Spotify sued for alleged infringement of Yahoo patents
Back in 2017, as former internet-giant Yahoo was preparing for its sale to telco Verizon, it emerged that the company had a collection of around 4,000 patents valued at around $740m, which had been transferred to a company...
February 1, 2019
Verizon expected to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL
The mother of all Web 1.0 mergers may be imminent. US telco Verizon is reportedly preparing to pay around $5bn for Yahoo, and then combine the company with AOL, which it bought for $4.4bn in 2015.
July 25, 2016
Tumblr expected to launch live-video features today
Yahoo-owned blogging community Tumblr is joining the live-streaming video boom, launching its own ‘Live Video’ service today.
June 21, 2016
Yahoo shuts down its Yahoo Screen online-video service
It’s not that long since Yahoo was being tipped as one of the firms capable of giving YouTube some decent competition in the online-video market – including poaching some of its big stars. Now, though, Yahoo is shutting...
January 5, 2016
Yahoo cancels Simon Cowell’s Ultimate DJ talent show
The (steel) wheels may be falling off Syco Entertainment’s plans to launch an X Factor for DJs TV talent show. Ultimate DJ was set to be funded and broadcast online by Yahoo, and was shown off at the company’s NewFront...
November 2, 2015
iHeartRadio launches on Snapchat as Warner Music is pushed out
Snapchat has updated its Discover portal by adding both iHeartRadio and BuzzFeed but – seemingly in a one in, one out strategy – it is dropping Yahoo and Warner Music Group. Discover lets partners share up to 20 stories...
July 28, 2015
Yahoo/Live Nation’s plans to stream a gig a day become less quotidian
Last July, Yahoo and Live Nation announced they were going to live-stream a gig every day for a year under the umbrella title of Yahoo Live. HURRAH. Except now it’s into its second year, they have downgraded their ambitions...
July 25, 2015
Vivendi buys 80% stake in Dailymotion for $241m
Talking of Vivendi… The media group has completed its acquisition of an 80% stake in online video site Dailymotion for €217m (around $241m). The company was previously owned by Orange, with the French government having...
July 1, 2015
The online video business is ‘wrong’ – but is it right?
A paragraph from Fortune’s feature on the evolving online video market. “Thirty-six million people have watched ‘6 Fruits You’re Eating Wrong’, a recent video created by the team at BuzzFeed. In the one minute and...
May 5, 2015
Former Launch Media / Yahoo exec David Goldberg dies
The technology industry has been expressing its shock and sadness at the death of David Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey who died on Friday at the age of 47. Many reports have noted that Goldberg was the husband of Facebook...
May 5, 2015
Yahoo renews Live Nation deal and picks up Ultimate DJ show
Music remains a key plank in Yahoo’s online video expansion plans, with the company renewing its partnership with Live Nation to broadcast video streams of concerts, and also picking up Simon Cowell’s Ultimate DJ talent...
April 28, 2015