The latest Yahoo executive out the door is Peggy White, general manager of Yahoo Finance, a Yahoo spokesman confirmed on Thursday. An internal Yahoo e-mail discussing White's departure was posted in a reader feedback section on Portfolio magazine. It does not say what the circumstances were surrounding her departure, but the tone is fairly clear. "Peggy White will be leaving Yahoo. I want to thank Peggy for her time and contributions here," writes Scott Moore, head of news for Yahoo. Mark Interrante will serve as acting general manager of Yahoo Finance.
When Yahoo acquired Flickr in March of 2005 there was no doubt that it was a great move, but there was the question of what would happen to their own Yahoo Photos service. Now Yahoo has announced that they will be shutting down Yahoo Photos effective September 20th. If you still have photos in Yahoo Photos, they are offering a way to move them over to a variety of other services including Flickr and Photobucket.
The shut down will allow Yahoo to focus all of their resources on Flickr which is easily one of their hottest properties right now.Via … Read more
Yahoo Photos will be shut down in 99 days for some users, but Yahoo released tools Wednesday to let members move their pictures to alternative sites.
In a blog posting Wednesday, Tim Anderson, the senior product manager of Yahoo Photos and Flickr, encouraged the Yahoo Photos users to move their photos to Yahoo's other photo site, Flickr. But the company also will let members move their photos to four other sites: Snapfish, Shutterfly, Photobucket and Kodak Gallery.
Look at the options carefully before you switch. Some are offering perks such as free prints, and others don't support some … Read more
Yahoo shareholders on Tuesday rejected proposals that link executive pay with the company?s financial performance; oppose Internet censorship demands from China; and establish a human rights committee.
Shareholders also re-elected all the board members, snubbing a request by three proxy advisory firms to protest Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel's $70 million compensation package by kicking several members off the board.
The company is struggling in the face of formidable competition from Google in the search advertising business. Yahoo also has been sued over the jailing of a Chinese journalist who was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in … Read more
Yahoo Research Berkeley has released prototype mobile phone software called Zurfer that gives people a look at Flickr that's tailored to their particular location.
The software, which requires a "beefy smart phone," shows photos taken recently in a mobile phone user's vicinity, an example of a so-called location-aware service. The software uses Yahoo's ZoneTag technology to infer location from the cell phone tower to which a user's phone is connected.
Zurfer also lets members perform more traditional Flickr tasks, including seeing contacts' new photos, searching for Flickr photos and accessing a Flickr account. All … Read more
Yahoo has issued a critical security patch for Messenger to address zero-day exploits that take advantage of vulnerabilities in its Webcam ActiveX controls.
The exploits to instant messaging surfaced Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the vulnerabilities were first reported to Yahoo by eEye Digital Security.
People could find their systems at risk if they visit malicious Web sites or view other malicious HTML code. The attackers could then exploit security flaws in the Yahoo Webcam ActiveX control, a software package that is downloaded with Messenger.… Read more
At least two sets of exploit code have been posted on the Internet for the security flaws in Yahoo Messenger 8 first disclosed on Wednesday by the security vendor eEye on Tuesday. The two exploits were posted on the Full Disclosure mailing list on Wednesday. One set of code shows how to cause buffer overflow in the Webcam ActiveX component. Another causes a buffer overflow in the viewer ywcvwr.dll. Both exploits were written by Danny.
Updates to AOL Mail are set to make the service nimbler and more innovative, with unlimited storage and built-in chatting set for the coming weeks. I like what I've seen so far. A chatting pane will appear within the screen to display contacts from Mail and AIM, which remains the world's most popular instant messaging service.
Embedded RSS feeds, attachment search capabilities, as well as POP and IMAP compatibility are also in the works. By the end of the year, AOL plans to add integration with mapping, videos, and its xDrive online storage service.
AOL Mail maintains some … Read more
A few proxy advisory firms are urging shareholders to protest Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel's $71 million salary package by voting against re-election of three members of the board at Tuesday's annual meeting, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Yahoo is struggling to get its ship back on course. After a company reorganization late last year and disappointing first-quarter results, some analysts have speculated that this year may be Semel's last. Last year, the company's revenue growth slowed, its net income slid 60 percent in the fourth quarter compared with the same period in 2005, … Read more
A number of highly critical security flaws have been found in the latest version of Yahoo Messenger, which could allow attackers to gain remote access to users systems, according to a security advisory issued by eEye Digital Security.
The vulnerabilities affect Yahoo Messenger versions 8.1 and 8.0, running on Windows, eEye stated in its "upcoming advisories."
Although eEye does not disclose extensive details about vulnerabilities until the respective vendor develops a patch, the security researcher did note the Yahoo IM flaws requires little user interaction for an attacker to exploit the vulnerabilities.
"It's the … Read more