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Yahoo pulls the plug on Yahoo Answers
Apr06

Yahoo pulls the plug on Yahoo Answers

So, after 16 years of helping people find answers to questions that they would not otherwise be able to find on their own, Yahoo is finally pulling the plug on Yahoo Answers. If you have ever had the opportunity to use Yahoo Answers before, you will recall with nostalgia how it was the first name on your lips when you want an urgent answer to those difficult questions. In a message it sent to users yesterday, the email giant said the...

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Yahoo Mail upgrades to a new look with tools to help you save cash
Sep24

Yahoo Mail upgrades to a new look with tools to help you save cash

Yahoo Mail is not as widely used and as popular as it used to be—this is in contrast with the Gmail email. Regardless of its dwindling popularity, the email service is still being used by millions of people across the world to communicate. As a matter of fact, millions of people still retain the use of the mail app not just for old time sake, but as an alternative in case there is an urgent need for it [that is my opinion by the way]....

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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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