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November 25, 2021

How to watch Thanksgiving day football on Android, Google TV, Chromecast, etc.

Thanksgiving Day football is here, and that means just about everyone and their brother in the US will want to watch the games. Here’s how you can watch the three Thanksgiving Day football games today at 12:30 pm ET, 4:30 pm ET, and 8:20 pm ET tonight on Android devices, Google TV, and Chromecast.

October 7, 2021

Samsung ports its internet browser to Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 4

The Galaxy Watch 4 is the best watch you can buy with Wear OS today, and a big part of that comes down to Samsung’s software add-ons. Today, Samsung has released its web browser to the Galaxy Watch 4 so users can access the internet from their wrist.

May 20, 2015

‘Don’t forget to be bold,’ Sergey Brin told Marissa Mayer as she walked out the door at Google

Marissa Mayer, current CEO of Yahoo and former executive at Google, received some important advice from Google founder Sergey Brin as she walked out the door to join the Sunnyvale, California company in July, 2012.

While she tends to be more iterative and careful when it comes to making decisions, long-time friend and colleague Sergey wanted to remind her that there’s also value in being bold.

“As an engineer, my tendency is to be more conservative—to be more iterative. Even on innovation, I would rather bring out an early product and slowly make it better,” she told Fortune in a recent interview.

“Right as I left, I had my hand on the door. I said “Sergey, it’s time for me to go. I gotta go.” And I had my hand on the door, and he said “Marissa, wait.” And I turned around, and he looked at me and said, “Don’t forget to be bold.””

Mayer says that this encounter has helped her make what she hopes will be truly transformational decisions at Yahoo. Especially in those big decision moments, like deciding to acquire Tumblr, she said that she hears these words replaying in her head every day.

Watch the full video interview below:

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July 23, 2015

Yahoo News Digest app now available for Android tablets

Yahoo’s News Digest app that delivers the best from Yahoo News to readers twice a day is now available for Android tablets. The app was previously only available for Android smartphones and iOS devices.

The popular app offers summaries of top stories from Yahoo News with two daily updates, once in the morning and again at night. Content is a mix of human curated stories from Yahoo’s editors and picks via its algorithms from various sources around the web:

Each story is created from multiple sources to present the essential bits and pieces of information, known as “atoms”. Atoms are key quotes, images, videos, maps, infographs, and Wikipedia excerpts among others. These atomic units provide a unique context to the news. Our stories are both algorithmically and hand curated to ensure high quality, and come with a textual summary.

The updated Yahoo News Digest app for Android with support for tabtlets is available on Google Play now.

July 29, 2015

Yahoo’s Livetext is a one-to-one live video texting app soon available on Android (Update: Live now in US)

Update: As expected, the app has just gone live in the Google Play Store for the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and UK. You can download it here, and Livetext should also be rolling to to U.K., Canada, Germany and France as we speak. After testing the waters by releasing the app to the iOS App Store in certain […]

Quick Look at Microsoft’s new Arrow Launcher beta for Android [Video]

A couple of days ago, Microsoft pushed out a beta version of a new Android launcher out to testers. Arrow Launcher aims to give you all the most important people and apps as efficiently as possible. Apps are on one screen, notes and reminders on another, and contacts on a third. It’s still in its […]

July 4, 2015

Future YotaPhone handsets will have Sailfish OS instead of Android

Update: While we can’t verify the authenticity of this quote, it seems that Yahoo News might be wrong.. We do not have any ongoing development of Jolla version of YotaPhone. I can’t say how things will turn in the future. Maybe Sailfish will obtain a certain market share as mobile OS. At this point of time, we […]

February 4, 2015

Twitter reaches new deal w/ Google to have tweets appear instantly in search results

Google and Twitter have allegedly come to an agreement for tweets to appear in search results, according to a report out of Bloomberg. During the first half of this year, tweets will begin to be visible in Google search results as soon as they are posted. As part of this deal, Bloomberg reports that Twitter is giving […]

January 22, 2015

Google trying to regain search marketshare from Yahoo w/ new messages for Firefox users

Late last year, Mozilla announced a joint five-year partnership with Yahoo that saw the default search engine in Firefox change from Google to Yahoo. It seemed unlikely at the time that Google would notice too big of a loss from that deal, but following contrary reports from earlier this month, Search Engine Land has also […]

March 26, 2015

Google, Apple & other large tech companies urge the White House & Congress not to renew the Patriot Act

Google is one of ten tech giants to once again call on the US Government not to reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form. The Act expires on 1st June unless it is renewed by Congress. Google was joined by Apple, AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo. In an open letter to President Obama, […]

March 30, 2015

Gmail for Android adds ‘All inboxes’ tab, smarter search, more

Google announced today that a new version of Gmail is now available, featuring several notable enhancements. First up, you’ll notice that the new version brings the oft-requested ability to view all of your mail in one place; just tap “All inboxes” and you’ll get a look at all of your email across added accounts. This is probably the most monumental change here, but there are a few other minor updates as well…

These days, many of us have more than one email address. If you’re a student, you may have one account for school, one for a campus group you lead, and one for your blog. If you’re a parent, you might have one for family and one for your business. However many email addresses you have, today’s improvements to the Gmail app for Android make it easy to manage all your mail from all your accounts (yes, even @yahoo and @outlook) while you’re on the go.

