Marissa Mayer and Future Relationship of Yahoo!, Google and Facebook

Eric Jackson in Forbes Wrote: There are so many intriguing aspects of Marissa Mayer鈥榮 hiring at Yahoo! (YHOO). However, what intrigues me the most is the what the future strategic direction of Yahoo! will be under her watch and what this means for the company鈥檚 future relationships with Google (GOOG) and Facebook(FB) (not to mention Microsoft(MSFT)). Presumably, Marissa already has the start of a strategic vision.聽And she said as much in a leaked memo yesterday:...

July 20, 2012 路 1 min 路 128 words 路 Omid Farhang

Longtime Google Exec Marissa Mayer Is Yahoo鈥檚 New CEO

TechChurch: Marissa Mayer, the technology executive who has worked at Google since the search company鈥檚 earliest days, has been appointed CEO of Yahoo. The news was first reported by the New York Times. The company has confirmed the appointment in a press release, which is embedded in full below. Mayer鈥檚 first day will be tomorrow, which is also when Yahoo鈥檚 next quarterly earnings call is slated to take place. Continue Reading Here: http://techcrunch....

July 17, 2012 路 1 min 路 73 words 路 Omid Farhang

Yahoo! Voice reportedly compromised, over 453,000 credentials exposed

脺bergizmo wrote: If you use Yahoo! Voice a lot 鈥 Yahoo鈥檚 VoIP service via its Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging application, then you will definitely need to hear this report. Earlier today, more than 453,000 user accounts from an unidentified service owned by Yahoo were posted on a hacker site. The hackers reportedly said that they infiltrated the subdomain by using a union-based SQL injection. But the group responsible for the security breach added that the data breach was intended to be a wake-up call for Yahoo....

July 12, 2012 路 1 min 路 209 words 路 Omid Farhang

Yahoo released private certificate with new extension

H-Online: Yahoo! introduced a new 鈥渂rowser鈥, Axis, last night, both as a standalone application for iPhone and iPad and as a browser extension on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Axis is meant to offer faster, smarter searching using Yahoo鈥檚 services. Within hours of the launch, hacker and blogger Nik Cubrilovic posted on his blog that the Chrome extension came with a worrying extra, a Yahoo private certificate file which was used to sign the extension package and prove the package鈥檚 authenticity to the Google browser....

May 25, 2012 路 2 min 路 253 words 路 Omid Farhang

Yahoo Chairman Steps Down

Mashable: Yahoo鈥榮 chairman of the board, Roy Bostock, is leaving the company. Bostock has been chairman since 2008. Bostock revealed the news to shareholders in a long letter describing the company鈥檚 recent re-strategizing. A far cry from a resignation letter, Bostock is upbeat about Yahoo鈥檚 future and its recent moves, saying that, since the company is in a position to 鈥渄rive innovation and growth going forward,鈥 he will not seek re-election at the next shareholders鈥 meeting....

February 8, 2012 路 6 min 路 1220 words 路 Omid Farhang

The continuation of dangerous rogue ads on Bing (and Yahoo)

GFI Labs Blog: We鈥檝e noted this before, but Microsoft needs to get a handle on ad placements on Bing. Ok, so Bing isn鈥檛 the most widely used search engine, but remember that Yahoo plays a part here as well. In this case, we鈥檙e talking Sirefef (ZeroAccess aka Max++), probably the nastiest piece of malware circulating on the 鈥榥et right now. Sirefef kills any attempt to remove it, and is nearly impossible to clean (short of booting onto a rescue disk and performing cleanup actions, or reformatting)....

October 23, 2011 路 1 min 路 168 words 路 Omid Farhang

Chat with your Facebook friends on Yahoo! Mail Beta

Yahoo Mail Blog wrote: Greetings, Yahoo! Mail Beta users! Some exciting updates to Yahoo! Mail Beta that we鈥檙e in the middle of rolling out: 鈥淗ello, my name is Stephanie and I鈥檓 a Facebook addict.鈥 To all you fellow Facebook addicts out there, you might already know that we provide Facebook integration in our downloadable Messenger client. Now you can chat with your Facebook friends in Yahoo! Mail too! On the left, you鈥檒l see 鈥淔acebook Friends鈥 under 鈥淥nline Contacts鈥....

March 14, 2011 路 3 min 路 590 words 路 Omid Farhang

Unconfirmed reports that Yahoo has sold Delicious for $5 Million

TheNextWeb wrote: We鈥檝e received a solid report from a reliable and proven source that Yahoo has sold social bookmarking site Delicious for $5m+. The service was placed on the market in December after a meeting to discuss Yahoo鈥檚 future direction. After a heated bidding process, the site has reportedly been sold to a rival bookmarking service 鈥 who exactly we鈥檙e unsure of but we鈥檒l update once we have confirmation. We do know its been sold to an existing competitor with 鈥渟trong user base....

March 13, 2011 路 2 min 路 233 words 路 Omid Farhang

Facebook鈥檚 value surpasses Yahoo, eBay

A new study from New York securities firm NYPPEX estimates Facebook鈥檚 enterprise value is now much higher than Yahoo and EBay, at $41.2 billion and significantly higher than other fast growing startups like LinkedIn, Twitter, Zynga, and Groupon. Facebook鈥檚 value has shot up 56 percent since the middle of 2010. None of the startups mentioned above have gone public but many let their employees sell shares in private markets as an incentive for their valued staff members....

December 27, 2010 路 2 min 路 292 words 路 Omid Farhang

Popular sites (including YouPorn) caught sniffing user browser history

The Register: YouPorn nabbed in real-world privacy sting Boffins from Southern California have caught YouPorn.com and 45 other sites pilfering visitors鈥 surfing habits in what is believed to be the first study to measure in-the-wild exploits of a decade-old browser vulnerability. YouPorn, which fancies itself the YouTube of smut, uses JavaScript to detect whether visitors have recently browsed to PornHub.com, tube8.com and 21 other sites, according to the study. It tracked the 50,000 most popular websites and found a total of 46 other offenders, including news sites charter....

December 7, 2010 路 3 min 路 436 words 路 Omid Farhang