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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.

Will Spark burn Hadoop?

Hadoop is the current linchpin of big data and is so deeply embedded in the industry that it is hard to imagine it will ever lose its grip on the market. But there is a flicker on the horizon called Spark that may ignite a disruptive change. 

Report: Yahoo mulling $50M deal for video app maker Qwiki

Yahoo is in talks to acquire mobile video application developer Qwiki for as much as $50 million,  All Things D  reports.

Yahoo scoops up iOS photo app maker GhostBird Software to boost Flickr

Yahoo has acquired GhostBird Software, the startup behind iOS photo applications KitCam and PhotoForge. Financial details were not disclosed.

Yahoo swings for fences with Hulu bid

If Yahoo can manage to swing a deal for Hulu after grabbing Tumblr, it would be a coup for them indeed.

Could Yahoo's Tumblr acquisition be the next Instagram?

This week, Yahoo confirmed it would be acquiring visual micro-blogging platform Tumblr in a deal worth $1.1 billion, one of its largest acquisitions to date. The deal is already drawing comparisons to Facebook's $715 million acquisition of Instagram, and it is easy to see why.

Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1B, revamps Flickr with 1TB of free storage

Yahoo has gone on the social network warpath, acquiring blogging site Tumblr in a $1.1 billion deal that lets it tap into a large pool of young online users.