Posts Tagged ‘yahoo’

The Future of Yahoo’s Web Properties

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The demise of Yahoo has been a long time coming, but it’s still kind of a shock to see a one-time major website like Yahoo at the end of its rope.

If there are not any last minute changes, the last days of the once-mighty Yahoo company have begun. Verizon offered $4.8 billion for the Yahoo brand name, core patents, and the bulk of the company’s Internet properties, and Yahoo accepted the offer last year. The only major properties not included in the deal is the stake in Yahoo Japan, and the stake in Chinese company Alibaba.


How to Delete Your Yahoo Account

Friday, October 7th, 2016

It turns out that deleting a Yahoo account is fairly simple, but backing up your email, prior to deletion, is a little bit tricky.

A Reuters report suggests that Internet company Yahoo has been working with U.S. intelligence to search all customer emails. According to the report, Yahoo created a software that would scan all emails automatically at the request of U.S. intelligence even before they arrived in the user’s inbox. Reuters mentions that it received the information from several Yahoo employees.


Make any Search Engine the Default on Windows 10

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Apparently, the procedure for selecting the default search engine has changed slightly in Windows 10.

The following guide describes how you can make any search engine the default when you are running searches on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. If you have used Windows 10 before you know that search is powered by Cortana in the operating system, and that Microsoft has added web search to desktop search which returns web results or suggestions depending on the query.


Oracle Starts Pushing Yahoo instead of Ask Toolbar with Java Installations

Monday, June 29th, 2015

This isn’t a done deal quite yet, but it’s still good news. The Ask tool bar is more trouble than it’s worth.

When it comes to individual software programs spreading potentially unwanted programs (PUP), it is Adobe Flash and Oracle’s Java that need to be mentioned in this regard in particular due to the immense reach both products have. Adobe’s been spreading McAfee Security Scan Plus with Flash downloads while Oracle had an agreement with Ask to spread the company’s toolbar to user systems. The latter appears a thing of the past though as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Oracle will soon replace the Ask Toolbar offer included in new Java installations and upgrades with Yahoo offers.


Yahoo Shuts Down Pipes, Maps and Other Services

Friday, June 5th, 2015

I’ll definitely miss Yahoo Maps, but fortunately it wasn’t all that different, (functionality-wise,) from Google Maps.

Yahoo Inc. announced the shut down of several company products including Yahoo Maps and Pipes yesterday. Yahoo Pipes, which we first covered back in 2008 here on Ghacks, is one of the prominent products that Yahoo selected to discontinue. The service allowed you to collect and use data from around the web to create new products or information based services.


Third-Party Download Ads will be a Thing of the Past soon on Google

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

This is a nice move on Google’s part; third-party download ads are almost always an invitation to trouble.

When you search for software downloads currently on Google, for instance for Firefox, VLC or Google Chrome, then ads may be displayed to you before the organic search results. The problem with this is that advertisers were free to buy spots regardless of their relation with the software. This led to situations where users were redirected to third-party sites that had nothing to do with the original project.


The Next Firefox Default Search Engine: Yahoo Search and Others

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Hopefully, this move will be helpful to both Mozilla and Yahoo; Yahoo’s share of the search engine market definitely isn’t what it used to be.

Google Search has been the default search engine of the browser for the past years with Google paying Mozilla money for that privilege. While Mozilla put the money from the deal to good use, it made it dependent on that money at the same time.


How You Could have Protected Yourself from Yahoo’s Recent Malware Ads

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Regardless of whether or not you’ve visited Yahoo lately, you might want to check this article out …

If you have visited on January 3, 2014, your computer may have been infected automatically with malware. Whether that is really the case depends on Java, or more precisely, if Java is installed on the system, linked to the browser, and whether it is up to date or not. If you are running an outdated version of Java, meaning not the latest version, then your computer may have been infected automatically, just by visiting the Yahoo website.


Tabs are Back! Yahoo Restores Tabs on its Email Service, Yahoo Mail

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I’ve never used Yahoo Mail myself, but it’s nice to see that Yahoo is actually listening to its users …

Yahoo launched a redesign of the company’s email service Yahoo Mail in October 2013. Advertised as an elegant and intuitive version of the service, it introduced a complete redesign of the website. In addition to the launch, Yahoo made the decision to remove all old classic versions of the interface, so that users of it had to use the new service if they wanted to access their emails on the Web.