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  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Star Reporter Quits Yahoo - They Wouldn't Let Him Write About Big White House Salaries (FR Mention))

    09/22/2010 4:55:05 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-22p2010 | Nicholas Carlson
    Star Reporter Quits Yahoo Because They Wouldn't Let Him Write About Big White House Salaries Nicholas Carlson Sep. 22, 2010, 5:53 PM Yahoo News editor Andrew Golis says star reporter John Cook is quitting to re-join Gawker because "he prefers the license Gawker gave him to add his opinions into his reporting to the scale and credibility Yahoo! News could offer." John tells AOL's Jeff Bercovici that's hogwash. He says he quit Yahoo because they censored him like crazy. Bercovici reports: In one instance, Cook was forced to bowdlerize a quotation from New York Times reporter James Risen; he was...
  • Teacher waives hearing on porn charges

    08/11/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Malacoda · 12 replies
    The Daily Local News ^ | 11 August, 2010 | Cindy Scharr
    UPPER PROVIDENCE — First-grade teacher and day camp director David Devine will be released on bail once electronic home monitoring is set up at his mother’s Chester Heights home. Devine, 34, who is suspended from his teaching position with the West Chester Area School District, on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Nicholas Lippincott reduced Devine’s bail to 10 percent of $50,000, with conditions. Although a resident of Media, Devine must stay with his mother in Chester Heights because Devine’s home...
  • BP buys Google, Yahoo search words to keep people away from real news on Gulf oil spill disaster

    06/07/2010 4:57:41 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 3 replies · 20+ views
    examiner.com ^ | June 6, 1:48 AMPolitical Spin ExaminerMaryann Tobin | Maryann Tobin
    In their most tenacious effort to control the ‘spin’ on the worst oil spill disaster in the history, BP has purchased top internet search engine words so they can re-direct people away from real news on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. BP spokesman Toby Odone confirmed to ABC News that the oil giant had in fact bought internet search terms. So now when someone searches the words ‘oil spill’, on the internet, the top link will re-direct them to BP’s official company website.
  • Rant/Plead/Enough Already!

    06/04/2010 7:07:20 PM PDT · by jacquej · 42 replies · 1,034+ views
    email spam | 6/4/2010 | Jacquej
    OK, I am fed up. My personal email has been flooded with multiple emails from the yahoo FR backup list, and I am sick of it. Those of you sending stuff to the yahoo list, cut it out, right now! Today, I have been bombarded, and have gone to my control preferences, sending all messages immediately to "junk", which is automatically deleted from my computer. If yahoo e-mail lists are that easily co-opted, I think we all should go cancel the FR yahoo account. Maybe I am having a bad night? Is anyone else getting flooded with unwanted, unimportant, redundant,...
  • Unreal. Lib Media Outraged That Arizona Will Ban Classes That “Promote Overthrow of US Government”

    05/12/2010 12:58:01 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,011+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    THE STATE-RUN MEDIA IS OUTRAGED! Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill today that bans schools from teaching classes that call for “the overthrow of the the US Government.” The democratic-media complex believes this is racist: The Yahoo headline reads: “More racial controversy for Arizona” The Politico headline reads: “Arizona bans ‘ethnic studies’” This is what the new law bans: The law prohibits the teaching of any classes that promote “the overthrow of the United States government,” “resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead...
  • Uh oh … Schiff Tells Yahoo The Economy Is In Worse Shape Not Better

    04/29/2010 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies · 900+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 29, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    From Jim Hoft at Gatewaypundit. Connecticut Senatorial candidate and the man who warned America about the housing bubble and the ensuing financial collapse, Peter Schiff is at it again. This is well worth the listen because he explains why he believes the economy is in worse shape than in 2008 and headed for another collapse.
  • Breaking - jurors reported they have reached a verdict on 3 of 4 charges in Palin hacking trial

    04/29/2010 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 243 replies · 8,612+ views
    knoxville news ^ | April 29, 2010 | Jim Balloch
    KNOXVILLE - Federal court jurors reported today they have reached a verdict on three of four charges against former University of Tennessee student David C. Kernell, accused of illegally accessing the private e-mail account of 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. But they also reported they are deadlocked on the first count, a charge of identity theft. Without asking what their verdict is on the other counts, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips sent them back to the jury room to continue deliberating the first count. In their written communication to the judge this afternoon, the jurors said: "Some...
  • Palin Testifies in E-mail Hacking Case (Drudge Headline)

