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Community cancellation nixed with Yahoo onboard

Community cancellation nixed with Yahoo onboard

Fears that the television hit Community was about to be put out to pasture can officially be put to rest: Yahoo has swept in and nabbed the series, effectively guaranteeing it for its sixth season and possibly more in the future.

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Yahoo’s powerful Android launcher is now available for free

Yahoo’s powerful Android launcher is now available for free

This week the folks at ThumbsUp Labs - acquired by Yahoo earlier this year - have delivered their "Aviate Launcher" for Android for free. This app changes the way you work with Android from top to bottom, allowing you to make your Android smartphone into a productivity machine. Aviate shows you "only the apps and information you need, as you need them" throughout your high-functioning day.

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Flickr forces Yahoo account: Ditches Facebook and Google

Flickr forces Yahoo account: Ditches Facebook and Google

Flickr users used to accessing their photo gallery account with their Google or Facebook credentials will have to set up a Yahoo account instead, the sharing service's owner has announced, warning users to switch over before the end of the month. The decision, which was communicated to registered Flickr users in an email this week, is described as "streamlining" the company's sign-in process.

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Yahoo YouTube alternative tipped for summer

Yahoo YouTube alternative tipped for summer

Yahoo is planning to introduce its own YouTube alternative this upcoming summer, according to "people brief on their plans." It is said the company wanted its video service to be known by now, having intended to reveal it last month, but ran into contract snafus that caused a delay.

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Yahoo has another ‘acquihire’ in Blink, will shut service down

Yahoo has another ‘acquihire’ in Blink, will shut service down

Messaging app Blink has been acquired by Yahoo. A self-destructing messaging platform like of Snapchat, Blink saw minimal success in the US but broadened their scope to reach other markets. The service, which will be shuttered, saw widespread adoption in the Middle East.

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Yahoo spent more than anyone on acquisitions in 2013, but why?

Yahoo spent more than anyone on acquisitions in 2013, but why?

Yahoo, who trail behind contemporaries like Google, have topped the list of large tech companies making acquisitions in 2013. According to a study by PrivCo, Yahoo acquired more companies and spent more money than anyone else. With an upcoming investment maturing, the spending may increase, but some are wondering what Yahoo is up to.

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Yahoo Mail update adds contextual info, new features

Yahoo Mail update adds contextual info, new features

Yahoo’s mail app has been updated for iOS today, adding some unique functionality breaks the simple “email app” mode. The main mobile portal for Yahoo will now offer up “one-tap access to personalized, real-time information”. You will still have access to mail, of course, but that doesn’t seem to be the focus anymore.

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Yahoo to launch original comedy series

Yahoo to launch original comedy series

Not to be outdone by the growing proliferation of original series TV shows, Yahoo plans to launch its own television-length comedy series (two of them, to be precise), which will be made available to viewers on the company's mobile apps and websites.

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Yahoo tipped in project to replace Google as Apple’s default search

Yahoo tipped in project to replace Google as Apple’s default search

Among Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to boost the company into greener pastures comes word on a couple of internal projects, one that is quite ambitious: getting Apple to replace Google with Yahoo as its default search engine on iOS.

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Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

It's no secret that Yahoo is working hard to get into the video content realm. Yahoo has tried to purchase a streaming video company called DailyMotion in the past, but the deal didn’t work out. The search firm is still looking to roll out its own video streaming site to compete with YouTube. Whether that will be done by purchasing an existing streaming site or starting from scratch remains to be seen.

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Yahoo shares encryption progress, encrypted Messenger promised soon

Yahoo shares encryption progress, encrypted Messenger promised soon

In light of recent data collection scandals, Yahoo has been girding up its loins and strengthening the security of its services. Now the company is reporting what it has so far accomplished, which practically consists of applying HTTPS on almost all aspects of its Internet presence.

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Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo! Maps has added indoor venue mapping, raising its challenge to Google Maps by including internal navigation for more than 75,000 buildings worldwide. The new feature, provided by Nokia's HERE platform, takes mapping indoors in places like shopping centers, even across multiple levels.

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