Yahoo’s new app is a TV Guide for cord cutters

Rubric: Yahoo | 11 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo’s new app is a TV Guide for cord cutters

The Yahoo Video Guide App for Streaming Sites Helps You Decide What to Watch. Yahoo today is hoping to capitalize on the cord-cutting trend and consumers’ growing attachment to streaming video services with the launch of a new app called Yahoo Video Guide. Time Inc. said Thursday that it had added Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks to the ranks of outlets that will distribute its growing amount of original video.Back in the day, before the dawn of the Internet, when we were all glued to our television sets, the humble TV guide was the go-to source for all our entertainment needs. The app, available now on iOS and Android, will help you find new movies and TV shows to watch on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, ...

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Yahoo Launches A Video Guide App For Cord Cutters

Rubric: Yahoo | 11 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo Launches A Video Guide App For Cord Cutters

Time Inc. Adds Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks as Video Distribution Partners. Yahoo today is hoping to capitalize on the cord-cutting trend and consumers’ growing attachment to streaming video services with the launch of a new app called Yahoo Video Guide. Time Inc. said Thursday that it had added Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks to the ranks of outlets that will distribute its growing amount of original video. The app, available now on iOS and Android, will help you find new movies and TV shows to watch on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other services, then allow you to launch titles directly in the video apps you already have installed on your smartphone. That is not to say that it is more ...

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Yahoo scraps Alibaba spinoff amid investor pressure

Rubric: Yahoo | 10 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo scraps Alibaba spinoff amid investor pressure

Cramer: Yahoo blew it, Dow & DuPont won. In January, when Yahoo Inc. announced plans to spin off its $31-billion stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, there was talk of how it would liberate Yahoo to focus on its core business of Internet search and content ranging from news to stock market investor tools to online TV shows.There were two large business events that defined a new cycle in the market on Wednesday, and Jim Cramer said it all comes down to squandered opportunities versus created opportunities. “I’m talking about Yahoo’s decision to stand pat and not try to bring out any value, and Dow and DuPont’s decision to give up their storied legacies and become ...

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Gear VR Gets Treated To Yahoo’s Flickr App In Virtual Reality

Rubric: Yahoo | 10 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Gear VR Gets Treated To Yahoo’s Flickr App In Virtual Reality

Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience. Flickr’s 15 billion photos are there for our consumption at any time, but beyond seeing static photos there hasn’t been much of an experience upgrade over the years for diving into the world around you.Yahoo is best known for their online search engine, but they have their hand in a number of other products and services across multiple platforms as well, including photo storage with Flickr.Flickr, the Yahoo-owned image and video hosting website, has today released a Samsung Gear VR app that lets you view the top rated 360-degree photos from the platform’s global userbase. The app presents you with an infinite carousel of ...

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Yahoo Shelves Plans to Spin Off Alibaba Stake

Rubric: Yahoo | 10 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo Shelves Plans to Spin Off Alibaba Stake

Business Highlights. There were two large business events that defined a new cycle in the market on Wednesday, and Jim Cramer said it all comes down to squandered opportunities versus created opportunities. “I’m talking about Yahoo’s decision to stand pat and not try to bring out any value, and Dow and DuPont’s decision to give up their storied legacies and become one company in order to create value,” the “Mad Money” host said. NEW YORK–Large shareholders are doubting Yahoo’s commitment to selling its core Web assets, raising the specter of a contest for board seats if investors’ fears are confirmed. Internet pioneer Yahoo, under pressure ...

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Yahoo Shelves Plans to Spin Off Alibaba Stake

Rubric: Yahoo | 10 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo Shelves Plans to Spin Off Alibaba Stake

Business Highlights. There were two large business events that defined a new cycle in the market on Wednesday, and Jim Cramer said it all comes down to squandered opportunities versus created opportunities. “I’m talking about Yahoo’s decision to stand pat and not try to bring out any value, and Dow and DuPont’s decision to give up their storied legacies and become one company in order to create value,” the “Mad Money” host said. NEW YORK–Large shareholders are doubting Yahoo’s commitment to selling its core Web assets, raising the specter of a contest for board seats if investors’ fears are confirmed. Internet pioneer Yahoo, under pressure ...

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Doubts rise over Yahoo’s spinoff plan, raising specter of proxy war

Rubric: Yahoo | 10 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Doubts rise over Yahoo’s spinoff plan, raising specter of proxy war

Yahoo Changes Course Under Pressure, Weighs Core Web Spinoff. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet pioneer Yahoo, under pressure from unhappy shareholders and desperate to avoid a huge investment-related tax bill, will break itself apart — just not in the way it had previously planned.After scrapping long-held plans to spin off its valuable stake in Chinese e-commerce provider Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Yahoo is now considering bundling the rest of its assets — including its Web business and stake in Yahoo Japan Corp. — into a standalone company. Yahoo said December 9, 2015 it would seek a “reverse spinoff” that would separate the Internet company’s core operations from its holdings ...

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Yahoo launches new Messenger app in face of possible big changes

Rubric: Yahoo | 4 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo launches new Messenger app in face of possible big changes

Yahoo Messenger Is Now A Mobile Messenger Like The 18 You’re Already Using. Yahoo’s new messaging app might be the closest the tech giant has come to making a product that could shore up its fortunes in a increasingly mobile world. At a time when Yahoo is reportedly weighing a sale of its core assets and scrutiny of CEO Marissa Mayer’s performance has grown intense, the new Yahoo Messenger has a lot riding on it. In other words, Yahoo Messenger looks like Facebook Messenger, or WeChat, or WhatsApp, or Viber, or Line… You get the point, do we need yet another messaging app? The app, which is now live for iOS and Android, adapts features from existing messaging apps: disappearing ...

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Yahoo Mail ad-block ban proves the Web is broken

Rubric: Yahoo | 23 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo Mail ad-block ban proves the Web is broken

Use An Ad Blocker? Yahoo May Block Your Email. I’ve spoken with a number of people in the digital advertising business who say the solution is to just deny users with ad blockers access to the content they want.Yahoo Mail users who have installed ad-blocking software might find an unwelcome surprise: In the U.S., at least, Yahoo is blocking their access to email. On Friday, dozens of people took to web forums and social media to complain that they were blocked from their Yahoo email accounts unless they switched off their ad blockers. The issue seems to have first appeared early on Thursday when “portnoyd,” a user on the AdBlock Plus online support forum, was served a pop-up with an ultimatum: ...

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Yahoo stops some users accessing emails

Rubric: Yahoo | 23 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Yahoo stops some users accessing emails

Use An Ad Blocker? Yahoo May Block Your Email. INTERNET PORTAL Yahoo has begun live testing on a tool that will see customers’ emails blocked if the interface detects they are also using an ad blocker. I’ve spoken with a number of people in the digital advertising business who say the solution is to just deny users with ad blockers access to the content they want.Yahoo Mail users who have installed ad-blocking software might find an unwelcome surprise: In the U.S., at least, Yahoo is blocking their access to email. On Friday, dozens of people took to web forums and social media to complain that they were blocked from their Yahoo email accounts unless they switched off their ad blockers. ...

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