Yahoo Stories August 27

Yahoo Mail brings its iPad app to M1-powered Macs with latest update

Yahoo is out with its latest update for its Mail app for iPhone and iPad this week and the release brings the handy addition of M1 Mac support for a seamless and speedy experience.

Yahoo Stories April 5

After more than 15 years, Yahoo Answers is shutting down for good next month

Yahoo Answers was once an iconic source for question and answer forums on the web, but next month, it will be shutting down. As first reported by the Verge, Yahoo Answers will officially shut down on May 4, signaling the end of an era.

Yahoo Stories March 11, 2020

Verizon transforms Yahoo into a wireless provider with $40 unlimited plan, no data cap

Verizon purchased Yahoo back in 2017 and it’s been working to turn the company around ever since. That plan involves diversifying Yahoo’s business strategy and the latest development of that is Verizon turning Yahoo into a wireless provider under the name “Yahoo Mobile.”

Yahoo Stories September 23, 2019

Yahoo is unveiling a new version of its iOS and Android Mail apps that were built around the way that a lot of people use email. In the past few years, email has drastically shifted with people creating multiple accounts for different purposes. One account might be for shopping, another might be a work one, and another might be for just general personal use. Yahoo’s new app is built for this exact situation. expand full story

Yahoo Stories October 24, 2018

Yahoo hit with $50m in damages, affected users able to claim $25/hour for lost time

It’s been a tough road for Yahoo over the last five years with multiple security breaches that have included 3 billion users. Now, the Verizon owned company is looking at paying out $50 million in damages along with offering affected users free credit monitoring.

Yahoo Stories October 4, 2018

When Yahoo Messenger shut down in the summer, the company pointed users to a new group messaging app, Squirrel. This has today been rebranded as Yahoo Together, and is essentially a Slack lookalike aimed at family members and groups of friends …

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Yahoo Stories June 10, 2018

PSA: Yahoo Messenger is shutting down next month

Verizon subsidiary Oath has announced that Yahoo Messenger is officially shutting down next month. Once one of the most popular and most innovative messaging service, Yahoo Messenger has waned in popularity in recent years…

Yahoo Stories February 20, 2018

Yahoo email not working with iPhone and iPad Mail app for many users, company investigating a fix

Yahoo email users have been experiencing issues with the iPhone and iPad Mail app starting around the time iOS 11 launched, but there are still no conclusive solutions. The Yahoo team posted a statement on Twitter saying that the issue is being investigated; it isn’t clear if the blame lies with Yahoo or Apple’s software. Unfortunately, the only workaround at this time is to download the Yahoo Mail app, and access email from there.

Yahoo Stories October 3, 2017

Yahoo today has disclosed that the 2013 hack initially thought to have affected 1 billion accounts actually affected all 3 billion of its user accounts. The company made the announcement in a filling with the SEC…

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Yahoo Stories March 14, 2017

Report: DOJ to issue indictments on Wednesday against suspects involved in Yahoo data breach

According to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters, the U.S. Justice Department plans to announce indictments on Wednesday against suspects involved in one the Yahoo data breaches. The indictments come after Yahoo suffered two massive hacks, one affecting 500 million users and another affecting 1 billion users.

Yahoo Stories March 6, 2017

Yahoo launches ‘Captain’ text message bot to help families manage to-do lists and reminders

In the midst of an acquisition by Verizon and news of yet another data breach, Yahoo today introduced a new product called “Captain,” a bot assistant that aims to help you manage to-do lists and reminders with a text messaged-based AI.

Yahoo Stories March 1, 2017

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Continuing the ongoing trend, Yahoo today revealed that some 32 million accounts have been accessed by intruders over the past two years. These accounts are in addition to the accounts affected by the two data breaches the company had previously disclosed.

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Yahoo Stories February 21, 2017

Verizon cuts $350M from its acquisition price of Yahoo after data breaches

After a pair of massive Yahoo data breaches, Verizon announced today that the two companies have reached new terms for its acquisition. As noted by Reuters, Verizon has lowered its purchase price for Yahoo’s core business by $350 million, down to $4.48 billion.

Yahoo Stories January 9, 2017

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To say Yahoo has had a rough go of it recently would be an understatement. While in the midst of an acquisition by Verizon, the company has faced a pair of massive data breaches, exposing the information of over 1 billion customers.

A new regulatory document filed today shows that Verizon’s acquisition of the company is moving closer to completion, while it also reveals that following the acquisition, Yahoo will change its name to Altaba and Marissa Mayer will step down.

