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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…
Mobile

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.
Web

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…
Opinion

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?
Computing

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…
Web

Yahoo reportedly eyeing online video service NDN for its rumored YouTube rival

Yahoo is said to be in acquisition talks with online video service NDN as part of the Web company's rumored plans to launch a YouTube rival in the coming months. The deal could be worth as much as $300 million, sources told the WSJ.
Web

Is Yahoo planning its own version of YouTube?

Reports suggest Yahoo wants to steal some of YouTube's traffic by luring away its biggest stars with improved ad rates and more exposure. Can Marissa Mayer's company become a big player in video?
Web

Yahoo Fantasy Sports users won’t lose their data after Facebook, Google ID drop

Yahoo plans to stop allowing users of its services to sign in with their Facebook or Google ID credentials. So, what happens to all the account data currently associated with Facebook and Google logins?
Web

UK spies snooped on Yahoo users’ sexy webcam chats

British spies may have naked pictures of you. That's according to the latest Snowden doc reports, which show that the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency covertly collected snapshots of millions of Yahoo users’ video chats between 2008 and…
Computing

Yahoo Mail hit by hackers, passwords reset

Yahoo said Thursday its web-based Mail service had been hit by hackers in a "coordinated effort." It declined to say how many accounts had been targeted, though the company reassured users it had secured all accounts and was contacting…
Computing

Yahoo beat Google, Facebook, Twitter for desktop Web traffic in December

Yahoo, which has made strong efforts to reverse its fortunes since CEO Marissa Meyer assumed the throne, scored the most unique visitors among desktop users during the month of December.
Web

Malware-infected adverts appear on Yahoo

A security firm from the Netherlands has spotted malicious code being served up on Yahoo's ad network — while the problem has now been fixed, it's worth running a security scan on your system if you're a Yahoo regular.