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Yahoo acquires mobile video app startup Ptch

The Ptch service will be shut down by Jan. 2

Yahoo buys SkyPhrase to better understand natural language

Enhanced fantasy sports apps might be developed with SkyPhrase technology.

The weakest link: How the NSA may have hacked Google and Yahoo

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.

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Can a celebrity news team help revive Yahoo?

TV news anchor Katie Couric is the latest high profile journalist to join Yahoo's staff.

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Yahoo CEO Mayer talks mobile forst strategy, design approach

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.

In the wake of NSA spying, Yahoo promises encryption everywhere

By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.

Privacy groups ask FTC to check tech firms' link to NSA

Several advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into Internet companies Yahoo and Google whose networks were secretly accessed by the National Security Agency.

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'So, that's why it's called Bluetooth!' and other surprising tech name origins

The hidden, and occasionally accidental, history of common tech brand names.

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Tech industry calls for 'oversight and accountability' of NSA surveillance

Internet companies in the U.S. are demanding that the surveillance practices of the U.S. should be reformed to enhance privacy protections and provide "appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms."

NSA spying on Google and Yahoo without their knowledge

New documents from the international fugitive and whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest that the NSA is seeing even more than we thought.