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Yahoo! looking to acquire social video service Qwiki as it’s next major purchase

Yahoo! is looking ahead to its next acquisition and has its sights set on Qwiki, according to a recent report. Yahoo! has also reportedly made a successful grab for web services, Tumblr, GhostBird, and Astrid. Citing “sources close to the company,” the website claims that Yahoo is considering purchasing Qwiki for $50 million, and states that […]

Will Facebook hashtags impact your privacy?

Facebook announced this week that it is launch the popular hashtag feature to its network users over the next few weeks. Hashtags, made popular by microblogging site Twitter and used on a number of other social sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, turn topics and phrases into clickable links on your personal timeline or your Page. They […]

Yahoo! bids for online TV service Hulu

Yahoo! has plans for another major buy and it has its sights on Hulu, a service that streams a wide range of TV shows to millions of users. According to reports, the web portal has submitted a bid for online TV service Hulu, which is seeking $US1 billion. Hulu gains revenue from advertising and a monthly […]

Yahoo! plans to purchase Tumblr from founder David Karp $US1.1 billion.

The deal is set to make Tumblr founder David Karp, 26, one of the richest tech businessmen in the world. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said the move was to attract more users from the key 18- to 24-year-old age bracket, and that it is seen as one of the “coolest” sites with young Internet users. Yahoo! […]