Yahoo! India Research and Development sets up lab at IIT Madras

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Yahoo! India R&D in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT- Madras) today announced the launch of Yahoo! Grid Computing Lab at the IIT- Madras campus. This cluster of high-end servers at the lab will allow researchers to access web-scale data and conduct research on big data and cloud computing systems. Yahoo has [...]

Yahoo! Appoints Marissa Mayer CEO, Is pregnant.

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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer as President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors effective July 17, 2012. The appointment of Ms. Mayer, a leading consumer internet executive, signals a renewed focus on product innovation to drive user experience and advertising revenue for one of the [...]

Facebook Overtakes Google To Become Most Visited Website In 2010

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According to Hitwise data released today, Facebook.com was the top visited website in the US in 2010, taking up 8.93% of site visits between January and November 2010. Google.com came in second at 7.19%, Yahoo Mail is third with 3.52% and Yahoo.com is fourth at 3.30%. YouTube came in fifth at 2.65 %. While Hitwise came to [...]

Top Social Media Management Tools of 2010

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Social Media Management has become an important factor these days, to keep a track of your business in real-time and to attract unique customers to your website/service.  Mashable has nominated the following 5 tools in the ‘Best Social Media Management Tools’ category for theMashable Awards 2010, which is  to be held next week at CES [...]

Yahoo Says Delicious For Sale

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Despite the fact that a leaked presentation slide from Yahoo clearly shows social-media pioneer Delicious in the “sunset” column — which is a euphemism for “closure” — the purple portal now says that it intends to sell the site, not close it. “While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo, we [...]

Facebook Overthrows Yahoo To Become The World’s Third Largest Website

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We’ve seen this one coming all year. Facebook is now the third largest website in the world, taking the No. 3 spot from Yahoo, according to comScore. Facebook drew an estimated 648 million unique visitors from across the globe in November, 2010, compared to 630 million for Yahoo. In October the two sites were dead even [...]

Yahoo Image Search Is Spiked With Porn

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The photo that appears is a closeup shot of a man and a woman fornicating. I’d post a blurred out photo, but the result would just be a giant blur. Suffice to say, there’s no question that this is XXX-rated. To be clear, this only happens if you run a search using Yahoo’s main ‘Web’ search engine and then click on one of the integrated image results — if you use the dedicated image search feature, it won’t work.

Yahoo to shutter AdSense clone at the end of April

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