Messages from Yahoo, Outlook.com and other IMAP/POP accounts now have the familiar stacked conversation view (as has previously been available for Gmail conversations only), search has been updated with better auto-complete, and the app also has some nifty updated animations. Finally, you’ll find larger attachment previews and the nifty ability to “save to Drive with a single tap.”

You can grab the Gmail app on the Play Store for free as usual, and you should start seeing the update rolling out if you haven’t received it already.

May 12, 2015

Google makes progress toward goal of 100% renewable energy in latest Greenpeace report

Greenpeace today released an update to its “Clicking Clean: A Guide to Building the Green Internet” report, and while Apple continues to lead for renewable energy efforts, Google once again increases its score thanks to new initiatives.

April 17, 2015

Microsoft’s search engine market share passes 20% for the first time

Microsoft’s Bing isn’t the most popular search engine around, but—at least according to the latest from comScore—it’s gaining ground slowly but surely. For the first time, Microsoft sites have surpassed the 20% milestone, meaning more than one fifth of overall search traffic is now owned by the Redmond, Washington company…

April 18, 2015

Report: Funds stored in Google Wallet are now FDIC insured

Most of the money transfer services that have popped up in Silicon Valley over the last several years don’t directly offer any federal-level insurance, and Google Wallet—until today—was a pretty good example. But now, according to a report from Yahoo Finance, Google is adding FDIC insurance to the money you keep in your Wallet Balance by […]

April 14, 2015

Google expected to face formal European antitrust charges tomorrow

Update: the EU Commission has now filed its complaint It doesn’t sound good for Google in Europe where the company has faced continued criticism, some comical and some less so, for using its dominant 90+% search share to give advantages to its other properties and squash competitors. FT: Google will on Wednesday be accused by […]

April 15, 2015

Google and Facebook reportedly preparing to go head-to-head on next-generation… phone dialers?

Google is reportedly working on a new “phone dialer” application that will allow users not only to dial a specific phone number, but also look up information for businesses or individuals, The Information claimed today. The information comes from someone with knowledge of the product, but no additional details were given.

Previous reports also indicated that Facebook was working on its own Android dialer app as well, though there aren’t any specifics about that at the moment. Facebook’s version of the software is in testing at the social network now and could be launched in the near future.

Both companies apparently see phone dialers as the next step in the ongoing battle to draw users for their own respective services, while other companies (The Information specifically names Yahoo) are looking into creating new messaging apps or revamping existing ones.

August 20, 2015

Winter is coming: Yahoo Weather app adds near-term rain and snow alerts

Yahoo is today updating its Yahoo Weather app for Android with near-term rain and snow alerts (not that we needed a reminder that summer is nearly over). With the updated app, users will receive alerts for rain and snow 15 minutes before an expected downpour.

In addition to the new weather alerts, Yahoo notes that the app is now more accurate with improvements made to the methods it uses to “determine and serve forecasts.” As an example, Yahoo says the app will now “even zoom in on microclimates.”

The updated Yahoo Weather app with rain and snow alerts, version 1.8, is available for Android on Google Play now.

What’s New in Version 1.8

Introducing new weather alerts around the world!

Yahoo Weather, our beautiful and intuitive weather app, will alert you 15 minutes before rain or snow is expected so you can grab your jacket, boots and umbrella!

December 1, 2014

Google Play store shares its ‘Best Apps of 2014’ list

Like it has done in recent years, Google is today displaying its list of top app picks for the year with around 70 apps total receiving the award. Google has a section on Google Play displaying the “Best Apps of 2014” and in it includes a number of high-profile apps alongside lesser known entrants. The […]

November 25, 2014

Stitcher Radio told to “stop stealing our shows” by claimed rights owner Podcast One

The popular podcast app Stitcher Radio has been accused of stealing content from Podcast One, which claims to have the exclusive rights to some of the content streamed by the app. Podcast One has cited a long list of shows it says Stitcher has no right to use, including Adam Carolla, Clark Howard, Dan Patrick, Carcast, The […]

November 17, 2014

US court rules that Google has the right to organize search results as it sees fit

A San Francisco court recently ruled that Google is free to display its search results as it sees fit. Backed by the First Amendment, the tech juggernaut has been battling for this right for several years and a California judge ruled in its favor last week. This situation started when a website called CoastNews filed a lawsuit […]

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