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Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses.
    Founded in 1994 by Stanford PhD candidates David Filo and Jerry Yang as a way for them to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet, Yahoo! has grown into a company that helps consumers find what they are looking for and discover wonders they didn’t expect. We keep consumers plugged into the topics and people they care about, helping them get more out of the digital world so that they can get more out of life.
    It's a website including mail,news,finance,sports,movies,autos,shopping,travel,dating,jobs and so on.All kinds of news and services,use Yahoo!.Mail,everything will be fast,easy and search what you want anywhere.
Since 2004,the growth of yahoo mail is not ideal,there are several countries have good performance,such as Britain,France and U.S.,Germany and Australia is lower.In August 2008,Fance and the United States' growth are more obvious.From more than 40% of the current peak,increased to above 70%.
     Yahoo is most popular in England of UK,in the Unitd States is Texas and California,and then Florida.
     The French island,Corsica island of France have the highest numbers of yahoo mail users,In Germany is in the hessian region.In Australia,new south wales has the highest utilization rate of yahoo mail,but Melbourne which enjoy the same dense population just has a general performance.
Yahoo Is Still Considering Two Other Acquisitions

  Although, it is less than one year since Marissa Mayer took over the company. Yahoo has conducted 12 mergers and acquisitions, and there are several acquisitions are in negotiations.
  IT was reported in last weekend that Yahoo has proposed buy HULU with $600 million to $800 million. Since last July Yahoo has conducted 11 little mergers and acquisitions and 1 big acquisition which is buy Tumblr website with $110 million.
 
  Still, Yahoo never stop acquiring. AllThingsD on Sunday reported that Yahoo is considering acquire two other companies, one of which Is a mobile company and another one is a telecom company. These two acquisitions will worth $150 million to $200 million.
   Says one insider: Yahoo now has many things to digest, how to renerve Yahoo in the stage of integrating the newly mergered company is worthy of attention. Insiders says that Mayer at present pays more attention on the integration of Tumblr, and some other mergers which is beneficial to Yahoo's important products.
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said that the company does not 'intend' to take down any of the porn-heavy sites that are run on Tumblr after the tech giant acquired the blogging platform for $1.1billion.
Yahoo China announced on Thursday it will shut down its e-mail service by Aug 19, another sign of the brand's shrinking presence in the Chinese market.

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The company, part of Internet giant Yahoo, has been run by China's e-commerce leader Alibaba since 2005, after the two firms shook hands on a $1 billion deal that saw Yahoo given 40 percent of then little-known Alibaba's stock.

   
Closing Yahoo Mail, one of the earliest e-mail service providers in China, will leave the brand with only its Web portal business in China.

   
Yahoo China told users on Thursday morning that they have to register a mailbox with AliCloud, a core business unit under Alibaba, to make sure their e-mails and other information will be kept instead of being deleted when Yahoo Mail ceases its operations.

   
"The decision was made mainly to support the users, as we are not sure how long we can provide the e-mail service under Yahoo's current technological structure," said Zhang Jianhua, from the public relations department of Alibaba.

   
Media reports said Alibaba is likely to
The Yahoo China E-mail to shut down a sad farewell
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Yahoo into the hands of Ali, the only and the majority of Internet users to establish trust and dependency is E-mail, other do not have large-scale user base. "


This is a well-known Internet commentators, the evaluation of the former president of Yahoo China, Xie Wen on Yahoo China today. But exactly Yahoo China surviving valuable business, also have been identified to stop the service will be held on August 19 this year.

In September 1999, Yahoo China site officially opened, for many old Internet users in China, Yahoo China E-mail is a "collective memory". Now, with Ali later than four years Yahoo brand returned Yahoo agreement, the two will separate ways in the future, the mailbox business sadly closed down only a beginning.
 DailyEconomic/ Still reeling from a major security breach last month, a fresh report claims that hundreds of Yahoo email accounts have been hacked for the fourth time in as many months, raising serious doubts about the email provider’s ability to protect its customer’s accounts from cybercriminals and malicious spam.
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The report comes from the UK’s Channel 4 News, which says that dozens of Yahoo users have complained that their email accounts are still being compromised in exactly the same way as they were during last month’s breach. The hackers, who are believed to be based in Russia, employ a technique that exploits a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Yahoo’s email service, hijacking dozens of user accounts and using them to distribute spam across the web.

The attacks may have even began as early as January – back then, The Register reported of a similar breach involving the same XSS vulnerability that Yahoo later claimed to have fixed:

“The cross-site scripting vulnerability that we have identified on Friday was fixed the same day,” a Yahoo spokesperson said at the time. “We can confirm that we’ve now fixed the vulnerability on all versions of the site.”

As it turned out, Yahoo’s efforts failed to deter the hackers for long, with the security firm BitDefender warning in February of what it described as a ‘separate attack’ that took advantage of a buggy version of WordPress on the Yahoo Developers Blog, as well as cross-site scripting flaws and malicious JavaScript. Somewhat embarrassed by the recurring problem, Yahoo was less than forthcoming, merely saying that it was experiencing an XSS problem again. The company failed to confirm or deny if February’s problem was related to the January hacks.

This was followed by the incident in March, during which dozens of Yahoo customers complained of their accounts being hijacked, with spam being sent to their contacts and their passwords changed, locking them out of their accounts.

Speaking to The Register in March, a source from inside Yahoo elaborated on the company’s problems:

“Lots of Yahoo! Mail accounts were broken into last week by computers all over the world. It seems a botnet was used to do it. The hackers might have accessed some of the accounts through Apple iPhone’s Yahoo! Mail app, as account security logs show that as one of the hack entry points.”

Yahoo’s next move was to team up with BT, the UK’s largest telecommunications operator, in an attempt to resolve the problems, yet even now the company is still receiving complaints from its users, who claim their accounts are being hacked again and again.

One user told Channel 4 News:

“My mother’s Yahoo! Mail account has been compromised today 25th April 2013. I am very concerned about this – fortunately I have enough knowledge to know not to click on the link but others in her address book may not. This is not acceptable from companies who are making millions of pounds but are leaving their customers in a very vulnerable position.”

Channel 4 news reports that the hackers are still following the same pattern as with previous breaches, logging into the mobile version of Yahoo’s email client, before immediately logging into the same account through a regular browser, then using the hijacked account to send out spam emails advertising a get rich quick scheme.

In response to these latest complaints, Yahoo blurted out the same statement as it did last March, assuring people that it takes “data protection very seriously”, and will prompt users to alter their passwords if they detect anything suspicious.

However, some users have complained that this solution just isn’t working. At least one person told Channel 4 News that their account was still being accessed even after they had changed their password.

“I changed my password, set up the second stage verification log in and have set up a sign-in seal but still my browser is logged in by someone in the Netherlands as we speak!!”

When questioned by Channel 4 News about whether its security settings were also being bypassed by the hackers, Yahoo refused to comment on the matter.
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