Could a Siri- and Google Now-like personal assistant be one of the results of the company's labor? According to a report Wednesday from Android Police, seems so. The Web site says that Yahoo is working on a voice-activated assistant, and the report has an accompanying video that shows an Android phone running the app branded with the … Read more
The startup hosts a peer-to-peer network that helps people exchange content like pictures and downloads (The CDN in the company's name stands for "content delivery network," naturally). The idea is to smooth out the delivery of those resources to create fast response times and lower bandwidth costs.
The acquisition is a little different than many of the other Yahoo … Read more
NBCUniversal and Yahoo announced Monday that they have extended their digital content and promotion partnership to include the network's digital video rights to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
In addition to providing live streams of competitions and video highlights from the Games, the partners will jointly develop digital segments of news and analysis that will be promoted on Yahoo and NBCOlympics.com, the Web portal said in a company blog post. In addition, Yahoo content and products, such as Yahoo Search, Flickr, and Tumblr will be integrated into NBC's broadcasts of the Games.
"For the … Read more
Viewers can also reorder how the channels appear on their screen, and save videos to watch later if they are pressed for time.
The updates are small and incremental. (YouTube has let you follow different channels for some time now.) But the changes do illustrate what Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has said is one of the company's strategies going forward: personalization. Her bet is that the company's user interface chops will allow Yahoo to create experiences users can't … Read more
Yahoo Weather, one of the more popular tools in the App Store for finding forecasts, has made its way to Apple's iPad.
Yahoo announced the change on Monday, noting that the application comes with the same design and feel as the iPhone version but has been optimized to work on the iPad's larger screen.
Yahoo's Weather app comes with high-resolution images behind its forecast data, making it a bit more visually friendly than other services. In addition, the app lists forecast data, current temperatures, and animations when scrolling through forecasts.
In addition to announcing its iPad app, … Read more
"This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry," wrote Mayer, on the company's official Tumblr blog. "Unfortunately, the outage was much more complex than it seemed at first, which is why it's taking us several days to resolve the compounding issues," she continued.
She concluded the post: "While our overall uptime is well above 99.9%, even accounting for this incident, we really let … Read more
Some users reported that photo-hosting site Flickr was down this morning, though the site has just gotten back up and running. It was always working for me, but according to Down For Everyone Or Just Me?, the site indeed was having troubles. Reports have indicated that the outage appears to have started around 8 a.m. PT.
In a statement to CNET, Yahoo apologized for the outage. "We are aware that Flickr is currently unavailable … Read more
Yahoo Mail's recent troubles are still causing all kinds of issues for the company.
Yahoo posted an update to its Mail Status page on Wednesday night, saying that while it has restored POP access to its service, it was still trying to get IMAP back up. At that point, Yahoo delivered 30 percent of messages sent during the protracted outage and said it expects the remaining messages to be delivered Thursday afternoon.
Yahoo Mail has been set back on its heels for some time now. In October, the company launched a design revamp that drew the ire of users, … Read more
The e-mail service, which has drawn the ire of many users since its October revamp, is experiencing a partial outage that some say has lasted nearly two days.
In a blog post addressing the issue, Jeff Bonforte, senior vice president for Yahoo's communication products, said it's related to a "hardware problem" at one of the company's mail data centers, and that some users lost access around 10:30 p.m. PT Monday night. He said those affected would be able to access their inboxes again by 3 p.… Read more
Both companies are steeped in a 10-year search partnership wherein Bing handles the Web crawling capabilities for Yahoo's home page, while Microsoft gets to brand each Yahoo search results page as "Powered by Bing." A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing recently made public showed that 31 percent of the company's revenue last quarter was generated through its partnership with Microsoft, reported Bloomberg on Tuesday.
Yahoo declined to comment on the filing.
The filing follows requests from the SEC that Yahoo clarify disclosures on … Read more