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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

First time accepted submitter dnebin writes Yahoo announced that they will cease new development on their javascript framework YUI, bowing to industry trends towards Node.js, Angular, and others. The announcement reads in part: “The consequence of this evolution in web technologies is that large JavaScript libraries, such as YUI, have been receiving less attention from the community. Many developers today look at large JavaScript libraries as walled gardens they don’t want to be locked into. As a result, the number of YUI issues and pull requests we’ve received in the past couple of years has slowly reduced to a trickle. Most core YUI modules do not have active maintainers, relying instead on a slow stream of occasional patches from external contributors. Few reviewers still have the time to ensure that the patches submitted are reviewed quickly and thoroughly.”

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Report: Tumblr Is Growing, But Not Helping Yahoo’s Bottom Line

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Yahoo does not have a traffic problem. Neither does Tumblr. Yahoo does have an ad problem, though — and it’s not clear whether Tumblr can do much to fix that.

Those are the takeaways from a new report from eMarketer in its first forecast of Tumblr’s users and advertising prospects.

The good news is that Tumblr is still growing. eMarketer found that Tumblr’s number of monthly users increased by 46% in 2013, but that growth is set to trail off in the next few years. The site continues to skew young, with more than half of its users in the age groups of 18 to 24 or 25 to 34. Read more…

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Yahoo Acquires Ad Startup ClarityRay

Yahoo_Sunnyvale_BuildingDSign Israel-based ad startup ClarityRay announced on its website that it has been acquired by Yahoo.
A Yahoo spokesperson sent me the following statement confirming the deal: Read More

Yahoo Acquires Ad Startup ClarityRay

Yahoo_Sunnyvale_BuildingDSign Israel-based ad startup ClarityRay announced on its website that it has been acquired by Yahoo.
A Yahoo spokesperson sent me the following statement confirming the deal: Read More

Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

Bismillah (993337) writes Yahoo is working on an easy to use PGP interface for webmail, the company’s chief information security officer Alex Stamos said at Black Hat 2014. This could lead to some interesting standoffs with governments and law enforcement wanting to read people’s messages. From the article: “‘We are working to design a key server architecture that allows for automatic discovery of public keys within Yahoo.com and other participating mail providers and to integrate encryption into the normal mail flow,’ Stamos said.”

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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

Bismillah (993337) writes Yahoo is working on an easy to use PGP interface for webmail, the company’s chief information security officer Alex Stamos said at Black Hat 2014. This could lead to some interesting standoffs with governments and law enforcement wanting to read people’s messages. From the article: “‘We are working to design a key server architecture that allows for automatic discovery of public keys within Yahoo.com and other participating mail providers and to integrate encryption into the normal mail flow,’ Stamos said.”

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Yahoo To Strengthen Email Encryption

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 4.52.53 PM Yahoo will join Google in providing users of its email service with end-to-end encryption, helping to keep the private communications of people protected from the prying eyes of governments and hackers alike. The company made the announcement on stage at the Black Hat security conference earlier today. Read More

Yahoo Snags Netflix Exec To Be Its CIO

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 9.36.44 AM Yahoo announced this morning that it has hired Mike Kail, formerly of Netflix, to take on its chief information officer role, along with the title of senior vice president of infrastructure. Kail’s background in video is fitting, given Yahoo’s recent attempts to bolster its video content efforts. Yahoo also recently hired Alex Stamos to be its chief information security officer.… Read More

Yahoo Makes One of Its Biggest Acquisitions Under Marissa Mayer: Flurry

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Yahoo has agreed to buy Flurry, a mobile app analytics service, the two companies announced late Monday

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but an earlier report in Re/code said the price tag would likely be in the “hundreds of millions” of dollars. If true, that would make this one of Yahoo’s biggest acquisitions under CEO Marissa Mayer

Flurry was founded in 2005 and works with developers and marketers to “optimize the mobile experience through better apps and more personalized ads.” It has received more than $60 million in funding to date and works with more than 500,000 apps Read more…

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New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

indexeus-sm Indexeus.net looks like it could have been a Y Combinator project. With a slick design, snappy copy, and a bitcoin-based payment system, it looks unusually legit. But what the site is hiding is the produce of hundreds of hacking efforts from around the web.
I’ve left out the link because it’s unclear if the site may deliver malware now or in the future. You can type it in if… Read More