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Yahoo passed Google in US Web visitors in July

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc. ComScore said Wednesday that Yahoo […]

08/22/2013

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Outages hit some users of Microsoft’s Outlook.com

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to fix a technological breakdown that has cut off some people from their email accounts on Outlook.com. The Redmond, Wash., software maker says only a small number of […]

08/14/2013

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Sony rejects Loeb proposal for entertainment sale

  TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s board has unanimously rejected a U.S. hedge fund manager’s proposal that it sell part of its entertainment business, sending the Japanese company’s shares down more than 5 percent. In a […]

08/05/2013

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Yahoo buys social Web browser maker Rockmelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook’s social network. Terms of the deal announced Friday weren’t disclosed. It’s the 20th acquisition that […]

08/02/2013

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Tim Sanders on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Tim Sanders, the maverick CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds and the founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated. Prior to these positions, he was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, as well as its Leadership Coach (2001-2005). He’s a strategic consultant to leading brands, associations and government agencies.

07/18/2013

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Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government’s efforts to obtain data from Internet users. The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews […]

07/15/2013

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Yahoo discloses number of US govt data requests

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo is the latest company to disclose how many requests for user data it has received from U.S. government agencies, putting the number between 12,000 and 13,000 in the six months […]

06/18/2013

Aerial view of the US National Security Agency Utah Data Center, Bluffdale, Utah. (AP Photo)

Where your online data gets stored

(The Associated Press) – Internet companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google have vast amounts of data on you. These include the photos and video you share, the email you send and receive and the […]

06/07/2013

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Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother?’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government […]

06/07/2013

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Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday represents […]

05/20/2013

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