    04/24/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,231+ views
    Photo by J. Miles Cary Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, talks with the press outside of the Federal Court House in downtown Knoxville Friday. KNOXVILLE - With the government wrapping up its case, the defense attorney for a former University of Tennessee student accused of illegally accessing one-time Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's private e-mail account tried and failed to put another college student in the hot seat. Attorney Wade Davies this afternoon sought to convince U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips to allow him to force a reluctant Justin Hill to testify as a defense witness. Hill is a Utah college...
  • Google backs Yahoo in privacy fight with DOJ

    04/14/2010 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies · 442+ views
    Cnet News ^ | April 13, 2010 5:27 PM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    Google and an alliance of privacy groups have come to Yahoo's aid by helping the Web portal fend off a broad request from the U.S. Department of Justice for e-mail messages, CNET has learned. In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon, the coalition says a search warrant signed by a judge is necessary before the FBI or other police agencies can read the contents of Yahoo Mail messages--a position that puts those companies directly at odds with the Obama administration. Yahoo has been quietly fighting prosecutors' requests in front of a federal judge in Colorado, with many documents filed under seal....
  • Yahoo News comments sections on political stories are very active

    03/24/2010 8:01:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 193+ views
    March 24, 2010 | reaganaut1
    The comment sections on Yahoo News (they run Associated Press stories) are very active. For example, a story FACT CHECK: Spinning the new health care law now has 4681 comments, and there are hundreds of replies and thousands of ratings for many of the comments -- especially those that were posted first. Most commenters seem to dislike the law, but there are certainly people on both sides. I think that people who can reply quickly (but intelligently) to Yahoo News stories can reach a lot of people, including many who never visit political sites like FR.
  • Rangle now a Republican?

    03/11/2010 4:43:52 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 10 replies · 1,476+ views
    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (R) stands in front of the press after meeting of the Congessional Black Caucus with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, March 11, 2010. From L-R are: Rep. Hank Johnson and Rangel. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  • Remove Yahoo Answers from the Internet

    02/06/2010 6:17:36 PM PST · by ImperialistDaddy · 32 replies · 869+ views
    PetitionOnline.com ^ | 2-6-2010 | Douglas Gross
    To: All search engines We the undersigned are asking that all search engines remove all links to Yahoo Answers. We are also asking that Yahoo remove Yahoo Answers completely from the Internet. Yahoo Answers was intended to be a place for people to be able to ask informed questions and get informed answers. However, it has become that questions are not informed, and neither are answers. The need to remove Yahoo Answers is to keep it from turning up in the search results. Most questions and answers posted on Yahoo Answers are inflammatory and there is a lot of abusive...
  • Ubuntu Firefox shuns Google for Yahoo! search ( The next release of Ubuntu .....)

    01/28/2010 10:18:02 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 320+ views
    The Register ^ | 27th January 2010 21:09 GMT | Cade Metz in San Francisco
    Microsoft to fund Linux development The next release of Ubuntu will scrap Google as the default search engine on its Firefox browser in favor of Yahoo!, thanks to a new revenue-sharing deal between Yahoo! and commercial Ubuntu backer Canonical. With regulators set to approve Yahoo!'s search pact with Microsoft, this means that Redmond will power the future of Firefox on Ubuntu, a combination with decidedly anti-Redmond connotations. The ultimate irony is that Microsoft will essentially be paying people to build a Linux distro. Canonical's Rick Spencer announced the Yahoo! revenue deal on Tuesday, with a post to the Ubuntu developer...
  • Microsoft and Yahoo Decide on Indian Porn Ban

    12/31/2009 10:32:49 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 690+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 12/30/2009 | Ed Berridge
    ALTHOUGH MICROSOFT AND YAHOO have not actually tied the knot yet, they appear to be unanimous about the need to protect Indians from the perils of pornography. Yahoo has announced that it is blocking sex searches for all those on the Indian subcontinent. Its decision came after a similar statement from Microsoft's Bling, er, Bing last week. Part of their motivation might be a law currently being looked at by the Indian government to make porn illegal. However so far no one has actually told Yahoo or Microsoft to pull the plug on Indians searching for sex content online. In...
  • Yahoo is spying on you

    12/21/2009 9:07:14 PM PST · by hope · 91 replies · 3,581+ views
    WND ^ | 12/21/09 | Michael Carl
    Yahoo.com is allegedly spying on its customers and acting as a proxy for U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. According to Wired.com, Yahoo also charges the agencies for the information. That means U.S. citizens' tax dollars are being used by federal agencies to pay for information gathered in Yahoo's spying. A Yahoo customer who asked not to be identified became suspicious of Yahoo's operations when the image below appeared on his screen while downloading his e-mail.
  • Arrested Americans SHOW NO REMORSE about their terror plans

