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April 15, 2015

EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Google

The European Union has formally filed antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the search company “infringes EU antitrust rules because it stifles competition and harms consumers.” Google, of course, has denied that this is so.

Google’s graph for showing its poor performance among shopping sites in France.

According a press release published on Wednesday, the EU’s accusations are hinged on the fact that Google uses its dominance as a search engine to skew search results towards its own [...]

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March 22, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up: Nintendo Working on New ‘NX’ Console; Tesla Cars Will Soon Have Autopilot

Nintendo made some pretty big video game news this week. Tesla also surprised us with a car feature we thought was YEARS away. And there’s a battle among streaming services for the rights to a popular 90’s sitcom. Let’s dive into the Weekend Wrap-Up for the full scoop.

Nintendo Working on New ‘NX’ Console, Will Also Make Mobile Games

Nintendo’s Wii U released in 2012, and the company just put out the New 3DS back in February. But that didn’t stop Nintendo from mentioning the new game [...]

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March 16, 2015

Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo Fighting Over Seinfeld Catalog

Consider it the Holy Grail of video streaming: the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that streaming services like Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo are looking to snap up the rights to offer their subscribers the entire 180-episdoe catalog of Seinfeld episodes. And apparently a deal is close to being finalized.

According to the report, Netflix—arguably the largest video streaming service around—has already declared that it’s out of the running for the show. Last year, Netflix snapped up Friends from Warner Bros. at a price of half a [...]

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November 26, 2014

Competition to Oust Google on Apple Safari Heats Up

The word “Google” is synonymous with the idea of the web search, a fact that doesn’t really work too well for competitors like Yahoo and Bing. Now that the contract between Google and Apple to make Google the default search option on the Safari web browser is set to expire next year, Yahoo and Bing are looking to claim the default search spot in Apple’s browser.

A report published yesterday by The Information (and helpfully parsed by 9to5Mac) explains that the two companies are working harder than ever to sign a deal with Apple [...]

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November 19, 2014

Mozilla Taps Yahoo to Replace Google for Firefox Search

Google has been synonymous with “search” for many years now, but before Larry and Sergei came on the scene, Yahoo was the hippest search tool on the web. It seems that in an effort to combat a common foe, today Firefox-maker Mozilla announced that it has teamed up with Yahoo to push Google out as the browser’s default search tool.

For the last decade or so, Google has held the default search spot on Firefox, but now that the contract between the two has come due for renewal, Mozilla has decided to go with Yahoo instead. This [...]

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September 28, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Happy Sunday, folks!

I typically try to shy away from covering a whole lot about one company in these Wrap-Ups. Unfortunately, not a whole lot happened this week, and Apple made the headlines quite a bit; for both good and bad reasons.

Yahoo made the news, too, though I’m sure it would rather not have. Let’s find out why.

Apple Breaks Records, iPhone 6 Sales Top 10 Million

The iPhone 6 broke pre-order records this year, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that Apple now has more news on broken [...]

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September 27, 2014

End of an Era: Yahoo Directory to Shut Down Dec. 31

It feels like a lifetime ago, but there was a time when I used the Internet without Google.

Yahoo was the website to use back then when you wanted to find other sites. And the way you did that was by looking through the Yahoo Directory.

Now the Directory, which has remained online for nearly twenty years, is closing its doors. The move comes as part of what Yahoo is calling “Continued Product Focus,” which is about the most boring title you could use for such a plan. In fact, it’s almost disrespectful [...]

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August 4, 2014

Taboola-X Marks the Spot With Programmatic Ad Units On Your Site

When I sat down with Taboola CEO, Adam Singolda, last Friday in the trendy New York City Jane Hotel for breakfast I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but I knew it had to be big news.  At a table in the corner of the hotel’s restaurant sat Mr. Singolda, it was his make-shift office for the day as the company is in the process of moving offices.  I sat down, ordered an orange juice and a croissant (it was very good by the way) and Mr. Singolda got right into it.  Right from the get go, you could tell Mr. Singolda was [...]

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July 8, 2014

Dropbox and MIT Alums Create “Inbox,” The Potential Future of Email

Alumni of both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and cloud-storage company Dropbox have pooled their talents to launch a new web service called Inbox. It’s goal? To be the new force in email, and buck the ancient trends of email services gone-by.

But to take on the future of email is to take on Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, not to mention regional cable/Internet providers like Comcast. The team at Inbox boasts “the first step toward a new email platform,” one built on “a clean slate with modern APIs.”

Inbox can [...]

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June 4, 2014

Taboola and Yahoo! Japan Partner to Push Content Marketing Into the Mainstream

If you had any questions about whether or not content discovery and content marketing were here to stay, today’s news of Taboola and Yahoo! Japan partnering to launch a new Yahoo service called Yahoo! Content Discovery answers that.  And the answer is a resounding, yes, it’s here to stay.  Starting in September, visitors of Yahoo! News (on Yahoo! Japan) and its partner sites will start seeing the new discovery service in action.

“We are extremely happy to have built an alliance with a wonderful company like [...]

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