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Yahoo to end its music service in China

Yahoo to end its music service in China

Yahoo China has announced that its Yahoo Music service will be permanently shutdown on January 20, 2013. This announcement follows a similar one from Google that took place in September in which Google stated that its Chinese music service would be taken offline. The closure comes after Yahoo's sale of its share of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce website, for $7.6 billion.

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Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer among TIME Person of the Year finalists

Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer among TIME Person of the Year finalists

TIME Magazine has unveiled its shortlist of finalists for the magazine's 2012 Person of the Year award, which goes to the person or group that TIME editors deem had the single greatest impact during the past year. Among the final eight to make the list include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

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GoDaddy hires former Yahoo and Microsoft exec Blake Irving as CEO

GoDaddy hires former Yahoo and Microsoft exec Blake Irving as CEO

GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest web hosting and domain registration company, has hired Blake Irving to be the company's new CEO. Irving will begin duties as CEO starting January 7, succeeding interim CEO Scott Wagner. Irving was an executive at Yahoo, and also spent 15 years at Microsoft where he took on various senior roles.

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Yahoo launches new email web client, also coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Yahoo launches new email web client, also coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Yahoo may no longer be your primary choice for email service, but the fact is that millions of people still use it, and to keep their email service relevant and up-to-date, Yahoo has upgraded the interface and added some performance enhancements, as well as released new iOS and Windows 8 apps, while updating their existing Android app.

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Yahoo and NBC Sports announce partnership

Yahoo and NBC Sports announce partnership

Yahoo and NBC Sports have announced that they will be teaming up on sports reporting, broadcasts, and news coverage. The two companies have a goal of creating the largest dedicated sports news platforms in the US. According to the announcement, Yahoo Sports will combine its "premium sports news and events coverage" with the NBC Sports Groups digital brand and TV promotion and integration.

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Yahoo! grabs OnTheAir for Google Hangouts strike

Yahoo! grabs OnTheAir for Google Hangouts strike

Yahoo! has snapped up video streaming startup and Google+ Hangout rival OnTheAir, as CEO Marissa Mayer continues to cherry-pick tech to make the company more competitive against her former employer Google. OnTheAir works as an ad-hoc webcast and video chat service, allowing for impromptu broadcasts with dynamic switching between participants, similar to the Google+ Hangouts On Air feature.

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Yahoo’s year-end search report sees iPhone 5 near top

Yahoo’s year-end search report sees iPhone 5 near top

Now that we've officially entered December, 2012 is beginning to wind down. Since we'll soon be saying hello to 2013, it's time once again for those interesting year-end list that give us all sorts of statistics from the last 12 months. Today one of those lists is coming from Yahoo, breaking down its 10 most popular search terms for the year.

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Hacker selling $700 Yahoo! email exploit

Hacker selling $700 Yahoo! email exploit

Hacker "TheHell" is selling an exploit that allows individuals to hijack a Yahoo! email account. The method is shown off in a video that was posted on Darkode, where the exploit is being sold for $700, and then reposted on YouTube. Yahoo! has been notified and is looking for the security hole, which it says can be fixed in a few hours once discovered.

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Facebook says it isn’t plotting search team up with Yahoo

Facebook says it isn’t plotting search team up with Yahoo

Over the weekend, a rather interesting report from The Daily Telegraph surfaced. It claimed that Yahoo CEO Marissa Miller and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were in talks for a search alliance that would benefit both. At first, it seemed like the rumor made some sense - after all, Facebook has been talking about breaking into the search scene for a while now, and teaming up with Facebook could give the struggling Yahoo a nice boost. The problem is the rumor isn't true.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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Yahoo hires former National Geographic photographer to take over Flickr

Yahoo hires former National Geographic photographer to take over Flickr

Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer, is in the process of cleaning house and turning the company around. Obviously, this involves giving employees and other chiefs some bad news, but in turn it allows the company to bring in some fresh faces to hopefully bring Yahoo out of a rut. One of the new folks is a former National Geographic photographer who will now be in charge of Flickr.

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Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung have joined up to bring interactive television to your living room. By combining Samsung's Smart TV with Yahoo's Broadcast Interactivity, viewers will have access to "intelligent content discovery." This provides real-time content that operates alongside regular programming to complement what you're watching, whether it's a TV show, movie, or commercial.

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