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Yahoo

Yahoo is a company that started by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1995. Yahoo grew their search product for the next 8 years. Yahoo purchased many different web programs including Geocities, Flickr, Zimbra and more. Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Instant Messenger are two mainstays to the computer Giant. However, Yahoo had some struggles. In 2008, Microsoft bid for Yahoo. After turning down the bid, Yahoo spent 6 months in litigation of this bid. Jerry Yang stepped down and Carol Bartz took over as CEO. In November of 2009, Yahoo sold search to Microsoft. Since then, Yahoo has been struggling with stockholders.

The 1 Billionth iPhone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSChecking out the Arlo Smart Security Camera System Also reviewing the Scottevest Featherweight Morning Geeks! Episode 14 show notes: Stardate -306425.37 – CONTEST – Enter to Win an Exploding Kittens Card Game!  – Happy Birthday Wil Wheaton, Martina McBride, Geddy Lee – Sega Portable Genesis – This person built his own mini- Nintendo – Replacing all your photos with Steve Buscemi – Blizzard’s New Warcraft Statue – Oregon Trail: American Settler Card Game – The Fairy Penguin New to This Week 7-29-2016 – Virus – Jason Bourne – The Huntsmen Winter’s War – Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World – Jerry Doyle Passes Away – Miss Cleo Passes – Go on, Name Your Kid Pokémon – Apple Inc. Celebrates 1 Billion iPhones – Verizon buys Yahoo. Is the Madness finally over?

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Apple’s Safari SSL Bug – What You Need to Know to Fix

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS After a couple weeks of travel and lots of great video, I took the week to regroup and make sure everything is posted. Still some CES content that has not gone up. This episode is not live this week due to time constraints. Meetings in the AM pushed things back. But some great stuff coming down the pike because of it! Adi has been doing a fantastic job at the helm of the Gaming side of Geekazine. Thanks for helping out! If you would like to write, simply drop me a line! I got some opportunities this last week, including a chance to go out to the gun range and capture it all on Glass. I talked about it last night on TWIGG with Luke Wallace. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast...

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Twitter’s IPO: Is it Facebook IPO all Over Again? Geek Smack! 6th Anniversary Episode

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 6th anniversary of the podcast is upon us! I started this show back in 2007 – named “The Show”. Fourth pair of Google Glass is going back to Google. This time, the camera died. I talk about it on TWIGG. My EmpireAvenue account is at 112 but more interesting is the numbers watching and listening increased. Crowdfund for CES is looking great – we’re planning T-shirts for backer levels. Getting closer to launching the new website to bring more validation to podcasts. I’ve been trying out StreetJelly in the last week – a website where you can listen to musicians playing live. You can even tip them tokens. I spent about 10 hours over the weekend working on my acoustic show once again. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes –...

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: December 26th Through January 1st 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: December 26th Through January 1st

Every Week, we’ll give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) will be talking about. Of course, the day in tech history is a daily rundown of technology history – 365 days a year. So there is always a new podcast to listen to! You can also follow on Twitter and Check out the Google Group This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows! December 26: 1982– Time announced the Man of the Year was the Personal Computer December 27: 2001– Yahoo buys 98.6% of HotJobs stock December 28: 1895– The first movie theater opens in France December 29: 1891– Thomas Edison is granted a patent for wireless radio December 30: 2008– Gawker Media sells the Consumerist to Consumer Reports December 31: 2003– Tim Berners-Lee is Knighted January 1: 1981– The Kermit Project begins...

Facebook’s Email Killer that’s Not an Email Killer 0

Facebook’s Email Killer that’s Not an Email Killer

Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced an expansion of their messaging service. It’s not here to replace email, but to enhance it. However, with opportunity that no one will get any more spam and usability will be easier simply because it’s within Facebook, would you really want to keep your other email account? I personally have more than one email address. That is part of my role. I figure that this will just be another extension to mail collection. Great. The more functionality that gets added, the more people will use it. If there are no privacy issues attached, then expect the masses to gravitate away from their hotmail, yahoo, and gmail accounts. Even businesses might move to the service. Now before you discount that statement: I remember when Gmail started business services and the same thing was said. Now there are companies that ditched their Exchange servers for a Gmail apps...

