The sad history of Yahoo! from beginning to the end

Internet search engine and news portal Yahoo! has been acquired by Verizon, to the tune of $4.83 billion dollars. The former number one Internet portal keeps its Alibaba shares, Yahoo! Japan, and as many as 4,000 patents and other intellectual property. The rest, goes to Verizon that already owns another Internet relic, AOL. As hindsight […]

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Yahoo! Sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion dollars

Ending months of byzantine scenarios, Yahoo! has been sold to Verizon. The price tag is a not-so-whopping $4.8 billion dollars, a far cry from its heyday value of more than $125 billion. According to Bloomberg, the sale of the Yahoo! core assets to Verizon will be announced tomorrow Monday, before the stock markets open up. […]

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Rumor mill : Will Daniel Negari buy Yahoo?

Daniel Negari‘s offer of $5 million dollars  to acquire several gTLDs from the Rightside stash was recently rejected. With Yahoo up for sale, now it’s the time for the XYZ Registry founder and CEO to think big! It really makes sense for the XYZ Registry to buy out Yahoo, and here are some reasons why […]

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Overture : The demise of a great tool and domain in the hands of Yahoo!

Overture was an once great keyword search tool, having formed in 2001 after GoTo.com renamed itself to Overture Services, Inc. In the years that followed, Overture ‘swallowed’ both Altavista and AlltheWeb, and in 2003 it was itself acquired by Yahoo! for $1.63 billion dollars. So what has happened to Overture.com ? The domain is currently […]

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Yahoo wants to get rid of account passwords altogether!

The average person can recite between 5-12 online account passwords from memory, without resorting to stored records of them or resetting them. When this happens every single time, you know you have a memory problem, or far too many accounts. Yahoo! wants to get rid of account passwords altogether, and allows for “on-demand” access of […]

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Data security and encryption: Alex Stamos rocks Yahoo!

Alex Stamos, formerly of the Artemis.net Secure project, is the Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo! The changes at Yahoo! are clearly a direct result of his expertise: “When I joined Yahoo four weeks ago, we were in the middle of a massive project to protect our users and their data through the deployment of […]

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Trademark crossfire: Who cares if Tumblr is down? Tumblr does!

Tumblr is notorious for being down often; Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition has a long way to go to be considered a reliable blogging platform. That’s exactly what Zach Inglis from London, UK, thought and he established IsTumblrDown.com. By pinging the popular blog destination, Inglis’s web site has been offering a valuable service to millions of […]

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RIP AltaVista

Yahoo is restructuring its digital assets and pulling the plug on a number of online products, including AltaVista. Once the search engine of choice, AltaVista launched in 1995, the early days of commercial Internet. Here is the earliest archived page from 1996 at Archive.org. AltaVista is being retired on July 8th, 2013, barely 18 years […]

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Yahoo’s CEOilf: Google’s former minimalist engineer at work

Someone created this web site as a probable prank towards the new CEO of Yahoo!, Melissa Mayer 😀 Melissa Mayer, touted as the “CEOilf” of Yahoo!, notoriously worked on the minimalist look of the Google homepage. We aren’t sure how many woman-hours that took to complete, but it’s why we all love Google, right?

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Greek Yahoo gets on with the times, finally

While Google opts to serve the exact same front-end in every country, Yahoo has always displayed  a portal customized for each country. Yahoo is – after all – the older of the two major search engines and opted from early on to serve news and information – like an online magazine of sorts. After launching […]

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Yahoo to eliminate all Bots, Crawlers and Web Spiders

Since the early 90’s the automated search and retrieval of the so-called “deep web” has become the ultimate goal of every search engine. While Google recently introduced the Instant Search feature that delivers results on the spot, trends might change soon. After almost 15 years on the go, Yahoo announced that it’s pulling the plug […]

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What Frank Schilling meant to say – the video

In his widely-accepted post from a couple of days ago, uber-domainer Frank Schilling quoted oilman/philanthropist Jean Paul Ghetty and his interview to Playboy magazine in the 60’s. While Jean Paul Ghetty’s statements represent a man fighting an uphill battle of survival in the cut-throat oil industry at the turn of the 20th century, Frank Schilling’s […]

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