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Yahoo’s Livetext messenger is a cross between Snapchat and Periscope

Yahoo's Livetext app is a video messaging client with a twist: no audio. You can text your chat partner but can't hear them. It's the latest attempt by Yahoo to capture an audience on mobile.

Mobile

Facebook takes aim at YouTube’s video revenue: DT Daily

Facebook plans to pay some video producers part of ad revenues in a challenge to YouTube, Yahoo teams up with... Google?

DT Daily

Yahoo’s Aviate launcher wants to be as smart as Google Now with Smart Stream

Yahoo updated its Aviate Launcher with a new Google Now like feature called Smart Stream. The contextually aware feature aims to give you the information you need when you want it.

Mobile

Yahoo revamps search for mobile to highlight broader range of relevant content

In an effort to increase its share of the mobile search market, Yahoo has rolled out changes for its browser-based offering that it says guarantees more relevant, and therefore helpful, information at the top of returned results.

Mobile

Yahoo will be the default search engine for Oracle’s Java

Users installing Java will soon be given the option to opt in for several Yahoo search engine services, as the company forges a three-year deal with Oracle.

Computing

iPhones on T•Mobile hit with Blue Screen of Death: DT Daily

T•Mobile iPhone 6 users report 'blue screen of death' and sudden reboots, Yahoo inks deal with Oracle to slot browser during Java updates.

DT Daily

It’s the end of the road for Yahoo’s Maps site

Yahoo said Thursday it's closing its eight-year-old Maps site at the end of this month. The move comes as Apple is reportedly making increased efforts to improve its once-maligned maps-based offering, while Google continues as the leader in the space.

Mobile

Yahoo faces huge class-action lawsuit over email spying

A Judge has handed down a ruling allowing a class-action lawsuit against Yahoo for spying on customers emails, to move forward. Yahoo faces both subscribers and non-members in this lawsuit.

Web

Look out, Twitter – Google and Yahoo are also mulling Flipboard purchase

We heard earlier this week that Twitter is interested in acquiring news-reader app Flipboard. New reports suggest Web giants Google and Yahoo are also in talks with the Palo Alto startup, though details about any possible offers aren't currently known.

Web

Flickr research finds filtered photos increase viewership and engagement

A new study by Yahoo Labs shows that photographs that have been filtered seem to do better with people in both viewership and engagement. However, users have different motivations for why they use filters.

Photography

Community Lives! Season 6 premieres today on Yahoo (Update)

Yahoo Screen airs Community Season 6 starting today, offering two episodes available for you to watch right now.

Movies & TV

Yahoo is eliminating passwords completely

Listen up, Yahoo users. A new log-in system from the Web company means you no longer have to remember your pesky password. Once you set it up, next time you log in you'll receive a single-use code to your phone. And that's all you need.

Computing

Amazon, Hulu and Yahoo battle it out for Seinfeld streaming rights

It's been a long time coming, but an on-demand streaming deal for Seinfeld is imminent according to the WSJ, with a number of the Web's biggest companies willing to pay top dollar for the show.

Home Theater

Twitter brings its ads to Flipboard and Yahoo in bid to boost revenue

Twitter has done a deal with Flipboard and Yahoo! Japan to start showing promoted tweets on the sites. The move brings Twitter ads to millions of non-users of the social media service, and looks set to boost the company's bottom line.

Social Media

Google pushes Firefox users to dump Yahoo search

Firefox recently installed Yahoo as its default search engine, ending a 10-year deal with Google. With data showing Yahoo increasing its share of the U.S. search market, Google has started posting messages urging Firefox users to change their settings.

Web