Yahoo quietly debuts new messaging app

Yahoo has without any fanfare launched an app called Livetext, which involves text and video messaging without sound, describing it as “an entirely new way to stay in touch”. The app was launched earlier this month, and is available only in the Hong Kong …

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Twitter held $1B talks to acquire Flipboard; Google and Yahoo also show interest

Twitter is one of several internet giants that have held talks over potentially acquiring social media aggregation app Flipboard, with subsequent reports stating that Google and Yahoo also met with the company’s advisers. Technology publication Re/Code broke news this week that Twitter …

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Yahoo eyeing messaging app market – report

Yahoo is reportedly planning an entry to the fast growing – but fiercely competitive – messaging app market, with two products in the pipeline. According to Business Insider, the company is working on a product that will replace its desktop …

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Yahoo to pull out of China, close R&D centre

Yahoo announced it is pulling out of China and will shut down its only operations in the country – an R&D facility in Beijing, which employs about 300 staff. The layoff represents about 2 per cent of its global workforce …

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Yahoo Japan to acquire eAccess

Web firm Yahoo’s Japanese subsidiary has announced its intent to acquire mobile operator eAccess from Softbank for Y324bn ($3.17bn).