Influential technology companies and groups want the U.S. government to lift restrictions on publicizing secret requests for user data as the fallout continues over the scale of government surveillance.
Yahoo’s profits rose by 46 percent in the second quarter, aided by nearly a dozen product launches, though sales at the company were still down.
Yahoo has bought ad tech startup Admovate to grow its mobile advertising sales and provide a stronger channel for personalized display advertising.
Yahoo's profits rose, though sales at the company were still down. Analysts say it is too soon to tell if the company can ever be "cool" again.
Yahoo is in the process of recycling unused usernames from decades past and opening them up to active users looking to get the username of their dreams.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ordered the government to declassify its secret order and parties' briefs in a case which Yahoo expects will demonstrate that it resisted government directives.
Since taking the reins as Yahoo's CEO a year ago this week, Marissa Mayer has set out to revamp the struggling Internet company with a series of rapid fire acquisitions that could make even her former colleagues at Google envious.
Yahoo wants the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order the public release of a secret order in a 2008 surveillance dispute, as it will demonstrate that the Internet company "objected strenuously" to government directives.
Yahoo has bought Xobni, which specializes in organizing user address books. Most of Xobni's products will be phased out in a year's time.
Yahoo slims itself down again by axing a dozen products, part of an ongoing effort to sharpen its focus on services the search engine thinks people need in their daily lives.