Yahoo acquires mobile TV-tagging start up

Yahoo has acquired TV tagging start-up IntoNow in a deal reported to be worth between $20-30m. The purchase is expected to bolster the firm’s video and social content offerings. IntoNow, which only launched at the end of January this year, has developed a free iPhone application that allows users to share instantly the programmes they are watching with Facebook and Twitter friends as well as iTunes and Netflix. The expectation is that an Android version of the application will now be developed.

Jajah powers IP calls in Yahoo iPhone app

Jajah, the VoIP provider owned by Telefonica O2, has been selcted to power IP voice calling on Yahoo’s newly released Messenger iPhone App. The app allows iPhone users to make free VoIP calls on Yahoo Messenger as well as low cost calls to external networks.

Carol Bartz, president and chief executive officer, Yahoo

As president and CEO of internet services outfi t Yahoo, Carol Bartz would have made the list anyway but the recent announcement of a tie-up between Yahoo and Nokia has given her infl uence on the mobile sector a significant boost.

Yahoo gangs up with Nokia for web services

One in the eye for Google on Monday as the world’s biggest handset vendor struck a global deal with Yahoo to collaborate on the delivery of email, instant messaging and maps and navigation services in the mobile space.

Microsoft, Yahoo team up for search and advertising

The long rumoured partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo has finally come to pass, but not as a merger. Instead, the two companies will combine their search and advertising experience to take on the might of Google.

Sarin mulling top job at Yahoo?

Ex-Vodafone frontman Arun Sarin is being positioned to take the helm of struggling web giant Yahoo, according to widespread rumours across the telecoms industry. Sarin stepped down from his post earlier this year after five years at the helm, to be succeeded by then deputy chief executive Vittorio Colao. Having survived a boardroom fracas and […]

Nokia should jump on Yahoo, says analyst

Web giant Yahoo is floating rudderless following the departure of co-founder and chief executive Jerry Yang. The company has had a tough time of it lately – failing to secure a takeover by Microsoft, and then the collapse of its advertising partnership with Google. As a result, at least one industry watcher reckons Yahoo’s low […]

Fire Eagle stalks mobile users

Web giant Yahoo is catching flack more typically reserved for Google this week, as it announced the general availability of location mapping service Fire Eagle. In Yahoo’s own words, “Fire Eagle is an open platform that helps users take their location to the web while giving them the ability to easily control how and where […]

Yahoo serves ads for T-Mobile UK

UK mobile operator T-Mobile jumped into bed with web giant Yahoo! on Thursday, announcing a partnership which will see the first graphical advertising appear on T-Mobile’s internet service. T-Mobile and Yahoo! will combine their expertise in the industry and knowledge of consumer habits, to enable advertisers to offer targeted graphical ads for users of the […]

Yahoo makes mobile move

Internet company Yahoo is following Google’s lead and is set to launch a new assault on the mobile space on Monday. At the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off in Las Vegas on Monday, the web firm will announce a platform which promises to help developers get their applications onto mobile devices. Yahoo will […]

Yahoo gets SMS feature

Web giant Yahoo added an SMS feature to its email client on Monday, allowing users in the US, Canada, India, and the Philippines to send free text messages from the Yahoo messaging client. With the added features, users can convert their email conversations into IM chats or switch to a text message dialogue as contacts […]

Consumers seek Google, Yahoo-branded phones

A majority of US consumers are willing and ready to purchase a Google or Yahoo!-branded mobile device if and when they become available.According to a study conducted in April by market research firm the EQUS Group, 55 per cent of respondents say they are willing to purchase a Google or Yahoo! mobile device. Conversely, only […]

Yahoo! intros wireless multimedia gadget

Web giant Yahoo! threatened to shake up the devices market over the weekend with a multimedia player that allows users to download content over the internet. Yahoo! has teamed up with MP3 player vendor SanDisk, to build the Sansa Connect, wifi-enabled gadget. Using both free and subscription-based services from Yahoo!, including the portal’s own Yahoo! […]

Virgin US in deal with Yahoo

Virgin Mobile USA said Wednesday that it intends to make Yahoo’s mobile services available to all its 4.6 million subscribers. The announcement comes as arch rival Google said it had inked a deal with handset maker LG. Both Yahoo and Google are vying for position, not only as the consumer’s preferred search brand but also […]

Mobile web still causing pain

Web portal Yahoo! offers the mobile web experience, according to research published by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Media Lab on Monday. In terms of mobile experience, Yahoo! beat Google, Napster, YouTube and MySpace, after participants carried out a set number of tasks specific to each provider on both a laptop PC and a wireless device. […]

Mobile ops seek out search market – update

Reports that a handful of tier one mobile operators are planning to create a mobile search engine to challenge the likes of Google and Yahoo look increasingly vaporous. Rumours started in the Sunday papers suggest that Vodafone, France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison Whampoa, Telecom Italia and Cingular will meet at the 3GSM World Congress […]

Yahoo! launches cordless VoIP phone

Web giant Yahoo! has joined forces with Cisco-owned equipment manufacturer Linksys to launch a VoIP-enabled cordless phone. The Linksys Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice allows consumers to make internet telephony calls using Yahoo! Messenger with Voice as well as to place and receive calls using the traditional PSTN. As well as allowing […]

Yahoo to do mobile graphical ads

Internet giant Yahoo will announce a test Tuesday, using graphical adverts created specifically for mobile devices. The company is hoping the shift to mobile advertising will increase its reach in what is considered a potentially lucrative market. A month ago Yahoo employed some of the technology behind its internet search engine to begin sending text […]

Yahoo launches Go for Windows mobile

Search giant Yahoo has made its Yahoo! Go for Mobile service available for consumers to download onto Windows Mobile phones. The service is an integrated suite of Yahoo!’s leading services including mail, search and Yahoo! Photos which allows automatic upload of camera phone pictures to a Yahoo! Photos account. Yahoo! Address Book and Calendar is […]

Amnesty shames big 3 on China

Operators and manufacturers considering which IP applications to put on their mobiles will be mindful of a campaign by Amnesty International which is urging UK users to email Microsoft, Google and Yahoo asking why they operate in China. The civil liberties/human rights group is upping the pressure on three of the biggest names in technology, […]