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Yahoo! reportedly hiring stars from YouTube

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Yahoo! has been looking for ways to compete with Google’s YouTube as part of an effort to increase market share in the video market.

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Yahoo! received over 50,000 government requests for user data last year

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Yahoo! has updated its Transparency Report and revealed that the company received 21,425 data requests from law enforcement agencies around the world during the second half of 2013. These data requests impacted 32,493 potential accounts.

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Hadoop vendor Hortonworks raises $100M

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Hortonworks is a Hadoop vendor company that has raised $100 million in a new round of funding led by BlackRock and Passport Capital along with existing investors Dragoneer Investment Group, Tenaya Capital, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and Yahoo! The new round of funding will be used for increasing its engineering efforts, scale operations, and growing the ecosystem. Hortonworks raised a total of $198 million in funding since launching in the middle of 2011.
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) partners with Yelp Inc (YELP) for local data integration

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has partnered with (NYSE:YELP) to integrate local data into search experience on the desktop and mobile. Yelp’s ratings and user photos will be aggregated into Yahoo! search as a result.
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) buys social data company Vizify

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has acquired Vizify, a social data company that was founded in 2011. Vizify grabs data from social media services like Facebook and Twitter to build creative visualizations like infographics and videos. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Vizify is going to shut down following the acquisition.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) to remove Google and Facebook login feature

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is removing the ability to log in to their services using Facebook or Google. Users will be required to have a Yahoo! ID. Yahoo! said that this requirement will let it “offer the best personalized experience to everyone.” The change will be rolled out over time, starting with Yahoo! Sports Tourney Pick’Em.

Yahoo! names TrustyCon co-founder Alex Stamos as CISO

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Alex Stamos, the co-organizer/host of TrustyCon and CTO of security company Artemis, has been named as the chief information security officer (CISO) of Yahoo!, according to Amir Efrati in a tweet from about a week and a half ago. Yahoo!’s previous CISO, Justin Somaini, left Yahoo! over a year ago. Stamos is going to be starting at the company on March 10th and will report directly to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) in talks to invest in Dailymotion

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly in talks to invest in Dailymotion, one of YouTube’s largest rivals. Dailymotion is fully owned by Orange, a French telecommunications company. Yahoo!
attempted to buyout Dailymotion, but the French government blocked the deal. 
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