Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year


Are you constantly checking your smartphone?  Are you opening apps on it more than 60 times a day?  If so, you are not alone.  Right now throughout the world there are more than 280 million of these so-called “mobile addicts”, according to recently shared statistics by Flurry, an app analytics company that Yahoo bought last year.   Continue reading… “Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year”


Yahoo CEO Mayer Now Requiring All Remote Employees to Not Be (Remote)

“We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”

Here is the internal memo, courtesy of some very irked Yahoo employees, sent to the company about a new rule rolled out by CEO Marissa Mayer.  The new rule requires that Yahoo employees who work remotely relocate to company facilities.




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Did Yahoo kill Flickr?


Flickr’s tag line used to read “almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.”

Flickr was something that had never been done before on the internet and it changed the shape of the internet as we know it today.  But along came Yahoo who bought Flickr and “murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.”

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Yahoo Installs Multiplayer Gaming at San Francisco Bus Stops


Riders waiting for Muni buses at select stops in downtown will be passing the time playing video games, as well as the opportunity to win a concert by OK Go.

Yahoo recently installed huge poster-size touchscreens at 20 San Francisco bus stops, allowing commuters to play online games against people at other bus stops. Nothing brings out my allegiance to my neighborhood like some crazyass futuristic sports trivia.


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Under 25’s Abandoning E-mail for Social Networking Sites

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan got together via email in the 1998 film ‘You’ve Got Mail.’ Now they would likely use Twitter.

Many scoffed when Mark Zuckerberg declared the death of email last month. Now new figures reveal that the Facebook founder may be right.  Just like cassettes, videos and faxes, the use of email appears to be in an irreversible decline.


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Maps: Google vs. Bing vs. Yahoo

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Mapping Comparisons

Justin O’Beirne takes a close look at the most popular online map sites to try and figure out just why Google Maps is more readable. It comes down to the finest of details: Google adds white outlines to city names that are just thick enough to conceal what is behind the text, has a finely-tuned contextual hierarchy of type sizes, and a carefully selected color scheme…

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Forbes Billionaire College Study


No. 1 Harvard University

Want your kid to become one of the richest people in the world? Send them to Harvard.

The Cambridge, Mass., school tops our first-ever billionaire college study with an alumni base that features 54 10-figure titans, more than 5% of the world’s billionaires. Of those 54 plutocrats, 11 received an undergraduate degree, 41 earned a master’s, doctorate or juris doctorate, and two earned two degrees.

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Online Display-Ad Spending Will Fall In 2009

Online Display-Ad Spending Will Fall In 2009

For a year, we’ve listened to analysts passionately explain how online ad spending will power through any broader economic and advertising weakness. Eyeballs are moving online, this story went (goes), ad dollars will follow. Online advertising is accountable. Online advertising is the future. Blah, blah, blah.

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YouTube Now World’s Number 2 Search Engine


YouTube World’s #2 Search Engine

 Productivity is dead, the internet is going to explode. According to ComScore’s August 2008 search engine rankings, YouTube is now the number two search engine in the world, surpassing Yahoo.


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