October 24, 2014

Yahoo Adds New Image and Video Search Features Including Timely Content from Getty

From Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land: Yahoo has announced some significant changes to their Yahoo Image and Video Search tools. They include a deal with sourcing Getty Images most recent collections plus an upgraded user interface design with added features to Yahoo Image and Video Search. Barry’s post also includes plenty of screenshots. See […]

Yahoo Releases Survey Findings About Americans and Their Tablets

Tablet computers are quickly becoming the tool many use to access the web, play games, and the preferred tool to read ebooks. Here are some new survey results that Yahoo has made available that look at tablet usage and users in the United States. via Yahoo Andecdotal: A recent Yahoo survey reveals some interesting tablet […]

Roundup: Twitter Acquires Posterous, Yahoo Sues Facebook, UK Gov Appoints Jimmy Wales as Adviser

1. Welcoming the Posterous team to the flock (via Twitter Blog) and Posterous Acquisition FAQ Posterous will continue online at least for time being. 2. Yahoo Suing Facebook Over Patent Infringement (via AllThingsD) Yahoo says Facebook infringed on 10 patents. 3. “Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia chief to advise Whitehall on policy” (via The Telegraph) It’s an […]

A Sneak Peek Look at Four Silicon Valley Labs (Including Google and Yahoo)

Popular Mechanic takes a brief look at research projects at: + Google + Yahoo + VW + GM Each one page report looks at one specific project. The Google piece focuses on  Google Goggles and mentions of a couple of other image recognition tools (Word Lens and omoby). The Yahoo article discusses the C.O.R.E. Visualization  […]

Yahoo Lays Off Flickr Customer Service Team, Reportedly 12% Of Entire Staff

From Matt McGee at Search Engine Land: When Flickr Product Chief Markus Spiering wrote a couple weeks ago about things that were being discarded as part of a “New Year’s cleaning,” there was no mention it would include the site’s core customer service team. But at least some, if not all of that team, was […]

The National Library of Ireland is Now a Member of The Commons on Flickr

Official Announcement and a Few Images  (via Flickr Blog) The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. You’re invited to help describe the photographs you discover […]

New Study Shows 96% of Americans Under 50 Years Old Use Facebook

The 96% number is one of many interesting findings in a new report from Bank Of America Merrill Lynch about how American’s use Facebook and other social networking services. If the 96% is off to some degree (it likely is in our view) the number would still be amazing. The complete report is not online […]

Delicious Has Been Sold to the Co-Founders of YouTube

Word that bookmark sharing site Delicious has been sold by Yahoo and acquired by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube. Their new company is named AVOS. Yahoo will continue to operate Delicious until approx. July 2011. Once the transition period ends data will be moved to new Delicious owner (aka their servers) […]