Yahoo! will begin showing homemade videos on its online photo-sharing site, Flickr, in a long-anticipated move that may be too late to lure most people away from the internet's dominant video channel, Google's YouTube. Flickr's video technology is the latest example of Yahoo! trying to catch up to Google in a crucial battleground.
A security lapse made it possible for unwelcome strangers to peruse personal photos posted on Facebook's popular online hangout, circumventing a recent upgrade to the website's privacy controls. The Associated Press verified the loophole on Monday after receiving a tip from a Vancouver, Canada, computer technician.
Facebook has raided Google to hire a new chief operating officer, providing the popular online social network with more seasoned management and advertising savvy as it strives to make more money without alienating its audience. Sheryl Sandberg's defection from Google, announced this week, represents a coup for Facebook.
In a dramatic about-face, Ask.com is abandoning its effort to outshine internet search leader Google and will instead focus on a narrower market consisting of married women looking for help managing their lives. As part of the new direction outlined on Tuesday, Ask will lay off about 40 employees.