Archive for October, 2008

Yahoo opens its data and tools to outside developers (New York Times)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Yahoo Inc. is making good on its promise to rewire itself by opening its data and tools to developers so they can build customiz

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Yahoo lets outside developers play with its software (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Yahoo has followed through on a promise to give outside developers access to its software in order to jazz-up the website with fun, hip or functional programmes.

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Consumer group opposes Google, Yahoo partnership (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

U.S. Public Interest Group, a consumer organization, is opposing Google’s plan to share advertising with rival Yahoo, saying it could harm consumer privacy, according to a letter sent to the U.S. attorney general, a copy of which was given to Reuters.

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Google launches plug-in additions for Google Apps (New York Times)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Google is beefing up its enterprise strategy with Labs for Google Apps, features that Google Apps administrators can download an

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Report: Yahoo jobs site used in phishing attack (CNET)

Monday, October 27th, 2008

A vulnerability on Yahoo’s HotJobs site is letting somebody steal authentication privileges from Yahoo users to gain access to their accoungs, Netcraft says.

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A New (Fighter) Jet for Google?s Founders? (New York Times)

Monday, October 27th, 2008

A company controlled by Google?s top executives, including its billionaire founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, appears to have added a new plane to its well-equipped fleet: a fighter jet, or more precisely a Dornier Alpha Jet. According to Wikipedia, the Alpha Jet is a a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft manufactured by Dornier of Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France.

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Ongoing Phishing Attack Exposes Yahoo Accounts (Netcraft)

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Netcraft has detected another live vulnerability on a Yahoo website, which is currently being used to steal authentication cookies from its users ? transmitting them to a website under the control of a remote attacker. The attacker can then use the stolen details to gain access to his victims’ Yahoo accounts, such as Yahoo Mail. Related Netcraft Service: Web Application Security Testing

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Yahoo to invest $100 million in new operations in Nebraska (South Bend Tribune)

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

LA VISTA, Neb. — Yahoo Inc. says it will invest at least $100 million in a new data center and a new service center in Nebraska, creating at least 100 jobs.

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Lawmaker questions Google-backed spectrum plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

A senior U.S. lawmaker on Friday joined a growing chorus asking the head of the Federal Communications Commission to explain his plan to open unused airwaves for wireless devices, an approach backed by Google Inc.

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Yahoo to build new data center in Nebraska (Vietnam Net)

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Internet giant Yahoo Inc. announced on Friday an at least 100 million U.S. dollar project to open a new data center in the state of Nebraska.

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