The data release, part of the company’s Webscope initiative and announced on Yahoo’s Tumblr blog, is intended for researchers to use in validating recommender systems, high-scale learning algorithms, user-behaviour modelling, collaborative filtering techniques and unsupervised learning methods.
Source: Yahoo releases massive research dataset
From: Yahoo Releases the Largest-ever Machine Learning Dataset for Researchers
Today, we are proud to announce the public release of the largest-ever machine learning dataset to the research community. The dataset stands at a massive ~110B events (13.5TB uncompressed) of anonymized user-news item interaction data, collected by recording the user-news item interactions of about 20M users from February 2015 to May 2015.
Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com. Some of the advertisements are malicious. Those malicious advertisements are iframes hosted on the following domains:
- blistartoncom.org (220.127.116.11), registered on 1 Jan 2014
- slaptonitkons.net (18.104.22.168), registered on 1 Jan 2014
- original-filmsonline.com (22.214.171.124)
- funnyboobsonline.org (126.96.36.199)
- yagerass.org (188.8.131.52)
via Malicious advertisements served via Yahoo | Fox-IT International blog.
Everyone’s Facebook feed is pretty much the same as everyone else’s of the same age. Twenty-year-olds pose in the club, 30-year-olds share wedding photos, by age 40 you’re looking at a lot of cute pictures of your friends’ kids. But with Tumblr, you never know what you’re going to get — even with people you know personally. That, in a nutshell, is the difference between a social graph and an interest graph.
via Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo – Adam Rifkin – Voices – AllThingsD.
Here’s an interesting tidbit from TechCrunch written Feb 2013. From Tumblr Is Not What You Think
Pop quiz: what is the favorite social networking site of Americans under age 25? If you guessed Facebook you are way behind the eight-ball, because Tumblr now enjoys more regular visits from the youth of America. That figure struck me while reading Garry Tan’s January 2013 survey and I wondered why? So I delved deeper; this article describes what I discovered while exploring the Tumblr network.
In the conference call, Mayer made an early reference to how Tumblr would be able to make good use of Yahoo’s advertising technology, in ways that fit Tumblr’s so-far successful, image-based, quick-blogging, youth-oriented format — what she called “native advertising formats.”
via Yahoo: Expect Ads On Tumblr To Ramp Up Significantly In 2014 | TechCrunch.
“What likely will happen in the short term is Facebook will make a decision as to whether it thinks this lawsuit is having a significant impact on its forthcoming IPO,” Patras said. “If it thinks it is having a significant impact then I suspect Facebook will come to a relatively quick license agreement with Yahoo to make this issue go away. If Facebook concludes it’s not having a significant impact they will fight on and get to the merits of these claims down the road.”
via Are Yahoo’s patents strong enough to topple Facebook?.
Yahoo has long worked closely with Facebook, using the social network to power sign-up and login of its email service and Flickr. Just 11 days ago, Facebook congratulated Yahoo in a blog post noting its Open Graph protocol had helped Yahoo’s news reader app gain 25 million users, including 2 million each day, and more than 500,000 referrals a day. I doubt we’ll see such courtesies between these two anytime soon.
via Yahoo Stabs Facebook In The Back, Says Pay For Its Patents Or Get Sued | TechCrunch.
It turns out that Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) has ambitious plans to help publishers get more efficient about how they push content out to mobile devices. Specifically, Yahoo wants to become the new middleman of the mobile publishing world, giving media companies software that they could use to reach users of iPhones, Android devices, Windows phones, and other gadgets without having to bow to the programming approaches favored by their powerful makers—namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
via Yahoo Challenges Apple with a Cocktail of Mobile Publishing Tools | Xconomy.
The first thing you need to understand about Yahoo’s publishing vision is that it’s coming from the Platform Technology Group. This is the same part of the company that created and then open-sourced key technologies that are now part of the Web’s infrastructure, such as Hadoop, which allows companies to run big, distributed software systems,
Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) — The private-equity firm Silver Lake, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies are discussing a possible joint bid for Yahoo! Inc., three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
via Silver Lake Said to Review Yahoo Deal With Alibaba, DST.