Posted on 03 March 2013 by bbiswajitece
Seven Mobile Apps is shutting down from Yahoo including one of the famous apps known as Blackberry & the same move being followed by Google’s new CEO Marissa Mayer to block unsucessfull apps like en-masse.
This news of products shutdown was launched by company on its official blog & where the company describes that the company is putting best efforts to review as well as evaluate its different products.
Yahoo’s executive vice president of Platforms Jay Rossiter wrote in an article that “The most critical question we ask is whether the experience is truly a daily habit that still resonates for all of you today.”
Again Yahoo initiated secondgroup shutdown of products after Mayer became CEO of struggling web portals of Google where he ordered to shutdown multiple products at that time.
Around 60-75 Mobile Apps should be closed by Yahoo as per news came from press conference in last month done by Mayers, already 12-15 apps more to be managed from Yahoo’s end.
Again Yahoo will stop its services like Avatars i.e. cartoon like digital characters from April 1, 2013 where consumers depicts themselves in Yahoo Messengers &Facebook, but from now on consumers have to download this feature & then re-upload it into the messenger.
Yahoo Sports IQ, Yahoo Clues, Yahoo Updates API, Yahoo App Search & Yahoo Message Boards website were some of the products soon to be terminated from company’s end.
Posted on 13 March 2012 by sakshi
Yahoo Inc prosecutes Facebook Inc on Monday above 10 patents that consist of methods and systems for promotion on the Web, according to a copy of the proceedings.
Yahoo prosecute Facebook above patents
The lawsuit, filed in a San Jose, California federal court, marks the first major legal battle among technology giants in social media and a major escalation of patent litigation that has already swept up the smartphone and tabletsectors and high-tech stalwarts such as AppleInc, Microsoft Corp and Motorola MobilityHoldings Inc.
Yahoo’s patent lawsuit follows Facebook’s announcement of plans for an initial public offering that could value the company at about $100 billion. A Facebook spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.
In an emailed statement, Yahoo said it is confident it will prevail.
“Unfortunately, the matter with Facebook remains unresolved and we are compelled to seek redress in federal court,” the company said in a statement.
Several social networking companies, including Facebook, have seen an uptick in patent claims asserted against them as they move through the IPO process.
However, most of those lawsuits have been filed by patent aggregators that buy up intellectual property to squeeze value from it via licensing deals and none by a large tech company such as Yahoo.
Posted on 05 March 2012 by sakshi
A Delhi court today fires a case adjacent to Internet monster Yahoo for supposedly hosting offensive satisfied on its site and punishes the supplicant for exhausted it in the proceedings next with other social networking sites.
Delhi court fires offensive content case beside Yahoo
Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh imposed a cost of Rs 5000 on plaintiff Mufti Aijas Arshad Quasmi for impleading the company as a party without disclosing any cause of action against it.
The court had on December 20 last year, in a ex-parte order, issued summons to 22 social networking websites, including Yahoo, asking them to remove “anti-religious” or “anti-social” contents from their sites.
Yahoo had also pleaded with the court to remove its name from the plaint, saying no cause of action was made out against it.
Yahoo was earlier imposed a cost of Rs 2,000 for delay in appearing before the court.
The court’s order has come amid a raging controversy over monitoring Internet content, which arose after Union Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal had asked the social networking websites to “screen” the content.
The websites, which are the parties to the suit initiated by Quasmi for hosting alleged objectionable content, include Facebook India, Google India Pvt Ltd, Google Orkut, Youtube,Blogspot, Zombie Time, Exboii, Boardreader, IMC India, My Lot, Shyni Blog and Topix.
Posted on 18 January 2012 by sakshi
Jerry yang one of the talented person who is the co-founder of the yahoo one of the best known website has resigned from the broad of directors and all other position in company.
Yahoo! announced that Jerry Yang has resigned from its Board of Directors and all other positions with the company.
Yang co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995 with David Filo and served as a member of the Board of Directors since March 1995 and as chief executive officer from June 2007 to January 2009. The company went public in 1996.
In addition, Yang resigned from the Boards of Yahoo Japan Corporation and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, effective today.
In a letter to the Yahoo! Board Chairman Roy Bostock, Yang wrote: “My time at Yahoo!, from its founding to the present, has encompassed some of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. However, the time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo! As I leave the company I co-founded nearly 17 years ago, I am enthusiastic about the appointment of Scott Thompson as Chief Executive Officer and his ability, along with the entire Yahoo! leadership team, to guide Yahoo! into an exciting and successful future.”
”Jerry Yang is a visionary and a pioneer, who has contributed enormously to Yahoo! during his many years of service,” said Roy Bostock, chairman of the Yahoo! Board.
Yang‘s unique strategic insights have been invaluable. He has always remained focused on the best interests of Yahoo!’s stakeholders, including shareholders, employees and more than 700 million users.”Jerry leaves behind a legacy of innovation and customer focus for this iconic brand, having shaped our culture by fostering a spirit of innovation that began 17 years ago and continues to grow even stronger today. Jerry has great confidence in the future of Yahoo!, and I share his confidence in the enormous potential of Yahoo! in the days ahead,” said Scott Thompson, Yahoo!’s Chief Executive Officer.