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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.

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?

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.