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Rumor: Mayer wants Yahoo to be default search on iPhones

Rumor has it that Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be the default search tool on the iPhone--and who can blame her?

News Scan: Yahoo's Apple plan not yet ripe; For mobile ads, think audio; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 17, including Yahoo's plan to unseat Google in iOS, the inception of the first telco-based mobile ad exchange platform, why audio quality is more important than video quality in mobile ads, the expected surge of M2M devices in the oil and gas industry and the cautious expansion of mobile technologies in Eastern Europe.

comScore: Bing continues to make modest marketshare gains

Bing made modest gains again this month in comScore's search marketshare overview, but the gains didn't come at the expense of Google.

Yahoo might try its hand at original video

Yahoo might try its hand at orginal Hollywood TV programming if reports are correct.

Spotlight: Yahoo encrypts data center traffic

Yahoo is now encrypting all traffic running between its data centers, Alex Stamos, Yahoo's new chief information security officer, explains in a blog

ICO probes BT over possible Data Protection Act violation

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has launched a probe into whether BT, the United Kingdom's largest carrier, and ISP, violated the Data Protection Act when BT Mail customer credentials were possibly exposed in clear text, The Register reports.

Yahoo ditches banner ads, others may follow suit

The rise of mobile browsing means people are using devices with smaller screens with no room for clunky banner ads. Yahoo is ditching banner ads completely by encouraging marketers to buy "Stream ads"--a term the company uses for their native ad placements.

Yahoo might be trying to find a way back into search

Yahoo could be looking for a way to sneak back into search via mobile.

Spotlight: Tumblr finally adds SSL encyrption

Tumblr finally updates security.

Spotlight: Yahoo gets most national security data requests

Yahoo led the way among high-tech U.S. firms in terms of national security data requests during the first half of 2013, according to data released by Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.