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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?

Bing marketshare unchanged in latest comScore search survey

After gaining share for a number of months, Bing was unchanged in the latest comScore search engine marketshare statistics.

Yahoo acquires Rockmelt, will shut down mobile apps this month

Yahoo continued its acquisition spree by scooping up social browsing startup Rockmelt. Financial terms were not announced, although  AllThingsD  reports the deal is valued between $60 million and $70 million.

Tumblr stumbles over password security

Tumblr, a microblogging site recently purchased by Yahoo, released a security update for its iOS app that plugs a security hole that could allow a hacker to see a user's password in plaintext over a Wi-Fi network.

Yahoo tops 340M monthly mobile users, suffers Q2 revenue decline

Yahoo now welcomes 340 million mobile users each month, increasing from 300 million in April and 200 million at the close of 2012, CEO Marissa Mayer revealed during the company's second quarter earnings call Tuesday.

Tumblr issues security update for iOS apps, urges users to reset passwords

Tumblr has released a security update for its iPhone and iPad social networking applications in response to a vulnerability that compromised some passwords. The update is available for download from Apple's App Store.

Hulu owners say no sale!

Hulu's big content owners smartly decided to hold onto the company, betting on the future of entertainment.

Yahoo buys email contact management firm Xobni for $70 million

Yahoo has purchased Xobni, an email contact management firm, for about $70 million, its third mobile acquisition in a week, Bloomberg is reporting.

Yahoo buys iOS video sharing app Qwiki for a reported $50M

Yahoo has acquired mobile video application developer Qwiki. Financial terms were not disclosed, although sources told  AllThingsD  the deal is valued between $40 million and $50 million.