Yahoo has shut down its video streaming website, Screen, permanently.
In case you weren’t aware the website offered TV shows, movies, webisodes, which users could watch on demand.
It was launched around 9 years ago, in 2006, as a video sharing website, to compete with a certain someone, called YouTube. It lasted a good 4 years, before Yahoo prevented uploading videos in late 2010. A year later, Yahoo Screen was revamped as a video streaming website.
Yahoo has been going downhill for years now. It probably began about the time Yahoo Screen made its debut, which ironically is when the Sunnyvale company, lost a huge chunk of its search engine usage shares to [...]
Microsoft seems to have had a good year, as far as the Search market share was concerned.
The Redmond company’s search engine service, Bing, saw its search share go up by 1.5%.
That is quite the achievement, considering that the majority of people use Google for their daily search needs. Speaking of which, ComScore reports that Google lost 3% of its search shares, down to 64% in November 2015, from 67% it held in November 2014.
Microsoft’s success in gaining the seemingly small chunk of search, is largely attributed to its new operating system, Windows 10, which was launched 5 months ago, and the default browser it comes with, Microsoft Edge. [...]
Yahoo has found a new way to annoy its users, by denying them access to their emails.
No, this isn’t a joke, although people are actually laughing at the Sunnyvale company’s service for doing this.
Here’s what happened. Some users reported that Yahoo was blocking their inbox, because they were using Ad Blockers. Users who tried to login to Yahoo Mail with AdBlock Plus enabled for the website, were greeted by the following message.
“Uh oh… We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail.”
Look at the above screenshot, courtesy a user at the AdBlock Plus forums, and you will see [...]
Mozilla and Yahoo have teamed up to deliver a new Search Experience for Firefox users, but there is a catch.
This is exclusive to users in the U.S.
As you may already know the browser maker and the Sunnyvale company entered an agreement last year, to make Yahoo as the default search engine in Firefox. This delivered a mighty blow to the previous search provider, which was, Google.
Ever since the partnership began, the two companies have been working together to add more new Yahoo features to Firefox. This included support for Yahoo Mail in the browser’s share function, which allows you to quickly send links to your friends or to yourself, using the [...]