yahoo! inc (YHOO) Key Developments
Yahoo Chief Information Officer Mike Kail Leaves the Company
May 20 15
Yahoo's chief information officer Mike Kail has left the company, months after his former employer, Netflix, accused him of fraud. Kail joined Yahoo in August, leading the tech giant's IT and data center operations. He was selected after an intensive search for the right person, the company said at the time.
Yahoo Announces Major Updates to Flickr
May 7 15
Yahoo! Inc. released a number of major updates to Flickr, desktop and mobile, introducing a more intelligent search tool and set of features that make it easier to access, organize, find and share photos and videos across devices. The overhaul brings a seamless, unified experience to the community of over 112 million users, and allows them to more efficiently manage over 11 billion photos on Flickr. Three new significant components of this launch include: Uploadrs: Users can upload as many as half a million photos from their desktop, an external hard drive, iPhoto, their mobile phone and more, using Yahoo’s new Uploadr for Mac and Windows and Yahoo’s new Auto-Uploadr for their mobile device. Photos and videos currently on the device or captured as new will be uploaded automatically and marked as private, and duplicates will be removed; Camera Roll in the Cloud: Navigate through thousands of photos and videos in the new interface, supported by advanced image recognition technology. The dynamic Magic View feature organizes a user’s photos automatically across over 60 categories (landscapes, animals, black and white, portraits, etc.). Users can also browse their Camera Roll by date. For the first time, users can bulk download photos and videos or share privately via link, email, Instagram, Facebook and more with one swipe; Unified Search Experience: Flickr’s advanced search technology and powerful computer vision algorithms also provide a smarter and faster search experience. Users can easily search for images of specific items or places, or search by holiday, date or location. Just as easily, users can search for images of the London Eye because now Flickr understands a user’s intent and finds photos of the giant ferris wheel, not just photos of countless eyes taken in London. A user can also filter images by color, size, and orientation, discovering panoramic shots of the sky with blue and magenta hues.
Yahoo! Inc. Presents at 43rd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, May-19-2015 08:40 AM
May 7 15
Yahoo! Inc. Presents at 43rd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, May-19-2015 08:40 AM. Venue: The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210, United States. Speakers: Marissa A. Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director.
Nokia'Here Reportedly Acquired By Facebook
May 4 15
One of the companies in the frame as a potential buyer of Nokia Corporation (HLSE:NOK1V)'s Here mapping division has quietly inked a deal with the Finnish company to power mobile maps. Facebook, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB) is now using Here maps for its mobile web version. Besides Facebook, sources tell us that other possible buyers for Nokia Here include Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL), a car consortium, Samsung C&T Corporation (KOSE:A000830), Uber Technologies, Inc., Baidu, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BIDU), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK:700) and Yahoo! Inc. (NasdaqGS:YHOO). The news of the new Facebook/Nokia mapping partnership was not announced by either company, but contacted for comment, both confirmed the basic details to us: “We are testing Nokia HERE maps across Facebook to give us more control and flexibility in delivering a consistent maps experience,” a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch by email.
Yahoo Marks Opening of its Second Data Center in Upstate New York
Apr 30 15
Yahoo is marking the opening of its second data center in upstate New York. Yahoo announced plans for the project in 2013. The company opened its first data center in Lockport in 2010.