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Yahoo to host its first Smash Bros competition this weekend

Yahoo Esports has announced that it plans to host its first ever Super Smash Bros. Melee competition this weekend.  The event follows on from the collegiate League of Legends competitions that the organisation ran last year, showing that its investment in eSports wasn’t just on the media side of things.  …

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1bn Yahoo accounts compromised in world’s biggest data breach

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted that around one billion accounts were likely compromised in a 2013 data breach. You may be thinking that you’ve read this story before. Yahoo confirmed a few months ago that around half a billion accounts were hacked in 2014, but it looks – astonishingly – …

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed. The hackers, whom Yahoo has said were state-sponsored, accessed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and even security questions and answers, as were encrypted passwords. The news could very well cast …

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Firefox drops Google as default search engine

Mozilla has struck a deal with Yahoo to make the latter Firefox’s default search engine on desktop and mobile. This means Yahoo will replace Google, which has been the Firefox default for a decade. In conjunction with the announcement, Yahoo has said that it will roll out new search functions …

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Yahoo acquires analytics firm Flurry

Ad analytics specialist Flurry has been acquired by web firm Yahoo. The BBC reports that the deal is worth in the region of 120m-175m, making it Yahoo’s most sizable acquisition since it swooped for blogging platform Tumblr in 2012. Flurry makes cash by collecting data on user behaviour and targeting …

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Yahoo sues Facebook claiming 10 patent breaches

Internet search and services firm Yahoo is suing social networking king Facebook, accusing it of ten patent breaches. "Yahoo’s patents relate to cutting edge innovations in online products, including in messaging, news feed generation, social commenting, advertising display, preventing click fraud and privacy controls," the lawsuit claims. "Facebook’s entire social …

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Yahoo co-founder resigns

Jerry Yang, one of the two entrepreneurs that created Yahoo, has resigned from the company’s board of directors. He co-founded the firm with David Filo in 1995 and has been on the board of directors since March of that year. He was Yahoo’s CEO from June 2007 to January 2009, …

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Yahoo poaches PayPal president Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson, the former president of online payment specialist PayPal, has left the company to become the new CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo’s previous CEO Carol Bertz was controversially sacked last September. Interim CEO Tim Morse will now return to his role of Yahoo’s CFO. Thompson has been the president of …

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Batman: Arkham City nets its best score yet – 6/5

As if you hadn’t already got the message, Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham City is something rather special. So special, in fact, that it’s claimed the world’s first 100%+ review. Yahoo! Games awarded the title a time and space-splintering six out of five it its review. Your entire gaming life could’ve …

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Yahoo sacks CEO Bartz

Internet services provider Yahoo has sacked its CEO Carol Bartz after two and a half years in the role. I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board,” Bartz told employees via an internal email, published by Wired. …

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