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In Tumblr, Yahoo Acquires an Audience and an Activist Edge, Too

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, May 20 2013

David Karp, May 16, 2013. Photo: Flickr/Digitas Photos

With a sticker price of approximately $1.1 billion, Yahoo's Tumblr acquisition doesn't just come with an audience CEO Marissa Mayer expects will grow Yahoo's footprint by 50 percent. Whether Yahoo knew it or not, the struggling Internet ur-company has also bought itself an activist constituency. Read More

Facebook, Yahoo NH Debate Roles Leave Us Wanting More

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 11 2012

Before they fade further into the past, a quick note on last weekend's back-to-back presidential debates in New Hampshire and the role of online platforms therein. In case you've forgotten, I'm talking about the ABC News/Yahoo event Saturday night and the NBC/Facebook event Sunday morning. And neither made a dent, when it comes to using interactive media to involve the public in the debates. Read More

What Conservatives and Liberals Find On Yahoo! Search

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, November 30 2011

Depending on political preference, the year 2012 portends either a wholesale revocation of the Second Amendment or a Hillary Clinton presidential run. That's according to data from Yahoo, which last week quietly launched ... Read More

Calling Bull on "Teenagers Don't Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is" Search Stories

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Yahoo's Search folks are pushing out a story under the banner of "Teens Don’t Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is," and it's getting picked up widely, a confirmation of the assumption that American kids these days ... Read More

Reagan Son Selling Email Done Right

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 2 2010

Eldest Reagan son Michael is selling @Reagan.com email addresses to deny liberal technology companies the business: Read More

Hacking Sarah Palin: Email Trial Kicks Off in TN

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Tennessee trial into the alleged hacking of Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account by a University of Tennessee student has just kicked off. Read More

Return of the Global Online Freedom Act (and Some Strange Politics With It)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 8 2009

The Global Online Freedom Act (H.R.2271) goes back into the House bill hopper, and with it some topsy-turvy politics. Called "GOFA" for short, the bill would restrict U.S.-based tech companies from being ... Read More

Testing New Search Tools on Government & Campaign Information

BY Sarah Granger | Wednesday, December 3 2008

Back in the day, when Yahoo! was the only search game in town, many wondered why Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com), and eventually Google would attempt to break into that market. The answer continues to be the same - although ... Read More

The Curious Case of Palin's Inbox

BY Fred Stutzman | Wednesday, October 8 2008

David Kendall, the University of Tennessee student accused of hacking Gov. Sarah Palin's email account, was indicted today by a federal grand jury. According to the indictment, Kendall is charged with unlawful access to ... Read More

BREAKING: Sarah Palin Yahoo! email account hacked

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 17 2008

It appears that someone has hacked into one or more of Sarah Palin's personal email accounts on Yahoo! and published some of the contents on the web. According to an entry on Wikileaks: "Circa midnight Tuesday the 16th ... Read More