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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. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 25, 20130 comments

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. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 17, 20130 comments

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%. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 17, 20130 comments

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.   Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 15, 20130 comments

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. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 4, 20130 comments

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 [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 3, 20130 comments

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, [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 2, 20130 comments
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