The Wall Street Journal on Friday reports that Yahoo plans to reinvest a portion of the earnings it made from an early investment in Alibaba in the fast-growing startup Snapchat. The ephemeral app allows iOS and Android users to send photos and videos to others that only last for a matter of seconds before permanently disappearing.
Here’s Why Apple switched from Yahoo to Weather Channel for Weather data in iOS 8, Stocks App could be next
Yahoo updated its Weather app with a handful of new features that add some polish to the app. The app is known for its gorgeous UI, which includes Flickr photos that match your weather and time of day. These latest additions build upon this solid foundation, making the overall experience even better than it was before.
Yahoo announced today on its Tumblr blog that it detected a mass attack on its Yahoo mail server. The company describes the attack as a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts.” As a precaution, the company has rest the passwords of affected accounts.
Incredible Labs is recognized for its work on Donna, a virtual assistant that’s similar to Siri and Google Now. Launched in early 2013, the app acts as your private secretary, checking your calendar and alerting you to what needs to be done next. Given the increasing interest in the virtual assistant space, it’s not surprising that the company announced today that it is joining Yahoo.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used CES to announce a new iOS app, among other strategies, that’ll move the company further into the digital news and online magazine realm. Not surprisingly, the new app is a news aggregator that’ll package up the top news and send it off to you in easily digestible chunks.
The new Yahoo Sports app was recently updated to version 5.0, with a new iOS 7 look, but its most exciting feature is the ability to create looping GIFs from video footage of NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, NCAA and NCAAB. Here are step-by-step instructions showing you how to create and share your own GIFs using the app.