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June 07, 2015

Yahoo! Philippines shuts down, redirects to Yahoo! SG

We’ve already learned about Yahoo! PH’s entire editorial team being given their walking papers a couple months back, leaving the website no original source of local content except syndicated stories from partner publishers.

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September 05, 2013

New Yahoo! logo: Hot nor Not?

Yahoo! has just unveiled their new logo to mark a new strategy under the leadership of Marissa Meyer. The new logo looks more simple and tighter, set in Optima font.

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December 03, 2012

Yahoo Messenger to shed features on December 14

Yahoo’s Blog has just announced that they will be taking away some of the features of Yahoo Messenger.

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June 29, 2012

Yahoo! axes Koprol just 2 years after buying it

Back in May 2010, Yahoo! bought Koprol, a location-based social networking site based in Indonesia.

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May 24, 2012

Yahoo! Axis browser for the Desktop, iPhone & iPad

Well this is a surprise — Yahoo! has just announced/launched their very own browser and they’ve already covered your desktop, iPhone and the iPad in one go. Looks interesting but check out the video after the jump.

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January 04, 2012

Scott Thompson: Yahoo’s new CEO is the Paypal chief

Looks like Yahoo! is not selling after all. The portal/media company has just announced they’ve chosen a new CEO to lead Yahoo!. The new guy, Scott Thompson, was the president of Paypal (an eBay company).

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September 13, 2011

What would you do if you were Yahoo’s new CEO?

News from last week was that Carol Bartz was fired from Yahoo! and she’s like the 4th person to leave the company as CEO in the last 4 years. The search for a new CEO has begun but let’s all play with the idea that we’re in-charge of Yahoo!

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August 18, 2011

Yahoo! Research Small World Experiment

This is a pretty interesting experiment that’s being conducted by Yahoo! Research — they want to prove the “six-degrees of separation” theory and using Facebook to prove it.

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April 19, 2011

Yahoo! Buzz to close down on April 21

Another ones bites the dust — this time it’s Yahoo! Buzz. It’s the 2nd blog-related service that Yahoo! axed this year. The Yahoo! Buzz blog has this short message post a couple of weeks ago.

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February 25, 2011

Yahoo! is shutting down MyBlogLog

Yahoo! has yet again announced the shutting down of one of their services — this time around, it’s MyBlogLog. Yahoo! sent emails to all those who were using MyBlogLog last night.

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September 03, 2010

What Yahoo! needs in Search Marketing?

Earlier this week, Yahoo! Philippines invited a few media people to their office to talk about their Yahoo! Search Marketing (YSM) service.

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June 08, 2010

Yahoo!-Nielsen Net Index 2010

Yahoo! and Nielsen today announced results of their recent internet usage survey (Net Index 2010) which covers 22 major cities in the Philippines.

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May 25, 2010

Yahoo! buys Indonesian site Koprol

This little bit of news got me a little jealous — Indonesian social networking website, Koprol, was just bought by Yahoo! The site is actually their very own version of FourSquare.

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April 27, 2010

R.I.P.: Yahoo! Publisher Network

Last March, Yahoo! emailed all of its publishers that it will discontinue running its Publisher Network (YPN) by April 30, 2010. YPN is Yahoo’s own version of the more popular Google AdSense Network.

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April 20, 2010

Yahoo! Meme Challenge and iPad Giveaway

Last week, I finally joined Yahoo! Meme, partly because of that iPad giveaway they were doing but primarily because I don’t want some anonymous person taking the YugaTech brand name.

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October 19, 2009

Yahoo: Wanna be a Social Media Producer?

Yahoo! is setting the bar for who is qualified to be called a Social Media Expert and they’re putting a figure on the number of connections you need to have. Check out the list below if you qualify.

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October 04, 2009

Unlimited GMail and Yahoo! Mail with Smart

Smart partnered with Nokia to offer unlimited email access via Nokia Messaging for only Php299 a month. The push messaging service will include GMail, Yahoo! Mail, Ovi Mail and HotMail.

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August 27, 2009

Yahoo! Philippines gets a new GM

Yahoo! officially announced this week that they have a new General Manager for the Philippines in the name of Jack Madrid, replacing former GM Jojo Anonuevo.

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July 30, 2009

Bing wins in Yahoo+Microsoft Search Deal

Bing gets another big score with the recently announced search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo! Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

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July 22, 2009

Do you like the new Yahoo! look?

Yahoo! finally showed us their new portal re-design and this time, it’s allowing users to somewhat customize the sections of the homepage.

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May 27, 2009

Yahoo Philippines kicks off Purple Hunt

Yesterday, Yahoo! Philippines launched the “Project Purple” — a social movement that ties Yahoo’s online services to promote creativity, free expression and innovation.

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April 24, 2009

RIP: Geocities, 1995-2009

Yahoo has finally decided to shut down its long-time free-hosting service, Geocities. It was 10 years ago that Yahoo acquired Geocities for a huge sum of $3.57 billion.

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April 02, 2009

Yahoo! and Skype App on the iPhone

Two top-notch apps are now available on the iPhone App Store — the Yahoo! App and the Skype App are ready for download to your iPhone for free.

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March 29, 2009

Numbers behind Yahoo!-Nielsen “Net Index”

Last week, Yahoo! Philippines and Nielsen Online revealed results of their research on “internet habits” for the Philippines. Their study also confirms the dominance of Yahoo! properties in the country which includes email, instant messaging and surprisingly even search.

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February 12, 2009

What’s Cooking with Yahoo!

Yahoo! Philippines yesterday presented several milestones they achieved will all the campaigns they did in the country from last year. Wasn’t able to make it on the presentation part but here’s some bullet-points they sent over today including announcement of 5,000 net cafes in their Yahoo! iCafe program.

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