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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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