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Todd Wasserman / Mashable:
Tumblr Partner Will Now Scan Photos for Clues About Brand Affiliation   —  Every day, users post about 130 million photos on Tumblr.  Starting this week, the Yahoo-owned media brand will start to parse all those images for clues to users' brand affiliations.
Aug 18, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
Jeff Minich / Business Insider:
Ex-employee defends Yahoo: Mayer is ignoring legacy ad business to focus on potential growth   —  A Former Yahoo Employee Defends Marissa Mayer From Her Biggest Critic  —  Eric Jackson has had a lot to say about Marissa Mayer and Yahoo lately.  He's a smart guy, I read his column and think he's generally an astute investor.
Aug 16, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Investor Eric Jackson pesters Yahoo and its CEO, hoping to attract activist investor or buyer   —  A Yahoo Fanboy Turns Critic: “I Am Committed to Remaining a Pest”  —  What exactly is investor and Forbes columnist Eric Jackson up to with his now month-old blog attack on Yahoo and, most pointedly, its CEO, Marissa Mayer?
Aug 16, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Acquires Ad Startup ClarityRay   —  Israel-based ad startup ClarityRay announced on its website that it has been acquired by Yahoo.  —  A Yahoo spokesperson sent me the following statement confirming the deal: … I first wrote about ClarityRay two years ago after it raised $500,000 in funding from its chairman Saar Wilf.
Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter adds more features for verified users only, including alerts to new verified followers   —  Twitter to Verified Users: Talk Amongst Yourselves!  —  With an endless barrage of attention, how ever do celebs separate signal from noise on Twitter?  —  Consider last year's example …
Aug 15, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Yahoo relaunches its ecommerce platform as Yahoo Stores: SEO, themes, real-time analytics for Web and mobile   —  Yahoo today announced it has relaunched its ecommerce platform as Yahoo Stores, a “completely reimagined, next-generation version” with the same goal of helping anyone start, build and grow a successful business online.
Aug 14, 2014, 12:20 PMIn context
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
PGP, which hasn't fundamentally evolved since the 1990s, needs to die   —  What's the matter with PGP?  —  Last Thursday, Yahoo announced their plans to support end-to-end encryption using a fork of Google's end-to-end email extension.  This is a Big Deal.
Aug 14, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Acquires ‘Pandora For Places’ App Zofari   —  Another acquisition for Yahoo, this one focused on improving the company's local search capabilities: it has bought Zofari, a local recommendation app that uses machine learning, natural language processing and third-party data from sources …
Aug 12, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
The Snowden Effect: Yahoo To Join Gmail In Offering Users End-To-End Encryption   —  Yahoo users may have benefited most from the “Snowden effect.”  The tech company was a laggard when it came to security practices until the NSA leaker's disclosures made clear the extent to which weak security practices …
Aug 7, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Sue Decker / HBR.org:
Ex-Yahoo president Sue Decker on investing in Alibaba and learning from doing business in China   —  An Insider's Account of the Yahoo-Alibaba Deal  —  Editor's note: When the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public, as it will soon, Yahoo will earn many times its significant original stake …
Aug 7, 2014, 4:15 AMIn context

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