Yahoo picks up MessageMe as IM competition gets fiercer

If WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts, iMessage, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat aren't quite enough for you, hang tight: Yahoo is rumored to be readying an IM app of its own after acquiring MessageMe.

Yahoo is shutting down its original Directory portal

Another iconic part of the early Web bites the dust: Yahoo has announced that it's closing down its Directory service at the end of the year, the portal that helped kickstart the company.

Yahoo says it faced $250,000-a-day gov’t fine for opposing NSA data demand

Yahoo said Thursday that the US government threatened it with a $250,000-a-day fine if it refused to supply the National Security Agency (NSA) with user data for its controversial PRISM surveillance program.

Yahoo to acquire Flurry in continuing push to become a ‘mobile first’ company

As part of its ongoing strategy to become a "mobile first" company, Yahoo announced Monday it's acquired app analytics and ad firm Flurry in a deal estimated to be worth at least $300 million.
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Yahoo saves cult comedy Community from cancellation

Definitely fantastic news for anyone that loved to watch Community on NBC, Yahoo has stepped up to the plate to save the show and will be producing a 13-episode season of the half-hour comedy.

Yahoo is launching a YouTube competitor this summer

Yahoo plans to launch its own YouTube competitor this summer. The video-streaming service will offer competitive ad rates and a bigger slice of revenue to video creators, but will it dethrone the king of Internet video?

Yahoo acquires Snapchat-style messaging app Blink, though it’ll close it in coming weeks

Marissa Mayer's strategy of sweeping up developer talent and technology for Yahoo's push into mobile shows no sign of easing after it emerged Tuesday that the Internet firm has acquired Snapchat-style app Blink.
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Yahoo announces first two original TV series, plus plans for concert live-streams

Yahoo on Monday offered up some details of its first original TV shows – two comedies coming in 2015 – as well as plans for "the largest collection of US concert live streams on the Web," with a new concert offered every day of the…

Yahoo wants to replace Google to become default search engine on iOS, report says

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer is reportedly looking to try to convince Apple to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine on iOS devices as part of her efforts to make good on her commitment to mobile.

Yahoo to take on likes of Netflix with original online programming, report says

A report over the weekend suggests Yahoo is gearing up to enter the arena of original video programming. It's believed the Web company is preparing to spend up to a $1m per episode on four Web-based comedy series, each comprising 10…

Can better encryption from Yahoo and others stop the NSA?

The tech industry, clearly fed up with the world’s biggest spy agency’s secret intrusions into its servers and systems, clearly intends to lock the backdoors on its own – but will it work?

Yahoo improves security in ‘massive project’ to shield data from snoopers and spies

Yahoo has announced it's in the middle of a "massive project" to bring improved security to its service and offer full protection of user data. The initiative follows recent revelations regarding unauthorized surveillance by the National…