoft shook hands in 2010 on a 10-year partnership to jointly boost their search market share. After three years, Yahoo now appears to be having some cold feet.
Court filings released on Monday reveal that Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has allegedly been trying to put the brakes on the partnership, according to Reuters. In the filing, Yahoo said it wants to put the deal on hold until it can talk to Microsoft's new CEO. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in August that he'd be stepping down, … Read more
David Pogue, the tech columnist popularly known for his goofy video demeanor over 13 years at The New York Times, is leaving the venerable paper to lead expanded consumer tech coverage at Yahoo, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and Pogue himself announced in separate blog posts Monday.
Pogue is the latest of several high-profile figures at top news publications to jump ship, and not the first to do so thanks to a Silicon Valley benefactor. Last week, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who led its coverage of government online surveillance linked to leaks from Edward Snowden, announced he was leaving the paper … Read more