    12/21/2009 2:08:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1,406+ views
    (PTI) via DNAINDIA.com ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 14:44 IST | n/a
    “Arrested Americans show no remorse about their terror plans” PTI Monday, December 21, 2009 14:44 IST SNIPPET: “Lahore: Five American Muslim youth arrested by Pakistani authorities on suspicion of terror links have shown no remorse about their plans to commit terrorist acts and one has even said they should be hanged so that they could become martyrs, a senior police official said today.” SNIPPET: “Zamzam, Waqar Hussain Khan, 22, Ahmed Abdullah Minni, 20, Iman Hasan Yemer, 17 and Omar Farooq, 24, were arrested in Sargodha, located 200km from Islamabad, on charges of planning terror attacks in Pakistan and abroad.” SNIPPET:...
  • Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies (link to .PDF)

    12/08/2009 12:42:29 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 21 replies · 2,252+ views
    Cryptome.org ^ | 12/08/2009 | Cryptome.org
    Subject: Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies yahoo-spy.pdf Yahoo Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 cox-spy.pdf Cox Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 sbc-ameritech- spy.pdf SBC-Ameritech Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 sbc-lea-spy. pdf SBC Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 At 02:30 PM 12/7/09, W.G.E.N. wrote: Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies for Small Price Posted: 2009/12/05 From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba. net/news/ ?x=622292 (Mathaba) Yahoo isn't happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides to "law enforcement" and spy agencies has leaked onto the web. After earlier...
  • Microsoft, Yahoo finalise deal, prepare for Google attack

    12/04/2009 6:11:03 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 549+ views
    AFP ^ | December 05, 2009
    YAHOO! and Microsoft have finalised the details of their planned internet search and advertising partnership. The companies hope to implement the deal next year with the approval of anti-trust regulators. "Yahoo! and Microsoft welcome the broad support the deal has received from key players in the advertising industry and remain hopeful that the closing of the transaction can occur in early 2010," the companies said in a joint statement. "Microsoft and Yahoo! believe that this deal will create a sustainable and more compelling alternative in search that can provide consumers, advertisers and publishers real choice, better value and more innovation."...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Sponsored search results lead to malware

    10/08/2009 4:26:30 PM PDT · by brityank · 26 replies · 1,482+ views
    WindowsSecrets ^ | 8 October, 2009 | Susan Bradley
    Sponsored search results lead to malware By Susan Bradley The ads served by Bing and Google along with your search results are linking more and more often to sites trying to infect your machine. Neither Bing nor Google effectively prescreens these bogus advertisers, so it's up to us to detect and avoid them. You may recently have used either Google or Microsoft's new Bing search engine to find the popular Malwarebytes Anti-Malware utility. If so, chances are good that the sponsored ads alongside your search results contained links to the very malware that the security tool is designed to remove....
  • One Hundred Phishers Charged In Largest Cybercrime Case

    10/07/2009 4:19:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,220+ views
    informationweek ^ | October 7, 2009 | Thomas Claburn
    The FBI on Wednesday announced that it had charged 53 defendants, the largest number ever charged in a cybercrime case, following a multinational investigation into a phishing scheme that operated in the United States and Egypt. Thirty-three of the 53 defendants named in the indictment have been arrested, the FBI said, and several others are being sought. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," began in 2007. Authorities in Egypt have charged 47 defendants linked to the phishing operation. Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to convince Internet users, via e-mail or other means, to provide online credentials...
  • Serve.gov

    09/18/2009 10:44:52 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 15 replies · 599+ views
    A voice, clearly Obama's, was on a Yahoo music ad advocating that people visit the below site: http://www.serve.gov/ What's up with that? I have noticed this over the last couple of weeks, but with a .gov website?
  • A GREAT EXPLOSION OF PURITY IS ABOUT TO COME \O/ HALLELUJAH

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...
  • Freep a Poll!( How well are the messiah's efforts measuring up with you?)

