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Some Yahoo email accounts hacked in China, Taiwan

Reuters – “Yahoo email accounts of some journalists and activists whose work relates to China were compromised in an attack discovered this week, days after Google announced it would move its Chinese-language search services out of China due to censorship concerns. Several journalists in China and Taiwan found they were unable to access their accounts beginning March 25, among them Kathleen McLaughlin, a freelance journalist in Beijing. Her access was restored on Wednesday, she told Reuters.”

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Xerox sues Google, Yahoo over search patents

Reuters – “Xerox Corp (XRX.N) has sued Google Inc (GOOG.O) and Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O), accusing them of infringing the document management company’s patents related to Internet search. In a lawsuit filed last Friday in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, Xerox said Google’s Web-based services such as Google Maps, YouTube and AdSense advertising software, as well as Web tools including Yahoo Shopping, infringe patents granted as far back as 2001.”

Case info from Justia

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Microsoft/Yahoo search partnership cleared by EU

Reuters – “Under the terms of the partnership struck in July last year, Microsoft’s Bing becomes the search engine for both while Yahoo focuses on attracting big advertisers.”

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US DOJ to OK Microsoft/Yahoo search deal -NY Post

Reuters – “Within the next 20 days to 30 days the Justice officials are expected to give unconditional approval to the search pact with an announcement to coincide with approval by the European Commission, the daily said.”

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Yahoo executives address “misconception” about search

Reuters – “Speaking at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters on Wednesday, a string of Yahoo executives took the stage to provide a peek at innovations that Yahoo said will distinguish its product after it completes a deal to let Microsoft Corp handle the back-end technology that powers its Internet search service.”

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Yahoo Renews Deal to Use Associated Press Material

NYT – “Renewing a longstanding link, The Associated Press and Yahoo said Monday that they had reached a new agreement for A.P. articles, photos and videos to appear on the Yahoo News site.”

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Court reinstates Yahoo lawsuit over fake profiles

Reuters – “A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated a breach of contract claim against Yahoo Inc by an Oregon woman who said the company failed to remove nude photos and fake profiles posted by her estranged boyfriend after promising to do so.”

Read the decision

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5 Reasons We Still Like Yahoo!

Complex Blog – “Yahoo! isn’t all that bad. There are a few things we still like about the company. Yes, they’ve made some colossal screw ups like not buying Google when they had the chance, or not buying Facebook when they had the chance, or not letting Microsoft scoop ‘em up. But there are a few things within Yahoo! that we think are worth fighting for…”

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Do the Dew

Elinor Mills – “In a blind “taste test” searchers chose Google, then Microsoft and Yahoo.”

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New Yahoo! (!)

Yahoo Search Blog – “Today we launched a site that gives you a quick way to learn how the new Yahoo! Search can help you go from “to-do” to “done.”

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