A Conference Call Manager Notification Service in PoketyPoke – CES 2010 0

A Conference Call Manager Notification Service in PoketyPoke – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I have missed meetings before. It’s not pretty when you get the “Call of shame” wondering if you were going to join the group. Well, this might be the solution. PoketyPoke! Poketypoke is a free beta of a conference call manager notification service. Just copy Poketypoke on the email that announces your meeting, and and it automatically calls you with a last minute reminder a minute before the call begins. Skype, WebEx, FreeConferenceCall.com and many other services are supported. It seamlessly integrates with Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and almost any email system. Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee – Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and Check out Techpodcasts.tv

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Google Buzz: The Next Generation in Gmail

Well the big news from Google today was Google Buzz. Not to be confused with Yahoo Buzz – which might cause some  friction because they are both social networks. Some even say it’s trying to be Facebook. Google Buzz is GMail in real time. You can add to email in real time. Kinda like Wave does, except it can be on a personal level. It has some Twitter functionality – @geekazine will be recognized. You can even speak in your comments and they will be transcribed. Buzz will also be available for the mobile phone. A little Augemented 2D action – Hit the Nearby option on Google Maps in the phone and find out what others are saying. Geotagged Buzz posts will show you what is being said. Another movie premier killer option right there. Here is where you can see a commercial about Google Buzz. It won’t...

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  In Real Time 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! In Real Time

The New York TImes reports that Google’s real time search beats out all the others: The new type of results are well-integrated, unobtrusive, diverse in contents and formatted simply. It appears to be a job very well done. It’s hard to believe that neither Yahoo nor Bing have created an experience anywhere near as compelling. There is a demo here. According to the story, real-time search in Bing! presents a tag cloud from Twitter (a big help to those of us who do not tweet), while Yahoo, well, Yahoo is lost in the wilderness calling “Yoo-hoo.”

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  Advertising Fail? 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! Advertising Fail?

Sometime during the night, the bit in the story that I mentioned yesterday referring to the reported $100,000,000.00 that Microsoft spent to promote Bing! resurfaced. Here’s the quote: But after spending a reported $100 million to market Bing, Microsoft may now need to find new ways to pump up interest in its search engine. Then I remembered Microsoft’s advertising theme: that Bing! was a decison engine, whatever that is (warning: the site at the link starts playing a multimedia advertisement without asking permission.) And I thought back over my searches the past week. Not a single one had to do with making a decision. Which led me to wonder: Is it that Microsoft’s Marketing Department doesn’t understand how persons use search engines or is it that Microsoft as a whole doesn’t understand how persons use search engines? Or did they just waste a lot of money on a...

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  The Plateau 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! The Plateau

Reteurs reports that both Twitter and Bing! plateaued in September. What growth Bing! has continues to be at the expense of Yahoo, rather than of Google. According to the Guardian, Twitter growth has stalled before, only to recover the next month. (See the second paragraph of this story, which also reports that Twitter has made reporting spam easier by adding a “spam” button to tweets.) But I suspect the novelty has worn off Bing! An excerpt from the Reuters story: After picking up decent market share every month since its June launch, Bing grew its share by a meagre 10 basis points last month. According to comScore, Bing’s share of the U.S. search market grew to 9.4 percent, versus 9.3 percent the month before. Google widened its lead to 64.9 percent share, from 64.6 percent in August, while Yahoo fell to 18.8 percent from 19.3 percent the month...

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Mailfactors

The Guardian reports that thousands of Hotmail accounts have been compromised in a phishing attack. Hotmail users are urged to change their passwords immediately. “Over the weekend, Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme,” it (Microsoft) said. “Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched an investigation to determine the impact to customers. As part of that investigation, we determined that this was not a breach of internal Microsoft data and initiated our standard process of working to help customers regain control of their accounts.” I know one person who uses Hotmail. In other news, my younger son tells me he has been unable to log into his Yahoo mail account. Both Opera and Internet Explorer throw an error message about an expired or invalid certificate....

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  Loyalty vs. Novelty Dept. 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! Loyalty vs. Novelty Dept.

