12 Facts About Yahoo

1. On March 8, 2011 Yahoo launched its Romania local service after years of delay due to the financial crisis.

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2. In November 2005, Yahoo purchased the minority interests that SoftBank owned in Europe and Korea.

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3. In April 2017, Yahoo was sued for failing to uphold settlement agreements in this case.

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4. On March 29, 2012, Yahoo announced that it would introduce a "Do Not Track" feature that summer, allowing users to opt out of Web-visit tracking and customized advertisements.

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5. In early July 2013 Yahoo announced the scheduled closure of the task management service Astrid.

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6. The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo plans to mimic this strategy used by rival Facebook Inc to help drive traffic to its site.

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7. In September 2011, Yahoo formed an ad selling strategic partnership with 2 of its top competitors, AOL and Microsoft.

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8. As of 2012, Yahoo used Novarra's mobile content transcoding service for OneSearch.

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9. On March 31, 2008, Yahoo launched Shine, a site tailored for women seeking online information and advice between the ages of 25 and 54.

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10. On November 21, 2014, it was announced that Yahoo had acquired Cooliris.

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11. On December 12, 2014, Yahoo! completed the acquisition of video advertising provider BrightRoll for $583 million.

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12. In response to Google's Gmail, Yahoo began to offer unlimited email storage in 2007.

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