Top news for Oct. 31, 2013.
Google continues to control consumer search, even while Microsoft makes slow progress, but for now, not much changes when it comes to search engine marketshare numbers.
Ah, just when you thought Yahoo's decision to ban working from home is an aberration, HP suffers from the same delusional tendencies.
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 is acquiring Hitpost, the developer behind sports-themed mobile social applications including Sports Bet and Fantasy Football Polls. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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.
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 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 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.
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.