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Yahoo Stories December 14, 2016

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Yahoo today has announced its second large hack in a matter of 3 months. In a post on the company’s Tumblr account, Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob Lord announced that, in 2013, data from more than 1 billion user accounts was accessed by an unauthorized third-party. This revelation comes after Yahoo confirmed in September that 500 million user accounts were affected by a separate data breach.

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Yahoo Stories November 29, 2016

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To very little fanfare, Yahoo today released a new mobile application for its Yahoo Answers Q&A service. Yahoo had quietly been testing the service under a different name, Yahoo Hive, but it has since rebranded the app to Yahoo Answers Now and made it fall more inline with the web version (via TechCrunch).

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Yahoo Stories October 4, 2016

Yahoo launches Newsroom mobile app for a more social news reading experience

Yahoo today launched a new app for iPhone and iPad (and Android) called Yahoo Newsroom.

Yahoo Stories September 22, 2016

Yahoo expected to confirm hack that exposed data for ‘hundreds of millions’ of users (Update: Yahoo confirms)

Updated: Yahoo confirms.

We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

If the new Yahoo View app tempted you to dust off your Yahoo account to give it a try, you might want to change your password while you’re at it. Re/code reports that the company is expected to confirm that a hack has exposed the account details of ‘several hundred million user accounts.’

Yahoo Stories September 21, 2016

‘Yahoo View’ comes to iPhone & iPad w/ free Hulu video clips & full-length anime

Yahoo today released a new iOS app for its recently launched Yahoo View experience, bringing trending video clips and full-length anime episodes from a number of popular shows to iPhone and iPad for free. 

Yahoo Stories August 8, 2016

Hulu will no longer offer free TV episodes, moves to subscription-only model

After over 9 years, Hulu is making a major change to its services by shutting down free TV episodes and moving to subscription services only (via Variety). Current subscribers won’t be affected and prices won’t be changing as the same $7.99 and $11.99 plans will be available, however all free content will be moving over to “Yahoo View”.

Yahoo Stories June 29, 2016

Yahoo Sports

Yahoo is updating its Sports app today, which offers a selection of personalized news streams, scores, notifications and video content. The company notes the new design is inspired by recent updates to its Homepage and News site, which should make for a more consistent experience between the desktop news sites and Sports mobile app.

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Yahoo Stories June 21, 2016

Yahoo launches new Radar smart travel guide & assistant app for iPhone

Yahoo today launched a new iOS app called ‘Radar’ that it says will act as a smart travel guide, offering up recommendations on points of interest and pulling in trip itineraries, reservations and other travel information from Yahoo Mail. 

Whether you’re planning a trip or want to try something different in your hometown, this iPhone app brings you the best results, gleaned from across the web, and combines Yahoo’s expertise in search, communications and content to help you explore the next U.S. city of choice. Just sign in with your Yahoo Mail email address and Radar will use the upcoming flight, hotel and rental car confirmation receipts in your inbox to help you get organized for your trip. Radar also provides snackable recommendations, from must-see sights to the best restaurants in town.

The app will also feature user reviews for restaurants and travel tips from places like TripAdvisor and elsewhere around the web, and it offers other assistant-type features like check-in reminders and notifications for flights and more.

You have to sign-in with a Yahoo Mail address since Yahoo is getting many of the recommendations and notifications from scanning your emails, but the company notes you can link your Gmail, Outlook, AOL, or Hotmail address to Yahoo Mail, a feature that was recently added.

“See your trip itineraries, including flights, hotels and rental car reservations, automatically populated from the confirmations in your Yahoo Mail account… Receive notifications of flight delays, gate changes, flight cancellations and check-in reminders — Radar goes the extra mile to make your journey as seamless as possible”

For now the free Radar app is available to download and use in the US on iPhone.

Yahoo Stories June 3, 2016

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Yahoo is today launching a Yahoo Sports app for Apple TV that lets users access free sports news, live streams, and video highlights that the service already offers via an iOS app and across other platforms.

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Yahoo Stories May 19, 2016

Yahoo brings its Esports competitive video game news app to iPhone

Yahoo is adding to its catalog of more than a dozen iOS apps by bringing its new Esports mobile app to iPhone. The Esports mobile app brings fans “coverage across their favorite competitive video games and events, coupled with a comprehensive product experience”, Yahoo says.

Esports focuses on various video game titles including “League of Legends,” “Dota 2,” “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” “Heroes of the Storm,” and “Street Fighter V”, and the iPhone app features capabilities like event reminders, live tournament stats, and viewing live and previously played matches.

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