    09/08/2009 2:49:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies · 983+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Sept. 2009 | yahoo
    . The president's progress with the battered economy has been both praised and criticized. How well are his efforts measuring up with you? Extremely well. We are undoubtedly moving in the right direction. Fairly well. There's still a long way to go. Not well at all. His plans are hurting more than helping. Not sure/No opinion.
  • After 'Obama Joker' Debacle, Flickr Changes TakeDown Policy

    09/03/2009 8:19:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,118+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 03, 2009
    After 'Obama Joker' debacle, Flickr changes takedown policy September 2, 2009 Flickr came out looking like the bad guy when it removed an image of President Obama portrayed as the Joker from "The Dark Knight." Onlookers accused Flickr of having a "political agenda" and being a "bully." For the most part, Flickr has stuck to a retort along the lines of: Sorry, kids, but that's the way the law works. But the Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has since retreated, at least in one respect. Flickr revised its takedown policy Tuesday to be more clear when something has been removed as a...
  • Carl Icahn's Yahoo Bill: $130 Million and Counting

    08/31/2009 4:40:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 203+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | OWEN THOMAS
    Unwinding bet on a Microsoft merger costs tycoon nine figures Pity the poor billionaire: Corporate raider Carl Icahn is still paying for last year's effort to marry Yahoo off to Microsoft. Icahn recently sold 12.7 million shares of Yahoo, new regulatory filings show, at less than $15. He acquired his stake at an average price of $25 a share last year in an effort to pressure Yahoo into accepting a takeover bid from Microsoft. That means he's taken a loss of about $130 million. And unless Yahoo's fortunes take an abrupt turn for the better, he's likely to face more...
  • Fidel Castro says racist right-wingers fight Obama

    08/24/2009 11:37:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 3,127+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2009
    HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday. In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the "powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way." Obama does not want to change the U.S. political and economic system, but "in...
  • According to Yahoo- Obama is a genius! They just can't find any proof.. But he's a genius though!

    08/22/2009 1:57:38 PM PDT · by past_present · 21 replies · 1,370+ views
    Kids IQ Tests ^ | 8-22-09
    I was on the Yahoo homepage a second ago, and found a link that mentioned IQ's and such of famous people and what do you know! Obama is a genius! But I love how they come to that conclusion. And guess what? Republican IQ scores are very low. Who would have guessed...
  • Photo Sharing Website Flickr Takes Down Obama Joker Poster

    08/19/2009 11:58:08 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 671+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2009 - 13:01 | Noel Sheppard
    The popular photo sharing website Flickr has taken down the original version of the now famous Obama Joker poster that’s been sweeping the nation. Apparently, management is concerned about a copyright infringement issue due to the appearance of the Time magazine logo in Firas Alkhateeb’s parody that ended up being reprinted with the word “Socialism” at the bottom. Oddly, a quick search of Flickr identified a number of Bush parodies with Time’s logo present (vulgarity alert below the fold).
  • Flickr Removes Obama-as-Joker Photo

    08/19/2009 9:42:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 50 replies · 1,602+ views
    Fast Company ^ | 8/19/09 | staff
    It's rarely a good PR move when a social Web site decides to remove a politically-charged image--the InterWebs get angry. One such case came to light today: A Photoshop mockup of President Obama as the Joker from The Dark Knight, superimposed on the cover of Time magazine, has been removed from Flickr. The 20-year-old Chicagoan who made the photo got an email from Flickr, which is owned by Yahoo!, saying the it had been removed due to copyright concerns. Plenty of tech pundits are saying Flickr was strong-armed by Time, Inc., which didn't like its brand associated with something so...
  • FR Yahoo NFL Pro Pick'em is back with Fishy Football Reform! ................... ok, it's a vanity

    08/15/2009 10:23:49 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 67 replies · 1,050+ views
    august 15, 2009 | invisiblechurch
    Welcome back to Yahoo! Pro Pick'em! After minutes of thoughtful and deliberate consideration, the name of our league this year is Fishy Football Reform. Our league is here to help anyone who is entirely sick of the health-care debate and wants to hide from it for a few minutes a week. Actually, it tends to become an all-consuming week-after-week ego-deflating compulsion. You'll beat yourselves up for having put 16 points on the Bears to beat the Iggles only to have Jay Cutler go "oopsies!" with the football while only yards away from the game-winning score. Most everything is the same...
  • La Mesa Man Guilty Of Threats Against Obama

    07/29/2009 12:56:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies · 1,529+ views
    http://Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 7-28-09 | Fox 5 TV-Perette Godwin
    La Mesa man finds out when free speech is no longer protected, after he is convicted of making threats against a candidate for president. SAN DIEGO, California - Walter Edward Bagdasarian walked out of federal court Tuesday morning the same way he walked in, wearing a stoic expression on his face and clutching the hand of his wife. But, when Bagdasarian came out of the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building he was a man guilty of threatening the man running for the country's top spot, now President Barack Obama. "The government's position essentially was that the defendent intended to make...
  • Reports: Microsoft-Yahoo deal to come in next 24 hours

