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February, 2010

  • 11 February

    Yahoo files trademark for Y.com

    According to a story published on TechCrunch today, Yahoo has filed a trademark for Y.com. Why is this so odd? First of all, Yahoo does not own the domain Y.com. In fact, no one does. The majority of .com names under three characters are reserved by the IANA and have …

  • 4 February

    Yahoo to keep web hosting division

    Several months ago, rumours abounded that Yahoo wanted to refocus its business model and get out of the web hosting business. It reportedly wanted between $350 million and $500 million for its small business hosting. Because of a lack of buyers, Yahoo has announced it will keep its web hosting …

September, 2009

  • 23 September

    Yahoo seeks to get hands on Yahoo.tel

    Internet giant Yahoo recently filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, arguing that it has rights to Yahoo.tel. The domain was registered on March 23, 2009 by David Blanco of Oviedo, Spain. Yahoo will likely win the dispute. Given the company’s vast web presence and many trademarks, how can …

  • 1 September

    Sex in the data center?

    The average data center technician is called to perform a number of duties. These include troubleshooting with customers, replacing system hardware, installing Linux kernel updates, and rebooting equipment. One system admin on Yahoo Answers, however, seems to have a much different view of this job: I am a night technician …

August, 2009

  • 27 August

    Yahoo to Buy Arab Portal, Maktoob.com

    In an effort to reach a wider audience in Arabic-speaking countries, Yahoo announced that they intend to acquire Maktoob.com (the domain and the website), which is one of the largest Arabic online portals. Interestingly enough, it also has English support, which it automatically detected when I visited the site. Undoubtedly …

  • 24 August

    Frisky.com sells for $20,000 USD, Yahoo to upgrade data center for the cloud

    Frisky for a bit of domain auction action? Then you’ll want to know that frisky.com just sold for £12,124 ($20,000 USD)– a solid price for a solid adult domain. The buyer has yet to be revealed. SatinSeduction.com also sold for $3,250. The sale of most interest to me, however, is …

  • 11 August

    Yahoo purchases OMG.com for $80,000

    OMG WTF! Internet giant Yahoo has bought OMG.com for the price of $80,000 USD, or £48,642. The sale reportedly occurred last week, but the buyer wasn’t revealed until today. As anyone who texts or uses instant messaging knows, OMG is short for “Oh my God.” Urban Dictionary sums up the …

July, 2009

  • 10 July

    Yahoo to pull the plug on GeoCities

    Those who used the Internet in its early days know all about GeoCities. Created by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs John Rezner and David Bohnett in 1994, the service was the first to offer free web hosting to the masses. It quickly grew in popularity, and by end of the 1990s, hosted …

  • 8 July

    Yahoo fails to acquire domain for latest product

    Yahoo recently launched a new service called Search Pad, a free tool designed for researchers that lets you track and organize sites found on Yahoo Search. In a blunder similar to when Pizza Hut launched a new brand and failed to acquire the relevant domains, Yahoo launched its new product …

June, 2009

  • 25 June

    Yahoo Battles for Data Center Efficiency

    You and I may only be concerned with how fast we can get our computers to load Photoshop or burn a DVD- not how much power they use or heat they generate- but when you have thousands of servers running in a data center, electricity and cooling become critical concerns. …