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Dino Grandoni / New York Times:
Hackers distributed Flash-based malware via Yahoo's ad network for seven days ending Monday; number of affected people not disclosed   —  Hackers Exploit ‘Flash’ Vulnerability in Yahoo Ads  —  For seven days, hackers used Yahoo's ad network to send malicious bits of code to computers …
Aug 4, 2015, 4:55 PMIn context
Brian Womack / Bloomberg Business:
Yahoo Said to Pay $230 Million for Shopping Site Polyvore   —  Yahoo! Inc. is paying about $230 million for shopping service Polyvore Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, as the Internet portal seeks new ways to draw in users and advertisers.  —  The deal, announced last week …
Aug 3, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore   —  Yahoo just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire style-focused community Polyvore.  —  In a blog post about the deal, Yahoo's senior vice president of publisher products Simon Khalaf highlighted “Polyvore's expertise …
Jul 31, 2015, 5:25 PMIn context
Arjun Sethi / Yahoo:
Yahoo unveils an audioless video messaging app called Livetext, launching in US, UK, Canada, Germany, and France tomorrow   —  Yahoo Livetext - A New Way to Connect  —  We're all walking around with a device in our pockets, primarily to communicate with others.
Jul 29, 2015, 12:43 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snapchat Adds BuzzFeed, iHeartRadio to Discover Lineup After Dropping Yahoo, Warner Music   —  Snapchat has slotted BuzzFeed and music-streaming service iHeartRadio into its Discover media section, after removing launch partners Yahoo and Warner Music Group from the lineup.
Jul 28, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germany's Media Group One For $23M In Q1   —  Yahoo's well-worn acquisition trail to bring tech and talent back into the Internet company has been one of the more notable hallmarks of life under CEO Marissa Mayer.  And while M&A appears to have slowed down significantly in 2015 …
Jul 24, 2015, 8:50 PMIn context
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q2 beats estimates with revenue of $1.04B, misses on earnings with $0.16 EPS   —  Yahoo's Q2 Manages A Slim Revenue Beat, But Its Per-Share Profit Of $0.16 Disappoints  —  Today, Yahoo reported its second-quarter financial performance, including $1.04 billion in revenue after discounting …
Jul 21, 2015, 4:30 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Survey of 121 universities in US and Canada shows CS graduates are 4% black and 7.7% Hispanic, much higher rates than hired at major tech companies   —  Silicon Valley struggles to hack its diversity problem  —  Yahoo disclosed last week that African Americans made up just 2 percent of its workers, while Hispanics stood at 4 percent.
Jul 19, 2015, 7:55 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Yahoo quietly launches Livetext, combining mobile messaging with silent live video, in Hong Kong's iTunes store   —  Yahoo Quietly Launches A New “Video Texting” Mobile Messaging App On iTunes  —  Yahoo has been rumored to be working on a revamped messenger app for a while now …
Jul 17, 2015, 7:15 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Yahoo Files To Spin Off Its Alibaba Stake As “Aabaco Holdings”   —  Yahoo is moving forward with plans to spin off its Alibaba assets, as outlined in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  Basically, Yahoo is tossing its Alibaba stock and a minor part of its operations into a new corporate entity.
Jul 17, 2015, 6:30 PMIn context

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