The Internet company could expand its entertainment offerings through the deal.
Some new features show a growing interest in keeping users informed
The Ptch service will be shut down by Jan. 2
Enhanced fantasy sports apps might be developed with SkyPhrase technology.
Using a new twist on the old techinque of wire tapping, the NSA may have tapped fiber-optic cables to gather information without anyone knowing about it.
TV news anchor Katie Couric is the latest high profile journalist to join Yahoo's staff.
Yahoo is taking a "mobile first" approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer.
By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.
Several advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into Internet companies Yahoo and Google whose networks were secretly accessed by the National Security Agency.
The hidden, and occasionally accidental, history of common tech brand names.