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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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Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Back in 2009, Microsoft announced support for Do Not Track in Internet Explorer 9. Soon after, DNT support was added by Mozilla, Apple, and Opera to each company's respective browser. With Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has DNT enabled by default. Yahoo! doesn't like this move, and released a statement that it will ignore the browser's DNT signal.

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Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo fix weakness in email services

Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo fix weakness in email services

The three tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have fixed a major weakness in their respective email systems that would allow spoofed messages to appear legit. On Wednesday, an advisory was published by US-CERT stating that DKIM signing keys under 1,024 bits are weak. This all started with an alleged Google recruiter sent an email to a Florida mathematician.

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Yahoo! Q3 earnings total $1.2bn, exceed expectations

Yahoo! Q3 earnings total $1.2bn, exceed expectations

Yahoo's Q3 financial results were published today, revealing $1.2 billion in GAAP revenue. This was CEO Marissa Mayer's first full quarter at the company, and in the press release she stated, "Yahoo! had a solid third quarter, and we are encouraged by the stabilization in search and display revenue." Overall, the reported numbers were higher than expected.

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may join Jawbone board

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may join Jawbone board

Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayor is in talks with Jawbone in consideration of a place on the company's board, reports AllThingsD. Jawbone is known for its high-end, classy Bluetooth gadgets, including the Jambox, which we reviewed back in 2010. It seems she's looking at a director position, something sources say was happening before she joined Yahoo.

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Yahoo hires Google executive de Castro as COO

Yahoo hires Google executive de Castro as COO

Back in August, we reported that Yahoo was on the hunt for a new chief operating officer, specifically for someone with a focus on finance and restructuring. Yahoo has confirmed that it named Henrique de Castro, a top Google executive, as its new COO. Until now, de Castro has been working as Google's vice president of the Partner Business Solutions group.

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Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Analytics firm comScore has delivered its latest search engine rankings, and it probably isn't going to surprise you at all to hear that, for the month of September, Google remained the reigning king. The big G actually enjoyed a 0.3 percentage increase from August to September, climbing from 66.4% explicit search share to 66.7%. Others enjoyed small gains too, including Ask, which was up 0.3% itself, from 3.5% share to 3.8%.

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Ken Goldman becomes new Yahoo CFO

Ken Goldman becomes new Yahoo CFO

Looking at the business side of things for a moment, Ken Goldman has been named Yahoo's new Chief Financial Officer. He joins the Yahoo from threat management company Fortinet, where he held the same title. Goldman won't start his new gig at Yahoo until October 22, but when he walks through Yahoo's doors that day, he'll be in charge of overseeing the company's "financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations."

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Mayer tipped to unveil turnaround strategy to Yahoo troops this week

Mayer tipped to unveil turnaround strategy to Yahoo troops this week

Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer has been surprisingly open and upfront with Yahoo employees. That is a significant change from how things were run at Yahoo previously. According to a source cited by AllThingsD, Mayer will be unveiling a plan to help turn around Yahoo to workers this week in a surprising bit of transparency.

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