Yahoo Acquires Rockmelt
Yahoo and Rockmelt today announced that Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt. Rockmelt used to offer a socially-aware browser to smartphones, but pivoted earlier this year and turned into a web-based content discovery service. It released new smartphone apps to replace its browser. According to Rockmelt, user data that's been saved in the service can be exported as bookmarks and feeds as an OPML file. The Rockmelt smartphone apps and web service will be shut down on August 31. Terms of the acquisition were not clear. Rockmelt said that its team will be joining Yahoo, but didn't say in what capacity.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.
Yahoo Rejiggers Browser-Based Search for iPhone
Yahoo says it has tweaked how it presents results to people who search from the iPhone's browser. iPhone owners who have Yahoo set as their default search engine will now see cleaner search results that display more data and make it easier to drill down into specifics.
Yahoo Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo to Sunset Yet More Products, Intro IMAP Email
Yahoo today indicated the company is taking steps to further reduce the number of products and services it offers. Most of the cutbacks announced by Yahoo today affect localized web sites in South America, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.
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