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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Yahoo Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement

Written on March 13, 2012 by Rudfer Tyron

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Yahoo Files a case against Facebook for allegedly violating 10 patents

Internet Giant, Yahoo has filed a case against Facebook in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, for patent infringement.

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Yahoo! Awarded $610M in Judgment Case Against Spammers

Written on December 08, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Yahoo wins lawsuit against spammers responsible for fake lottery email scheme, gets awarded with $610M

Yahoo! announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded $610 million in a judgment against spammers responsible for a lottery scam that involved the company’s name.

The federal district court judge in New York handed down the order in favor of Yahoo!, resolves a lawsuit filed in 2008, where the judge found the defendants liable as ‘participants in a conspiracy under New York common law’ and orders the defendants to pay Yahoo! Inc $27 million for trademark infringement and $583 in statutory damages for violation of the CAN-SPAM Act.

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Yahoo Shuts Down Four Entertainment Blogs

Written on December 06, 2011 by Chris Martin

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After announcing its bleak third quarter earnings, Yahoo sadly closes down four entertainment blogs

Shortly after announcing its bleak third-quarter report, Yahoo has shut down four of its Entertainment blogs including the movie blog The Projector. The other three Yahoo properties include The Set a blog about TV, The Amplifier which covers music and The Famous, a blog that covers breaking celebrity news, gossips and other celebrity topics.

“As was just announced, Yahoo has decided to let @YahooProjector shuffle off this mortal coil. It’s a damn shame: We were having such fun,” The Projector’s co-editor Will Leitch posted on his twitter account, while some of the editors even managed to make a joke out of it, “Starting to think that this giant purple Y! tattoo I got last year wasn’t the best idea. #maw,” tweeted by one of Yahoo’s entertainment blogs’ managing editors.

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Carol Bartz Steps Down from Yahoo Board of Directors

Written on September 12, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Less than a week after being fired as Yahoo's CEO, Carol Bartz has also resigned from the company's Board of Directors.

Carol Bartz, who has just been fired as Yahoo’s CEO last Tuesday, has also left her seat on the company’s board of directors. As noted by spokesperson, Charles Sipkin,s in an e-mail on Sunday: “On September 9, 2011, Carol Bartz resigned from the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. effective immediately.”

Carol Bartz’s role as CEO ended last week when she was ousted from the position she had occupied for three years. After being fired, she conducted an interview with Fortune wherein she pointed out that she has no plans of leaving Yahoo’s board — a statement which contradicts Mr. Sipkins’ report. On the same interview, she called Yahoo’s board members as “doofuses” who “f**ked me over”.

According to some sources close to the company, Carol Bartz’s last day on Yahoo’s board was Friday.

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Yahoo! Fires Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz

Written on September 07, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Carol Bartz received a phone call from Yahoo Chairman, Roy Bostock, informing her that she was being terminated as the company's CEO.

Sources close to the company confirmed that Carol Bartz’ job as Yahoo! CEO has ended last Tuesday. She managed to send an email to all her former co-employees using her iPad telling them that her resignation was not voluntary, and that she was terminated by the company’s Chairman – Roy Bostock – through a phone call.

Carol Bartz – whose tenure was marked by poor sales revenue – lost share to competitors and several conflicts with Asian partners. She took over the position way back in January 2009. Since her term, the California-based company produced frustrated investors, and even failed to outrun Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.

As part of Yahoo’s plans of reviving their advertising rates and lost investors, they have appointed Chief Financial Officer – Tim Morse – to be the interim CEO, and asked an “executive leadership council” to help them fill the void until they found a new and permanent CEO.

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Email Addresses Reveal Owners’ Personalities

Written on March 12, 2011 by R. Depp

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See here how can you know a person through his or her webmail provider.

In the digital age, people judged each other based on their online presence like usernames, social media profiles and in this case, email address. A web app called Hunch did a study and surveyed a pool of respondents to check on their personalities based on the webmail providers they use.

Read on below the summary of Hunch’s research findings.

AOL – Their users are most likely to be overweight homemakers ages 35-64. Most of them live in the suburbs and enjoy simple and laid back lifestyle. In general, AOL users are optimistic extroverts who stays at home most of the time.

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Yahoo Gives Personalized Mobile Experience to Users

Written on February 08, 2011 by B Waldorf

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When the going gets tough, the tough gets going and so does Yahoo.

Yahoo is under desperate measures at the moment. The company is taking another step to regain balance and that is by means of customization. The once Internet titan is hoping that this revamp on their platform might save the sinking ship.

Yahoo is about to announce a publishing platform for apps that will give access for users to receive personalized content on their mobile phones. Unnamed sources from this project, allegedly named “Deadeye,” said that the new platform provides content-based upon specific preferences, search items and social media. One thing is sure, focus of this service is more on an app for iOS and Android powered devices.

New York Times reports that an announcement will be made later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, Yahoo is neither confirming nor denying this rumor.

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Yahoo Hits Rock Bottom; Goodbye for Delicious?

Written on December 20, 2010 by R. Depp

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It might be a sad conclusion for Yahoo as the website continues to crumble and its bookmarking site, Delicious, is also not doing any good as well.

With the series of unfortunate events rolling in, it seems that Yahoo is ready to drop Delicious.  This move might be an advantage for Delicious since there has been no major improvement since Yahoo brought the site in 2005. However, this is not bound to happen anytime soon as the company claimed in their statement. “We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users,” the company said in a statement. “We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.”

Meanwhile, TechCrunch mentioned that Yahoo has “hit rock botoom.” And if anyone remembers the infamous “Peanut Butter Manifesto” of former senior vice president Brad Garlinghouse, it looks as though the company is off to a bad end.

So what’s next for Yahoo? The merge with AOL may save them from a tragic death. It still not the end but people are hoping that the once-kings of the dot-com can sit back again on its throne.

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AOL Plans to Buy Yahoo?

Written on October 14, 2010 by B Waldorf

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AOL and various companies are rumored to have been planning to buy search engine Yahoo. How true? The Wall Street Journal is kind of sure about it, but we can never can tell.

Just today, the Wall Street Journal reported that AOL and several venture firms are planning to buy Yahoo. The Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group are also rumored to be present on the deal itself. As of the moment, AOL’s market value is one tenth of Yahoo. The revolving rumor is that the two companies are planning to merge.

If you happen to remember, way back, Microsoft issued an unsolicited bid to buy the company. So this just means that the rumors might be well, true.

The rumors about Yahoo has never been this interesting. To think, what are AOL’s motives in doing this? Recently, the company acquired tech blog site TechCrunch.

What do you think this companies are up to?

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Yahoo Messenger 2.0 for iPhone Hits App Stores

Written on October 12, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Yahoo Messenger 2.0 on iPhone enables users to do video calling over 3G. And it's not just working on phone-to-phone basis, it can even work via phone to computer and vice versa.

Something eventful came in, as the latest version of the Yahoo Messenger app for iPhone brings in a very special gift. The Yahoo Messenger 2.0 got video calling over 3G. It can work via phone to phone, phone to computer and the other way around. It also has free voice calls to other Yahoo Messenger friends, with background multitasking and more!

And while we’re waiting for the real FaceTime calling over 3G (if there will be one), let us know your feel to the new Yahoo Messenger app for iPhone.

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