An interesting juxtaposition of opinions this weekend, showing how two persons can look at the same stats and draw almost-opposite conclusions: At the New York Times (link here), Miguel Helft claims that Bing! really doesn’t have far to go to catch Google, now that Microsoft has inked a deal for Bing! to be the engine for Yahoo searches, if Bing! and Yahool stats are viewed as a single entity. A nugget: ComScore found that for the combined Yahoo-Microsoft, “searcher penetration,” or the percentage of the online population in the United States that uses one of those search engines, is 73 percent. Google’s searcher penetration is higher, but not by that much: at 84 percent. Meanwhile, Reuters (link here), using the same report as the Times, reports that Google users are exceptionally loyal: Yet Google searchers conduct an average of 54.5 searches a month — about double the number...

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Bing! Bang! Bust!

And, after the hoop-la dies down, things will just settle back down. Story here. Bing, launched on June 3 but available to some users a few days earlier, took 8.23 percent of U.S. Web searches in June, up from 7.81 percent for Microsoft search just prior to its rollout and 7.21 percent in April, said Internet data firm StatCounter. Google lost share slightly, dipping to 78.48 percent from 78.72 percent before Bing. Yahoo Inc, the perennial No. 2 in the market, rose to 11.04 percent from 10.99 percent. My guess, based on entirely on complete and total ignorance: They’re taking market share from Cuil.

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Bing, Bang, Bust

Two assessments of Microsoft’s Bing search engine hit the news this morning. The Guardian reports that a small study of 25 computer users showed that Bing’s search results were not that great, but that Bing users were more likely to look at some of the advertisements. The full story is here. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s share of searches has risen about two percentage points during the two weeks since unveiling Bing, from single to double digits. Story here. Frankly, I suspect that, once the novelty wears off, Bing will go the way of Microsoft’s previous attempts to penetrate the search engine market–that is, following a trail first blazed by Bob.

Week in Tech History – Proxy Battle On; Microsoft’s Last Bid 0

Week in Tech History – Proxy Battle On; Microsoft’s Last Bid

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 day free trial. – www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts. This was a pivitol week on the Yahoo Proxy battle as everything was approved to go. Carl Icahn was given the green light to lobby shareholders and possibly win control to ready for a new Yahoo. The previous week, we saw all the reports of Carl Icahn making the statement: Jerry Yang must go. This week was no different. In the meantime, Microsoft made one more offer. This time it wasn’t for the whole company – it was only for the search engine. $35 a share for Yahoo Search. This was significant because this was the same bid Microsoft did back in February for the whole company. Other great items in the Week in Tech History Quickcast – TI/99 restructures, Jacques Cousteau was born. We also saw...

Week in Tech History – 5-18-09 – eBay Baby 0

Week in Tech History – 5-18-09 – eBay Baby

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Goto Assist Express – 30 day free trial May 24, 2008: they claim it was meant as a joke, but people didn’t take it with a grain of salt. The couple put their baby up for auction. 1 euro was the price, which at the time was about $1.57 US. eBay – who already had a policy of no sale of human beings – took down the listing and suspended the account. What was worse was the child was taken and the parents were investigated for child cruelty. Eventually the charges were dropped and the parents got their little bundle of “Buy it now” back on July 4th. Other events of WITH: T. Boone Pickens puts in a ton of money into Yahoo after Carl Icahn issues a proxy battle. We also found out about the first idea...

Week In Tech History – The Icahn Proxy Fight 0

Week In Tech History – The Icahn Proxy Fight

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist Express. Get a 20 day free trial On May 15th, 2008 – Carl Icahn stepped up to the plate and officially announced his bid to proxy Yahoo so he could work with Microsoft on getting a deal out.  A couple days prior, Eric Jackson decided to pull his bid for proxy and the rumor started to fly that Carl Icahn was going to take over the fight. Of course we saw how that went – Icahn got a seat on the Yahoo board, and Yahoo stayed with Yahoo. Other items of note – ZDTV starts, HP and EDS acquisition and the Ethernet Standard is formed. Of course there is a lot more in the podcast.

