Yahoo just released a ton of user data in the name of academia

In what is purported to be the largest ever cache of Internet data ever granted to researchers, Yahoo is granting universities access to the online behaviors of some 20 million anonymous users.

Report claims massive job cuts on the cards at Yahoo

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.
Home Theater

Yahoo shuts down its online video streaming service Yahoo Screen

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.

Yahoo to notify users of state-sponsored attacks

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."
Movies & TV

The Yahoo Video Guide App for Streaming Sites Helps You Decide What to Watch

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.

Could this be the end for Yahoo? Board decides to spin off core Web business

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.

Yahoo Messenger is back from the dead with GIFs, fun group chats, and more

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 Mail begins blocking users with ad blockers installed

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.

Yahoo attracts 15M viewers to first live stream NFL broadcast

Yahoo attracted 15 million viewers to its first NFL broadcast of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills, exclusively live-streamed on the company's homepage and microblogging site Tumblr.
Movies & TV

Ouch! Yahoo loses $42 million on Community, two other shows

Yahoo's video division has announced a $42 million loss, which CFO Ken Goldman blames on the cost of big budget streaming exclusives like Community, Sin City Saints, and Other Space.
Cool Tech

Flickr will soon let you take gorgeous virtual tours of panoramic photos

Flickr will be improving its experience by adding support for virtual reality devices that'll let you view panorama photos in a radical 360-degree view.

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.