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