Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is reportedly talking to Imgur about buying them out. Imgur is a popular photo sharing website that is commonly used by the Reddit.com community. The rumors are based on sources with Business Insider.
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Yahoo! has acquired a live concert streaming company called Evntlive. Evntlive announced the acquisition on Friday where they said that their services will be shutting down. The Evntlive team is going to join Yahoo!’s video team. Here is what they wrote on their website:
Yahoo! has announced the top search trends for 2013. Yahoo! also compiled data from Tumblr for the report. Yahoo! said that most of the search trends from last year had to do with the election, but this year searches are more celebrity-driven. The most searched word for the year was Miley Cyrus, largely driven by her “Wrecking Ball” video and her VMA performance. Here are the top Yahoo! searches in 2013:
Katie Couric may be leaving ABC News to join Yahoo! She was personally wooed to Yahoo! by CEO Marissa Mayer, according to The Hollywood Report. Katie Couric joined ABC less than three years ago as part of a $40 million deal. Katie Couric has a daytime talk show and a role at ABC News. Katie Couric would host a interview program at Yahoo!, which would be featured on the homepage. Katie Couric would be the second major high-profile media personality to be hired by Yahoo! after David Pogue was brought in from The New York Times.
Flickr has announced a new service that lets you turn your photos into a photo book. Flickr will face plenty of competition against companies like Shutterfly, Mixbook, Snapfish, Picaboo, Lulu, Blurby, Tinyprints, etc.
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer wrote a blog post saying that the company will be encrypting e-mail by default. Mayer also said that encryption will be applied across all Yahoo! products by the end of Q1 2014. Mayer wrote three measures to protect user data:
According to AllThingsD, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is now having employees rank each other. The new evaluation system reportedly resulted in the firings of over 600 people in the last few weeks. Although many people have been silently laid off at Yahoo!, many people have been hired through Mayer’s acquisition binge.
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