    07/28/2009 10:52:17 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies · 494+ views
    CNET ^ | July 28, 2009 5:23 PM PDT | Jennifer Guevin
    For more than a year now, rumors of a potential deal between Microsoft and Yahoo have ebbed and flowed. And it looks like the denouement of this epic tale may finally be upon us. A search and advertising deal between the two tech giants is expected to be announced within the next 24 hours, according to All Things D's Kara Swisher, who cites multiple unnamed sources.
  • Poll on Obama at yahoo

    07/27/2009 8:53:22 PM PDT · by GoreNoMore · 22 replies · 1,882+ views
    Q. The president's progress with the battered economy has been both praised and criticized. How well are his efforts measuring up with you? Not well at all. His plans are hurting more than helping. 65% Extremely well. We are undoubtedly moving in the right direction. 26%
  • Yahoo Board Meets To Talk Microsoft Search Deal (YHOO, MSFT)

    07/23/2009 3:17:37 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 23 Jul 2009 | Nicholas Carlson
    Yahoo's (YHOO) board is meeting today to talk about a search deal with Microsoft (MSFT), the WSJ reports. The meeting follows a series of conference calls, held as Microsoft and Yahoo grow closer to signing a deal. Sources tell the WSJ some Yahoo board members remain wary of a deal, and that even if it were to be signed, it would not be announced today.
  • Yahoo to Shut Down GeoCities This Fall

    07/20/2009 12:55:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 648+ views
    Search Engine Journal ^ | 2009-07-10 | Julie Kent
    GeoCities web hosting has been around since the very early days of the internet and while it’s not widely used anymore, it’s name still arouses a fond memory in the minds of early adopters. Every once in awhile, a long-dead GeoCities site will even crop up in search results. Yahoo, the current owner of GeoCities, has decided to finally put the sites and the entire service to rest, announcing that GeoCities will cease to function on October 26, 2009.
  • Microhoo! deal! back! on!

    07/17/2009 10:03:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 527+ views
    The Register ^ | 17 July 2009 | John Oates
    Microsoft and Yahoo! are close to finalising a deal on search and display advertising. The deal which just won't die isn't over yet, but senior executives have flown from Redmond to Silicon Valley for final discussions. If the fine print can be settled, a deal could be announced within a week, All Things Digital reports. So much for Bing then. The deal would allow Microsoft to take over Yahoo!'s search business in exchange for several billion dollars while Yahoo! would sell display ads for both firms. One source told the website the deal is "down to the short strokes" which...
  • SURVEY SAYS...

    07/02/2009 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 237+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.COM ^ | 02 July 2009 | n/a
    Note: Poll included. SNIPPET: "A poll of the active members of a particular jihadi forum asked "which is the best place to distribute news of the jihad" (or words to that effect), and YouTube and jihadi forums tied for first place. You're shocked, I know..."
  • Yahoo CEO Bartz 'Nothing to Say' About Possible Microsoft Deal

    06/25/2009 12:57:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Carol Bartz told shareholders Thursday that the Internet company had "nothing to say" about any possible deal with software giant Microsoft Corp., and urged investors to remain patient as she attempts to turn the company around. "If we ever have a deal with Microsoft, it will be announced publicly and until we do, we have nothing to say," said Ms. Bartz at Yahoo's annual shareholder gathering in Santa Clara, Calif., her first stockholders meeting since she was appointed CEO early this year. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said ...
  • Vote on Rating Obama's Performance

    06/09/2009 8:04:39 AM PDT · by econjack · 33 replies · 1,668+ views
    Yahoo home page ^ | 6/9/2009 | yahoo
    There's a poll on Yahoo's home page (yahoo.com) that asks you to rate Obama's handling of the economy. While the MSM has Obama with a favorable rating of 61%, the current results of this poll on his handling of the economy are Extremely well -- 18% Fairly well -- 15% Not well -- 65% No opinion -- 2% Kinda makes me wonder about all those MSM polls. Take the time to register your vote.
  • Google Recruiter: Company Kept 'Do Not Touch' in Hiring List

