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July 25, 2013

Yahoo updates Fantasy Sports app so mobile users can draft on iOS devices

Yahoo! Fantasy Sports version 5.0 finally includes the mobile drafting feature  that users have been requesting. With the updated app, players can pick players, manage their queue, check draft results, and participate in live chats while on the go.

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July 17, 2013

Yahoo’s Tumblr releases security fix for iPhone & iPad users

In a company blog post, the Yahoo-owned microblogging service advised its iOS app users to “please download this update now” and also urged them to change their passwords on the Tumblr website and on any other websites where the same password is used.

This issue, which Tumblr claimed to have only found out about on Tuesday, doesn’t affect the Android app.

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July 17, 2013

Yahoo: 340M monthly users on mobile and aims for more

The company is already off to a good start with 340 million monthly mobile users and Mayer said Yahoo mobile team has grown 6x including via recent acquistions.

She cited a couple of good examples of Yahoo's already strong mobile standing:

The number of daily active users to Yahoo Mail on mobile has increased 120% since the launch of the tablet app. Since launching the new Yahoo app enhanced by Summly, daily users have increased 55% and time spent has increased 60%.

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July 15, 2013

BloomReach corrals big data to personalize mobile apps or sites

BloomReach crawls the web to learn what people search for, click on, and share. It then uses the information to improve a business’s ads, point them to personalized landing pages for each visitor, and show potential customers the products they’re most likely to buy.

Current customers include such e-commerce brands as Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn, ModCloth and Shutterfly, as well as sites like Yahoo.


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July 4, 2013

Yahoo strikes again – buys email & contacts manager apps maker Xobni

It's the Internet company's third acquisition in as many days. Tuesday Yahoo acquired Qwiki, a mobile app that creates mini-movies using a consumer's collection of photos and videos.

On Monday, Yahoo acquired Bignoggins Productions, a mobile app to help players of fantasy sports teams.

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July 3, 2013

Yahoo continues mobile push by buying iPhone video app Qwiki

Citing sources close to the firm, tech blog All Things D reveals that Qwiki’s app will live on with Yahoo and says that its employees are to move to Yahoo’s New York offices.

You can use Qwiki, which has previously had an iPad app and which plans to launch on Android in the future, to bring together media on your iPhone’s camera roll with iTunes songs. You can also add filters and edit captions for each video, which can be up to a minute long.

This announcement marks Yahoo’s third mobile-centric acquisition in under two months. The firm purchased blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May and acquired another mobile app developer, Bignoggins [...]

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July 2, 2013

Windows 8.1 search results will start showing ads from Bing

The Windows 8.1 Smart Search expands on the Windows 8 search feature by digging results across a variety of sources, including your PC or tablet, your apps, your SkyDrive cloud storage, and the Web. Results are also grouped together, making them more easily accessible than they are in Windows 8.

"Now, with a single campaign setup, advertisers can connect with consumers across Bing, Yahoo, and the new Windows Search with highly relevant ads for their search queries," said David Pann, GM of Microsoft's Advertising Search Group, in a blog post today.

"In addition, Bing Ads will include Web previews of Web sites and the latest features like site links, [...]

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May 20, 2013

Tumblr’s other big news – updates iOS app with one-click interface.

The update brings a new interface for posting content. The post options appear as colorful icons designed to make it easier to post items with a single click.

You have access to a variety of one-click posting tools including: video, chats, links, quotes, photos and text.

The new method is quicker than the previous method of posting which required you to hit Tumblr's compose button, which then opened a new window of icons.

The update also includes a way to attribute app sources in posts that are shared on Tumblr.

The timing of the release seems unrelated to Yahoo’s big announcement, though it underscores a commitment to mobile that both companies [...]

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March 29, 2013

Paid search ad spending on Google dips overall, but tablets a bright spot

For example, search engine marketers spent more on advertising in Q1 to run ads on smartphone and tablet devices, says digital marketing agency IgnitionOne, which compiled the report. Spending on both devices rose nearly equal amounts, with tablets up 112% and smartphones up 113% from last year. That growth came at the expense of money spent on trying to reach desktop users.

Impressions on tablets rose 129%, and clicks 79%, while smartphones rose 27% and 25%, respectively in the quarter. On average, tablet users spent 17% more time on sites and had 9% higher engagement scores. IgnitionOne uses engagement as part of their scoring system that measures behavior and propensity to [...]

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February 1, 2013

SoundBender accessory for iPad gets pitched on Shark Tank

The show features several tech investors including Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team. Cuban made his initial fortune selling his video site, Broadcast.com, to Yahoo for $5.7 billion back in 1999 and has since invested in and started a number of other high tech ventures. 

Entrepreneurs invited to participate on Shark Tank typically pitch their products in exchange for an ownership stake, though sometimes they win a royalty deal. But the panel is known for asking probing questions and giving sharp-tongued critiques along the way. They often reject some of the pitches out of hand, especially if the company or startup hasn’t already [...]

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