Week in Tech History – 4-20-09 – Do You Yahoo? 0

Week in Tech History – 4-20-09 – Do You Yahoo?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist – Support Smarter – 30 Day free trial http://www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts Apr. 25th, 1996 was the day that Yahoo started putting ads on TV. They ran a spot on David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and episodes of Star Trek asking one question – Do you Yahoo? The successful ad campaign spawned many a version of that commercial. Ultimately they dropped the question and just had the Yodel “Yahoo!” on the commercials run. Other items of note: Windows XP64 and Windows server 2003 were released. Dell says they’ll put on XP after the June 30th cut off date and Gateway 2000 drops the ‘2000’. Lots more on the Quickcast.

Podcast Ep 74 – 2-23-09 – Special ‘Jury’ Edition 0

Podcast Ep 74 – 2-23-09 – Special ‘Jury’ Edition

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJury Duty – FAWM – Recording Machine & slight Buzz If you like the CES Coverage, please support the site. Use Pod125 at GoDaddy.comTry GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious

Yay! Yugo (Yahoo) Finally Doing Something! 0

Yay! Yugo (Yahoo) Finally Doing Something!

For a while now, I have been really critical about Yahoo and their business practice. The drop in stock, the internal fighting – followed by the new CEO and 1 month later, nothing to really talk about. If I was an investor, I would be up in arms. The other day, Yahoo finally showed something positive. In this post, Yahoo is going to bridge the search with advertisements. What does that mean? The ads will finally coincide with the content on the page. That might bring more clickthrough and more revenue options for not only Yahoo, but also the webmaster that hosts the ads.

Week in Tech History – 2-16-09 – Who Owns ‘iPhone’: Cisco or Apple? 0

Week in Tech History – 2-16-09 – Who Owns ‘iPhone’: Cisco or Apple?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe answer – Both Cisco and Apple own the name iPhone. Cisco acquired the name when they bought InfoGear Technology. Apple was granted the trademark in Australia and Singapore. The two companies agreed to ‘Share’ the trademark since this conflict arose. It’s a great example of internet sharing, wouldn’t you say? Other Tech history was that Popcorn was first introduced to the Pilgrims, the Legend of Zelda is first released, Yahoo stops using Google and Apple.com is registered. Borland, NCR and Computer Shack are some other history items on the Podcast today. Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

Geekazine Podcast Ep 72 – 2-11-09 – IE, Firefox and EU 0

Geekazine Podcast Ep 72 – 2-11-09 – IE, Firefox and EU

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS8 songs in FAWM – CES Video – Podcast Group on Quickcast – Frank – Internet Archive If you like the CES Coverage, please support the site. Use Pod125 at GoDaddy.comTry GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 All Show Notes are also on Delicious

ATI Catalyst Drivers 9.1 Released 0

ATI Catalyst Drivers 9.1 Released

I’m never been a gamer, simply because I knew I would never have the time to get good at it. Asking for frustration is something I try not to do. But my gamer sons were always happy with my ATI cards. The latest ATI drivers are out:

Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo 0

Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. It was a year ago Sunday that started what I called the soap opera “As the MicroYugo turns”. Microsoft put on a bid for Yahoo of $31 a share – 44.6 Billion in cash and stock. Of course the news went on til August as Yahoo said no, then Carl Icahn stepped up, Yahoo gave him a board seat, Jerry Yang stepped down as CEO and finally in January of 2009 Yahoo replaced him with Carol Bartz. However, did you know that the day before the announcement, former CEO Terry Semel broke all ties with Yahoo? Some other items of note you’ll hear on the Podcast – It’s Timothy McVey day! The LaMaccia Loophole, Craigslist hitman and Yahoo buys Geocities. The first version of Tetris...

President Barak Obama’s Blackberry – Bitstrips 0

President Barak Obama’s Blackberry – Bitstrips

It was a struggle for power, but in the end, the Democrat won this battle – sort of. President Barak Obama got to keep his Blackberry for email purposes. Of course, the security on this device is high – don’t expect to hack into his Yahoo mail. In this weeks’ Bitstrips, we take a look at the Presidents’ Blackberry.

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