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Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down; to be replaced by Squirrel
Jun09

Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down; to be replaced by Squirrel

Good old Yahoo Messenger is finally retiring; one of the oldest instant messaging app will finally bow out on the 17th of July. Oath, which owns the app announced on Friday that the messaging app will no longer be available from July 17 and will instead be replaced by another one called Squirrel. More on Squirrel later, but as things stand, you have another six months to download your chat history before everything is lost. You can...

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Yahoo kills of its savings app Tanda over lack of patronage
May27

Yahoo kills of its savings app Tanda over lack of patronage

Tanda, Yahoo’s savings app which was launched last January is now being shut down by the company. Since launch, Tanda, which was supposed to be an app designed to help people of similar interest save towards their goals, failed to achieve the expected impact. Launched into the Finance category, Tanda could not muster enough downloads to encourage its developer to continue to offer support. According to TechCrunch, the app was only...

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SmugMug buys Flickr; what happens to your photos?
Apr23

SmugMug buys Flickr; what happens to your photos?

SmugMug is the new owner of Flickr; quite interesting isn’t it? Well, there is nothing much to be worried about in a merger that took place over the weekend. So, what happens to all your photos that have been saved to Flickr all these years? We will get to that in a jiffy; for now, let’s find out what the new owner has to say about the merger. Recall that both companies [SmugMug and Flickr] have been rivals for 15 years until this...

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Yahoo rolls out “Tanda;” a mobile only peer-powered savings app
Jan20

Yahoo rolls out “Tanda;” a mobile only peer-powered savings app

Tanda is the new app just launched by Yahoo Finance to enable peer savings among five or more people. The app allows small group of people come together to save money for short-term goals. Just like a money-pool, Tanda allows members to collaborate by paying an agreed fixed amount to the group savings each month—allowing one member to take agreed amount home every month until a circle is completed. Tanda is quite different from a...

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Verizon to finally take over Yahoo after approval from shareholders
Jun09

Verizon to finally take over Yahoo after approval from shareholders

The endless wait for the closing of the deal that will see Verizon take over Yahoo is finally over. The date set for the takeover is next Tuesday, June 13th, according to report. The formal takeover of Yahoo is expected to be followed soon after by the changing of the company’s name to Altaba. This will also come with restructuring, which will now see Yahoo become an investment company. Earlier threatened by recent data breaches that...

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Yahoo email hack allegedly masterminded by two Russian intelligence officers
Mar16

Yahoo email hack allegedly masterminded by two Russian intelligence officers

Finally, things are beginning to unfold as investigations into recent Yahoo email hack near conclusion. The Justice Department has brought charges against two Russian intelligence officers over the role they played in recent attacks on emails of 500 million Yahoo account owners. According to the Justice Department, the data stolen by the two intelligence officers were used by the Russian government to spy on a range of targets,...

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