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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.