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Yahoo announced that it now counts 300 million mobile monthly users, up from 200 million at the end of last year. The company said the rise is partly due to a recent overhaul of its mobile and desktop sites, but is also likely due to users' overall shift from desktop Internet surfing to accessing the Internet from their smartphones.
Apple and Yahoo are in discussions to integrate Yahoo Web services more deeply into the iPhone and iPad user experience, The Wall Street Journal reports.
To quote Frank Sinatra, "When I was 17, it was a very good year." It was nowhere near as good as the year 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio is having, however: This week, the British whiz kid sold his mobile software startup Summly to Yahoo for somewhere between $20 million and $30 million--not a bad payday, especially compared to the $4 per hour I made working in a record store when I was D'Aloisio's age. (Come to think of it, maybe I didn't have such a good year after all.)
Hulu owners Walt Disney Co. and News Corp. aren't exactly playing a shell game, but they did play a little hide-and-seek this week when they put the service up for sale and just as quickly pulled it back.
Yahoo has acquired Summly, a London-based mobile software startup promising consumers more efficient access to online news content. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Yahoo has acquired Jybe, a personalized recommendation engine founded in 2011 by five ex-Yahoo employees. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Yahoo is streamlining its product lineup, eliminating a series of mobile and Web properties including its news and messaging app for BlackBerry.
Most mobile developers would probably find it difficult to see any resemblance between their challenges and those of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, but there are at least three: a dizzying array of apps in the market, an enormous audience that's confused by the choices available to them, and only so much time and resources to improve and market an individual app effectively.