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Yahoo Launches New ‘Screens’ Video App For iOS

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Yahoo released a brand new video app for iOS today that aims to bring a TV-like experience to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The new app – called Yahoo! Screens  - allows users to browse through TV clips and episodes by swiping left-to-right as well as up-and-down.

Users can customize the experience to their liking and use Screen to discover new content and shows. To kick things off, Yahoo partnered with Viacom to pump out clips from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, as well as other series and movies. The free app is available in the App Store now.

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Yahoo Launches Redesigned Fantasy Sports App Just In Time For Football Season

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Yahoo announced today that it’s launching a completely redesigned Fantasy Sports app for iOS and Android, just in time for the all-important fantasy football season looming on the horizon.

The redesigned app now lets you sign up for a league and draft players from your iPhone or iPad. There’s even some mock drafting help built-in to prepare you for that big day where you pull your hair out debating which elite running back won’t have a season-ending injury.

All the fantasy football features will be available for other fantasy sports as well. To get the word out on the relaunch, Yahoo enlisted beef-cake ahtletic-super-freak J.J. Watt to cajole you into trying app. Take a look at the trailer:

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Drubbed By Apple, Microsoft Announces Massive Company Reshuffle

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Microsoft has announced today a major company reshuffle which will affect both its hardware and software divisions. It’s part of the company’s initiative to become “One Microsoft,” and it will see many company executives moved into new roles.

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Yahoo! Mail For iOS Gets Support For Multiple Accounts, Business Email

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Yahoo! has rolled out a new update to the Yahoo! Mail app for iOS that introduces support for multiple accounts and Yahoo! Small Business email.

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Yahoo Acquires iOS Video App Qwiki For $50 Million

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Yahoo’s spree of buying startups continues as the company announced today that it bought the New York-based startup, Qwiki - a video app that combines pictures, music and video to create shareable stories.

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Yahoo News For iOS Gets Improved Visual Stream, Sponsored Stories And Cleaner UI

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Since taking over as CEO of Yahoo last year, Marissa Mayer has pushed the company to make some huge improvements to its apps for iOS. So far we’ve been treated to stellar updates to Yahoo Weather, News and Flickr and the improvements keep coming as the company just published a nice update for its news app.

Yahoo News for iOS received an impressive redesign in April but today’s update cleans up some of the article navigation and adds better Yahoo! Mail integration, quicker sharing, and sponsored stories.

Here are all the new features:

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PhotoForge And KitCam Axed As Yahoo Buys Developer

Yahoo has bought the developer of the fantastic iOS apps PhotoForge and KitCam. Ghostbird’s software team will now work for Yahoo, helping to make Flickr even better. And – as ever with these things – development on both apps will stop.

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Airmail Is A Gorgeous New Mail App For Your Mac, And It’s Just $1.99

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If you’ve been looking for that perfect mail client for Mac since Sparrow sold itself to Google, then now’s the time to stop and check out Airmail, a gorgeous new mail client that just hit the Mac App Store.

It actually looks a lot like Sparrow, and it’s designed to provide you with a “modern and easy-to-use experience.” But it’s packed full of great features to give you everything you’ll ever need for your email. It’s also a bargain at just $1.99.

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Yahoo Unveils Complete Redesign Of Flickr, Now Offering 1TB Of Free Storage

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Yahoo just unveiled a completely redesigned website for Flickr, and it looks great. What makes it even better is that each user now gets 1 TB of free storage and 3 minutes of 1080p video.

The new look is very image-centric, as it should be. Profiles are collages of photos in a scrollable list with a Facebook-like cover photo. You can check it out now at Flickr.com.

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Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr For $1.1B, Promises Not To Screw It Up

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Yahoo! has this morning announced that it has reached a deal to acquire popular blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The company promises “not to screw it up,” and says that Tumblr will continue to operate as a separate business, with David Karp remaining CEO.

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