Articles about Yahoo

Yahoo Answers Will Be Shutting Down May 4
For the longest time ever, if you wanted an answer to a question you had on the internet, Yahoo Answers was more or less the default platform. It would constantly surface in search results, especially for questions that might not always have a dedicated website or community to draw from.

How To Save Or Backup Your Emails
The advantages of saving to the cloud means that you never really have to worry about accessing your emails, because as long as it is in the cloud and you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to access them on any device, anywhere around the world. However, if you wanted to be able to save your emails to your own hard drives, here’s how you can go about it.

Yahoo Debuts Alarm Clock App That Reads You News Snippets
Nowadays many of us rely on our smartphones and smartwatches when it comes to alarms. Back in the day, there would be devices such as clock radios that would wake users up to a radio station at a set time, and if you miss that way of waking up, not to worry as Yahoo might have something for you.

Yahoo Agrees On $50 Million Settlement For Massive Hack
Yahoo’s massive hack which affected some 200 million users in the United States and over three billion email accounts globally has proven to be a costly one for the company. It was hit with class action lawsuits after the hack was disclosed. Yahoo has now agreed on a $50 million settlement which it will be paying to the victims of this security breach.


‘Yahoo Together’ Group Messenger App Launched
Back in the day, apps such as Yahoo Messenger used to be pretty popular, but fast forward to today’s landscape, the app remains as a fond memory of the earlier days of the internet. However it seems that it has not stopped the company from trying as they have since launched a new app called Yahoo Together.

Yahoo Mail Continues Scanning Emails To Sell Data To Advertisers
While many popular email providers used to scan users’ emails to provide data to advertisers, quite a few of them have moved away from this, but it appears that Yahoo Mail hasn’t. A new report claims that Yahoo Mail continues to scan emails for data that it will sell to advertisers.

Apple Investigated In Japan Over Alleged Anti-Competitive Practices
Given the popularity of the iOS platform, it’s easy to see how Apple can hold a tremendous amount of sway over developers. So much so that in a report from the Nikkei Asian Review (via AppleInsider), the company might have landed themselves in a bit of hot water as they are being investigated by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) over alleged anti-competitive behavior.

Yahoo Messenger Will Be Shutting Down Next Month
Before the arrival of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE, KakaoTalk, Telegram, and so on, there existed mIRC, ICQ, AIM, and Yahoo Messenger. Now for the most part these chat applications have sort of faded from the mainstream, or in the case of AIM, was actually shut down back in December 2017.

Yahoo Mail Reportedly Not Working For Many iOS Users
For users who access their Yahoo Mail through the iOS Mail app and have been noticing some issues, you’re not alone as it appears that quite a number of iOS users have been complaining about having some issues accessing their emails. Yahoo has since officially acknowledged that there is a problem and that they are looking to fix it.

Yahoo To Shut Down Its Aviate Android Launcher March 8
Some of you guys might recall that back in 2014, Yahoo attempted to try and integrate itself deeper in Android by launching Aviate (after acquiring them in the same year). For those unfamiliar, Aviate billed itself as a smart launcher where depending on the user’s preferences and habits, will display information contextually.

Google Is Firefox’s Default Search Engine Once Again
It is pretty obvious why companies like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo would want their search engines to be the default on browsers. For example it has been reported that Google had paid Apple billions to remain the default search engine on iOS devices, while companies like Yahoo inked deals with Mozilla to become Firefox’s default search.

Yahoo Claims 2013 Data Breach Affected 3 Billion Users
Yahoo used to be one of the internet darlings from back in the day when the internet was still relatively young. In fact one could almost say that Yahoo’s position and influence back in the day was similar to how Google is today, where the company’s services like email, news portal, and search engine was the default for many.

Yahoo Mail Gets A UI Makeover And A New ‘Pro’ Version
Back in the day when the internet was still in its early stages, there were plenty of free email services around, but eventually users quickly settled on a handful, some of which remains popular and in use even until today. One of those services is Yahoo Mail, which unfortunately in recent times has gotten a bad rep no thanks to various security breaches.

Tumblr Introduces ‘Safe Mode’ That Helps Hide NSFW Content
It is no secret that Tumblr is host to a ton of NSFW content, which has in the past gotten them blocked in certain countries. Now if you’re someone who doesn’t fancy coming across NSFW content while browsing Tumblr, not to worry as the website has since announced a new feature in the form of “safe mode”.

Marissa Mayer Looks Forward To Using Gmail Again
Marissa Mayer held the top job at Yahoo for five years. She switched from Google to lead the company after working at Mountain View over more than 13 years. It was a big switch for the executive who would have undoubtedly had to stop using some Google services as she was now in competition with her previous employer. Mayer resigned from Yahoo on Tuesday after Verizon completed its acquisition of […]

Yahoo Mail For Windows 10 Shuts Down Next Week
In case you were unaware, Yahoo released a native Mail app for Windows 10 quite some time back. Even if you were not aware of its existence, many people have been relying on this app to get their daily email fix. However, they will now have to look elsewhere as the Yahoo Mail app for Windows 10 is going to be shut down next week.

U.S. Indicts Russian Spies In Massive Yahoo Cyberattack
Yahoo revealed several months ago that it was the victim of a massive cyberattack back in 2014 that left some 500 million user accounts compromised. The company said that it suspected that state-sponsored hackers were behind the attack. The United States Justice Department has been investigating this matter and it has now decided to indict four Russians over the cyberattack, two of them actually work for Russian’s FSB intelligence agency.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Won't Head Altaba After Verizon Acquisition
Verizon first announced its intention to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion last year but later agreed to buy it at a $350 million discount after the deal’s future seemed uncertain following revelations about cyberattacks that Yahoo had to put up with. Yahoo’s core business will be bought by Verizon and only the investment company will be left behind which will be called Altaba. It has now been confirmed that Yahoo […]

Yahoo Confirms An Additional 32 Million Accounts Were Hacked
It has been a tough couple of quarters for Yahoo. Over the past few months, the company has confirmed massive cyberattacks that it faced in 2014 and 2013 which affected more than 500 million and 1 billion user accounts respectively. Yahoo has now confirmed another cyberattack. It was a cookie-forging attack which left more than 32 million accounts breached. There aren’t a lot of details available about this attack right […]

Verizon Agrees To Buy Yahoo At $350 Million Discount
Verizon announced its intention to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion last year. Soon after the deal was confirmed it emerged that Yahoo had been a victim of a massive cyberattack. The company’s image suffered serious damage when reports of one attack after the other kept coming in. It was then reported that Verizon was looking for a discount on the deal and today both companies have officially confirmed the new […]