    06/05/2009 11:02:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 721+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/04/2009 | Steve Johnson, Elise Ackerman and Sue McAllister
    A recruiter who left Google last year says that the company had maintained a "do not touch" list of companies including Genentech and Yahoo, whose employees were not to be wooed to the Internet search giant. That revelation could be significant in light of this week's disclosure that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Google, Yahoo, Apple, Genentech and other tech companies conspired to keep others from stealing their top talent. Although Google declined to comment on the list or other aspects of the investigation, Palo Alto attorney Gary Reback, who has been involved in a number of high-profile...
  • Woman Can't Sue Yahoo for Posting Nude Pics

    05/11/2009 5:04:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 960+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 5/11/09
    Yahoo Inc. has won a legal battle over its long delay in removing nude photos that an Oregon woman claimed her ex-boyfriend posted on its Web site without her knowledge or permission. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that Internet service providers such as Yahoo are generally protected from liability for materials published or posted on their sites by outside parties. But the court left open the possibility that the woman, Cecilia Barnes, could sue Yahoo over whether it had promised to remove the photos and the unauthorized profile, amounting to a breach of contract. Barnes filed a...
  • Yahoo Lays Off 700 Employees

    04/21/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 24 replies · 934+ views
    Fox News | 4-21-2009
    Just broke on Cavuto...700 employees laid off from Yahoo...2,000 more to come before the year is up. I guess pimping Obama for the last 2 years with positive stories on their front page couldn't save them.
  • Officers Handcuff Documentary Filmmaker at Katie Couric Journalism Award Event (Video at Link)

    04/16/2009 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 43 replies · 2,196+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 04/16/09 | Uncredited
    John Zeigler: John went to USC to witness and ask questions about Katie Couric getting the Walter Cronkite journalism award for her interview of Sarah Palin. He intended to also give away copies of his film but was literally prevented from doing so. He did not go there hoping for or expecting any sort of confrontation, especially with law enforcement. He was simply shocked and horrified by what happened there, as should every freedom loving American. He did absolutely nothing wrong and was handcuffed, detained and literally abused by law enforcement at the event. The video speaks for itself, John...
  • Rivermark Shooter Was Yahoo! Engineer

    04/01/2009 5:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1,427+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Wed, Apr 1, 2009
    Santa Clara police identified the victims and alleged gunman in a grisly murder-suicide Sunday night and provided a glimpse into the "difficult family dynamics" that spiraled into violence and claimed six lives. The murder-suicide that left six members of the Kalathat family dead in Santa Clara has a ripple effect in the Bay Area Indo-American community and across... Officers released new details Tuesday about the murder suicide involving an Indian family at the Rivermark shopping development. Tuesday night, dozens from the Rivermark neighborhood came to the doorsteps of the home carrying flowers, candles and thoughts for the victims. Many brought...
  • B.C. court case has potential to make Google, Yahoo illegal in Canada

    03/18/2009 10:45:00 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 736+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 17 Mar 2009 | Vito Pilieci
    A court case in British Columbia has the potential to drastically change the Canadian Internet landscape by making search engines such as Google and Yahoo illegal. A case brought against the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) by a small search engine for BitTorrent files, called ISOHunt Web Technologies Inc., is raising questions about whether search engines are liable for the sharing of copyright-protected content online. The question before the British Columbia Supreme Court is, if a site like ISOHunt allows people to find a pirated copy of Watchmen or The Dark Knight, is it breaching Canadian copyright law? “It’s a...
  • Yahoo Mail and NRA emails (vanity)

    02/01/2009 3:34:36 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 18 replies · 838+ views
    2/1/09 | Me
    I have Verizon DSL, and use the Yahoo portal. All of my emails from the NRA end up in the spam folder. I realize that this could happen from time to time, but each time it happens, I click "not spam", but they continue to end up there. Anyone else with that problem? Being that it's consistent, it would seem to me to be deliberate.
  • A Freeper's Observation; Dealing with Obama Snoops Here In Cyberspace

    01/31/2009 4:05:08 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 17 replies · 884+ views
    1-31-09 | E.G.C.
    HOWDY FREEPERS!!!!!!This "Super Bowl" weekend I wanted to take just a few moments out to let you know about some things going on regarding Yahoo and some unsavory elements of the Obama cult.As I do, I want to give a hat tip to a website known as "The Patriotic Resistence" which is a part of Grassfire.org. This is another website for the reisistance to Obama and his political agenda.Now, first off for those who use Yahoo, if you go to http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy, halfway down there is a link which says WEB BEACONS.After you click on that page there is a paragraph...