A new report claims that Yahoo is close to cutting 10% or more of its workforce as it undergoes a restructuring process. Over a thousand jobs could be lost as soon as this quarter, according to sources close to the matter.
Yahoo has shut down its video streaming service Yahoo Screen, ordering its content to be disseminated to its wider family of digital sites. Yahoo Screen carried original and syndicated shows, such as the comedy series Community.
In a blog post published Monday, the Internet giant's Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Lord, wrote, "Yahoo will now notify you if we strongly suspect that your account may have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor."
The new Yahoo Video Guide app contains listings and recommendations for all your favorite streaming sites, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, and dozens of TV networks. The app is available now for iOS and Android.
Yahoo has made a U-turn on plans to spin-off its Alibaba shares into its own business, instead looking to spin-off its core Web business, or both. The company will discuss the possibilities with all parties associated in the near future.
The revamped Yahoo Messenger can pull photos from Flickr and searches for GIFs using Tumblr's fast library. The app is more focused on group messaging and sharing, taking on competitors like Facebook Messenger and Slack.
Yahoo is taking a stand against people who employ ad blockers in their browsers by testing a feature that locks out Yahoo Mail users from accessing their accounts. The company says it’s testing the feature with a small set of U.S. users.