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Another work-from-home program bites the dust

Ah, just when you thought Yahoo's decision to ban working from home is an aberration, HP suffers from the same delusional tendencies.

Feels like 1999 as HP follows Yahoo's lead, calls employees back to the office

Meg Whitman joined Marissa Mayer this week in calling her employees back to the office, but these moves fail to acknowledge the power of online collaboration tools.

Yahoo acquires mobile sports app maker Hitpost

Yahoo is acquiring Hitpost, the developer behind sports-themed mobile social applications including Sports Bet and Fantasy Football Polls. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Report: Recycled Yahoo email IDs could pose security risk

Recycled account IDs released by Yahoo could represent a security risk for their former users, according to a report on  InformationWeek. At least one user who benefited from the move to return abandoned email addresses into active use has reported receiving emails containing confidential information meant for the former account owner.

Ballmer says authorities need to rein in Google search monopoly

Without a hint of irony, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer accused Google of having a monopoly in search and suggested U.S. authorites should investigate.

Yahoo CEO Mayer: Mobile monthly active users eclipse 350M

Yahoo now welcomes 800 million monthly active users worldwide (excluding traffic across its Tumblr social networking platform), up 20 percent since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as CEO in July 2012.

Yahoo premieres Screen app for iOS, debuts multi-platform original comedies

Yahoo is launching Screen, a video application optimized for Apple's iOS, in tandem with eight new original digital comedy series featuring Hollywood talents including Jack Black, Ed Helms and John Stamos.

Flickr for iOS adds filters in bid to rival Instagram

Yahoo is adding filter enhancements to its photo sharing application for Apple's iOS, positioning the service as a rival to Facebook's popular Instagram.

Lies, damned lies and web stats

Yahoo, which has been something of a media darling since hiring Marissa Meyer as CEO, made a big splash mid-month by topping ComScore's chart as grabbing the most web traffic in the United States across its broad array of sites. Now,  The Verge  notes that the report was all wet.

Here's a new way to telecommute

Earlier this year, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided that employees would no longer be able to telecommute. Would Mayer be open to Yahoo employees telecommuting using a robotic avatar?