Yahoo

  • Verizon steals Yahoo for just US$4.8 Billion

    Yahoo is 22 years old. Yahoo has around 10,000 employees and last year made US$4.96 billion in revenue. Yahoo is being acquired for just US$4.8 Billion (A$6.4B). On July 16, 2012, Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo! who rose through the ranks at Google engineering and was supposed to...
  • Flickr now watermarking all embedded photos (Update: Broken).

    By now some of you will be using the new Flickr layout for photos with the Google+ style side panel to the right. The new Flickr Photo page beta has something very broken about it. You may not immediately notice this and if you never embed Flickr images, you...
  • Heads up! Flickr down for 8 hours this Friday

    Heads up! Flickr will be down for planned maintenance this Friday from 2 PM AUS to about 10 PM AUS and won’t be available during that time. This is one of Flickr’s largest scheduled outages and lands strangely during the day for Australians. Most scheduled maintenance on websites is...
  • The new Yahoo! is terrible

    Recently we heard that Yahoo! was updating their logo. They’re currently updating their logo each day as part of the ‘30 days of change’. What they failed to mention was that they were also reworking their login/logout screens. Turns out the change in logo is the small part of...
  • Mayer dropping bombs, Flickr offering 1TB free photo storage

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is dropping bombs over at Flickr, with a complete rethink of the offering. Flickr is now offering 1TB of photo and video storage for free. Wow. There’s a complete site redesign which feels a lot more like Google+ thank Flickr, but I think it works...
  • Yahoo officially acquires Tumblr for $1.1 billion

    After weeks of speculation and the Yahoo board approving the deal yesterday, Yahoo has officially announced that it will be acquiring the blogging site for a sweet $1.1 billion. Yahoo says that Tumblr will be “operated independently as a separate business” “Tumblr is redefining creative expression online,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer...
  • Yahoo probably buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the Yahoo board has approved a $1.1 billion cash deal to purchase blogging site Tumblr. The move will see one of the most unpopular companies in the world buying one of the coolest sites on the internet, and users aren’t too happy. See...
  • Aussie / UK Kid sells his app to Yahoo for $30m

    Nick D’Aloisio, 17, the creator of the mobile news reading app, Summly has just sold the app to Yahoo! for the cool sum of $30 million helping him become one of the worlds richest young people. Mr D’Aloisio told News.com.au that he came up with the idea of the...
  • Marrisa Mayer now CEO for Yahoo! gives it a chance

    @marissamayer has announced this morning that she is taking over as CEO of Yahoo! After working her way up the ranks of Google, Mayer is ready for the next chapter of her life, moving into a CEO role is new for the once developer. While well respected in the...